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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Litigation - First Amendment Communications Law First Amendment Law
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  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate
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  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Antitrust Corporate Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Appellate Practice Antitrust Law First Amendment Law Bet-the-Company Litigation
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  • Location:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Securities Litigation - First Amendment Commercial Litigation Litigation - ERISA Corporate Governance Law Corporate Compliance Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - First Amendment Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Music Media Law Litigation - First Amendment
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Employment Law - Management Construction Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - First Amendment Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Labor and Employment Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Real Estate
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  • Location:
    Gulfport, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Media Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice Media Law Litigation - First Amendment
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  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Commercial Litigation Administrative / Regulatory Law
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  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment First Amendment Law
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  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment
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  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation Technology Law Appellate Practice Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Antitrust Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment
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  • Location:
    Newark, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment
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  • Location:
    Buffalo, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Litigation - First Amendment Bet-the-Company Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    San Antonio, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment
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  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Media Law
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  • Location:
    Concord, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment Appellate Practice
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  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Appellate Practice Insurance Law
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  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Commercial Litigation First Amendment Law
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  • Location:
    Haddonfield, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Media Law First Amendment Law Communications Law
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  • Location:
    Buffalo, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Qui Tam Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - First Amendment First Amendment Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Environmental Appellate Practice Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
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  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law Employment Law - Individuals Litigation - First Amendment Commercial Litigation First Amendment Law Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Management Employment Law - Management
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  • Location:
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment
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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Appellate Practice Mediation Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Litigation - Antitrust Native American Law Media Law Gaming Law Arbitration Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Litigation - First Amendment Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment
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  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Real Estate Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - First Amendment
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  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment
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  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Communications Law Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Individuals
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  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment First Amendment Law
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  • Location:
    Concord, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Labor and Employment
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  • Location:
    New York, District of Columbia New York, New York Washington, District of Columbia Washington, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Trade Secrets Law Advertising Law Litigation - Patent Commercial Litigation Entertainment Law - Music Litigation - First Amendment Franchise Law Privacy and Data Security Law Media Law Trademark Law Entertainment Law - Theater First Amendment Law Copyright Law
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  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment
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  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law Communications Law Litigation - First Amendment First Amendment Law
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  • Location:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Media Law Litigation - First Amendment
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  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Media Law
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  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law Copyright Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television First Amendment Law Entertainment Law - Music Litigation - First Amendment
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  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Civil Rights Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - First Amendment Employment Law - Management Appellate Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Huntsville, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Health Care Litigation - First Amendment Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment First Amendment Law
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - First Amendment
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Lee J. Levine was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Lee J. Levine

Ballard Spahr LLP
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment
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  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Appellate Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    South Bend, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Labor Law - Management Employment Law - Management Commercial Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Litigation - First Amendment Commercial Litigation Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Arbitration Mediation Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Huntsville, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment
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C. Amanda Martin was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

C. Amanda Martin

Stevens Martin Vaughn & Tadych PLLC
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment First Amendment Law Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment
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  • Location:
    San Jose, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Intellectual Property Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Litigation - Municipal Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Insurance Law Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment First Amendment Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Advertising Law Litigation - First Amendment
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  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Litigation - First Amendment
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  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Government Relations Practice Litigation - First Amendment Qui Tam Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Labor and Employment
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  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Environmental Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Intellectual Property Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Media Law Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Middlebury, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment
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  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Media Law Litigation - First Amendment Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Commercial Litigation Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Health Care Law
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Carter G. Phillips was awarded 2019 "Lawyer of the Year" in Elasticsearch.PracticeArea

Carter G. Phillips

Sidley Austin LLP
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Litigation - Patent Media Law Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) First Amendment Law
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  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Labor and Employment Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Litigation - First Amendment Media Law First Amendment Law
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  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Appellate Practice
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  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Appellate Practice
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  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - First Amendment
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  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Communications Law Commercial Litigation First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment First Amendment Law
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Bruce S. Rosen was awarded 2019 "Lawyer of the Year" in Elasticsearch.PracticeArea

Bruce S. Rosen

McCusker, Anselmi, Rosen & Carvelli, P.C.
  • Location:
    Florham Park, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - First Amendment First Amendment Law
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Huntsville, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Mediation Litigation - Municipal Litigation - Labor and Employment
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Litigation - First Amendment First Amendment Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Litigation - First Amendment Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Securities Litigation - Real Estate Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Commercial Litigation Litigation - First Amendment
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Harrell H. Stevens Jr. was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Harrell H. Stevens Jr.

