The fast-paced world of communications and professional journalism requires dedicated, experienced legal professionals who can quickly and confidently respond to the unique demands of the profession.
Ice Miller lawyers help media clients gather information under the state public access laws as well as the Federal Freedom of Information Act. Ice Miller works with media clients facing both general litigation issues and media law claims, such as defamation. Even at the earliest stages, when many of these issues first arise, Ice Miller assists media clients with pre-broadcast and pre-publication review. Ice Miller lawyers identify the risks associated with a story and help clients reduce or eliminate that risk, while preserving the integrity of the story. Ice Miller also defends media clients who are sued as a result of their newsgathering and reporting activities and has represented clients in state and federal appellate courts. We also have substantial experience representing communications companies in connection with their business activities, including personal services, talent contracts, business transactions, workforce and employment matters, contest and sweepstakes rules, along with employee benefit matters.