Kate Hollist

 Associate

Kate is an experienced litigator who focuses on video game law, speech, intellectual property disputes, and preparing for and defending against government regulatory actions.

Phone Number

415-955-1155 Ext. 127

Email Address

[email protected]

Kate Hollist

 Associate

Kate is an experienced litigator who focuses on video game law, speech, intellectual property disputes, and preparing for and defending against government regulatory actions.

Phone Number

415-955-1155 Ext. 127

Email Address

[email protected]

Kate navigates dynamic legal issues in emerging technologies for developers and end users alike.

Kate represents businesses and consumers alike in a variety of internet-related litigation and non-litigation matters, including intellectual property, defamation, terms of service and user agreements, privacy agreements and EU GDPR and COPPA compliance, and eSports contracts.

Kate’s work on eSports law has been cited over 70 times by subsequent authors, and she has been invited to speak on regulatory concerns within the eSports industry. As an attorney she represents game developers and players alike in a variety of legal topics that arise in the gaming context, including both digital topics such as the DMCA and CDA and more traditional issues such as contract negotiation, employment and labor law issues, and defamation claims.

In an industry where success can be defined by actions per minute, regulators are responding on a lag. I help identify best practices so that my clients aren't caught off-guard when the laws catch up to the technologies.

In addition to her work on video game law, Kate represents other clients in the various issues they encounter in the internet space, including ensuring regulatory compliance, drafting terms of service and privacy policies, and litigating violations of user agreements. Kate’s broad litigation experience allows her to deploy a variety of creative solutions while remaining mindful of the potential legal implications of her client’s decisions. Her focus is to help her clients find practical, workable solutions in a legal landscape that is in constant flux. 

Kate graduated summa cum laude from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law and is licensed to practice in Arizona.
 

EDUCATION

Brigham Young University, B.A.

University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, J.D., summa cum laude

BAR ADMISSIONS

State Bar of Arizona (2016)

United States District Court for the District of Arizona (2016)

MEMBERSHIPS

Internet Law Leadership Summit

Additional Attributes for Kate Hollist

  • Drafted a software development agreement for the creation of a mobile game
  • Represented a livestreamer in a dispute with Twitch over an unfair ban
  • Stopped a former customer from defaming a company on Yelp! and social media after the business relationship soured
  • Secured transfer of a disputed domain name for a website used to criticize a former employer
  • Protected a content creator's copyrighted material from being used by a competitor
  • Obtained seven-figure compensation from an online hosting company who failed to enact a policy against repeat infringers
  • Resolved a contentious trademark dispute involving a franchise owner without the need for litigation
  • Utlized web archiving tools to withstand a motion to dismiss on a warranty claim
  • Appealed to the Arizona Supreme Court to have a state statute declared unconstitutional
Publications Representative Matters
  • Drafted a software development agreement for the creation of a mobile game
  • Represented a livestreamer in a dispute with Twitch over an unfair ban
  • Stopped a former customer from defaming a company on Yelp! and social media after the business relationship soured
  • Secured transfer of a disputed domain name for a website used to criticize a former employer
  • Protected a content creator's copyrighted material from being used by a competitor
  • Obtained seven-figure compensation from an online hosting company who failed to enact a policy against repeat infringers
  • Resolved a contentious trademark dispute involving a franchise owner without the need for litigation
  • Utlized web archiving tools to withstand a motion to dismiss on a warranty claim
  • Appealed to the Arizona Supreme Court to have a state statute declared unconstitutional
Kelly Mulcahy | Kronenberger Rosenfeld, LLP

Kelly Mulcahy

Associate

Kelly focuses on intellectual property and internet-related matters, including trademark prosecution and enforcement, online advertising, and privacy matters.  

Phone Number

415-955-1155 Ext. 122

Email Address

[email protected]

Kelly Mulcahy

Associate

Kelly focuses on intellectual property and internet-related matters, including trademark prosecution and enforcement, online advertising, and privacy matters.  

Phone Number

415-955-1155 Ext. 122

Email Address

[email protected]

Kelly Mulcahy counsels clients on intellectual property matters, with a focus on domestic and international trademark prosecution, copyright and trademark enforcement, and licensing. She helps clients find creative solutions for the selection, registration, use, and protection of their intellectual property rights.

Kelly’s transactional practice includes advising clients on FTC/Advertising Law Compliance and drafting and negotiating commercial agreements and drafting privacy policies.

Prior to joining Kronenberger Rosenfeld, Kelly was an associate at boutique litigation and trademark firms in the Bay Area. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a degree in international studies and earned her law degree from Golden Gate University School of Law.

EDUCATION

Golden Gate University School of Law – J.D.

University of California, Irvine – B.A.

BAR ADMISSIONS

State Bar of California

MEMBERSHIPS

Internet Law Leadership Summit

The Bar Association of San Francisco, Executive Member of the IP and Internet Section

Ruben Peña | Kronenberger Rosenfeld, LLP

Ruben Peña

Associate

Ruben focuses on a variety of internet-related litigation, including trade secrets, defamation, and unauthorized access case. 

Phone Number

415-955-1155 Ext. 126

Email Address

[email protected]

Ruben Peña

Associate

Ruben focuses on a variety of internet-related litigation, including trade secrets, defamation, and unauthorized access case. 

Phone Number

415-955-1155 Ext. 126

Email Address

[email protected]

Ruben thrives on litigating complicated internet-related legal matters.

Ruben received his J.D. from the Santa Clara University School of Law with a High-Tech Certificate: corporate specialization with honors. During law school, Ruben served as a Research Editor and sat on the Board of Editors for the Santa Clara Law Review. He also served as the Senior Managing Editor for The Advocate, Santa Clara University School of Law’s newspaper.

Ruben’s role is primarily within the firm’s litigation practice. His interests include litigating cases relating to internet law, media, and technology that resolve the ever-changing nature of internet-based legal issues.

In my everyday practice I strive to zealously litigate all my cases that involve internet law legal issues. 

Prior to joining Kronenberger Rosenfeld, Ruben gained experience through legal internships at a major technology company, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California, the Office of the City Attorney for San José, and the Office of the City Attorney for San Diego.

Ruben is licensed to practice in California. He is fluent in Spanish and enjoys staying active by snowboarding, rock climbing, and running. In addition to staying active, he spends his time cooking new recipes, exploring new breweries, and avidly cheering on the San Diego Padres, Washington Redskins, and Los Angeles Kings.  

