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Giselle M. Girones

Giselle joined Shullman Fugate in August of 2017, after practicing at a respected Jacksonville, Florida law firm. She focuses on content, intellectual property, defamation and privacy issues.

Prior to attending law school, Giselle graduated from Florida State University with a degree in communication and sports management. While there, she had the opportunity to work for Universal Music Group as a marketing representative for various music labels. She also worked with the Sports Information Office at a large NCAA Division I university, where she drafted press releases and assisted with other media and press-related tasks.

In her media/First Amendment practice, Giselle offers advice concerning content and publication practices, defends against subpoenas, defamation, and privacy cases in state and federal courts, and prosecutes actions concerning access to government records and proceedings. Giselle also provides pre-broadcast and pre-publication review, newsgathering advice and newsroom trainings for both English and Spanish stations, newspapers, television networks, podcasts, and production companies. Giselle’s prior experience in a boutique intellectual property law firm makes her a valuable asset to Shullman Fugate, where she also litigates copyright and trademark disputes and provides advice concerning intellectual property enforcement.

Giselle is a former Fellow for both The Florida Bar’s Wm. Reece Smith, Jr. Leadership Academy and The Florida Bar’s Business Law Section and formerly served on the ABA’s IP Law Section’s CLE Board and the Jacksonville Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Board of Governors. Giselle currently serves as a member of The Florida Bar Media and Communications Law committee and is the co-chair of the ABA Forum on Communications Law’s Young Lawyers Committee as well as a member of the Forum’s Media Advocacy Workshop.

Giselle is fluent in Spanish and speaks conversational Italian.

Education

  • J.D., cum laude, Stetson University College of Law, 2016
  • B.A., cum laude, Florida State University, 2013

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit

Recognitions

  • Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2020-2022)

Speaking & Media

Giselle has been quoted on matters of access and/or defamation involving the media including in the Orlando Sentinel and Law360. Additionally, Giselle has participated in the following speaking engagements:

  • Panelist, “Libel & Privacy,” The Florida Bar Reporters’ Workshop (September 2022)
  • Speaker, “RBG and ACB: Supreme Court Copyright and Trademark Jurisprudence, webinar ABA Communications Law Forum (December 2021)
  • Panelist, “Journalists conversando: prensa bajo vigilancia en estados unidos,” Fundamedios (June 2021)
  • Speaker, “Trademark Law for Paralegals”, Lorman Education Services (September 2020)
  • Faculty Speaker, “Best Practices for Collecting Information Using Public Records” Lorman Education Services (2019)
  • Presenter, "Conoce tus derechos como periodista – Libertad de Expresion, Accesso a la Informacion y Medidas de Seguridad", National Association of Hispanic Journalists (2019)
  • Part-time Adjunct Professor, "Law and Ethics of Communications", University of North Florida (Fall 2019)
  • Panelist, “IP and Video Games Issues: Copyrights, Trademarks and Patents”, American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (2018)
  • Panelist, “Marketing and IP”, The Florida Bar Wm. Reece Smith Jr.’s Leadership Academy (2018)
  • Speaker, Girls’ Leadership Council, Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center (2018)

Publications

  • Author, Forum Lawyer Gets “Slapped” for Frivolous Suit over Updated Article, MLRC MediaLawLetter (November-December 2021)
  • Co-Author, RBG and ACB on Circle C: A copyright defender history and a copyright jurisprudence mystery, Communications Lawyer (Summer 2021)
  • Author, Court Allows Roy Moore’s Lawsuit Concerning Device Prank to Proceed, MLRC MediaLawLetter (December 2020)
  • Author, Plata o Plomo? District Judge Adopts Award of Attorneys’ Fees and Costs in Narcos Copyright Suite, MLRC MediaLawLetter (November 2020)
  • Author, Second Circuit Affirms Fair Use Finding in Drake Sampling Case, MLRC MediaLawLetter (February 2020)
  • Co-Author, Overbroad Victims’ Rights Laws Impede Access to Public Records, Communications Lawyer, (Summer 2019)
  • Author, “#TWIBEL: Is your retweet defamatory?,” Bar Bulletin, Jax Daily Record (2019).
  • Author, “Starting Up Right: Common Pitfalls Startups Can Avoid in Copyright Law”, ABA-IPL Landslide Magazine (2018).