Power Lawyers 2012
As the First Amendment specialist for such boundary-pushing TV networks as Comedy Central, Showtime and HBO, Wickers can't be prudish about what he watches. This year he successfully defended South Park from a copyright claim arising from the show's parody of the viral web video "What What in the Butt," prompting what is certainly the first use of that phrase in a Seventh Circuit Court of Appeal ruling. He's also representing Lionsgate in a case brought by actor Jesse Eisenberg over the use of his name and image on the DVD cover of a horror film called Camp Hell, in which Eisenberg plays only a tiny role.
➻ Résumé highlight He vetted the famous 2005 South Park episode "Trapped in the Closet," featuring a parody of Tom Cruise.
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