Michelle Sherman – Michelle Sherman


Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Do Not Mistake Internet Sharing With Having A Copyright License

It may seem in looking at photographs, videos and articles reposted on the Internet that the copyright laws have been eased, and there is more latitude to use someone’s original work without permission. This is a wrong…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

What You Can Learn From Facebook’s “Sponsored Stories” Settlement

If you thought that only famous people have a “right of publicity,” think again. Ordinary people can recover damages for someone using their name, voice, photograph or likeness for a commercial purpose. Facebook recently settled…more
| Administrative Law, Communications & Media Law, Personal Injury, Privacy

The Legal Four Corners Of Social Media And E-Discovery For Businesess

Companies are on social media. They are interacting and connecting with customers through Facebook, Twitter and blogs. In a 2010 study, numbers on the conservative side show that 65% of Fortune Global 100 companies have active…more
| Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Electronic Discovery

Mobile App Developers Need To Have A Privacy Policy If They Want To Do Business With Apple, Google, Amazon… And Capitalize On Social Media

“Say what you mean, and mean what you say.” This simple expression is very fitting for how mobile app developers should be drafting their privacy policies. Now that the major platforms for your apps have entered into an…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

How To Write The Legal Blog Article That You Would Want To Read

Some habits die hard, even when the reason for them is long past. As law students, we learned the IRAC method for briefing cases. It was a useful tool for reading cases and learning the law: Issue - Rule - Application -…more
| Law Firm Marketing, Law Practice Products & Services

Social Media And Employers: Finding The Right Balance Between Two Extremes – Asking For Facebook Passwords And Thinking You Can Ignore Social Media

Every business – non-profit, school, private or public company – needs to be thinking about the legal issues surrounding social media and their employees. There are a growing number of examples of businesses making employment…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy

Navigating Social Media And Legal Ethics

If you cannot do it offline, you probably cannot do it online. This is a good way to think about social media and legal ethics. We know that attorneys are not allowed to communicate with a represented party on the other side…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law

To Pin Or Not To Pin: How Businesses Can Use Pinterest And Reduce Their Legal Risks of Copyright Infringement

Go ahead. Let yourself enjoy Pinterest. Pinterest is a pinboard styled social photo sharing website on which people can share what they find interesting and connect with people in the United States and abroad. Relatively new,…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Why Your Social Media Presence Needs To Be Vetted By A Social Media Attorney

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is a very fitting description for what businesses are learning when they do not have their social media presence reviewed by a social media law attorney. Here are a few examples…more
| Administrative Law, Communications & Media Law, Electronic Discovery, Labor & Employment Law

Do Your Social Media Accounts Belong To Your Business? Why Worry When There Are Safeguards You Can Take Now

The world is closely watching a federal case in the Northern District of California where a mobile news and reviews resource company, Phonedog, is suing a former employee Noah Kravitz (or independent contractor, depending on…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment Law

Getting Engaged Using Social Media On Your Time Schedule

At the same time, imagine the great opportunities afforded to you by participating virtually in online groups using websites such as CMCP and its corresponding LinkedIn group to connect with people with whom you already have…more
| Law Firm Marketing, Law Practice Products & Services
Areas of Practice
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Business Organizations
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Government
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
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