Media and News


Our news and media clients appreciate our experience, quick turnaround, and practical perspective on a variety of prepublication and pre-broadcast review issues, including privacy, defamation, and copyright. Our in-depth experience helps us provide quick answers with an appreciation for keeping the story intact. We have counseled local and national newspapers, broadcast channels, and news aggregators in these issues and in media and intellectual property litigation around the country.

Our attorneys have represented major newspapers, television stations, public relations firms, and news aggregators in litigation and in day-to-day clearance work. We counsel clients on:

  • Copyright and fair use,
  • False Advertisement,
  • Defamation / libel and related privileges,
  • First Amendment Rights,
  • Invasion of privacy and false light, and
  • Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and sunshine law requests.


Additionally, our attorneys provide pre-publication review which includes analysis and advice, often on a fixed-fee basis, to both experienced and first-time publishers, authors, and self-publishers to assist in preparing a book for publication. Available services include analysis of content for infringement or defamation concerns, preparation of licenses for content, copyright registration of the manuscript and corporation formation.