Lawrence G. Walters, Managing Partner

Lawrence G Walters

Adult Entertainment Attorneys

Walters Law Group has advocated for the legal interests of the adult entertainment industry for over 20 years. Our adult entertainment attorneys are recognized internationally for their work in defending the rights of producers, performers and website operators. Adult entertainment law is a niche practice, and requires years of experience to effectively represent clients in this field. The adult entertainment lawyers at Walters Law Group have demonstrated their commitment to zealously representing adult-oriented entertainment, and are dedicated to protecting artistic expression in all its unique forms.

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  • Kimberly A. Harchuck, Of Counsel

    Kimberly A. HarchuckKimberly A. Harchuck focuses her First Amendment practice on web-based business matters, adult industry issues, intellectual property issues, DMCA compliance, and gaming law assessments. More

  • Neil D. Braslow
    Associate

    Neil BraslowNeil D. Braslow focuses his First Amendment practice on business matters, intellectual property issues, and transactional agreements. He regularly counsels clients on contractual and transactional issues... More

  • Corey D. Silverstein, Of Counsel

    Corey D. SilversteinAfter receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University in 2002, Mr. Silverstein attended the University Of Detroit Mercy School Of Law and earned his Juris Doctor degree in 2006. More

Website reporting obligations under federal law

Introduction Adult website operators are typically familiar with the obligations imposed by Title 18 U.S.C. § 2257 (“Section 2257”) which mandates the compilation and maintenance of certain records relating to the production of sexually explicit content.  Less well known, but equally if not more important, are the reporting obligations imposed on certain website operators under 18 U.S.C. § 2258A.  This federal statute requires “electronic communication service providers” such as hosts, forums, dating sites, tube sites, and advertising networks, to report any apparent Read more [...]

Live Web Cam Best Practices

By: Lawrence G. Walters, Esq. Walters Law Group www.FirstAmendment.com Introduction: As the live web cam business continues to surge in popularity, more attention will be focused on operators and performers by law enforcement and other government agencies. The best time to consider operational risks and develop best practices is before notification of an investigation or formal inquiry.  The following best practices are submitted for consideration by both performers and web cam site operators.  Some are legally mandated, and others are designed to mitigate legal exposure. For Read more [...]

Porn.com Recovered After ‘Hijack’ Attempt

Lawrence Walters assists in recovering hijacked, multi-million dollar porn[dot]com domain name, several days after the piracy was first noticed. The legal team included company attorney Corey Silverstein, Esq., and noteworthy domain attorney, Paul Keating, Esq. By utilizing all available tools Porn.com’s legal team was able to prevent the day-to-day business from being affected at Porn.com. As a result the consumer experience was not impacted in the slightest. Thanks to the countless individuals that offered assistance and support on GFY and elsewhere. AVN Theo 09:15 PM Read more [...]

Lawrence G. Walters to present Legal Workshop at Camming Con in Miami Beach

Lawrence G. Walters, founder of Walters Law Group FirstAmendment.com will deliver a practical legal presentation at the upcoming Camming Con, in Miami Beach, FL, on August 2, 2014, at 12 noon. Mr. Walters has focused on representing the interests of the live cam industry since its inception, and is thrilled to be invited to speak at this inaugural event:  “The live web cam industry deserves an event of its own, and I’m happy to help educate the attendees on the unique legal issues facing both the operators and the performers,” Walters said. Camming Con will occur at Read more [...]

Lawrence Walters provides legal analysis for Xbiz:

Re legality of 'morphed' underage images, and virtual child pornography: On a ruling Thursday by the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals  a Nebraska man who photoshopped a naked adult woman having sex, replaced her face with that of an 11-year-old girl and sent her the pic lost his motion to have his indictment dismissed. Industry attorney Lawrence Walters told XBIZ that the legality of morphed images appearing to depict a minor in a lascivious manner has been subject to inconsistent court rulings. "So it is not a surprise that Mr. Anderson was convicted of this offense, Read more [...]