ALEXANDRIA, Va.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Roger L. Zissu, Esquire, has been selected to receive the prestigious 2013 American Inns of Court Professionalism Award for the Second Circuit. The award will be presented by Steven F. Molo, Esquire on September 24 at the Thurgood Marshall Courthouse in New York City.
Zissu has been practicing law for 50 years. Currently a name partner in the firm of Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu in New York, New York, he has built a distinguished career as a pioneer in the field of copyright law, dating back to its earliest days as a specialty. Zissu provides counseling on a broad spectrum of copyright authorship and ownership issues relating to literary and graphic characters, motion pictures, fiction and non-fiction literary works, television programming, and so forth. His work has touched many icons of pop culture including Batman, Tarzan, troll dolls, Winnie the Pooh, and the Muppets.
A summa cum laude graduate in French from Dartmouth College, Zissu earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School. Immediately after graduation he served as law clerk to the Honorable John F. Dooling, Jr., U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of New York. Zissu was partner in the firm of Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman before joining Fross Zelnick in 1990.
Licensed to practice in New York, the U.S. Tax Court, and the Supreme Court of the United States, Zissu has been named to New York’s Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, and Who’s Who in American Law. He has lectured on mass media and copyright law at the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law and New York University School of Law.
Currently an honorary trustee of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A., Zissu served that group in various officer capacities from 1981 through 1994 including president from 1992 through 1994. He served as chairman of the Committee on Copyright and Literary Property of the New York City Bar from 1989 to 1992.
The American Inns of Court, headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, fosters excellence in professionalism, ethics, civility, and legal skills. The organization’s membership includes more than 30,000 federal, state, and local judges; lawyers; law professors; and law students in more than 360 chapters nationwide and more than 97,000 alumni members. More information is available at www.innsofcourt.org.