JW Media | VIA ePostcard – September 2019

September 16, 2019 | Newsletters


Coordinating What Can’t Be Unseen: Forming a Thorough Online Strategy

In light of Ariana Grande’s lawsuit against Forever 21, Joel Glover shares how sound marketing and social media policies can help reduce the risks of distracting lawsuits.

“Avoiding a lawsuit like this one is no longer as easy as managing risk with the marketing staff down the hall. Now more than ever, effective marketing and company outreach are not the sole responsibilities of that team.”


2019 Legislative Session Marked by Important Victories for Texas Newsrooms

The 2019 Texas legislative session will be remembered for several hard-won victories by a coalition of advocates for free expression, news reporting, and open access to government records led by Jackson Walker client the Texas Association of Broadcasters.

Among these were several priorities for the TAB, including some unfinished business from 2017 aimed at restoring Texans’ right to know how their government is spending their money in the wake of two unfortunate Texas Supreme Court decisions in 2015. But blocking and tackling proved equally important to protect one of the strongest anti-SLAPP statutes in the nation from being gutted by amendments which would have undermined vital protections afforded to the press and other speakers from the withering cost of defending against meritless lawsuits aimed at silencing them.


Jackson Walker Represents Investor Group in Ownership Expansion of Major League Soccer’s Newest Team, Austin FC

As Austinites anticipate the arrival of Austin FC—the first major professional sports team to emerge in the nation’s 11th largest city—Jackson Walker represented an investor group including Eddie Margain, Matthew McConaughey, Marius Haas, and Bryan Sheffield in their investment in the MLS expansion club.


Congratulations to Jackson Walker’s 2019 “Texas Super Lawyers”

Jackson Walker is proud to congratulate the 52 attorneys who were included among Thomson Reuters‘ 2019 “Texas Super Lawyers” list, including media attorneys Chip Babcock, Bob Latham, and Paul Watler.

Each year, less than 5% of attorneys in Texas are named to the list. Selection is based off of peer nominations that are then reviewed by a research team. Each nominee is evaluated on his or her professional accomplishments, peer recognition, and community involvement.


Mascot Free Agency

In all of the news in the last few weeks regarding contractual issues in sports—the MLB trade deadline, holdouts in NFL training camps and the like—it may have escaped even the most discerning eye that the Philadelphia Phillies and the creators of the team’s mascot, the Phanatic, are involved in a lawsuit.

“The fascinating question to ponder, however, is this: Where does a mascot go if he/she/it is entitled to become a free agent?”