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First Amendment Law Roundup 2018

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 59 minutes
Recorded Date: April 10, 2018
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  • Brian C. Davison v. Loudoun County Board of Supervisors
  • Brian Davison v. James Plowman
  • Olivia De Havilland v. FX Networks, LLC
  • Mark Janus and Brian Trygg v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees & Lisa Madigan
  • Joseph Matal v. Simon Shiao
  • Minnesota Majority v. Joe Mansky
  • National Institute of Family & Life Advocates v. Kamal Harris
  • Christopher Porco v. Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC
Runtime: 1 hour
Recorded: April 10, 2018


Three prominent First Amendment attorneys discuss the most recent developments and trends in First Amendment law and their effects on entertainment, internet, digital and social media, video games, and intellectual property. This is a can’t-miss event!

This program was recorded on April 10th, 2018.

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Kelli L. Sager

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Kelli Sager has more than 30 years of litigation experience representing television and radio broadcasters, cable companies, motion picture producers and distributors, newspapers and magazines, book authors, Internet companies, and Web publishers, both at the trial and appellate level of federal and state courts. Her practice encompasses all areas of media and entertainment litigation, including defamation, privacy, idea submission claims, access, prior restraint, reporter's shield laws, copyright and trademark law, and Internet law.

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Jean-Paul Jassy

Jassy Vick Carolan LLP

Jean-Paul (JP) Jassy litigates with an emphasis on disputes in the media, internet, First Amendment and entertainment arenas. He also routinely represents all types of businesses in multi-million dollar breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, copyright, trademark, idea submission and profit participation cases. JP's clients include internet giants, television networks, metropolitan newspapers, motion picture studios, nonprofits dedicated to free press and free expression, top-flight production companies and award-winning reporters. He has taught full-length courses on First Amendment and media law at prestigious law schools, and repeatedly been named by his peers to The Best Lawyers in America? in the First Amendment field. JP founded two law firms listed as Tier 1 (top tier) by US News & World Report, both nationally and locally. He has successfully litigated cases in the United States Supreme Court and the California Supreme Court. His work has been covered in the Los Angeles Times, New York Times and Washington Post, among other media outlets. JP also routinely advises production companies and publishers in ways to avoid and mitigate liability.

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Erwin Chemerinsky

UC Berkeley School of Law

Erwin Chemerinsky became the 13th Dean of Berkeley Law on July 1, 2017, when he joined the faculty as the Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law.

Prior to assuming this position, from 2008-2017, he was the founding Dean and Distinguished Professor of Law, and Raymond Pryke Professor of First Amendment Law, at University of California, Irvine School of Law, with a joint appointment in Political Science. Before that he was the Alston and Bird Professor of Law and Political Science at Duke University from 2004-2008, and from 1983-2004 was a professor at the University of Southern California Law School, including as the Sydney M. Irmas Professor of Public Interest Law, Legal Ethics, and Political Science. He also has taught at DePaul College of Law and UCLA Law School.

He is the author of eleven books, including leading casebooks and treatises about constitutional law, criminal procedure, and federal jurisdiction. His most recent books are, We the People: A Progressive Reading of the Constitution for the Twenty-First Century (Picador Macmillan) published in November 2018, and two books published by Yale University Press in 2017, Closing the Courthouse Doors: How Your Constitutional Rights Became Unenforceable and Free Speech on Campus (with Howard Gillman).

He also is the author of more than 200 law review articles. He writes a regular column for the Sacramento Bee, monthly columns for the ABA Journal and the Daily Journal, and frequent op-eds in newspapers across the country. He frequently argues appellate cases, including in the United States Supreme Court.

In 2016, he was named a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2017, National Jurist magazine again named Dean Chemerinsky as the most influential person in legal education in the United States.

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