Amanda Groover Hyland is a member of Taylor English’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice group, where she focuses on intellectual property litigation and appeals for a variety of commercial clients. She has handled numerous matters in state and federal courts, including all types of trademark, copyright, patent, trade secret, and false advertising disputes, as well as claims arising under Georgia’s Deceptive Trade Practices Act and its Computer Systems Protection Act. 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 certain transactional intellectual property matters, including copyright and trademark applications and prosecution, licenses and assignments, usage issues, and due diligence assistance. Her intellectual property clients have included Fortune 500 companies, political organizations, publishing companies, newspapers, nonprofit and religious organizations, technology companies, and artists.
Ms. Hyland also has significant experience advising clients in a variety of media issues, including privacy, open records, and defamation, having handled such matters for television networks, newspapers, publishers, writers, and public relations firms. She has often advised clients on Georgia’s anti-SLAPP statute or the application of various statutory privileges, both during the prepublication review stage or during a dispute following publication.
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, newspapers, authors, book publishers, and producers. Ms. Hyland also spent more than two years clerking at the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, where she worked as an out-of-chambers clerk.
Ms. Hyland earned her J.D., cum laude, in 2006 from the University of Florida, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Florida Entertainment Law Review and Executive Articles Editor of the Florida Journal of Law and Public Policy. She also earned her master’s degree, with distinction, from the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications. As part of her graduate fellowship, she taught numerous sections of undergraduate reporting classes, and she served as a research assistant for the Marion Brechner Citizen Access Project, where she researched open-meetings and public-records laws.