Steven Mandell and Natalie Harris Speak At The ABA Forum On Communications Law Annual Conference

The American Bar Association (ABA) Forum on Communications Law holds an annual three day conference each year focusing on new developments and hot topics in the field of media law. This year Steve Mandell facilitated the Hot Issues In Libel And Privacy session at the conference. The session covered a variety of issues including:  recent developments in “twibel” (libel published via the social media platform Twitter); anti-SLAPP decisions; libel by fiction in the context of motion pictures; student athlete right of publicity cases and the evolving definition of “commercial speech” in the right of publicity context.  Natalie Harris was on the panel for the Hot Issues in Advertising and Promotions and spoke about the FCC Omnibus TCPA Declaratory Ruling and Order (July 10, 2015) as well as the FTC FAQs “The FTC Endorsement Guides: What People are Asking” (May 2015).