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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Media Law
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  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law First Amendment Law Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law
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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management First Amendment Law Media Law Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Music Media Law Litigation - First Amendment
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  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Media Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice Media Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law
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  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Music Litigation - Intellectual Property Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Media Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Communications Law Media Law Litigation - First Amendment Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television First Amendment Law
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  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment
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  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment First Amendment Law Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Management Media Law Employment Law - Individuals Employment Law - Management Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law
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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Litigation - Antitrust Bet-the-Company Litigation Gaming Law Arbitration Native American Law Media Law Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Intellectual Property Appellate Practice Mediation
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  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Media Law Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law Entertainment Law - Music
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Sports Law Media Law Advertising Law
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  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law Commercial Litigation First Amendment Law Bet-the-Company Litigation
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  • Location:
    Albany, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law
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  • Location:
    New York, District of Columbia New York, New York Washington, District of Columbia Washington, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Media Law Litigation - First Amendment
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  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Communications Law First Amendment Law Corporate Law Media Law Copyright Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law Trademark Law Entertainment Law - Theater Commercial Litigation Entertainment Law - Music First Amendment Law Copyright Law Franchise Law Privacy and Data Security Law Advertising Law Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property Trade Secrets Law Litigation - First Amendment
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law
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  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Media Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Media Law Entertainment Law - Music
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  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Communications Law Litigation - First Amendment Media Law First Amendment Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment First Amendment Law Media Law
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  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law First Amendment Law Media Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Communications Law Media Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law Communications Law Technology Law
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  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television First Amendment Law Entertainment Law - Music Media Law Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Privacy and Data Security Law Media Law
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  • Location:
    Santa Monica, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Commercial Litigation Media Law Entertainment Law - Music
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Media Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Trademark Law Advertising Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law
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  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law
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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:
    First Amendment Law Media Law Litigation - First Amendment
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law Advertising Law
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Media Law Entertainment Law - Music
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  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants First Amendment Law Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Media Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Trademark Law Media Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Media Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Trademark Law First Amendment Law Entertainment Law - Music
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Media Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Media Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law Communications Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law
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  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants First Amendment Law Media Law Commercial Litigation Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Health Care Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Media 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:
    Media Law Commercial Litigation First Amendment Law Appellate Practice Litigation - Patent Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
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  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Litigation - First Amendment First Amendment Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - First Amendment Media Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Litigation - First Amendment Media Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Media Law
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  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust First Amendment Law Media Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Bet-the-Company Litigation
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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:
    Litigation - First Amendment First Amendment Law Media Law
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  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Construction First Amendment Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Communications Law Media Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Litigation - First Amendment Media Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law Entertainment Law - Music
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment Media Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law First Amendment Law

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Practice Area Definition

Media Law Definition

Traditionally, media law referred to representing mainstream publishers and broadcasters with regard to First Amendment issues, defamation and invasion of privacy lawsuits, defense of subpoenas to reporters, issues of access to court records and proceedings, some FCC licensing work, and occasional copyright or trademark issues. However, in the Internet age and the digital delivery of information across state and national boundaries, if someone is a broadcaster, cable operator, newspaper or magazine publisher, advertising agency, blogger, Internet Web site, or Internet service provider, s/he or it is subject to the new media law, and probably on multiple levels. Today's media lawyer provides litigation, counseling, and regulatory services for the whole range of publishers, service providers, and disseminators of information, including the traditional services, but also including the protection of information and the use of information (data security and data breaches), FCC (ownership, content and rules issues) and FTC representation, E-commerce, cybercrimes, domain name issues, jurisdictional issues relating to Internet based claims of copyright and trademark infringement, invasion of privacy and defamation, and preparation of Internet-related contracts for web hosting, web site development, linking, and licensing agreements. Media law for some law firms also includes entertainment-related matters such as talent contracts, advertising law, and advice regarding contests.
Traditionally, media law referred to representing mainstream publishers and broadcasters with regard to First Amendment issues, defamation and invasion of privacy lawsuits, defense of subpoenas to reporters, issues of access to court records and proceedings, some FCC licensing work, and occasional copyright or trademark issues. However, in the Internet age and the digital delivery of information across state and national boundaries, if someone is a broadcaster, cable operator, newspaper or magazine publisher, advertising agency, blogger, Internet Web site, or Internet service provider, s/he or it is subject to the new media law, and probably on multiple levels. Today's media lawyer provides litigation, counseling, and regulatory services for the whole range of publishers, service providers, and disseminators of information, including the traditional services, but also including the protection of information and the use of information (data security and data breaches), FCC (ownership, content and rules issues) and FTC representation, E-commerce, cybercrimes, domain name issues, jurisdictional issues relating to Internet based claims of copyright and trademark infringement, invasion of privacy and defamation, and preparation of Internet-related contracts for web hosting, web site development, linking, and licensing agreements. Media law for some law firms also includes entertainment-related matters such as talent contracts, advertising law, and advice regarding contests.