Joseph Lewczak co-teaches Law of Advertising and the First Amendment with Harvey Saferstein. Lewczak is currently partner in the Los Angeles office of Davis and Gilbert LLP, a premier advertising, marketing, and promotions law firm. He is one of the country’s leading experts in advertising, marketing and promotions laws. He has extensive experience in representing a wide range of advertising and promotions agencies, advertisers and media companies on a broad array of issues relating to advertising, promotions, social media, native advertising and intellectual property. He is the founder and lead guitarist for the firm’s rock band, Generator Honey, two-time winner of the Advertising Week Battle of the Ad Bands.
Lewczak has been recognized as a leading lawyer for advertising law by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for ten consecutive years (2008-2017). The Legal 500 United States directory has also recognized him for eight consecutive years (2009-2016) in the area of advertising and marketing. In addition, Lewczak has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America in advertising law (2011-2017) and in media law (2017) and was named the 2017 Media Law "Lawyer of the Year" in New York City. He was also selected as a Super Lawyer by New York Metro Super Lawyers (2013-2016).
Lewczak served as an adjunct professor at New York Law School, where he taught advertising, marketing and promotions law. Prior to joining Davis & Gilbert, he was the director of legal affairs at EMI-Capitol Music Group North America and a corporate attorney at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP.
Lewczak earned his B.S. cum laude in Management at Rutgers University – Rutgers College, and his J.D. from New York University School of Law.