DANIEL R. NOVACK
Dan began his legal career in the litigation department of Cahill Gordon & Reindel, LLP. In 2013, Dan joined First Look Media. While at First Look, Dan worked with journalists and technologists to help build The Intercept, an award winning investigative news platform focused on national security and civil liberties. While at First Look, Dan was among the handful of individuals entrusted with full access to the archive of NSA documents leaked by NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden.
In 2015, Dan joined American Media, Inc., where he serves as Counsel. At AMI, his focus is on defamation, newsgathering, intellectual property, contract law, and litigation. Dan has also served as a consulting/co-producer for three sports documentaries produced by Makuhari Media: “Pelotero” (2012, Fusion), “Schooled: The Price of College Sports” (2013, EPIX), and “Doped: The Dirty Side of Sports” (2015, EPIX/BBC/Amazon Prime).
Dan has always held a deep fascination with the news media. His journalism experience includes running his high school newspaper and being run out of his high school newspaper.
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctor, 2011
WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS
B.A., Psychology, 2007
Activities & Affiliations
• New York State Bar Association Media Law Committee, Member
• New York City Bar Association Media Law Committee, Member
• Media Law Resource Center Model Reporter's Shield Law Task Force, Member
Dan is licensed to practice law in New York and New Jersey.