Mark R. Caramanica’s practice focuses on media law, intellectual property, and civil litigation. He has made his mark defending a free press, ensuring protections to journalists, and championing access to information. Mark currently practices out of the firm's Tampa office.
It is a daily privilege to help journalists keep the public informed. Be it through helping them gather news, protecting confidential information, or defending their right to publish, our firm is proud to stand with our clients & the First Amendment ideals they embody.
Prior to joining the firm, Mark was an attorney at The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, the nation's leading legal advocacy non-profit organization serving free press and First Amendment interests. In that role, he specialized in freedom of information, access, and intellectual property issues. Prior to that, he practiced commercial litigation in New York City where he represented foreign and domestic corporate clients in multi-million dollar disputes.
Mark also served as director of the Marion Brechner Citizen Access Project at the University of Florida's College of Journalism and Communications, where he taught upper division classes in media and telecommunications law. He is a frequent speaker at journalism and media conferences and has been quoted in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Pro Publica. He has also appeared on NPR and On the Media.
During law school, he worked in the sports department of the Gainesville Sun.