EDUCATION

Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D., with a High-Tech Certificate (corporate specialization with honors)

Virginia Wesleyan College, B.A.

BAR ADMISSIONS

State Bar of California

MEMBERSHIPS

Internet Law Leadership Summit

Liana W. Chen, Bio, Internet Law, Technology, Media Attorney | Kronenberger Rosenfeld, LLP

liana W. Chen

Senior Associate

Liana focuses on intellectual property and internet-related matters, including online advertising, FTC defense, defamation, and fraud. 

Phone Number

415-955-1155 Ext. 118

Email Address

[email protected]

liana W. Chen

Senior Associate

Liana focuses on intellectual property and internet-related matters, including online advertising, FTC defense, defamation, and fraud. 

Phone Number

415-955-1155 Ext. 118

Email Address

[email protected]

Liana is dedicated to resolving complex issues involving internet law.

Liana is committed to advocating for victims of online defamation, cyberstalking, wire fraud, privacy and security violations, and trademark and copyright infringement. Liana also regularly advises and defends businesses and individuals facing private complaints and government investigations, including by the FTC, other federal agencies, and state attorneys general; and she is well-versed in areas of consumer protection, advertising law, internet speech, and spam and TCPA compliance. Her skills in negotiation, oral advocacy, and persuasive research and writing have secured numerous victories for clients in internet, technology, and intellectual property cases. In addition, she routinely counsels clients on compliance issues, including review of contracts and business practices. 

Prior to joining Kronenberger Rosenfeld, Liana was an attorney with an international law firm in Washington, D.C., where she defended high-stakes FTC cases, advised clients on data privacy and security matters, and litigated bid protests against the government. After moving back to San Francisco, Liana continued defending clients in state and federal courts across California.  

Liana's litigation experience spans both sides of the country. She is a member of the State Bar of California, District of Columbia Bar, and Virginia State Bar (inactive). She was also admitted to the U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of California, Eastern District of California, Central District of California, Eastern District of Virginia, and District of Columbia as well as the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. She has wide-ranging experience in mediation, depositions, dispositive motions, trial, and appeals. 

Liana obtained her J.D., with high honors, in 2011 from The George Washington University Law School, where she was an active member of the Moot Court and Mock Trial Boards and an associate with The George Washington Law Review. In 2010, Liana won the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court competition in Pilsen, Czech Republic. She is on the Executive Committee of the Barrister's Litigation Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco and serves as a judge for mock trial and moot court competitions.

EDUCATION

University of California, San Diego, B.A., summa cum laude

The George Washington University Law School, J.D., with high honors, Order of the Coif

BAR ADMISSIONS

State Bar of California

District of Columbia Bar

Virginia State Bar (inactive)

U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of California, Eastern District of California, and Central District of California

U.S. Court of Federal Claims

MEMBERSHIPS

The Bar Association of San Francisco, Executive Committee of Barristers Litigation Section

Internet Law Leadership Summit

Additional Attributes for Liana Chen

  • Awarded over $1.9 million in damages in a copyright infringement case. 
  • Advised a national retailer against FTC charges that advertisements violated the FTC Act and Fur Products Labeling Act.
  • Counseled small and large businesses after data security breaches. 
  • Second chaired a three-week jury trial in San Francisco Superior Court for defamation claims involving anonymously-posted disparaging online reviews.
  • Discovered the identity of a doe defendant that impersonated and defamed a client anonymously online.
  • Obtained maximum requested restraining order for ongoing online harassment and stalking.
  • Secured dismissal of a case seeking seven-figure damages for alleged deceptive advertising and unfair competition. 
  • Won a motion for summary judgment, that was upheld on appeal, in a seven-figure products liability case against an international franchisor and its franchisee. 
  • Prevailed on an anti-SLAPP motion to dismiss a case seeking damages for posting a truthful online review. 
  • Obtained the transfer of a disputed domain name in a hotly contested UDRP proceeding that was appealed in federal court. 
  • Obtained seven-figure offer from businesses involved in a nearly $2 million wire fraud scam
  • Negotiated a stipulated injunction prohibiting trademark infringement and false advertising in pop culture conventions.
  • Represented a global marketing company in a multi-year arbitration.
  • Litigated ongoing infringement and counterfeit claims on behalf of a luxury fashion company.
  • Argued motion for summary judgment involving novel issues of respondeat superior and employer liability. 
  • Obtained a preliminary injunction to prevent unlawful misconduct in a case before the Court of Federal Claims.
  • Won case against a copycat infringer of a platform integrating blockchain technology. 
  • Secured full requested monetary and injunctive relief against defendants running a notario fraud scam to defraud immigrants.
  • The Essential Guide to FTC Compliance, Investigations, and Enforcement, June 2019, Co-Author
  • Internet Law and Practice in California, CEB Co-Contributor to Chapter on International Issues
  • The Power of an FTC Asset Freeze Order, Blog Post, October 2018
  • California's Internet of Things Cybersecurity Law: Need to Know Points, Client Alert, October 2018
  • Amendments to California's Automatic Renewal Law, Client Alert, July 2018
  • FTC Guidance on Promotional Social Media Content, Daily Journal, April 2017
  • Businesses of All Sizes Should Keep Website Terms Up to Date, Daily Journal, January 2017
  • Managing Legal Risks: Trends in Data Privacy & Security Class Action Litigation, Client Alert, November 2013
  • “Eraser Button” Law Changes Online Privacy Requirements, Client Alert, September 2013
  • New Telemarketing Rule Requires Express Written Consent, Client Alert, September 2013
  • Managing Legal Risks: Trends in Data Privacy & Security Class Action Litigation, Client Alert, September 2013
  • FTC Chairman John Leibowitz to Step Down, Client Alert, February 2013
  • A Guide to Space Law Terms, Secure World Foundation Glossary, December 2012
  • Free Speech in the Digital Age: Your Guide to Litigating Online Speech Claims, The Bar Association of San Francisco, Barristers Litigation and IP and Internet Law Sections, 2020 
  • Trends in Telemarketing: An Overview of the TCPA and the Telemarketing Sales Rule, The State Bar of California, Business Law Section, 2017
  • A Guide to Complying with FTC Rules for Paid Promotions on Social Media, Webinar, 2017
  • Tips for Responding to FTC Civil Investigative Demands (CIDs), Webinar, 2016
Representative Matters
  • Awarded over $1.9 million in damages in a copyright infringement case. 
  • Advised a national retailer against FTC charges that advertisements violated the FTC Act and Fur Products Labeling Act.
  • Counseled small and large businesses after data security breaches. 
  • Second chaired a three-week jury trial in San Francisco Superior Court for defamation claims involving anonymously-posted disparaging online reviews.
  • Discovered the identity of a doe defendant that impersonated and defamed a client anonymously online.
  • Obtained maximum requested restraining order for ongoing online harassment and stalking.
  • Secured dismissal of a case seeking seven-figure damages for alleged deceptive advertising and unfair competition. 
  • Won a motion for summary judgment, that was upheld on appeal, in a seven-figure products liability case against an international franchisor and its franchisee. 
  • Prevailed on an anti-SLAPP motion to dismiss a case seeking damages for posting a truthful online review. 
  • Obtained the transfer of a disputed domain name in a hotly contested UDRP proceeding that was appealed in federal court. 
  • Obtained seven-figure offer from businesses involved in a nearly $2 million wire fraud scam
  • Negotiated a stipulated injunction prohibiting trademark infringement and false advertising in pop culture conventions.
  • Represented a global marketing company in a multi-year arbitration.
  • Litigated ongoing infringement and counterfeit claims on behalf of a luxury fashion company.
  • Argued motion for summary judgment involving novel issues of respondeat superior and employer liability. 
  • Obtained a preliminary injunction to prevent unlawful misconduct in a case before the Court of Federal Claims.
  • Won case against a copycat infringer of a platform integrating blockchain technology. 
  • Secured full requested monetary and injunctive relief against defendants running a notario fraud scam to defraud immigrants.
Publications
  • The Essential Guide to FTC Compliance, Investigations, and Enforcement, June 2019, Co-Author
  • Internet Law and Practice in California, CEB Co-Contributor to Chapter on International Issues
  • The Power of an FTC Asset Freeze Order, Blog Post, October 2018
  • California's Internet of Things Cybersecurity Law: Need to Know Points, Client Alert, October 2018
  • Amendments to California's Automatic Renewal Law, Client Alert, July 2018
  • FTC Guidance on Promotional Social Media Content, Daily Journal, April 2017
  • Businesses of All Sizes Should Keep Website Terms Up to Date, Daily Journal, January 2017
  • Managing Legal Risks: Trends in Data Privacy & Security Class Action Litigation, Client Alert, November 2013
  • “Eraser Button” Law Changes Online Privacy Requirements, Client Alert, September 2013
  • New Telemarketing Rule Requires Express Written Consent, Client Alert, September 2013
  • Managing Legal Risks: Trends in Data Privacy & Security Class Action Litigation, Client Alert, September 2013
  • FTC Chairman John Leibowitz to Step Down, Client Alert, February 2013
  • A Guide to Space Law Terms, Secure World Foundation Glossary, December 2012
Speaking Engagements
  • Free Speech in the Digital Age: Your Guide to Litigating Online Speech Claims, The Bar Association of San Francisco, Barristers Litigation and IP and Internet Law Sections, 2020 
  • Trends in Telemarketing: An Overview of the TCPA and the Telemarketing Sales Rule, The State Bar of California, Business Law Section, 2017
  • A Guide to Complying with FTC Rules for Paid Promotions on Social Media, Webinar, 2017
  • Tips for Responding to FTC Civil Investigative Demands (CIDs), Webinar, 2016
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Virginia Sanderson, Internet, Technology, Advertising Compliance Attorney, Bio | Kronenberger Rosenfeld, LLP

