Vaughan Baio & Partners’ defamation lawyers work with private individuals, executives and public officials in fighting parties who have made defamatory claims against them. We also work with media companies, online publishers, financial institutions and multinational corporations to defend them against far-reaching defamation claims made by aggrieved parties. Our lawyers are well-versed in handling defamation published in all mediums, including in print, online and through social media. We consult with individuals, executives and businesses on reputation management issues and the various ways they can use arbitration, mediation, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and litigation to resolve defamation disputes.
TRUSTED ADVISORS IN DEFAMATION CASES
Words can make or break businesses and professional careers. If spoken, they can force executives to confront defamatory news coverage, disparaging social media commentary, and discriminatory hiring decisions. If written, they can prompt organizations to mitigate reputational damage arising from misleading articles and print media coverage. Today’s rushed news and content production cycle leaves businesses and their stakeholders privy to not only the failings of journalists and commentators, but also to the gripes of disenchanted employees and terminated workers. Demands for social and workplace reform have also highlighted demeaning executive behavior and outdated workplace norms. This convoluted, complex environment puts businesses and executives at risk for manipulation by bad actors.
Vaughan Baio & Partners regularly works with businesses, professionals, executives, board members and other key corporate stakeholders to silence all forms of libel and slander. Our practice group also works with all kinds of professionals and corporate decision-makers on developing ongoing reputational management programs. In doing so, we create frameworks that help our clients prevent cybercriminals and other bad actors from tarnishing their reputations. We advise our clients on crisis response strategies that work best with our clients’ internal governance structures, allowing them to quickly respond to defamation claims without resulting in unnecessary legal exposure and harm to their public image. Whether we work with media outlets to retract libelous statements or leverage UDRP procedures to attack bad-faith content creators online, our lawyers will exhaust all available options to address the defamation you and your organization are facing.
CREATIVE REPUTATION MANAGEMENT
When your reputation is at stake, you cannot afford to think inside the box. Our defamation lawyers are fully prepared to use the law and its procedural quirks to your advantage. Our defamation attorneys will first confer with you to go over the facts of your defamation case, the cause of the libel or slander in dispute, and the potential damages from the source’s defamatory conduct. We will then conduct a thorough review of your file materials, work with investigators to determine the source of the defamatory content, and explain your options and remedies. Once you decide your ideal outcome, we will work with you and other stakeholders to harness litigation and ADR, and dispute procedures to either swiftly dispose of your defamation lawsuit or defend your interests before federal and state courts. We will also counsel you on domain name purchasing strategies, reputation monitoring techniques, and crisis control protocols to ensure your organization is prepared to respond to and resolve defamatory conduct before it devolves into litigation.
Personal and business reputations are fragile and can crumble in the face of false commentary. Vaughan Baio & Partners’ experienced attorneys will work with you to fight all forms of defamation and keep your and your organization’s reputations intact.