The TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund and the Legal Network for Gender Equity proudly present The First Amendment in the Era of #MeToo: An Introduction to Defamation Claims Related to Sexual Harassment.”

This presentation, aired November 6, 2019, introduces the basics of defamation claims, such as the elements, defenses, burden of proof, and damages for such claims, and includes a discussion of how defamation claims are, increasingly, being used to prevent or retaliate against reports of workplace sexual harassment.

Our speakers include:

  • Mackenna White – Counsel, Lewis Baach Kaufmann Middlemiss, PLLC
  • Mark I. Bailen – Partner, BakerHostetler
  • Professor Nicole Ligon – Supervising Attorney, First Amendment Clinic, Duke Law School

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