Osterreicher will discuss Defending the First Amendment in Daemen Lecture Series October 29

Photojournalist, Attorney, Mickey Osterreicher will discuss Defending the First Amendment in Daemen Lecture Series October 29

October 2, 2013



Contact:    Cathaleen Curtiss

                  Entrepreneurial Program Coordinator

                  (716) 566-7877



           Award-winning photographer and attorney Mickey Osterreicher will discuss “Defending the First Amendment,” as part of the Nancy Haberman Gacioch Entrepreneurship Lecture Series at Daemen College.


           Osterreicher will address the assault on First Amendment rights from a paralegal and pre-law standpoint. He will also discuss entrepreneurship and his road to national recognition as a First Amendment lawyer.  


           Osterreicher’s presentation will be at 6 p.m., Tuesday, October 29, 2013, in Wick Center on the Daemen campus, 4380 Main Street, in Amherst. This event is free and open to the public.  


           Osterreicher is Of Counsel with Hiscock & Barclay. He serves as general counsel to the National Press Photographers Association and is an award-winning photojournalist with almost 40 years of experience. His work has appeared in such publications as the New York Times, Newsweek and USA Today as well as on ABC World News Tonight, Nightline, Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News and ESPN.


           Osterreicher was involved with the drafting of the Fair Trial/Free Press and Cameras in the Courtroom section of the New York State Bar Association Journalists’ Handbook. As general counsel of the National Press Photographers Association, he is involved with fending off what he sees as an ongoing "assault on photography."


           He writes regularly for the Media Law Resource Center and the National Press Photographers Association's magazine as well as other online publications and has been quoted in the news nationally on these issues. Additionally, Osterreicher has been an adjunct lecturer in photojournalism at the State University of New York at Buffalo and an adjunct law professor in media and the law at the SUNY Buffalo Law School.


           In addition to the First Amendment, he is experienced in contract, media, and copyright law. He has been actively involved in matters such as cameras in the courtroom, the federal shield law, media access, public photography, orphan works, and copyright infringement.


           Additionally, Osterreicher  handles legal and public relations analysis, multi-media communications, risk assessment and planning, as well as policy development and implementation. He is known for identifying, assessing, and communicating well under adverse circumstances with short deadlines, as he possesses years of experience dealing with fast-breaking and complex issues.


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