Philadelphia, Pa. – February 4, 2009 – Amy B. Ginensky, a partner with Pepper Hamilton LLP, chair of its Commercial Litigation Practice Group and leader of its media and communications practice, recently was a panelist on a program titled “How Did the Media – New, Old and Battered – Cover the ’08 Election?”
Ms. Ginensky and the other panelists – former Senator Alfonse D’Amato (R-NY); Kate Snow, co-anchor of Good Morning America Weekend Edition; Jack Shafer, editor-at-large of Slate magazine; and Clark Hoyt, public editor of The New York Times – explored the critical aspects of the media landscape as they shaped coverage of the 2008 U.S. presidential election and the various legal issues that arise during election coverage.
The program was presented by the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Media Law at its annual meeting on January 29, 2009, and was held in New York City.
Ms. Ginensky practices in Pepper Hamilton’s Philadelphia office. In addition to handling class action and commercial litigation matters, she has an active media and communications practice that focuses on First Amendment, defamation and other media-related areas. She is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and president of the Philadelphia Bar Foundation.