Attorneys in our group have represented high-profile authors and publishers, media producers, hosts and personalities, makers and purveyors of news, celebrities featured in broadcasts and publications or seeking privacy protection, social commentators and high ranking government officials, along with artists, inventors and other persons with interest in artistic and intellectual properties.
Our engagements range from high-profile litigations to risk management and crisis counseling concerning statements and materials in media outlets, including print media, broadcast media, the Internet, social media and blogging, as well as media practices.
EVW litigators in this group have handled hundreds of cases at all levels of State and Federal Court, including the U.S. Supreme Court, and are regularly at the forefront of developments in the law concerning:
- Libel and defamation
- Invasions of privacy
- Confidentiality agreements and contractual restrictions on publication
- The Freedom of Information Act
- Subpoenas and restraining notices directed to media outlets
- Copyright infringement and intellectual property (IP) protection
- First Amendment rights
- Fifth Amendment privileges
Members of the Media & Entertainment Law Group who also serve in the firm’s Intellectual Property Law Group are recognized as being experienced in the protection and enforcement of copyrights, trademarks and licensing and distribution rights throughout the world. Other members of the Media & Entertainment Law Group who also serve in the firm’s International Practice have broad experience in international human rights litigation, and the counseling and representation of clients in governmental investigations, including multi-country fraud investigations.
Together, the attorneys in our Media & Entertainment Law Group form a team with the experience to handle any media-related issue that our clients may face.