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First Amendment / Media

Protecting Your Brand and Reputation

​If your brand is threatened, you protect it. In today’s environment, news travels fast and can immediately impact your reputation and profitability. Our attorneys are resourceful and aggressive, having seen and litigated against it all. That's why when a major media publication was sued for defamation, it called on Mintz to ensure its reputation remained intact.

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Our Experience

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Mintz helped an American professional basketball player obtain an injunction against a reality television star who used social media to make disparaging remarks against the basketball player.
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Mintz achieved a legal victory for longtime client Shari Redstone in a contentious legal battle concerning media company Viacom, Inc.’s board and corporate governance. The global settlement dismissed all suits against Ms. Redstone and her father Sumner and altered the Viacom board.
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Mintz obtained partial summary judgment on First Amendment grounds for global fitness and training company CrossFit, Inc. CrossFit brought Lanham Act false advertising claims based on a study published by the National Strength and Conditioning Association that contained false CrossFit injury data.

Our Approach

Our attorneys take pride in protecting the fundamental freedoms afforded by the First Amendment ─ and in applying that powerful protection to the practical benefit of our clients. With the proliferation of digital and social media, free speech issues are on the rise. We advise individuals, corporations, and businesses across all industry disciplines on myriad issues involving commercial speech, Internet law, advertising, copyright, and the fair-use doctrine.

Working in collaboration across practice and industry groups ─ and in unison with the firm’s government relations and public relations affiliate, ML Strategies ─ our attorneys are able to implement a comprehensive approach to your problems.

We're ​Focused on Your Challenges
  • Defamation
  • Free speech
  • Invasion of privacy claims
  • Crisis management
  • Publishing and licensing agreements
  • Trademark and copyright infringement claims
  • Freedom of Information Act requests
  • State and federal records requests / access
Clients We Protect
  • Traditional and online media
  • Authors
  • Celebrities / entertainers
  • Hospitals
  • Physicians
  • Public / private companies
  • Executives
  • Nonprofit organizations

Meet Mintz

Our battle-tested litigators and professionals collaborate to protect your brand and reputation.