Charles “Chip” Babcock is a nationally acclaimed First Amendment, commercial, and intellectual property trial and appellate attorney. Over his extensive 30-plus-year career, the seasoned attorney has represented major household names, from media moguls to political defendants to major corporations: including Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Phil, Bill O’Reilly, Warner Brothers, Inc., George W. Bush, Google Inc., and Ericsson Inc. Chip Babcock has won an extraordinary range of precedent-setting cases, including one involving TransAmerican Press that established the First Amendment right of journalists to protect confidential sources.
Chip Babcock’s practice centers on bet-the-company litigation, commercial litigation, intellectual property litigation, government investigations, media litigation, appellate litigation, and First Amendment litigation. From the battlegrounds of the courtroom, he has represented a myriad of Fortune 500 clients, tried more than 100 jury cases in federal and state courts, and argued over 50 appeals.
Today, Chip Babcock is a partner at Jackson Walker L.L.P. and a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, American Board of Trial Advocates, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, the Center for American and International Law, and the Litigation Counsel of America.
He is a graduate of Brown University and Boston University School of Law.
Here’s a quiz for you. Match the President to the quote:
Those of you who voted for Donald Trump (in the quiz I mean) are substantially correct; change a word or two and you are spot on. But how many of you knew that the answer to number one was Barack Obama; number two Richard Nixon who, in 1969, according to The Atlantic in a 2014 article, instructed his Vice President, Spiro Agnew, to go after the “media,” his more sinister sounding phrase for what had been previously referred to by the more friendly First Amendment term “press” as if they were the opposition party; number three was Nixon again commenting about his early campaigns for Congress; number four was George W. Bush through his press secretary Dana Perino; number five was Lyndon Johnson; number six was Johnson again, and number seven was Jimmy Carter, according to his press secretary…Read more.
In his 30-plus years in practice, Chip Babcock has risen as a nationally recognized First Amendment lawyer, representing major media household names on some of the highest-profile, game-changing libel and defamation cases in recent memory.