Van DeWater and Van DeWater LLP offers significant strength in media and access law. We are engaged in the regular representation of publishers and private parties involved in matters concerning defamation, privacy, open meetings and Freedom of Information Law. The firm’s defamation and privacy practice represents those wishing to avoid litigation as well as those who require a defense in those areas. With regard to matters pertaining to access, which includes open meetings and Freedom of Information, we regularly strive to satisfy our clients’ goals while avoiding the expense of litigation.
Attorneys from our media and access department have served as members of the New York State Bar Association’s Media Law Sub-Committee, are active in the American Bar Association’s Communications Law Forum and have lectured to private newspaper groups, the New York Society of Newspaper Editors and the New York Press Association.