glassman media group
Specializing in First Amendment and media law for both plaintiffs and defendants, Glassman Media Group, Inc. is widely recognized as the most experienced boutique media litigation firm in the country for speech-related claims—including defamation, commercial disparagement, invasion of privacy, and misappropriation of name, likeness, and performance.
Glassman Media Group, Inc. also provides crisis management of complex and sensitive matters threatening personal and professional reputations. In order to influence potentially damaging media reports, as well as avoid liability, Glassman Media Group, Inc. is often retained before stories are published or broadcast.
The firm (formerly known as Glassman, Browning, Saltsman & Jacobs, Inc.) has helped to preserve and restore the reputation of numerous individuals and corporations from harmful statements made in various fora, including traditional print (newspapers, magazines, fiction, and nonfiction), television, radio, motion pictures, and online—including the prosecution of anonymous online postings. Representation ranges from pre-publication/broadcast interfacing with journalists and media counsel, retraction and take-down demands, settlement negotiations, litigation, jury trials, and appeals.
Unlike other media firms, Glassman Media Group, Inc. possesses the unique experience of both defending and prosecuting speech-related claims. As lead litigation counsel for Playboy Enterprises and Globe Communications, firm founder Anthony Michael Glassman defended claims brought by celebrities such as Clint Eastwood, George Harrison, Charlize Theron, Tom Selleck, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Kelly Le Brock. On the other side, Glassman Media Group, Inc. has successfully represented clients against, or in pre-litigation negotiations with, virtually all of the major media outlets, including The New York Times, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, HBO, Reuters, Conde Nast (The New Yorker and Vanity Fair), Random House, Sony, New York Post, and American Media (The National Enquirer, Star, and Radar OnLine).