Jul 11, 2019

TLo Supports the 2019 Florida Media Conference

Attorney Susan Tillotson Bunch and attorney Linda R. Norbut participates as panel members that looks at social media within the confines of the law and medical marijuana.

The Florida Media Conference was held July 10-12 at The Vinoy in St. Petersburg. An early morning session on July 12, 2019, featured Susan Tillotson Bunch, attorney with Thomas & LoCicero. Along with fellow panelist Samuel Morley, General Counsel of the Florida Press Association, Susan presented “Medical Marijuana and CBD Advertising New Ad Opportunity or Risky Business? The discussion focused on the various advertising issues presented by the changing cannabis regulatory landscape ranging from legalized medical marijuana and cannabinoid substances to the deregulation of hemp-derived cannabidiol oils.  Also on the agenda was a session that features Linda R. Norbut, attorney with Thomas & LoCicero. As a panel member, she participated in the program It’s Gone Viral:  Rights and Risks of Grabbing from Social Media.  The discussion will focus on the perspective of what is legal and what is not when working with social media content.

The Florida Media Conference is produced by the Florida Press Foundation (FPF).  The goal of the conference is to provide relevant education to members of the media that serve within the state of Florida.  The FPF was founded in 1984 and its mission is to create and promote lifelong educational programs.  These programs begin in elementary school promoting literacy and encouraging the use of media, continue through college with internship programs, and then culminate in career training and development forums for industry professionals.

Susan Tillotson Bunch is a partner in the Tampa office of Thomas & LoCicero. Her practice focuses on advertising & marketing in all traditional and emerging media, as well as data privacy & cybersecurity. She also focuses on promotions such as contests, sweepstakes, gaming, premiums and other fun ad campaigns. Susan graduated with highest honors from the FSU College of law and holds a number of certifications through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), including Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US), Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM), Certified Informational Technologist (CIPT), Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E), and Privacy Law Specialist (PLS*), a certification accredited by the American Bar Association and currently awarded to only four Florida lawyers. *PLS is an American Bar Association certification, not a Florida Bar certification.

Linda R. Norbut is an associate in the Tampa office of Thomas & LoCicero. Her practice concentration is in media and communications law, including defamation and invasion of privacy.  She also focuses on business litigation and intellectual property matters.  She graduated with honors from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

With offices in Tampa and Fort Lauderdale, Thomas & LoCicero is a Florida law firm that is widely known and respected for its commitment to free speech and a free press.  The firm represents the industry’s leading electronic and traditional publishers, as well as individual journalists, bloggers and influencers of social media on issues ranging from news gathering to invasion of privacy, from defamation to pre-publication review.  At the heart of the firm’s mission is to champion free speech and defend journalism every day.

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