Ginny SAnderson

Partner

Ginny specializes in internet advertising, advising ecommerce merchants, advertising networks, and affiliates on compliance, advertising agreements, website terms and disclosures, and privacy matters.

Phone Number

415-955-1155 Ext. 113

Email Address

[email protected]

Ginny SAnderson

Partner

Ginny specializes in internet advertising, advising ecommerce merchants, advertising networks, and affiliates on compliance, advertising agreements, website terms and disclosures, and privacy matters.

Phone Number

415-955-1155 Ext. 113

Email Address

[email protected]

Ginny’s practice is split between advisory work and litigation.

Ginny’s practice is focused on advisory work for advertising networks, e-commerce merchants, and software and app developers. She advises them on a range of contractual and intellectual property issues including advertising agreements, SaaS contracts, website disclosures and terms, privacy practices, and FTC and FDA compliance. Ginny also specializes in issues specific to the online marketplaces, such as Amazon.

While others perceive conflict between the measured pace of the law and the rapid rate of technological advance, we see an opportunity for our clients to influence both arenas through innovation and top-notch advocacy.

Ginny obtained her J.D. from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University in 2005, where she served as the Executive Editor of the BYU Law Review. She is a member of the State Bar of California and the Oregon State Bar. She is Co-Chair and a longtime member of the Internet and Privacy Law Committee of the California Lawyers Association. She has previously served as Chair of the Planning Commission for the City of Antioch, California, and is currently on the Planning Commission of Forest Grove, Oregon.

EDUCATION

Brigham Young University, B.A. in Film Studies

Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, J.D.

BAR ADMISSIONS

State Bar of California

Oregon State Bar

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Central District of California, Southern District of California, Eastern District of California, District of Colorado, Southern District of Texas

