Erin Malone is an Associate practicing in Butzel’s Detroit office. She concentrates her practice in the areas of media law, intellectual property, cybersecurity, technology, and litigation and dispute resolution in general. She focuses her practice on assisting with issues particularly in the areas of First Amendment, defamation, privacy, content-based claims, access issues, data protection, cybersecurity threat assessment, data breach and cyberattacks. Ms. Malone additionally assists in advising on pre-publication reviews, retraction demands, fair use analysis, licensing, entertainment contracts, and copyrights.
Ms. Malone is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where she received her B.A. in English and a B.A. in the Program in the Environment.
After receiving her undergraduate degree, Ms. Malone worked in advertising in Detroit in print production before shifting careers into the media realm. She became a photojournalist in local television news and worked with reporters and producers to deliver daily news for many years. Later on, she was promoted to field producer, producing her own feature segments. Ms. Malone became certified as an FAA Part 107 drone pilot for commercial operators during her time in broadcast news and still flies her drone in her spare time. She enjoys advising and maintaining connections with media professionals as she understands the rigors of the daily life of a journalist and media professional. Ms. Malone is originally from Northern Michigan and enjoys maintaining connections between the Detroit and Northern Michigan communities.
Ms. Malone received her Juris Doctor degree, summa cum laude, from the Detroit Mercy School of Law and was first in her class. While in law school, she served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review.
Primary Practice Areas
All Related Practice Areas
- Access, Freedom of Information Act & Open Meetings Act
- Automotive Industry Team
- Automotive Law
- Connected Car and Autonomous Vehicles
- Content Review and Pre-Publication Vetting
- Cybersecurity and Privacy Specialty Team
- Emerging Technology Specialty Team
- Intellectual Property
- Licensing & Technology
- Media Law
- Media Litigation
- Media, Entertainment, and Digital Content Law Specialty Team
- Privacy, Data Breach & Data Security
- Product Liability/Recall & Warranty
- Supply Chain Management
- Trademark Law
Detroit Mercy School of Law, J.D.
University of Michigan, B.A.
News & Events
Alerts & Publications
- Client Alert, 1.5.2023
- Client Alert, 10.4.2022