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Right of Publicity

Media companies frequently face claims that their disclosure of important information has invaded an individual’s privacy or has violated a celebrity’s rights of publicity. Our media litigators regularly defend publishers, broadcasters, Web publishers, bloggers, authors and journalists against claims for invasion of privacy, false light and misappropriation.

Our media group has been nationally recognized, receiving the 2007 Chambers USA Awards for Excellence in media law, as well as a No. 1 national ranking in the areas of media law and First Amendment in the 2007 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Our media litigators routinely are ranked among the top lawyers in the field, in each of the geographic areas where they practice.

We have established frequently cited precedents on the definition of “advertising and trade,” defense of fictional uses, deference to editorial judgments, advertorials and other mixed editorial/advertising content and permissible incidental advertising.

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