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit & Tenth Circuit

MEMBERSHIPS

American Bar Association

Bar Association of San Francisco

Additional Attributes for Ginny Sanderson

  • Represented a large South American financial institution whose proprietary documents were anonymously posted online by a suspected disgruntled employee. Obtained a temporary restraining order and conducted early discovery through the California Courts, which enabled the client to identify the perpetrators and continue prosecution in its home country.
  • Represented a major advertising network in a trade secret dispute with former employees who formed a competing network, which was resolved through settlement and consent judgment in client’s favor.
  • Represented a nutraceuticals merchant in dispute with a Florida payment processor who held more than $2 million of client’s funds in reserve and refused to release them. Defeated processor’s motion to dismiss the complaint, resulting in favorable ruling by the Middle District of Florida that, despite contractual terms favoring the processor, the processor did not have unbridled discretion to hold the funds in reserve indefinitely.
  • Defended an Internet advertiser client against Southern Home Improvement Company in a case concerning state and federal unfair competition claims. Resolved case early through favorable settlement that required no monetary payment from client.
  • Requested and obtained maximum statutory damages ($150,000) in default judgment against administrator of a website notorious for providing high-resolution scans of copyrighted images. Defeated potential DMCA defense raised by the court when the court adopted the firm’s theory that the only plausible uses for high-res scans constituted willful infringement.
  • Represented a producer of television advertisements for attorneys in copyright infringement lawsuit against a law firm that had copied client’s video advertisements nearly frame-by-frame. After filing of complaint, the firm negotiated a quick and favorable settlement of the case.
  • Represented a social networking app developer backed by more than $350 million in venture financing in a TCPA class action lawsuit. Obtained speedy settlement and voluntary dismissal of putative TCPA class action against client, after early discovery and independent research by the firm that demonstrated that the SMS text message at issue was initiated by the plaintiff’s acquaintance, not the client.
  • Defeated motion for class certification in hotly-contested, multi-million dollar consumer class action against Internet advertiser by using arguments made by plaintiff in refusing to arbitrate—namely, that the version of the website plaintiff viewed did not contain certain disclosures—against him to demonstrate that plaintiff could not establish the requisite commonality or typicality. The case was resolved shortly thereafter through voluntary dismissal by plaintiff and no payment by the client.
Representative Matters
  • Represented a large South American financial institution whose proprietary documents were anonymously posted online by a suspected disgruntled employee. Obtained a temporary restraining order and conducted early discovery through the California Courts, which enabled the client to identify the perpetrators and continue prosecution in its home country.
  • Represented a major advertising network in a trade secret dispute with former employees who formed a competing network, which was resolved through settlement and consent judgment in client’s favor.
  • Represented a nutraceuticals merchant in dispute with a Florida payment processor who held more than $2 million of client’s funds in reserve and refused to release them. Defeated processor’s motion to dismiss the complaint, resulting in favorable ruling by the Middle District of Florida that, despite contractual terms favoring the processor, the processor did not have unbridled discretion to hold the funds in reserve indefinitely.
  • Defended an Internet advertiser client against Southern Home Improvement Company in a case concerning state and federal unfair competition claims. Resolved case early through favorable settlement that required no monetary payment from client.
  • Requested and obtained maximum statutory damages ($150,000) in default judgment against administrator of a website notorious for providing high-resolution scans of copyrighted images. Defeated potential DMCA defense raised by the court when the court adopted the firm’s theory that the only plausible uses for high-res scans constituted willful infringement.
  • Represented a producer of television advertisements for attorneys in copyright infringement lawsuit against a law firm that had copied client’s video advertisements nearly frame-by-frame. After filing of complaint, the firm negotiated a quick and favorable settlement of the case.
  • Represented a social networking app developer backed by more than $350 million in venture financing in a TCPA class action lawsuit. Obtained speedy settlement and voluntary dismissal of putative TCPA class action against client, after early discovery and independent research by the firm that demonstrated that the SMS text message at issue was initiated by the plaintiff’s acquaintance, not the client.
  • Defeated motion for class certification in hotly-contested, multi-million dollar consumer class action against Internet advertiser by using arguments made by plaintiff in refusing to arbitrate—namely, that the version of the website plaintiff viewed did not contain certain disclosures—against him to demonstrate that plaintiff could not establish the requisite commonality or typicality. The case was resolved shortly thereafter through voluntary dismissal by plaintiff and no payment by the client.
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Jeffrey Rosenfeld, Internet, Technology, Digital Media Attorney, Bio | Kronenberger Rosenfeld, LLP

Jeffrey M. Rosenfeld

Partner

Jeff is an experienced litigator who focuses on speech, advertising, and intellectual property disputes on the Internet. 

Phone Number

415-955-1155 Ext. 112

Email Address

[email protected]

Jeffrey M. Rosenfeld

Partner

Jeff is an experienced litigator who focuses on speech, advertising, and intellectual property disputes on the Internet. 

Phone Number

415-955-1155 Ext. 112

Email Address

[email protected]

Jeff represents clients in intellectual property litigation and internet-related litigation, handling the wide variety of legal issues that arise in connection with the Internet.

Jeff also regularly defends consumer class actions alleging unfair competition and false advertising regarding websites, emails, and e-commerce platforms. In particular, Jeff’s practice focuses on the following types of cases:

  • Copyright and Trademark Infringement: Jeff regularly represents both defendants and plaintiffs in copyright and trademark infringement lawsuits involving website content, digital products, and online advertisements.
  • Online Defamation: Jeff has extensive experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in defamation cases involving online content, including anonymously-published content. Jeff has litigated all aspects of online defamation matters from anti-SLAPP through trial, and he has worked with clients and experts to quantify both economic and non-economic damages in such cases.
  • False Advertising on the Internet: Jeff’s clients are primarily online retailers of everyday products and services, such as dietary supplements, office supplies, recreational products, home electronics, and car rental services. Jeff represents these clients when their competitors make false statements in advertisements, or when Jeff’s clients are accused of making false statements about their own products and services.
  • Spam, TCPA, and Telemarketing Defense: Jeff devotes a significant portion of his practice to defending spam, TCPA, and telemarketing litigation, and he has been involved in several precedent-setting cases. Jeff is well-versed in all aspects of the relevant spam and TCPA authority as well as the practical trial and settlement dynamics of spam and TCPA litigation.

We use a practical approach to all of our litigation. We take into consideration our client’s goals, all of the possible outcomes, and the realistic cost of the litigation in order to develop a vigorous strategy to achieve our client’s goals.

Prior to joining Kronenberger Rosenfeld, Jeff was a litigation associate with Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin in San Francisco, and before that, a litigation and data privacy associate with Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C. Jeff received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center in 2002, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif and was an editor on the Georgetown Law Journal. He received his A.B. from Stanford University.

Jeff was the winner of the First Annual Stanford Technology Law Review paper competition for his paper, “Spiders and Crawlers and Bots, Oh My," 2002 Stanford Technology Law Rev. 3.

