As a lawyer who doesn’t practice constitutional law, how much do you really know about the right to privacy – the right Justice Brandeis famously called “the most comprehensive of rights and the right most valued by civilized men”? In the latest installment of this popular series, Peter Afrasiabi traces the origins of the constitutional right to privacy and explains how this right also protects us today under state statutes, common and tort law. The discussion includes famous cases involving Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis, Barbra Steisand, Bette Midler and Vanna White who sued to block paparazzi and others from using their names, images, likenesses or voices for commercial gain.
Peter Afrasiabi, Partner, One LLP, Newport Beach, CA
Peter is a founding partner at One, LLP, and focuses his practice on copyright, patent, trademark and entertainment litigation. In addition, he is a professor and the Director of the Appellate Clinic at University of California, Irvine School of Law. Peter graduated from University of California, Los Angeles and University of Southern California Gould School of Law.