Stevens Martin Vaughn & Tadych PLLC
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Media Law Litigation - First Amendment
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  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Media Law Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Municipal Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Securities
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment First Amendment Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants First Amendment Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Litigation - First Amendment Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment First Amendment Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Criminal Defense: White-Collar Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice Native American Law Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment First Amendment Law Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Media Law
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation

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Practice Area Definition

Litigation - First Amendment Definition

First Amendment litigation encompasses a broad collection of claims relating to freedom of speech, the right to petition, and freedom of religion set forth in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, state constitutions, and various statutes relating to these rights. First Amendment litigators are typically experienced in litigating rights of privacy and publicity; reporters and authors’ rights; issues arising in the course of journalists’ news-gathering activities; and challenges to laws, regulations, and other governmental action on the grounds they violate the First Amendment and related principles.

Free speech litigation typically includes challenges to governmental action in some form that intrudes upon the rights of free speech such as restraints on publication, defamation, invasion of privacy, and other torts such as infliction of emotional distress, fraud and misrepresentation, and tortious interference. These issues arise with respect to individuals and businesses, including the press.

Other aspects of First Amendment litigation include cases involving transparency and open government, such as violations of Freedom of Information Acts, Open Meetings Act disputes, public access to courtrooms, and other proceedings, as well as access to public records and public fora.

First Amendment litigation involving freedom of religion encompasses issues ranging from the separation of church and state as well as issues relating to the free exercise of religion. Issues often include the right to religious speech in public various forums, such as traditional public forums (e.g., sidewalks) and at public institutions (e.g., state buildings, universities, and high schools).

Digital technologies have expanded the frontiers of First Amendment litigation. With respect to digital media, First Amendment attorneys have experience in issues involving data protection and cybercrimes; matters involving anonymous posters; the Communications Decency Act; the Digital Millennium Copyright Act; website user agreements, including terms of use and privacy policies; social media policies; compliance with international privacy protection laws; endorsement issues; content licensing; and cybersquatting.

Clients seeking counsel in these highly specialized areas should seek out firms and attorneys who have deep subject matter expertise and have demonstrated the ability to apply the historical legal framework to emerging technologies in a rapidly changing landscape.

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First Amendment litigation encompasses a broad collection of claims relating to freedom of speech, the right to petition, and freedom of religion set forth in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, state constitutions, and various statutes relating to these rights. First Amendment litigators are typically experienced in litigating rights of privacy and publicity; reporters and authors’ rights; issues arising in the course of journalists’ news-gathering activities; and challenges to laws, regulations, and other governmental action on the grounds they violate the First Amendment and related principles.

Free speech litigation typically includes challenges to governmental action in some form that intrudes upon the rights of free speech such as restraints on publication, defamation, invasion of privacy, and other torts such as infliction of emotional distress, fraud and misrepresentation, and tortious interference. These issues arise with respect to individuals and businesses, including the press.

Other aspects of First Amendment litigation include cases involving transparency and open government, such as violations of Freedom of Information Acts, Open Meetings Act disputes, public access to courtrooms, and other proceedings, as well as access to public records and public fora.

First Amendment litigation involving freedom of religion encompasses issues ranging from the separation of church and state as well as issues relating to the free exercise of religion. Issues often include the right to religious speech in public various forums, such as traditional public forums (e.g., sidewalks) and at public institutions (e.g., state buildings, universities, and high schools).

Digital technologies have expanded the frontiers of First Amendment litigation. With respect to digital media, First Amendment attorneys have experience in issues involving data protection and cybercrimes; matters involving anonymous posters; the Communications Decency Act; the Digital Millennium Copyright Act; website user agreements, including terms of use and privacy policies; social media policies; compliance with international privacy protection laws; endorsement issues; content licensing; and cybersquatting.

Clients seeking counsel in these highly specialized areas should seek out firms and attorneys who have deep subject matter expertise and have demonstrated the ability to apply the historical legal framework to emerging technologies in a rapidly changing landscape.