We deploy our deep understanding of digital infrastructure and vernacular when representing clients in internet, social media, and technology-related legal issues and transactions. Our team has been acknowledged by Who’s Who Legal® and Best Lawyers in America© for information management law and other technology-focused practice areas.
Our practice handles bringing bills of discovery to identify anonymous online posters; social media defamation and online reputation management; cybersquatting; takedowns for trademark and copyright infringement; matters involving electronic transactions and electronic signatures; and domain name disputes under the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP).
We draft website terms of service, privacy policies, loyalty program and payment processing agreements, Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedown policies, designations of copyright agents, domain name acquisition agreements, licensing agreements, and software as a service (SaaS) agreements.
We advise clients on compliance with the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act (CAN-SPAM) and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), as well as with website compliance issues associated with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). We represent clients in the defense of consumer protection and regulatory matters and work with the FBI and other law enforcement entities in addressing internet-related issues. Members of our team have litigated a broad range of internet-related claims.
We have handled the brokering and sale of domain names valued in aggregate at several million dollars. We have provided opinion memoranda on the legal and regulatory aspects of internet operations on new lines of business and in gray areas at the intersection of technology and law.
Our firm also has deep experience in electronic signature and electronic transactions law. We regularly assist companies in transitioning from pen-and-ink documentation and processes to electronic equivalents. We have extensive knowledge of the practical and legal considerations associated with this transition across a wide range of regulated industry sectors.
Members of our team have represented mobile application developers in the education arena. We have drafted a multitude of terms and collateral agreements and addressed issues relating to FERPA and COPPA. We represented a national game developer and publisher in developing strategies and responses to large-scale denial of service (DoS) attacks and a leading solar manufacturer against allegations of deceptive advertising practices associated with the use and operation of the manufacturer’s website.
Our experience includes acting as outside general counsel for a New York-based social media company in addressing all operations, preparing and submitting thousands of DMCA takedown requests, and handling potential violations of terms of service on various publicly-available websites and social media platforms. We have represented clients in information security and privacy issues related to internet operations. We regularly interface with the FBI on internet-related legal issues.
We have extensive experience in tracking the identities of individuals and entities who post online content. We represented an automobile dealer in Florida-based bill of discovery proceedings and successfully identified an individual posting unlawful and defamatory content on social media platforms. We represented an individual in proceedings leading to the successful identification of someone who created a false online profile impersonating the client. We represented an international company in 28 U.S. Code Section 1782 proceedings in the Northern District of California leading to the successful identification of an individual associated with Hong Kong-based judicial proceedings.
If there is any legal issue at the crossroads of the internet, technology, and law, then it is likely in our wheelhouse.