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. 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. 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.
- Spam Defense: Jeff devotes a significant portion of his practice to defending spam litigation, and he has been involved in several precedent-setting cases. Jeff is well-versed in all aspects of the relevant spam authority as well as the practical trial and settlement dynamics of spam litigation.
- False Advertising on the Internet: Jeff’s clients are primarily online retailers of everyday products and services, such as dietary supplements, office supplies, 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.
In addition to his litigation practice, Jeff counsels clients on strategic Internet-related issues, including compliance with FTC regulations in online marketplaces, advising on the design and operation of e-commerce websites and the disclosures made on those websites.
“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 with Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin in San Francisco, and before that, 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. He was awarded a speaking position at the Telecommunication Policy Research Conference, and has been recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star for five consecutive years.