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Jeffrey P. Hermes Of Counsel

Email Direct: 617.728.0050
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Princeton University alumnus and 1997 graduate of Harvard Law School, Jeffrey P. Hermes has represented clients in connection with media and Internet law issues since he started practicing.  One of Jeff's first cases involved in one of the earliest judicial analyses in the United States of personal jurisdiction over a publisher based upon the distribution of Internet content.  Since then, he has practiced at the forefront of emerging issues in Internet and media law, including content-based litigation and intellectual property licensing, social networking and digital distribution, and user privacy and data security.

Jeff has represented a wide variety of media outlets in connection with Internet and traditional media issues, both advising his clients on business matters and representing them in intellectual property and content-related litigation. His clients have included an international media network and its subsidiaries, major metropolitan newspapers, local broadcasters on television and radio, Internet-based publishers and social media networks.  Joining Hermes, Netburn, O'Connor & Spearing, P.C., in 2008, Jeff discovered a flexible firm where he can offer his services to clients at all levels in a cost-effective manner.


Law Firm Advisory Board of the Association of Media and Entertainment Counsel

  • Member, 2009

Firm Representative to the Media Law Resource Center

  • Defense Counsel Section

Co-Chair, Social Media Law Conference, Law Seminars International, Boston, MA, March 2, 2011

Panelist, Harvard Law School, Committee on Sports and Entertainment Law, Cambridge, MA, "The Next Big Thing: Emerging Issues in Entertainment Law," November 12, 2010

  • Featured Panelist, Boston Bar Association, Boston, MA, "Content Liability: What Every Corporate Counsel Needs to Know," June 9, 2010
  • Author, "Cyber Insurance and Media Organizations," Media & Entertainment Insights Magazine, Spring 2010
  • Featured Panelist, Twitter Chat on FTC Rules for Bloggers and Publishers, hosted by Follow the Reader (Twitter hashtag #followreader), October 16, 2009.
  • Speaker, Boston Bar Association, Boston, MA, "Content Liability and the Client's Website," January 9, 2009
  • Author, "Yours, Mine and Theirs: The Importance of Copyright in the Acquisition of User-Created Digital Assets," Media & Entertainment Insights Magazine, Fall 2008
  • Co-Author, "Online Disclosure of Obscure or Private Material," Media Law Resource Center Internet Law Update, September 2008
  • Instructor, 2008 New Media Expo, Las Vegas, NV, "A Legal Thicket: New Media Production and Content Liability in the Digital Age"
  • Co-author, "Online Syndication of User-Generated Content Under the Communications Decency Act," Media Law Resource Center Bulletin, 2008 Issue No. 2, May 2008
  • Speaker, 2007 New England Press Association Conference, Boston, MA, "Journalists' Rights and Responsibilities Under HIPAA"
  • Co-author, "Podcasting and Defamation in the US," Cutter Consortium Business Intelligence Advisory Service Executive Update, Vol. 6, No. 18, November 2006
  • Co-author, "Online Forums and Chat Rooms in Defamation Actions," Communications Lawyer, Summer 2006