Karl Kronenberger is an indispensable resource and trusted advisor to his clients on issues relating to Internet law, media, and technology.
A seasoned litigator, Karl has tried more than 20 jury trials and many more bench trials, and he regularly handles complex Internet law issues, such as Internet trademark and copyright infringement, spam litigation defense, Internet defamation and false advertising, cybersquatting, FTC lawsuits, data breaches, website agreements, and privacy disputes. Karl thrives on litigating matters where the legal terrain is uncharted, as is often the case in the realm of Internet disputes.
As a former general counsel to technology and non-technology companies alike, he has handled many of the day-to-day legal issues these companies face, including intellectual property issues, licensing and distribution agreements, and domain name disputes. Additionally, he handles a variety of transactions and business disputes for services, technology, and media companies.
A former prosecutor and Army JAG Corps officer, he is both aggressive and creative in solving problems, while maintaining the highest of ethical standards.
“Representing clients zealously, maintaining the highest ethical standards, and communicating well with clients are the foundations of my practice.”
Karl is frequently called upon as an Internet law expert by the media and at industry conferences. He has received the highest “AV Preeminent” rating by his peers through Martindale-Hubbell and is named to the 2011 list of Northern California Super Lawyers for his work in Internet law.
Karl has appeared as an expert witness in both federal and state courts on a variety of topics, including practices and procedures in litigating spam cases in California; standards and practices of the Federal Trade Commission concerning enforcement of advertising laws; Amazon policies regarding intellectual property infringement and other prohibited activities; and counterfeiting and other trademark infringement within the Amazon Marketplace.
Karl is licensed to practice in California, New York, Georgia, and Ohio and before the District Courts for the Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of California, District Court for the Southern District of New York, District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the Bar Association of San Francisco.
He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame (1990) and the University of Cincinnati College of Law (1993).