Alicia Calzada

Media Law/ First Amendment Attorney and working mother

Location
San Antonio, Texas (San Antonio, Texas Area)
Industry
Law Practice

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Alicia Calzada's Overview

Current
  • Associate at Haynes and Boone, LLP
  • Attorney at Alicia Wagner Calzada, PLLC
  • Advocacy Committee Chairperson at National Press Photographers Association
  • Owner at Alicia Wagner Calzada Photography
Past
  • Intern at Fourth Court of Appeals of Texas
  • Intern at United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Staff Photographer at Rumbo
Education
Connections

500+ connections

Websites

Alicia Calzada's Summary

I am an attorney based in Texas and specializing in serving the needs of a variety of media clients, including newspapers, television stations, movie companies and creative professionals, focusing on intellectual property, media law, First Amendment issues and small business support with experience advocating for journalists and creative professionals to all branches of government.

In my past life I was a professional photojournalist, shooting for variety of magazines, newspapers, wire services and corporations dealing with issues such as immigration, agriculture, international politics, poverty, culture, disasters, news, entertainment and sports.

As an Attorney, Advocacy Chair and past president for the National Press Photographers Association, I work to support the association's policies and priorities on national issues relating to photography such as free press issues and issues that help photographers protect their business interests. I have launched several services within the NPPA that support and serve photojournalists.

Author of the blogs: www.photoblawg.com, and www.slappedintexas.com

Specialties: Attorney, Intellectual Property, Advocacy, Photography, Photojournalist, Annual Report Photographer, Commercial Photographer, Public Relations Photographer, Photo Editing, Corporate Photographer, Magazine Photographer, Newspaper Photographer, Spanish Language media, Law, legal,

Alicia Calzada's Experience

Partnership; 1001-5000 employees; Law Practice industry

August 2012Present (2 years 3 months)

Attorney based in Texas and specializing in serving the needs of a variety of media clients, including newspapers, television stations, movie companies and creative professionals, focusing on intellectual property, media law, First Amendment issues and small business support with experience advocating for journalists and creative professionals to all branches of government.

Attorney

Alicia Wagner Calzada, PLLC

May 2011Present (3 years 6 months)

Advocacy Committee Chairperson

National Press Photographers Association

2003Present (11 years)

As an Attorney, Advocacy Chair and past president for the National Press Photographers Association, I work to support the association's policies and priorities on national issues relating to photography such as free press issues and issues that help photographers protect their business interests. I have launched several services within the NPPA that support and serve photojournalists.

Owner

Alicia Wagner Calzada Photography

June 2000Present (14 years 5 months)

Professional photojournalist, shooting for variety of magazines, newspapers, wire services and corporations dealing with issues such as immigration, agriculture, international politics, poverty, culture, disasters, news, entertainment and sports

Intern

Fourth Court of Appeals of Texas

September 2010December 2010 (4 months)

Judicial Intern for the Hon. Rebecca Simmons

Intern

United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

July 2009August 2009 (2 months)

Judicial Intern for Chambers of the Hon. Emilio Garza, Summer 2009

Staff Photographer

Rumbo

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Internet industry

June 2004January 2007 (2 years 8 months)

President

National Press Photographers Association

June 2005June 2006 (1 year 1 month)

Staff Photographer

Orlando Sentinel

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Newspapers industry

August 1997August 1999 (2 years 1 month)

Staff Photographer

The Advocate

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Newspapers industry

August 1995August 1997 (2 years 1 month)

Alicia Calzada's Skills & Expertise

  1. Photojournalism
  2. News Photography
  3. Commercial Photography
  4. Corporate Portraits
  5. Media Law
  6. Copyright Law
  7. First Amendment
  8. Intellectual Property
  9. Portraits
  10. Blogging
  11. Photography
  12. Image Editing
  13. Videography
  14. Magazines
  15. Newspapers
  16. Photos
  17. Lightroom
  18. Journalism
  19. Entertainment Law
  20. Digital Photography
  21. Multimedia
  22. Advocacy
  23. Documentaries
  24. Editorial
  25. Publishing
  26. Storytelling
  27. Photoshop
  28. Travel Photography
  29. Mac
  30. Portrait Photography
  31. Non-profit Administration
  32. Public Relations
  33. Editing
  34. Media Ethics
  35. Freedom of Information Act
  36. Copy Editing
  37. Non-profit Leadership

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Alicia Calzada's Education

St. Mary's University School of Law

Doctor of Jurisprudence, Law

20072010

• St. Mary’s Law Journal 2009-2010 Staff Writer, 2010 Associate Editor
• 2008 Institute on World Legal Problems, Innsbruck, Austria. Instructors included Chief Justice of the United States, John G. Roberts, Jr.
• American Bar Association Forum on Communications Law, 2009-2010 Student Liaison
• American Bar Association Forum on Communications Law, 2008 scholarship winner
• Evening Student Bar Association, founding board member and board member at-large
• Dean’s List, Dean’s Scholarship

The University of Texas at Austin

Bachelor of Journalism, Photojournalism

19901994

Activities and Societies: The Daily Texan

Alicia Calzada's Additional Information

Websites:
Groups and Associations:

National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), Christians in Photojournalism (CIP), American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), Editorial Photographers (EP), American Bar Association (ABA),

Honors and Awards:

2008 conference scholarship, American Bar Association Forum on Communications Law
2007 NPPA President's Medal
2004 NPPA Samuel Mellor Award

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