EDUCATION
  • Stanford University, A.B.
  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., magna cum laude
BAR ADMISSIONS

State Bar of California

District of Columbia Bar, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Central District of California, Southern District of California, Eastern District of California, Western District of Wisconsin

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit & Tenth Circuit

MEMBERSHIPS

American Bar Association

Additional Attributes for Jeffrey M. Rosenfeld

  • Represented a major internet advertising network in an $11 million federal spam lawsuit by a professional spam plaintiff. Prevailed on behalf of client at summary judgment on all claims in the lawsuit; obtained order awarding over $806,000 in fees and sanctions against the professional spam plaintiff.
  • Prevailed on motion to dismiss on behalf of multiple defendants named in a $400 million spam lawsuit brought by a major Washington, D.C. law firm.
  • Represented the owners of a popular online dating website against a professional spam plaintiff in a $19 million California spam lawsuit. Obtained a full dismissal with prejudice for one of the firm’s clients at summary judgment and resolved the remainder of the case shortly thereafter.
  • Represented an online retailer of printer supplies in a trademark infringement lawsuit brought by a billion dollar printer manufacturer.
  • Successfully defended a web development company in a federal trademark lawsuit. After a five-day jury trial, the client defeated all of the plaintiff’s claims, with the jury finding that the plaintiff had not established any valid trademark rights.
  • Represented an online merchant in numerous copyright infringement cases where competitors had copied and displayed the client’s product images on the infringers’ own websites. In each case, the firm reached a favorable settlement on behalf of the client.
  • Represented a large online merchant in a lawsuit against a payment processor and payment gateway, which alleged that the defendants had skimmed small amounts from each of the client’s online transactions resulting in a total theft of more than $1.6 million. After extensive discovery and motion practice, the parties settled in favor of our client.
  • Represented the plaintiff in a federal lawsuit against a large online merchant based on the merchant’s creation and settling of financial instruments without proper authorization. The suit was one of the first to address the federal Restore Online Shoppers’ Confidence Act (ROSCA), and helped define the contours of this important law. The firm ultimately reached a settlement with the defendants in favor of the client.
Representative Matters
  • Represented a major internet advertising network in an $11 million federal spam lawsuit by a professional spam plaintiff. Prevailed on behalf of client at summary judgment on all claims in the lawsuit; obtained order awarding over $806,000 in fees and sanctions against the professional spam plaintiff.
  • Prevailed on motion to dismiss on behalf of multiple defendants named in a $400 million spam lawsuit brought by a major Washington, D.C. law firm.
  • Represented the owners of a popular online dating website against a professional spam plaintiff in a $19 million California spam lawsuit. Obtained a full dismissal with prejudice for one of the firm’s clients at summary judgment and resolved the remainder of the case shortly thereafter.
  • Represented an online retailer of printer supplies in a trademark infringement lawsuit brought by a billion dollar printer manufacturer.
  • Successfully defended a web development company in a federal trademark lawsuit. After a five-day jury trial, the client defeated all of the plaintiff’s claims, with the jury finding that the plaintiff had not established any valid trademark rights.
  • Represented an online merchant in numerous copyright infringement cases where competitors had copied and displayed the client’s product images on the infringers’ own websites. In each case, the firm reached a favorable settlement on behalf of the client.
  • Represented a large online merchant in a lawsuit against a payment processor and payment gateway, which alleged that the defendants had skimmed small amounts from each of the client’s online transactions resulting in a total theft of more than $1.6 million. After extensive discovery and motion practice, the parties settled in favor of our client.
  • Represented the plaintiff in a federal lawsuit against a large online merchant based on the merchant’s creation and settling of financial instruments without proper authorization. The suit was one of the first to address the federal Restore Online Shoppers’ Confidence Act (ROSCA), and helped define the contours of this important law. The firm ultimately reached a settlement with the defendants in favor of the client.
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Karl Kronenberger, Internet, Technology, and Digital Media Attorney. Top FTC Defense Lawyer | Kronenberger Rosenfeld, LLP

Karl Kronenberger

Partner

Karl Kronenberger is an indispensable resource and trusted advisor to his clients on issues relating to internet law, media, and technology.

Phone Number

415-955-1155 Ext. 114

Email Address

[email protected]

Karl Kronenberger

Partner

Karl Kronenberger is an indispensable resource and trusted advisor to his clients on issues relating to internet law, media, and technology.

Phone Number

415-955-1155 Ext. 114

Email Address

[email protected]

A seasoned litigator, Karl has tried more than 20 jury trials and many more bench trials.

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, tech company founder disputes, 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 also served as an expert witness in state and federal courts in a variety of internet-related legal matters. 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 is licensed to practice in California, New York, Georgia, and Ohio.

He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame (1990) and the University of Cincinnati College of Law (1993).

EDUCATION

University of Notre Dame, B.A., Government with PPE Concentration (Philosophy, Politics, Economics)

University of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D.

BAR ADMISSIONS

State Bar of California, State Bar of New York, State Bar of Georgia, and the State Bar of Ohio.

U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Central, Eastern, and Southern Districts of California, the Southern District of Ohio, the Southern District of New York, the Northern District of Georgia, the Northern District of Florida, the Western District of Wisconsin, the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, the District of Colorado, and the Western District of Texas.

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit & Tenth Circuit

MEMBERSHIPS

American Bar Association

Cyberspace Committee of the Business Law Section of the California State Bar (Co-Chair, 2014-2015)

