Marc Fuller is a partner in Jackson Walker’s Trial & Appellate Litigation group, where he represents publishers, internet companies, and other businesses in a variety of commercial disputes.
Marc’s media litigation experience includes defamation, privacy, copyright, and other disputes over content and newsgathering. He has extensive experience representing technology companies and online services in disputes over content moderation, user anonymity, and digital privacy. Marc has also handled a broad range of litigation for nonmedia companies, focusing on appeals, class actions, and First Amendment matters. He has authored amicus briefs in media and First Amendment cases in the Texas Supreme Court, Fifth Circuit, and U.S. Supreme Court.
Following law school, Marc served as a judicial clerk to The Honorable Sidney A. Fitzwater, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, and to The Honorable Fortunato P. Benavides, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
B.A., summa cum laude, Southern Methodist University
J.D., Stanford Law School
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Ninth, and Eleventh Circuits
U.S. District Courts for the Central, Northern, and Southern Districts of California
U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas
Media & First Amendment Litigation
- Tex. Dist. (2023) – Obtained dismissal of defamation and fraud claims against publisher and authors over reporting in prize-winning book on controversy surrounding a popular singer’s collection of Alamo-related artifacts
- 5th Cir.; S.D. Tex. (2022) – Obtained dismissal of defamation claims against website based on lack of personal jurisdiction and secured affirmance of dismissal order
- W.D. Tex. (2022) – Obtained dismissal of negligence and conspiracy claims against a television network that aired documentary program on policing
- E.D. Tex. (2020) – Obtained dismissal of defamation claims against online publisher that reported on plaintiff’s role in promoting conspiracy theory about 2016 presidential election
- NY App. Div. (2019) – Obtained affirmance of dismissal of defamation and tortious interference claims by a hedge fund against newspaper publisher
- Tex. (2019) – Obtained dismissal under the Texas anti-SLAPP statute of defamation claims over newspaper’s coverage of healthcare fraud investigation
- 5th Cir.; E.D. Tex. (2019) – Obtained affirmance of dismissal of RICO, conspiracy, tortious interference, and defamation claims against a local newspaper, its employees, and owner
- Tex. (2016) – Represented national broadcaster in defamation case brought by a neurosurgeon based on an investigative news report
- Tex. App. (2014) – Secured dismissal of libel claims by a prominent anti-vaccine activist against a U.K.-based medical journal and an award-winning investigative reporter
- 5th Cir.; N.D. Tex. (2021) – Assisted in defense of internet company, securing dismissal of Anti-Terrorism Act claims arising out of a mass shooting in Dallas, Texas and affirmance on appeal
- Tex. Dist. (2020) – Secured dismissal of claims against internet security company arising out of a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas
- Tex. App. (2015) – Obtained an appellate victory for an e-commerce company against multi-level marketing companies seeking to unmask anonymous online auction sellers
- S.D. Miss. (2014) – Secured dismissal of claims brought against an e-commerce company based on the sale of allegedly defective hunting equipment
- Tex. Dist. (2014) – Secured dismissal of various claims against an Internet service provider brought by an individual who was allegedly assaulted by someone she met online
- 11th Cir. (2022) – Secured dismissal of Coal Act claims against manufacturer in appeal from bankruptcy proceeding
- Represented various businesses in defamation and disparagement actions by former executives
- Represented auto insurer in numerous class actions challenging medical bill review practices
- Represented stop-loss insurer in a dispute with an employer health plan and a third-party plan administrator
- Speaker, “What Landry’s Means for Press Statements,” UT Law CLE’s Conference on State and Federal Appeals (June 2022)
- Co-Author, “Media Privacy and Related Law,” Texas Chapter, Media Law Resource Center (2012-Present)
- Moderator, “Hot Issues in anti-SLAPP,” ABA Forum on Communications Law 27th Annual Conference (2022)
- Moderator, “Newsgathering Boutique,” Media Law Resource Center Annual Conference (2021)
- Moderator, “Hot Issues in Reporter’s Privilege,” ABA Forum on Communications Law 26th Annual Conference (2021)
- Moderator, “Newsgathering Boutique,” Media Law Resource Center Annual Conference (2020)
- Moderator, “Hot Issues in Libel and Privacy,” ABA Forum on Communications Law 25th Annual Conference (2020)
- Moderator, “Hot Issues in Libel and Privacy,” ABA Forum on Communications Law 24th Annual Conference (January 2019)
- Panelist, “Newsroom Law 101”, Texas Association of Broadcasters (TAB) Annual Conference (2018)
- Author, “The Use of Celebrity Likeness in Social Media & Marketing,” Dallas Bar Association’s Headnotes (February 2017)
- Panelist, “Hot Issues on the Internet and Data Privacy,” Annual Conference of ABA Forum on Communications Law (2015-2016)
- Author, “Jurisdictional Issues in Anonymous Speech Cases,” Communications Lawyer (December 2014)
- Law360 Editorial Advisory Board – Privacy and Consumer Protection, 2017
- ABA Forum on Communications Law
- Governing Committee, 2014-2016
- Training and Development Committee, Past Chair
- Dallas Bar Association Media Relations Committee, Past Chair
June 7, 2023Client Results
Marc Fuller and Maggie Burreson filed an amicus brief challenging Llano County’s decision to remove books on race and LGBTQ topics from public library shelves. The amicus group includes the American Association of Publishers; the five largest book publishing companies in the U.S. – Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins Publishers, Hachette Book Group, and Macmillan Publishers; independent book publisher Candlewick Press; and Scholastic, Inc., the largest publisher of children’s books.
May 25, 2023Newsletters
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May 25, 2023Insights
In the space of a three-page per curiam opinion, Gonzalez v. Google went from blockbuster to nothingburger. The first (and, therefore, the biggest) Section 230 case to be considered on the merits by the U.S. Supreme Court, Gonzalez was widely billed as the case that could break the internet, garnering headlines and attracting armies of amici on both sides.
By Marc Fuller & Hannah Walsh
July 7, 2022Newsletters
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May 12, 2022Attorney News
Jackson Walker is pleased to announce the addition of Marc Fuller as a partner in the Trial & Appellate Litigation practice in Dallas. Licensed to practice in California and Texas, Marc focuses on the areas of media and First Amendment disputes, class actions, and appeals.