East Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) June 08, 2016
Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Shareholder Timothy L. Alger will lead a session at Yale Law School’s Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression Conference titled “Commercial Speech and the First Amendment.” The program will be held June 13 at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP’s offices in New York City, featuring keynote speaker Judge Alex Kozinski of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Mary K. Engle of the Federal Trade Commission, noted First Amendment litigator Floyd Abrams, and Georgetown Law Professor Rebecca Tushnet.
According to the conference website, speakers will focus on the First Amendment’s commercial speech doctrine, its changing and varying definitions, the regulation and potential liabilities based upon it, and the potential impacts of Sorrell and Reed, two Supreme Court decisions that challenge it. Alger will be leading the “Strategic Issues” session – an open discussion among attendees which will explore approaches to litigation and the possible future development of the commercial speech doctrine.
Alger, a member of Greenberg Traurig’s Intellectual Property Litigation Practice, shares his time between the firm’s Silicon Valley and Orange County offices. He represents technology and media companies in intellectual property and free speech matters. An experienced business litigator, Alger has represented many prominent news media, internet, and entertainment industry companies in the trial and appellate courts against claims for invasion of privacy, right of publicity, trademark and copyright infringement, defamation, unfair business practices, and breach of contract. His work ranges from complex, multi-defendant privacy class actions to disputes over subpoenas and public access to government proceedings and records.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Intellectual Property & Technology Practice
With more than 180 intellectual property attorneys and agents in the United States, Asia, and Europe, Greenberg Traurig provides a broad range of patent, trademark and copyright protection and strategic counseling. Greenberg Traurig was named a “National Tier 1” Law Firm for IP Litigation, Patent Law, Trademark and Information Technology Law by U.S. News and Best Lawyers, 2013 “Best Law Firms Rankings.
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1,900 attorneys serving clients from 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is No. 1 on the 2015 Law360 Most Charitable Firms list, third largest in the U.S. on the 2015 Law360 400, Top 20 on the 2015 Am Law Global 100, and among the 2015 BTI Brand Elite. More information at: http://www.gtlaw.com.