Martin Garbus has delivered lectures to and participated in debates before the American Bar Association; the Bar Associations of New York, Washington, and Los Angeles; federal and state judges; law schools such as Harvard, Yale, Columbia and Stanford; and the Practising Law Institute. In addition to the books mentioned below, he is a frequent contributor to major newspapers, national magazines, and scholarly journals, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Slate, and The American Prospect. Mr. Garbus has appeared on 60 Minutes, Dateline, Good Morning America, and the Charlie Rose Show and has served as a commentator for NBC, ABC, CBS, PBS, CNN, Fox NewsChannel, Court TV, Time, and Newsweek on such diverse issues as politics, entertainment, the arts, and to law. Furthermore, as the country witnessed the egregious conduct of the Federal Government’s legal investigation of the Clinton Presidency, Mr. Garbus debated former Independent Prosecutor Kenneth Starr at venues across the country.
The international community has recognized the importance of Mr. Garbus’ work. The governments of the former Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia, Poland, China, Canada, and Hungary have selected him to serve as a consultant on constitutional, media, and communications law. Recently, the government of China called on Mr. Garbus to help address the problems posed by digital piracy that have come to plague the world. While China’s innovative legal developments were significant, Mr. Garbus realized the necessity of implementation of China’s existing laws. He traveled throughout China speaking to prosecutors and judges on how to effectively enforce those laws. To further fulfill this assignment, he assumed a teaching role at Tsinghua University in Beijing where he instructed graduate law students, master of law candidates, and judges of the Chinese Intellectual Property Court on the enforceability of the country’s new intellectual-property, copyright, patent, and trademark laws. In 2004, he was appointed advisor to the Chinese team responsible for the creation of effective intellectual-property laws.
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