LeClairRyan’s Media, Internet and E-Commerce Industry team is comprised of veteran attorneys who provide companies and individuals in these industries with legal counsel and representation in the full spectrum of issues – from licensing agreements to taxation matters and everything in between – they encounter on a daily basis.
Our team is truly interdisciplinary and includes litigators, intellectual property lawyers, transactional attorneys, regulatory counsel and appellate lawyers with years of experience in a variety of practice areas.
We understand the media, internet and e-commerce industries from an insider’s perspective, as our team includes a former journalist, digital medial company executive, and chief of staff to the Chairman of the Congressional Advisory Commission on Electronic Commerce. In addition, one team member is the incoming chair of the American Bar Association’s Cyberspace Law Committee (Business Law Section) and an advisory board member of the Digital Archive of the Birth of the Dot Com Era. Another team member, who is a former federal prosecutor, played a pivotal role in the breakup of an international network of internet-based commercial money laundering and child pornography rings.
In the media arena, we represent national, state and local newspapers, publishers, reporters, editors, and radio and television broadcasters and stations in libel and privacy lawsuits at both the trial and appellate levels. We also provide advice and counsel on civil, criminal and grand jury subpoenas, retraction demands, the Freedom of Information Act, reporter’s privilege, and all other First Amendment matters.