Deanna develops and implements successful strategies for defending clients in business, intellectual property, and speech-related litigation. In her media/First Amendment practice, she provides pre-broadcast and pre-publication review and newsgathering advice, offers advice concerning Internet content and publication practices, defends against subpoenas to reporters, defamation, and privacy claims, and prosecutes actions concerning access to government records and proceedings. She has also served as an expert witness on attorneys' fees in defamation, privacy, and public records cases and has testified at deposition and in court regarding such matters.
In her intellectual property practice, Deanna litigates copyright and trademark disputes, and provides advice concerning intellectual property management and enforcement. In her commercial litigation practice, Deanna litigates commercial disputes for corporate clients of all sizes, including contract disputes, class action defense, business torts and related areas. She also prepares and reviews contracts and other documents related to business operations and management.
Deanna is a member of the American Bar Association's Forum on Communications Law, where she has served as a member of the Governing Committee and several sub-committees. She is also a member of and past Chair of the Florida Bar Media Law Committee.