Austin, Texas hosted the 25th annual Communications Law Conference on February 6-8, 2020 sponsored by the ABA Forum On Communications Law. Communications Forum lawyers come together each year at the conference to discuss cutting edge issues in defamation, privacy, commercial speech, freedom of information, data collection and use, FCC regulation, and First Amendment law. BHH lawyers had several leadership roles at this year’s conference, Natalie Harris served as the lead facilitator for the Hot Topics in Advertising and Promotions Workshop panel covering topics from cannabis advertising and political campaign advertising to developments in TCPA litigation and data privacy. Steve Baron served as a faculty member for the Media Advocacy Workshop that provides training and guidance to young lawyers who want to hone and sharpen their counseling and advocacy skills on behalf of media companies and publishers. Natalie Harris and Brendan Healey also served as mentors for law students competing in the First Amendment and Media Law Diversity Moot Court Competition. Congratulations to BHH mentee David Reyes and his moot court partner Jerrilyn Gumila, who advanced to the final round and presented their arguments to an esteemed panel of judges including U.S. District Judge Carlton Wayne Reeves (S.D. Miss); Justice Eva Martinez Guzman (Texas Supreme Court) and Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack (Michigan Supreme Court).
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