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  1. Litigation: 50%
  2. Media: 50%
    18 years

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Hermes, Netburn, O'Connor & Spearing, P.C.

265 Franklin St.
7th Floor
Boston, MA, 02110


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
New England Rising StarNew England Super Lawyers2008
New England Rising StarNew England Super Lawyers2007
New England Rising StarNew England Super Lawyers2006
New England Rising StarNew England Super Lawyers2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBrown Rudnick LLP1997 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of Media and Entertainment CounselLaw Firm Advisory Board2009 - Present
Media Law Resource Center, Defense Counsel SectionN/A2009 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Media/Entertainment InsightsYours, Mine and Theirs: The Importance of Copyright in the Acquisition of User-Created Digital Assets2008
Media Law Resource Center Internet Law UpdateOnline Disclosure of Obscure or Private Material (Co-author)2008
Media Law Resource Center BulletinOnline Syndication of User-Generated Content Under the Communications Decency Act2008
Media Law Resource Center 50-State Survey, Media Privacy and Related LawSurvey of First Circuit Privacy and Related Claims Against the Media (Co-author, multiple editions)2008
Boston Business JournalA new communication tool raises familiar legal risks (Co-author)2006
Cutter ConsortiumBusiness Intelligence Advisory Service Executive UpdatePodcasting and Defamation in the US2006
The American ReporterFor Podcasters, A Brave New World of Legal Issues2006
Communications LawyerOnline Forums and Chat Rooms in Defamation Actions (Co-author)2006
iMediaConnection.comHow to Keep Your Podcast Legal2006
Boston Bar JournalFair Report Privilege: First Circuit Extends Privilege to Police Chief Interview (Co-author)2003
Media Law Resource Center - Media Law LetterLos Angeles Superior Court Dismisses Libel and Unfair Business Claims Against Internet Auction House eBay2003
Media Law Resource Center - Media Law LetterFirst Circuit Upholds Defamation Summary Judgment Based on Fair Report Privilege (Co-author)2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Princeton UniversityClassicsBA - Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Boston Bar AssociationContent Liability and the Client’s Website2009
Rules for the Revolution: the PodcastAmbush Journalism2008
2008 New Media ExpoA Legal Thicket: New Media Production and Content Liability in the Digital Age2008
2008 Massachusetts Broadcasters Association ConferenceAdvertising and Promotions: Rules and Regulations Every Massachusetts Broadcaster Needs to Know2008
2007 Podcasting and New Media ExpoUnderstanding Your Content Liability Risks in New Media: What Video and Audio Creators Need To Know Now2007
2007 New England Press Association ConferenceJournalists’ Rights and Responsibilities Under HIPAA2007
DigitalProSound.comPodcasting Legalities: What Every Podcaster Should Know, Parts 1-42006