Barclay Damon
Barclay Damon


Mickey Osterreicher

Of Counsel

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Buffalo Office

The Avant Building
200 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14202

An award-winning photojournalist whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Newsweek, and USA Today as well as on ABC World News Tonight, Nightline, Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News, and ESPN, Mickey primarily concentrates his legal practice on contract, media, copyright, and First Amendment law. He serves as general counsel to the National Press Photographers Association.

Mickey has extensive experience handling matters involving cameras in the courtroom, the federal shield law, media access, public photography, orphan works, drones, and copyright infringement. He also handles legal and public-relations analysis, multimedia communications, risk assessment and planning, and policy development and implementation.

Mickey is well known by clients for identifying, assessing, and communicating under adverse circumstances with short deadlines, with decades of experience dealing in fast-breaking and complex issues.

Practice Areas


  • University at Buffalo School of Law, J.D., 1998
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, B.S., 1973

Admitted To Practice

  • New York, 1999
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Communications Law Forum
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • New York State Bar Association, Media Law Committee
  • Media Law Resource Center, Newsgathering Committee Member and Drone Journalism Subcommittee Co-Chair

Civic Activities

  • Erie County Sheriff’s Department Scientific Staff, Reserve Deputy
  • Montgomery County Community College Communications Program, Advisory Committee Member
  • Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Ride for Roswell Planning Committee Media Relations Member
  • University at Buffalo School of Law, Former Media and the Law Adjunct
  • University at Buffalo, Former Photojournalism Adjunct

Speaking & Publications


  • Erie County Sheriff’s Department Badge & Shield Club, Reserve Deputy of the Year, 2017
  • Society of Professional Journalists, Fellow of the Society, 2015
  • National Press Photographers Association, Joseph A. Sprague Memorial Award, 2013
  • Bar Association of Erie County, Liberty Bell Award for Outstanding Community Service, 2002
  • Buffalo Fire Department, Commissioner Citation for Exemplary Community Service

Prior Experience

  • Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, Of Counsel
  • Erie County Department of Social Services, Director of Legal Affairs
  • WKBW-TV (ABC Affiliate), Staff Photographer, Reporter, and Producer
  • ESPN, Contract Photographer
  • Buffalo Courier Express, Staff Photographer