Lewis Rice's wide and varied representation of media and communications clients goes back more than half a century. From this experience, we have developed an in-depth understanding of the unique nature of representing clients in all areas of the ever-changing information business. Our practice involves the full range of representation for such clients.

Attorneys for the Firm participate in national seminars dealing with media law, and they draft treatises on various areas of media law. A member of the Firm is a steering committee member of the Media Law Resource Center (MLRC) in New York, and Lewis Rice is a member of the Defense Council Section of the MLRC.

Our Services

Our attorneys have experience addressing the unique needs of traditional media and new technologies alike, through all modes of content delivery. Our media and communications practice handles an array of matters including:

  • Prepublication review
  • Advertising acceptance review
  • Litigation involving defamation and privacy, newsgathering, and access
  • Newsgatherers' privilege
  • Copyright and trademark registration and litigation
  • Author/publisher relations
  • Talent contracts and related First Amendment issues
  • Negotiation and drafting freelance agreements, employment agreements, and agreements for content creators, providers, and users
  • Other areas of law including labor and employment, corporate matters, securities, and tax

Our Clients

Clients of the Media and Communications Practice Group are major publishing and electronic media entities as well as many independently owned media companies including:

  • Print and broadcast companies
  • News and entertainment companies
  • Music publishers
  • Electronic information providers and users