Additional Attributes for Karl Kronenberger

  • Represented a major internet advertising network in $11 million federal spam lawsuit by professional spam plaintiff. Prevailed on behalf of the client at summary judgment on all claims in the lawsuit. Obtained order awarding over $806,000 in fees and sanctions against the professional spam plaintiff, which pushed plaintiff into insolvency and caused them to cease operations.
  • Represented a cloud computing and file sharing company backed by more than $600 million in venture financing in a lawsuit where the firm successfully obtained the domain name containing the client’s primary trademark.
  • Represented a social networking app developer backed by more than $350 million in venture financing in a TCPA class action lawsuit. Obtained speedy settlement and voluntary dismissal of putative TCPA class action against client, after early discovery and independent research by the Firm demonstrated that the SMS text message at issue was initiated by the plaintiff’s acquaintance, not the client.
  • Represented a medical records imaging technology company in lawsuit against an unknown person who hacked into client’s network. Upon discovering that the hacker was a competitor, and that the competitor stole trade secrets and used them to compete with client, the Firm amended the John Doe complaint to name the competitor as a defendant, leading to a complete win in the case and the criminal indictment of the defendant competitor.
  • Represented an international nonprofit organization in lawsuit involving theft of its trade secrets and dissemination of such trade secrets by defendants anonymously via multiple blogs.
  • Seized a domain name portfolio from a notorious cybersquatter and judgment debtor, auctioned the domain name portfolio for $302,000, and in the process created new Ninth Circuit law concerning the ability to seize domain names as property.
  • Represented defendants in an FTC lawsuit alleging $350 million in damages arising from what the FTC described as “bogus free trial offers,” including preparing and presenting nine expert witnesses in an opposition to a preliminary injunction.
  • Represented defendants in a FTC lawsuit involving $42.5 million regarding unsolicited SMS text messages marketing free gift cards, resulting in a public settlement where defendants paid only a fraction of the damages alleged by the FTC.
  • Represented a medical school in lawsuit against a bogus non-profit consumer review website and company; following a round of subpoenas served on various service providers for defendants, the firm discovered that the defendant was actually controlled by a direct competitor of the client. The matter settled promptly after this revelation.
  • Represented the nation’s largest broker of moving and relocation services in false advertising lawsuit against a so-called consumer review website. The complaint alleged that defendant engaged in search engine spam by numerous uses of our client’s trademark under the auspices of a “black list,” which directly benefited the competitors of the firm’s client.
  • Represented defendants in a trade secrets lawsuit brought by their former employer, a reseller of computer hardware and software.  The defendants left the employ of the plaintiff and proceeded to compete directly with plaintiff, including with plaintiff's customers.  The plaintiff alleged that defendants used trade secret information in soliciting the exact customers with which defendants worked while employed by plaintiff.  After a 30-day jury trial, the jury returned a unanimous verdict that the defendants did not misappropriate any trade secrets of the plaintiff.
  • Represented the nation’s top retailer of ink and toner products in a false advertising lawsuit brought by a billion dollar printer manufacturer.
  • Represented the U.S. Chess Federation in a lawsuit involving unknown parties hacking into the email account of a member of the board of directors of our client, and stealing information regarding the internal investigation of two other directors of the organization (Susan Polgar and Paul Truong). After multiple rounds of subpoenas, the firm discovered that the person responsible for the hacking was an employee of Susan Polgar, which led to the criminal indictment of such employee and an eventual resolution of the case.
  • Defeated motion for class certification in hotly-contested, multi-million dollar consumer class action against internet advertiser by using arguments made by plaintiff in refusing to arbitrate—namely, that the version of the website plaintiff viewed did not contain certain disclosures—against him to demonstrate that plaintiff could not establish the requisite commonality or typicality. The case was resolved shortly thereafter through voluntary dismissal by plaintiff and no payment by the client.
  • "Defamation, Free Speech, and Reputation Management in the RV Industry," RV Industry Association Conference, February 2019
  • "Trends in Dealing with Unauthorized Sellers on Amazon," Internet Law Leadership Summit, May 2018
  • "Unpacking Hassell v. Bird," Intellectual Property Law Section of The State Bar of California, April 2017
  • "Legal Issues for Amazon Sellers," Catalyst88, 2017
  • "Copyrightability Under the Copyright Act," Internet Law Leadership Summit, 2016
  • "Online Marketing:  Current Trends & Common Pitfalls," The Intellectual Property and Internet Law Section of the Barristers Club, Bar Association of San Francisco, 2015
  • "Employers' Use of Social Media – NLRB and Other Updates," Internet Law Leadership Summit, 2015
  • "Online Advertising Panel," Bar Association of San Francisco, 2015
  • “The Last Year in Privacy and Security Litigation,” PLI's Sixteenth Annual Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law, 2015
  • “Testimony Regarding AB 2643 Revenge Porn Civil Claim for Relief,” Hearing of Judiciary Committee of California Assembly, 2014
  • “New TCPA Requirements and Surging SMS Spam Litigation,” State Bar of California, Business Law Section, Cyberspace Committee, 2013
  • “Recent Developments in TCPA Compliance and Litigation Regarding SMS Spam,” State Bar of California, Business Law Section, Cyberspace Committee, 2013
  • “Serving Subpoenas on ISPs, Email Providers and other Vendors: Pitfalls and Best Practices,” Internet Law Leadership Summit, 2013
  • “Spam Litigation Update,” Internet Law Leadership Summit, 2013
  • “SMS Spam Litigation Explosion,” Internet Law Leadership Summit, 2013
  • “Spam Law Thunderdome: A Vigorous Debate on Current Spam Law Developments,” Internet Law Leadership Summit, 2013
  • “Mobile Privacy & COPPA: Recent Updates and Impending Regulatory Changes,” Internet Law Leadership Summit, 2013
  • “Mobile Privacy and SMS Marketing: Recent Updates and Impending Regulatory Changes ‘Hot Topic’ Presentation,” Business Law Section of the State Bar of California, 2013
  • “Enforcing IP on the Internet: Ethical Issues and Investigative Tools in Pursuing Anonymous Infringers,” 3rd Annual Intellectual Property Law Symposium, 2012
  • “Waging War on Anonymous Bad Actors on the Internet,” ABA Winter Working Meeting and Cyberspace Law Institute, 2012
  • Should Companies Pay Data Hacking Ransoms? (Interview with Karl Kronenberger), Lawyer Monthly, July 2016
  • The Other Way Around: American Entrepreneurs Buy Chinese Goods to Sell - But Lose Out on Patent Protection, Corporate Counsel, May 2016
  • Diet Pill Companies Settle FTC Advertisement Claims, Daily Journal, February 2016
  • Giant Slayers:  The Small, Hyper-Focused Firms That Take on Big Matters and Win, Daily Journal, October 2015
