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, as well as 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, as well as litigation arising from journalistic actions or works. 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.

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Laura Prather in The Intercept
December 20, 2022

Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner Laura Prather was featured in an article in The Intercept. Below is an excerpt: Around 2012, Greenpeace and other environmental groups launched a protest campaign against Resolute Forest Products, accusing the forestry company of destroying boreal forests in Canada. Several years later, Greenpeace and others began another campaign targeting Energy Transfer Partners ( [...]