Nicholas J. Jollymore – Background and Education


New York University School of Law, New York, N.Y. – L.L.M.  Intellectual Property Curriculum of the Trade Regulation Program.

Fordham University School of Law, New York, N.Y. – J.D.  Staff Member and Commentary Editor, Fordham Law Review.

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN – M.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications.

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN – B.A.

Prior Positions.

Time Inc., New York, N.Y.  1985-2010 — Last position held: Vice President and Deputy General Counsel.  (Currently outside counsel)

Fordham University School of Law, New York, N.Y.  1981-1999 — Adjunct Professor of Mass Media Law (see below)

Simon & Schuster, New York, N.Y.  1984 — Associate General Counsel, responsible for corporate and intellectual property matters.

Rogers & Wells (now Clifford Chance), New York, N.Y.  1978-1984 — Litigation Associatie, specializing in litigation of cases arising from libel, copyright infringement, invasion of privacy, other intellectual property matters and commercial disputes.


For eighteen years, Nick taught Mass Media Law at Fordham University School of Law in Manhattan.  Course topics included defamation (libel & slander), prior restraints, invasion of privacy, copyright, trademark, subpoenas and reporters’ privileges, access, government regulation of broadcasting, cable TV and the Internet, and obscenity/indecency, all in the context of First Amendment legal precedents.

Bar Associations and Bar Admissions.

Nick is a member of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A.and is a member of the New York City, California and San Francisco Bar Associations.  Nick has been active in many bar association activities.

Nick is admitted to practice in California and New York state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.


Constitutionality of Punitive Damages in Libel Law, Fordham Law Review, 1975.

Position Paper: Punitive Damages in Libel Actions, Record of N.Y.C.  Bar Association 1984 (principal author).

Ancillary Uses of Collective Works, Communications and the Law, 1990.

Expiration of the Right of Publicity — When Symbolic Names and Images Pass Into the Public Domain, The Trademark Reporter, 1994.

Violence in the Media: A Position Paper, Record of N.Y.C. Bar Association, April 1997 (principal editor).