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First Amendment/Media

Protecting First Amendment Freedoms and Our Clients’ Businesses and Reputations

Among the rights guaranteed in the First Amendment to the United States Constitution are freedom of speech and freedom of the press. Often these rights are challenged and must be vigorously defended in order to protect brands and reputations. With the proliferation of digital and social media and news cycles moving at a frenzied pace, free speech issues are on the rise and increasingly more complex.

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr attorneys regularly represent traditional and online media, hospitals, public and private companies across industries, nonprofit organizations, and individuals, including celebrities/entertainers, physicians, executives and authors, in a variety of litigation cases. Our attorneys are resourceful and aggressive in handling their defamation, invasion of privacy, and First Amendment matters involving issues such as commercial speech, Internet law, advertising, trademarks and copyrights, and the fair-use doctrine. We also advise clients on crisis management as well as state and federal records requests/access.

Our team includes seasoned litigators who have also contributed to thought leadership in this area by investing more than 10 years authoring the Massachusetts Superior Court Jury Instructions on Defamation and more than five years co-editing the Massachusetts Superior Court Jury Instructions on Civil Practice. We also work with the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania, representing clients on a pro bono basis bringing First Amendment and other constitutional claims.

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The group includes attorneys who have received the following recognition:

  • Chambers USA

    Jeffrey Robbins is recognized by Chambers USA as a one of “America’s Leading Lawyers for First Amendment Litigation” in the legal directory’s national rankings.

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Jeffrey S. Robbins
Joseph D. Lipchitz