Thomas J. Cafferty, who leads the highly respected Media Law Team at Gibbons, has played a significant role in shaping New Jersey’s laws regarding government transparency and public access – those governing electronic devices in the courtroom and access to judicial and government records.
He has extensive experience litigating and counseling on First Amendment and media issues and handles some of the most complex and significant matters relating to these issues in New Jersey, addressing, for example:
- cameras in the courtroom;
- invasion of privacy and defamation;
- crisis management;
- the Shield Law;
- the Open Public Meetings Act; and
- public notice.
Mr. Cafferty represents trade organizations, including the New Jersey Press Association, daily and weekly newspapers, media personalities, and media insurance companies, as well as clients throughout the business community who face First Amendment or media challenges.
- Rutgers School of Law – Newark (J.D.)
- Rutgers University (B.A.)
- State of New Jersey
- United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
- United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
- Supreme Court of the United States
- New Jersey State Bar Association
- Chair, Media Law Committee, 2001-2002, 2015-2016
- New Jersey State Privacy Study Commission
- New Jersey Supreme Court Media Relations Committee
- Martin Committee of Supreme Court
- Reviews and advises the Supreme Court on a policy governing commercial filming in court facilities.
- New Jersey Supreme Court Defamation Working Group (1984 Judicial Conference)
- Former Adjunct Professor, Communications Law, Rutgers School of Communications, Information and Library Sciences
- New Jersey Supreme Court Special Committee on Public Access to Court Records
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