As a result of the “e-revolution” of the past two decades, the media and communications industry has experienced a seismic shift, which in turn has had a significant impact on the way different types of media communicate with their target audiences. Today’s communications companies must respond to greatly increased competition for market share and to the growing number of platforms for delivering their message. Our attorneys serve this dynamic industry by counseling clients on new media as well as traditional media issues, so they can communicate effectively while minimizing their legal risk.
We handle a wide range of legal issues for magazine publishers, newspapers, broadcast news outlets, cable TV providers, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and new media companies. Clients benefit from the full breadth of our attorneys’ experience in legal issues of concern to various media, particularly copyright and First Amendment protections, changing privacy and security laws, and false advertising, unfair marketing claims and use of sweepstakes, contests and promotions.
Our attorneys provide significant pre-publication review for media outlets and advertising and marketing professionals. We help clients connect with their intended audiences and work to facilitate and protect their communications functions in various media—print, broadcast, direct marketing and the Internet. We also offer training seminars for news media and advertising professionals regarding legal rules and practical hazards in the business, and ways to avoid those hazards.