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Media Defense

The media industry is known for its rapid evolution, making the world of media law challenging for those who publish or share information. Walter Haverfield has extensive experience in representing numerous media outlets with a focus on limiting liabilities and minimizing litigation exposure. We utilize a firm-wide team approach in assisting media clients with access to public information and court proceedings and defending intrusions in the news gathering process.

Our Media Defense Difference

Walter Haverfield successfully defends clients ranging from print to digital media providers whose information goes viral in seconds, increasing the potential for rapid legal action and the need for a response.

Our media defense attorneys provide counsel on the following claims:

  • Breach of contract
  • Civil rights violations
  • Copyright infringement
  • Defamation arising from news and investigative reports
  • Invasion of privacy
  • Promissory estoppels

Our attorneys provide pre-publication reviews to identify potential liabilities in advertising and editorial content. Additionally, we institute mandamus actions to force the release of public records and the opening of courtrooms to cameras.


James J. (Jamie) Pingor, Partner

Jamie focuses his practice on domestic and foreign patent preparation, prosecution, procurement, litigation, as well as trademark analysis, clearance procurement, cancellations, oppositions, and litigation matters.

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