Biography

Peter Canfield's focus is on defending publication tort claims, enforcing access to government information, protecting sources and other sensitive information, and safeguarding media distribution rights and intellectual property. He has handled, by dispositive motion, trial, and on appeal, hundreds of libel, privacy, and access cases for digital media and cable programmers, newspapers and wire services, book and magazine publishers, and radio and television broadcast stations and networks, as well as non-media entities and individuals.

Peter also has experience in other high-stakes litigation, assisting clients with shareholder disputes, securities claims, advertising issues, contests for high-status personnel, class privacy and data breach assertions, and legal malpractice.

Media clients have included ABC, AP, Block, Bloomberg, CBC, CBS, CNN, Condé Nast, Courthouse News, Cox Enterprises, FirstDatabank, Fremantle, ESPN, Hearst, iN Demand, Interscope, Lions Gate, Macmillan, Microsoft, MTV, National Public Radio (NPR), Newsweek, New York Times, Penguin Putnam, Sports Illustrated, Time, Times of London, Vibe, and Washington Post. Non-media clients have included leading business enterprises, advertisers like Sprint, private and public educational entities like Emory and The University of Georgia, and a number of leading law firms.

Peter is a vice chair of the International Media Law Committee of the Media Law Resource Center.

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