  • Waze Ripped Off Rival's Data, Suit Alleges, The Recorder, September 2015
  • Google, Waze Hit with Copyright Suit Over Rival Traffic Data, Law360, September 2015
  • I Was Paid to Write this Blog, Direct Marketing News, August 2015
  • FTC's Social Media Promotion Guide Has Marketers Confused, Law360, July 2015
  • Firms Aim to Track Clients on Websites, Daily Journal, July 2015
  • Fired Workers Increasingly Add Defamation Claims to Their Lawsuits, ABA Journal, May 2015
  • Cybersquatters’ wreak havoc with '16 field, The Hill, May 2015
  • From TedCruz.ca to TaylorSwift.porn: How the Golden Age of Domain-Trolling Was Born, Washington Post, March 2015
  • More Law Firms To Face Suits Over Sensitive Client Data, Law360, March 2015
  • Tech Titans, Daily Journal, February 2015
  • Can employees comment about their employer on social media sites?, Inside Counsel, February 2015
  • Paris mayor may sue Fox News over no-go-zones report, USAToday, January 2015
  • NetJets pilot union sues for violations of labor and privacy laws, Inside Counsel, December 2014
  • Customer lists ‘in the heads’ of ex-employees, Intellectual Property Magazine, December 2014
  • Pilots Union Sues NetJets over Twitter Account, Flying Magazine, December 2014
  • San Jose Jury Returns Groundbreaking Revenge Porn Verdict, The Recorder, February 2014
  • Legal recourses limited for Te’o to seek, USA Today, January 2013
  • Not So Fast, Keith Olbermann, New York Magazine, July 2010
  • Government Filing Connects Polgar to Criminal Case, New York Times, July 2010
  • Politicians Face Consequences If They Don’t Secure Name Domains, PBS, May 2010
  • Online Libel Claims Abound, California Lawyer, June 2009
  • Appeared as Expert on Internet Defamation, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, 2008
  • Appeared as Expert on Net Neutrality, ABC News NOW, 2008
  • The Essential Guide to FTC Compliance, Investigations, and EnforcementJune 2019, Co-Author
  • 5 Dumb Things That Get FTC Attention, FeedFront, Issue 45, January 2019
  • How to Comply with FTC Guidelines for Social Media Campaigns, Daily Journal, April 2017
  • Business Of All Sizes Should Keep Website Terms Up to Date, Daily Journal, January 2017
  • Winning the Fight Against Email Spam Plaintiffs, Intellectual Property and Technology Law Journal, October 2016, Vol. 28, No. 10
  • Defending Against Spam Shakedowns, Daily Journal, June 2016
  • Endorsements, Reviews, and Astroturfing: New FTC Guidance for Marketers, MarketingProfs, January 2016
  • New FTC Requirements for Affiliate Marketers, FeedFront, Issue 32, October 2015
  • Customer Lists "in the heads" of Ex-Employees, Intellectual Property Magazine, 2015
  • The Tension Between Principles of “Sunshine Laws” and “The Right to be Forgotten” – Trends in the Treatment of Personal Information on the Internet, Inside the Minds: Understanding Developments in Cyberspace Law, 2014 ed., 2014
  • Fight Back Against Internet Defamation (a war story from a battle-hardened attorney), Directions, IMA Newsletter, 2009
  • Defamation Superhighway, Daily Journal, 2009
  • Superior Court for the County of Santa Cruz, California, August 2018. Expert witness on practices and procedures in litigating spam cases in California.
  • Superior Court for the County of Los Angeles, California, March – May 2017. Expert witness on standards and practices of the Federal Trade Commission concerning enforcement of laws and regulations involving advertising practices.
  • District Court for the Southern District of Texas, July 2018. Expert witness on Amazon policies regarding intellectual property infringement and other prohibited activities.
  • District Court for the Southern District of Texas. July 2018. Expert witness on counterfeiting and other trademark infringement within the Amazon Marketplace
Representative Matters
  • Represented a major internet advertising network in $11 million federal spam lawsuit by professional spam plaintiff. Prevailed on behalf of the client at summary judgment on all claims in the lawsuit. Obtained order awarding over $806,000 in fees and sanctions against the professional spam plaintiff, which pushed plaintiff into insolvency and caused them to cease operations.
  • Represented a cloud computing and file sharing company backed by more than $600 million in venture financing in a lawsuit where the firm successfully obtained the domain name containing the client’s primary trademark.
  • Represented a social networking app developer backed by more than $350 million in venture financing in a TCPA class action lawsuit. Obtained speedy settlement and voluntary dismissal of putative TCPA class action against client, after early discovery and independent research by the Firm demonstrated that the SMS text message at issue was initiated by the plaintiff’s acquaintance, not the client.
  • Represented a medical records imaging technology company in lawsuit against an unknown person who hacked into client’s network. Upon discovering that the hacker was a competitor, and that the competitor stole trade secrets and used them to compete with client, the Firm amended the John Doe complaint to name the competitor as a defendant, leading to a complete win in the case and the criminal indictment of the defendant competitor.
  • Represented an international nonprofit organization in lawsuit involving theft of its trade secrets and dissemination of such trade secrets by defendants anonymously via multiple blogs.
  • Seized a domain name portfolio from a notorious cybersquatter and judgment debtor, auctioned the domain name portfolio for $302,000, and in the process created new Ninth Circuit law concerning the ability to seize domain names as property.
  • Represented defendants in an FTC lawsuit alleging $350 million in damages arising from what the FTC described as “bogus free trial offers,” including preparing and presenting nine expert witnesses in an opposition to a preliminary injunction.
  • Represented defendants in a FTC lawsuit involving $42.5 million regarding unsolicited SMS text messages marketing free gift cards, resulting in a public settlement where defendants paid only a fraction of the damages alleged by the FTC.
  • Represented a medical school in lawsuit against a bogus non-profit consumer review website and company; following a round of subpoenas served on various service providers for defendants, the firm discovered that the defendant was actually controlled by a direct competitor of the client. The matter settled promptly after this revelation.
  • Represented the nation’s largest broker of moving and relocation services in false advertising lawsuit against a so-called consumer review website. The complaint alleged that defendant engaged in search engine spam by numerous uses of our client’s trademark under the auspices of a “black list,” which directly benefited the competitors of the firm’s client.
  • Represented defendants in a trade secrets lawsuit brought by their former employer, a reseller of computer hardware and software.  The defendants left the employ of the plaintiff and proceeded to compete directly with plaintiff, including with plaintiff's customers.  The plaintiff alleged that defendants used trade secret information in soliciting the exact customers with which defendants worked while employed by plaintiff.  After a 30-day jury trial, the jury returned a unanimous verdict that the defendants did not misappropriate any trade secrets of the plaintiff.
  • Represented the nation’s top retailer of ink and toner products in a false advertising lawsuit brought by a billion dollar printer manufacturer.
