SLAPPING BACK- The New Law that Fights Intimidation Lawsuits

Category: On Demand

Member Price: $140

Non-Member Price: $175

Product Code: ON137423

Areas of Law: Individual Rights

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NJ CLE:NJ CLE information: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 2 hours of total CLE credit (Full Credits Available: NJ General: 2.0).
NY CLE (t&nt):NY Professional Practice Non-Transitional: 2.0
PA CLE:PA Substantive Credit: 1.5
New: No PACLE fee is required for this program. To earn PA CLE credits, a valid PA Bar ID number must be entered into the CLE form provided after attending the program.



Bruce S. Rosen, Esq.
Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, P.C., Hackensack
is a Partner in Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, P.C. in Hackensack, New Jersey. He has been a media lawyer for more than 25 years, following a career as an award-winning newspaper reporter and editor. He has been associated with high-profile First Amendment litigations related to free speech, media law (including defamation, access to courts and open public records) and religious freedom. More recently, Mr. Rosen has been involved with crisis management, web defamation, workplace privacy, appropriation of image and data theft. He also represents public corporate clients as well as individuals who own and/or manage private businesses, and has extensive experience in complex and standard commercial litigation, including employment litigation and counseling, environmental law and insurance coverage, business disputes, class action defense and public-school issues, as well as web defamation, workplace privacy, appropriation of image and data theft.
nMr. Rosen is admitted to practice in New Jersey, New York and the District of Columbia, and before the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and the Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts of New York; the United States Court of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits; and the United States Supreme Court. A Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, he is a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Attorney Advertising, the Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey, the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers-NJ and the Editorial Board of the New Jersey Law Journal. Mr. Rosen is a founding member of the New Jersey Media Lawyers Association, has been a member of the Defense Counsel Section of the Media Law Resource Center and is Past Chair of the Media Law Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association. He is a former member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Criminal Practice Committee and serves on the United States District Court Criminal Justice Act Panel.
nProfessor Rosen has been an adjunct professor of Law and Mass Communications for Rutgers University School of Law-Newark since 2003. His articles have appeared in the New Jersey Lawyer, the New Jersey Law Journal and other publications, and he has lectured for a number of organizations and CLE providers.
nProfessor Rosen received his B.S. from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law, where he served as an editor of the Seton Hall Legislative Journal. He clerked for the Honorable H. Lee Sarokin, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, in Newark, New Jersey.


Lincoln Bandlow, Esq.
Lincoln Bandlow Law, Los Angeles
Senator Joseph A. Lagana, (District 38)
Cleary, Giacobbe, Alfieri & Jacobs, LLC, Oakland

On September 7th, Governor Murphy signed “The Uniform Public Expression Protection Act,” which provides an expedited process for dismissal of “Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation” (“SLAPP”) suits. Powerful entities and individuals often use lawsuits and litigation threats to punish and silence those who might speak unfavorably about them. The bipartisan legislation will enable defendants to seek the expedited dismissal of such lawsuits which have historically been used against journalists, academics, advocates, and whistleblowers – among others – and potentially collect legal fees. The new law will take effect in early October.

Join Senator Joseph A. Lagana, one of the sponsors of the bill, along with Bruce S. Rosen, a partner at Pashman Stein Walder Hayden PC with more than 35 years of experience in high profile First Amendment litigation and a longtime proponent of the new law, and Lincoln Bandlow, a California media/entertainment law practitioner attorney with 30 years experience litigating SLAPP suits, as they present a seminar on everything you need to know about the new law.

Topics include:

  • How the new law against Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPP) works
  • What out-of-state court rulings are New Jersey Courts likely to use to initially interpret the new law
  • How New Jersey’s existing defamation law fits into the analysis


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