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Pepper Hamilton Sponsoring ABA Forum on Communications Law 24th Annual Conference

January 31 - February 2, 2019
Pepper Hamilton Sponsoring ABA Forum on Communications Law 24th Annual Conference

Pepper Hamilton is a proud sponsor of the 24th annual conference of the American Bar Association (ABA) Forum on Communications Law, which will be at the Eden Roc in Miami, FL from January 31–February 2, 2019. The venue will provide a fabulous backdrop for exploring leading-edge legal issues facing media and communications lawyers with an impressive roster of dynamic and diverse speakers and facilitators.

There are four Plenary sessions:

  • The Right to Privacy v. The First Amendment: A Current Look at Online Legal Protections
  • Treatment of Journalists: Friends, Enemies and the Erosion of Press Freedoms
  • Fifty Years after Brandenburg v. Ohio
  • Breaking news panel discussing legal and ethical issues of the practice called “catch and kill” whereby a publisher secures exclusive rights to a person’s story and then declines to publish it.

To provide more learning opportunities, ABA has added a fourth round of workshops so folks can have another opportunity to discuss new developments in the various practice areas that comprise communications law. There also are additional sessions scheduled for "Hot Issues" workshops on social media law, entertainment law and ethics. ABA has divided the "Data Privacy and Internet Law" session into two separate workshops, with two sessions offered for each. The other "Hot Issues" workshops are on the topics of: Newsgathering and Access; Advertising and Promotions, Anti- SLAPP and Other Legislation; International and Cross-Border Vetting; Libel and Privacy; Reporter’s Privilege and Social Media. These workshops are open conversations to discuss, debate and learn the latest in key practice areas.

CLE credit available.


Eden Roc Resort and Spa
4525 Collins Avenue
Miami, FL 33140-3226


Non-ABA Members: $845
ABA Members: $745
ABA Forum on Communications Law Section Members: $645

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