  • Represented the U.S. Chess Federation in a lawsuit involving unknown parties hacking into the email account of a member of the board of directors of our client, and stealing information regarding the internal investigation of two other directors of the organization (Susan Polgar and Paul Truong). After multiple rounds of subpoenas, the firm discovered that the person responsible for the hacking was an employee of Susan Polgar, which led to the criminal indictment of such employee and an eventual resolution of the case.
  • Defeated motion for class certification in hotly-contested, multi-million dollar consumer class action against internet advertiser by using arguments made by plaintiff in refusing to arbitrate—namely, that the version of the website plaintiff viewed did not contain certain disclosures—against him to demonstrate that plaintiff could not establish the requisite commonality or typicality. The case was resolved shortly thereafter through voluntary dismissal by plaintiff and no payment by the client.
Speaking Engagements
  • "Defamation, Free Speech, and Reputation Management in the RV Industry," RV Industry Association Conference, February 2019
  • "Trends in Dealing with Unauthorized Sellers on Amazon," Internet Law Leadership Summit, May 2018
  • "Unpacking Hassell v. Bird," Intellectual Property Law Section of The State Bar of California, April 2017
  • "Legal Issues for Amazon Sellers," Catalyst88, 2017
  • "Copyrightability Under the Copyright Act," Internet Law Leadership Summit, 2016
  • "Online Marketing:  Current Trends & Common Pitfalls," The Intellectual Property and Internet Law Section of the Barristers Club, Bar Association of San Francisco, 2015
  • "Employers' Use of Social Media – NLRB and Other Updates," Internet Law Leadership Summit, 2015
  • "Online Advertising Panel," Bar Association of San Francisco, 2015
  • “The Last Year in Privacy and Security Litigation,” PLI's Sixteenth Annual Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law, 2015
  • “Testimony Regarding AB 2643 Revenge Porn Civil Claim for Relief,” Hearing of Judiciary Committee of California Assembly, 2014
  • “New TCPA Requirements and Surging SMS Spam Litigation,” State Bar of California, Business Law Section, Cyberspace Committee, 2013
  • “Recent Developments in TCPA Compliance and Litigation Regarding SMS Spam,” State Bar of California, Business Law Section, Cyberspace Committee, 2013
  • “Serving Subpoenas on ISPs, Email Providers and other Vendors: Pitfalls and Best Practices,” Internet Law Leadership Summit, 2013
  • “Spam Litigation Update,” Internet Law Leadership Summit, 2013
  • “SMS Spam Litigation Explosion,” Internet Law Leadership Summit, 2013
  • “Spam Law Thunderdome: A Vigorous Debate on Current Spam Law Developments,” Internet Law Leadership Summit, 2013
  • “Mobile Privacy & COPPA: Recent Updates and Impending Regulatory Changes,” Internet Law Leadership Summit, 2013
  • “Mobile Privacy and SMS Marketing: Recent Updates and Impending Regulatory Changes ‘Hot Topic’ Presentation,” Business Law Section of the State Bar of California, 2013
  • “Enforcing IP on the Internet: Ethical Issues and Investigative Tools in Pursuing Anonymous Infringers,” 3rd Annual Intellectual Property Law Symposium, 2012
  • “Waging War on Anonymous Bad Actors on the Internet,” ABA Winter Working Meeting and Cyberspace Law Institute, 2012
Media
  • Should Companies Pay Data Hacking Ransoms? (Interview with Karl Kronenberger), Lawyer Monthly, July 2016
  • The Other Way Around: American Entrepreneurs Buy Chinese Goods to Sell - But Lose Out on Patent Protection, Corporate Counsel, May 2016
  • Diet Pill Companies Settle FTC Advertisement Claims, Daily Journal, February 2016
  • Giant Slayers:  The Small, Hyper-Focused Firms That Take on Big Matters and Win, Daily Journal, October 2015
  • Waze Ripped Off Rival's Data, Suit Alleges, The Recorder, September 2015
  • Google, Waze Hit with Copyright Suit Over Rival Traffic Data, Law360, September 2015
  • I Was Paid to Write this Blog, Direct Marketing News, August 2015
  • FTC's Social Media Promotion Guide Has Marketers Confused, Law360, July 2015
  • Firms Aim to Track Clients on Websites, Daily Journal, July 2015
  • Fired Workers Increasingly Add Defamation Claims to Their Lawsuits, ABA Journal, May 2015
  • Cybersquatters’ wreak havoc with '16 field, The Hill, May 2015
  • From TedCruz.ca to TaylorSwift.porn: How the Golden Age of Domain-Trolling Was Born, Washington Post, March 2015
  • More Law Firms To Face Suits Over Sensitive Client Data, Law360, March 2015
  • Tech Titans, Daily Journal, February 2015
  • Can employees comment about their employer on social media sites?, Inside Counsel, February 2015
  • Paris mayor may sue Fox News over no-go-zones report, USAToday, January 2015
  • NetJets pilot union sues for violations of labor and privacy laws, Inside Counsel, December 2014
  • Customer lists ‘in the heads’ of ex-employees, Intellectual Property Magazine, December 2014
  • Pilots Union Sues NetJets over Twitter Account, Flying Magazine, December 2014
  • San Jose Jury Returns Groundbreaking Revenge Porn Verdict, The Recorder, February 2014
  • Legal recourses limited for Te’o to seek, USA Today, January 2013
  • Not So Fast, Keith Olbermann, New York Magazine, July 2010
  • Government Filing Connects Polgar to Criminal Case, New York Times, July 2010
  • Politicians Face Consequences If They Don’t Secure Name Domains, PBS, May 2010
  • Online Libel Claims Abound, California Lawyer, June 2009
  • Appeared as Expert on Internet Defamation, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, 2008
  • Appeared as Expert on Net Neutrality, ABC News NOW, 2008
Publications
  • The Essential Guide to FTC Compliance, Investigations, and EnforcementJune 2019, Co-Author
  • 5 Dumb Things That Get FTC Attention, FeedFront, Issue 45, January 2019
  • How to Comply with FTC Guidelines for Social Media Campaigns, Daily Journal, April 2017
  • Business Of All Sizes Should Keep Website Terms Up to Date, Daily Journal, January 2017
  • Winning the Fight Against Email Spam Plaintiffs, Intellectual Property and Technology Law Journal, October 2016, Vol. 28, No. 10
  • Defending Against Spam Shakedowns, Daily Journal, June 2016
  • Endorsements, Reviews, and Astroturfing: New FTC Guidance for Marketers, MarketingProfs, January 2016
  • New FTC Requirements for Affiliate Marketers, FeedFront, Issue 32, October 2015
  • Customer Lists "in the heads" of Ex-Employees, Intellectual Property Magazine, 2015
  • The Tension Between Principles of “Sunshine Laws” and “The Right to be Forgotten” – Trends in the Treatment of Personal Information on the Internet, Inside the Minds: Understanding Developments in Cyberspace Law, 2014 ed., 2014
  • Fight Back Against Internet Defamation (a war story from a battle-hardened attorney), Directions, IMA Newsletter, 2009
  • Defamation Superhighway, Daily Journal, 2009
Expert Testimony
  • Superior Court for the County of Santa Cruz, California, August 2018. Expert witness on practices and procedures in litigating spam cases in California.
  • Superior Court for the County of Los Angeles, California, March – May 2017. Expert witness on standards and practices of the Federal Trade Commission concerning enforcement of laws and regulations involving advertising practices.
  • District Court for the Southern District of Texas, July 2018. Expert witness on Amazon policies regarding intellectual property infringement and other prohibited activities.
  • District Court for the Southern District of Texas. July 2018. Expert witness on counterfeiting and other trademark infringement within the Amazon Marketplace
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