Attorneys in Epstein Becker Green’s Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice co-authored chapters in the 2024 edition of Social Media and the Law, published by the Practising Law Institute:

  • Chapter 6: “Employment and Workplace Issues,” written by Adam S. Forman and Alexander J. Franchilli.
  • Chapter 10: “Civil Discovery Issues,” written by Adam S. Forman and Shawndra G. Jones.

Following is a summary of the book:

Social Media and the Law is a resource for understanding the laws related to the use of social media. It covers:

  • The privacy issues presented by social networking sites and what steps users can take to maintain their privacy and limit unwanted third-party access to personal information
  • What copyright issues are raised in the ever-developing social media world, such as who owns and who can use user-generated content and data scrapping
  • The opportunities, and trademark risks, of promoting a brand through social media
  • Best practices for social media communication to avoid defamation and other tort liability
  • The unique employment and workplace issues that are raised by and through the use of social media, both by employees and human resources departments
  • How the basic rules of disclosure in advertising apply to advertisements appearing in social media
  • How social media activity can result in criminal charges and be used as evidence or alibi in criminal proceedings
  • How social media can and should be considered when creating a civil litigation discovery plan

In a separate chapter on regulated industries, Social Media and the Law discusses the unique issues faced by publicly traded companies, financial services, broker-dealers, health care providers, and pharmaceutical manufacturers.

For more information about the book and to order, please visit


Jump to Page

Privacy Preference Center

When you visit any website, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. This information might be about you, your preferences or your device and is mostly used to make the site work as you expect it to. The information does not usually directly identify you, but it can give you a more personalized web experience. Because we respect your right to privacy, you can choose not to allow some types of cookies. Click on the different category headings to find out more and change our default settings. However, blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience of the site and the services we are able to offer.

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

Performance Cookies

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.