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Amanda Groover Hyland is a member of Taylor English’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice group, where she focuses on intellectual property, media, and First Amendment counseling and litigations for a variety of commercial and nonprofit clients. She has handled dozens of lawsuits in state and federal courts, including all types of trademark, copyright, patent, trade secret, and false advertising disputes. She has taken several such matters to successful resolution at trial, but is also experienced in resolving disputes through the aggressive use of dispositive motions and through alternative dispute resolution practices such as mediation. In addition to litigation, Ms. Hyland has significant expertise in transactional intellectual property matters, including copyright and trademark applications and prosecution, licenses and assignments, usage issues, and due diligence.

Ms. Hyland takes great pride in bringing her skills to nonprofit and political advocacy groups. She specializes in advising 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) groups on legal issues surrounding their use of social media, merchandising, and educational efforts, as well as their rights under the First Amendment. She also has worked on several amicus briefs on First Amendment issues on behalf of political advocacy and nonprofit groups, not only as an attorney, but as a legal intern for the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.

In additional to her extensive work with nonprofits and political advocacy groups, Ms. Hyland’s clients have included Fortune 500 companies, publishing companies, newspapers, technology companies, and artists.

Ms. Hyland also has significant experience in media law, and has advised clients on matters including privacy, open records, and defamation, having handled such matters for television networks, newspapers, publishers, writers, political advocacy groups, and public relations firms.  She has often advised clients during the prepublication review stage or during a dispute following publication. Ms. Hyland enjoys applying her media experience to book writers, publishers and bloggers.

Prior to joining Taylor English, Ms. Hyland practiced complex media and copyright litigation at a respected boutique law firm in Atlanta, where she specialized in the diverse needs of media and entertainment clients, including television stations and newspapers. Ms. Hyland also spent two years clerking at the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, where she worked as an out-of-chambers clerk.

Ms. Hyland has a long and passionate background in First Amendment, media, and intellectual property issues. She earned her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Florida, where she obtained a certificate in Intellectual Property Law, served as Editor-in-Chief of the Florida Entertainment Law Review and Executive Articles Editor of the Florida Journal of Law and Public Policy, and taught undergraduate journalism classes as part of her fellowship. She also earned her master’s degree in journalism, with distinction, and her undergraduate degree in journalism, summa cum laude, from the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications.

Presentations & Speaking Engagements

  • “The M&A Playbook: Quarterbacking the Deal,” Association of Corporate Counsel Georgia Chapter, August 13, 2013.
  • “Legal Issues in Publishing: A Primer for Authors and Self-Publishers,” BookLogix Seminar Series, July 13, 2013.
  • "Maximizing ROI for In-house Litigation Counsel," Taylor English Litigation Seminar, October 10, 2012.
  • “The Boundaries of Intellectual Property,” The Business Hour With Ron Comacho, April 27, 2012.
  • “Social Media IP Concerns,” Cobb County Bar Association, February 25, 2011.

Publications & Articles

  • "Producing a blockbuster IP litigation hit, Epilogue: Closure to the story," InsideCounsel, June 24, 2014. Read Article.
  • "Producing a blockbuster IP litigation hit, Act 3: Managing the showdown’s cost," InsideCounsel, June 10, 2014. Read Article.
  • "Producing a blockbuster IP litigation hit, Act 1: Cost effective plot development," InsideCounsel, May 13, 2014. Read Article.
  • "Producing a blockbuster IP litigation hit with small-budget funding: Assembling the cast," InsideCounsel, April 15, 2014. Read Article.


Community Involvement

  • Atlanta Humane Society Junior Board (1873 Society)
  • Atlanta Women’s Foundation, Community Connection Mentor/ Connector for the Atlanta Center for Working Families
  • Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers Campaign, Firm Coordinator