Robert A. Bertsche represents companies and individuals engaged in online, print, and electronic media, including newspapers, magazines, websites, bloggers, book publishers, broadcasters, and filmmakers, among others. A partner at the Boston law firm of Prince Lobel Tye LLP, he serves as outside general counsel to the New England Newspaper and Press Association and the New England First Amendment Coalition, and is on legal advisory boards to the Student Press Law Center and the New England First Amendment Center. He chairs Prince Lobel’s media and intellectual property practice groups, which provide services including prepublication and pre-broadcast review; litigation and advice in such areas as libel, access, privacy, reporters’ privilege, and copyright and trademark infringement; and counsel on issues including website compliance, social media, sweepstakes, and advertising. He works closely with Prince Lobel’s employment, corporate, insurance, criminal law, and real estate lawyers to provide a wide gamut of services to media clients nationwide.
A graduate of Wesleyan University and Harvard Law School, Rob worked as a daily newspaper reporter and magazine editor before deciding his future might be brighter as a lawyer. He has been listed as one of the “Best Lawyers in America” (Woodward/White) every year since 2006, and has been repeatedly granted “Super Lawyer” status as well. He is an adjunct faculty member at Boston College, where he teaches Communication Law. Rob can be reached at rbertsche@PrinceLobel.com or 617-456-8018.