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  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Media Law First Amendment Law
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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 Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Management First Amendment Law Media Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Music Litigation - First Amendment Media Law
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  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Media Law Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Media Law
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Media Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Media Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Music Litigation - Intellectual Property Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Media Law
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment Media Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Communications Law Media Law First Amendment Law
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  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Management Commercial Litigation Media Law Employment Law - Individuals Litigation - First Amendment Employment Law - Management
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  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law
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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Intellectual Property Appellate Practice Mediation Litigation - First Amendment Gaming Law Arbitration Native American Law Media Law
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  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Commercial Litigation Media Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law Sports Law Advertising Law
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  • Location:
    Albany, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment First Amendment Law Media Law
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Intellectual Property Franchise Law Privacy and Data Security Law Advertising Law Litigation - Patent First Amendment Law Copyright Law Media Law Trademark Law Entertainment Law - Theater Commercial Litigation Communications Law Entertainment Law - Music Trade Secrets Law
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  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property Media Law
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law Entertainment Law - Music Copyright Law
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  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment First Amendment Law Communications Law Media Law
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  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Litigation - First Amendment Media Law First Amendment 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:
    First Amendment Law Entertainment Law - Music Litigation - Intellectual Property Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Copyright Law Litigation - First Amendment Media Law
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Peter Karanjia was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Peter Karanjia

DLA Piper LLP
  • 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 Media Law Entertainment Law - Music Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Advertising Law Media Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Copyright Law Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law
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  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Media Law Trademark Law
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  • Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Media 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 Litigation - First Amendment Media Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law Advertising Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Media 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:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law First Amendment Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Media Law First Amendment Law Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Commercial Litigation Media Law Trademark Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Entertainment Law - Music Media Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Trademark Law Copyright Law
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  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law Litigation - First Amendment
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Media Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law Communications Law
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  • 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:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law
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  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment Health Care Law Media Law
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Carter G. Phillips was awarded 2020 "Lawyer of the Year" in Elasticsearch.PracticeArea

Carter G. Phillips

Sidley Austin LLP
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Appellate Practice Litigation - Patent First Amendment Law Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Commercial Litigation Media Law
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  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law First Amendment Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Litigation - First Amendment
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - First Amendment
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment Media Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law Litigation - First Amendment
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  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants First Amendment Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust
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  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Media Law Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law Communications Law
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  • 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 Litigation - First Amendment Bet-the-Company Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law Entertainment Law - Music
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Media Law Litigation - First Amendment
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  • 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.