JW Media | VIA ePostcard – August 2019

August 20, 2019 | Newsletters


Bob Latham Tapped for Input Regarding Facebook’s Proposed Oversight Board

As Facebook works to form an external oversight board to create a stronger, more transparent content governance system, Bob Latham was tapped to provide input at a town hall meeting hosted by the University of Oklahoma College of Law’s Center for International Business & Human Rights.

During the panel discussion, Bob noted:

“When we say we’re going to uphold freedom of expression and freedom of thought, but we’re going to do it in a human rights context, it gets a little tricky.”

>> Explore the details about Bob’s role in providing input on the Oversight Board


Jackson Walker Secures Appellate Win for Media on Sealing of Evidence Following $740 Million Jury Verdict

After a business dispute involving two companies—Title Source, now known as Amrock, and HouseCanary—that prize algorithms, software, and data as proprietary trade secrets concluded in 2018, the trial court ordered several exhibits that had been admitted at trial by both parties to be sealed or redacted. In response to HouseCanary’s public notice of its request to seal evidence presented in open court, Jackson Walker’s client, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, in cooperation with the Houston Forward Times, intervened in the trial court and filed an interlocutory appeal in the San Antonio Court of Appeals.


Houston Chronicle Quotes Chip Babcock

In an article discussing the ramifications of political talks at work, Chip Babcock shared insights on the First Amendment, censorship, and the workplace.

A King, a Knight, and a Wizard Walk Into the Bar: A Tale of False Advertising Under the Lanham Act

The MillerCoors, LLC v. Anheuser-Busch Companies, LLC case is one to watch, not just because of the Kings, Knights, and Wizards, but also because it provides a very insightful guide to the limits of comparative advertising.

Nancy Hamilton

The Best Lawyers in America Recognizes Six Jackson Walker Attorneys in Areas of First Amendment and Media Law

With the release of The Best Lawyers in America 2020 edition, Jackson Walker has seen a rise in rankings, with more than 25% of our attorneys recognized in their respective areas. Among the 109 JW attorneys to be recognized in the list include the following First Amendment defenders:

James McFall Rallies Support for Golf Tournament and Scholarship Contest on ‘San Antonio Living’

In an interview with San Antonio Living, James McFall and fellow Windcrest/Northeast Bridge Builders Co-Founder Darnell Barnes sat down to discuss the Third Annual Golf Classic and Scholarship Essay Competition.

“The Golf Classic is committed to generating revenue for students in the community. We reach out to local business owners, ask them to fill a team, sponsor a hole, and we make it a fun event.”

This year, Bridge Builders raised nearly $8,000 and awarded two Roosevelt seniors each a $2,000 scholarship.

In a San Antonio Express-News article following the event, James was quoted regarding Bridge Builders’ future efforts, saying: “Our goal next year is to have five scholarship recipients. We’ve all gone on to do some great things in lives so let’s use what we’ve learned over these last few years and put the kids in our community in better position to thrive.”

Sean Jordan Confirmed as a U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Texas

The U.S. Senate has confirmed Jackson Walker’s Appellate Chair Sean Jordan as a U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Texas, filling the final vacancy on the court.

In This Story

Charles L. Babcock
Partner, Houston
John Beckworth
Of Counsel, Austin
Amanda L. Bush
Of Counsel, Austin
Amanda N. Crouch
Associate, San Antonio
Nancy W. Hamilton
Partner, Houston
Robert P. Latham
Partner, Dallas
James Carlos McFall
Partner, Dallas
Joshua A. Romero
Partner, Austin
Paul C. Watler
Partner, Dallas