Mark A. Fowler

Mark A. Fowler is a partner of Satterlee Stephens LLP. 

Mr. Fowler regularly represents newspapers, book publishers, magazines, broadcasters, cablecasters, digital media clients, and advertising agencies in defamation, intellectual property, antitrust, and reporters’ rights matters.

In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Fowler counsels media clients on a variety of issues and assists them with intellectual property transactions.  He performs pre-publication and pre-broadcast review of newscasts, news stories, and books, and assists clients with trademark selection and registration and with proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Mr. Fowler is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and the Copyright Society of the United States of America.  He has played an active role in the American Bar Association, in which he was a member of the Special Publications Committee and was the co-chair of the Litigation Section’s First Amendment and Media Litigation Committee from 1995 to 1998. Mr. Fowler was selected for inclusion to the Super Lawyers lists from 2007-2019.1 The Super Lawyers list is issued by Thomson Reuters. A description of the methodology can be found at the Super Lawyers website.

Formerly a professional editor and writer, he has appeared on approximately 70 TV and radio talk shows in connection with his published nonfiction books for general audiences.  More recently, he has authored articles on legal issues, including Appointing an Agent to Make Medical Treatment Choices (Columbia Law Review), and The Satisfactory Manuscript Clause in Book Publishing Contracts (Journal of Law & the Arts).  From 1993 to 1995, he was the editor of the First Amendment and Media Litigation Newsletter.  He frequently lectures on issues regarding copyright law, the First Amendment, and new legal issues affecting the digital media.

Mr. Fowler earned his undergraduate degree magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa (B.A.) from Brandeis University and his law degree (J.D.) from Columbia University, where he was an editor of the Columbia Law Review, a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and a Kent Scholar.  

  • 1. Selection to the Super Lawyers list is not subject to, nor does it indicate approval by, the courts to which Mr. Fowler is admitted to practice.

Contact Information



(212) 404-8787


Practice Areas: 


Columbia University (J.D.) Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and Kent Scholar
Brandeis University (B.A.)


New York