Anti-SLAPP and First Amendment Rights

Haynes and Boone, LLP has extensive experience in bringing anti-SLAPP motions in state and federal court. We have been instrumental in the passage of the Texas anti-SLAPP statute, have worked with several other states in amending existing statutes, and have been involved in efforts to get federal legislation passed. Our experience gives us the ability to defend against SLAPP suits in states like Texas, California and New York, in Washington, D.C., and in federal court.

The Anti-SLAPP and First Amendment Rights Practice Group includes several seasoned First Amendment, intellectual property, and social media lawyers who understand the unique aspects of SLAPP litigation. SLAPP matters always arise out of content, which is what our group has experience in protecting. SLAPP cases can arise in a large array of disputes involving the right to free speech and press, the right to petition, and the right of association. Because SLAPP suits may involve a myriad of claims including defamation, tortious interference, abuse of process, breach of contract, employment disputes, and more, it is important to have the experience of those who have a deep understanding of SLAPP statutes to assist in defending against SLAPP suits.



Media and Entertainment

Media, Entertainment and First Amendment

2016 proved eventful on both the political stage and in the world of media and entertainment law, and sometimes the two worlds even collided. The year saw its share of high profile media lawsuits, favorable Congressional actions, and, of course, a presidential election like none other. This edition of the Media, Entertainment and First Amendment Newsletter discusses 10 stories that made an impact in 2016 and will likely continue to impact media and entertainment law for years to come.

Featured Event

Five Years of Anti-SLAPP in Texas | Haynes and Boone, LLP

Five Years of Anti-SLAPP in Texas

Haynes and Boone, LLP hosts event commemorating the five-year anniversary of the anti-SLAPP statute passage in Texas. The act, signed into law by then Governor Rick Perry, provides greater protection to Texas citizens who have been plagued with frivolous lawsuits aimed at stymieing their ability to discuss their opinions, report on governmental activities or uncover corporate wrongdoing.


Laura Lee Prather

Haynes and Boone Partner Laura Prather Honored as Fellow of the Society of Professional Journalists

Haynes and Boone, LLP proudly congratulates Partner Laura Prather for being honored as a Fellow of the Society of Professional Journalists. It is the highest professional honor given by the Society and is awarded for extraordinary contributions to the profession.

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