Internet and Social Media

30+ years focusing on innovative companies at the leading edge of internet-based technologies and online business models


high-growth clients, including social networking, Web 2.0, digital media, gaming and ecommerce companies
law firm for US public offerings for companies like zulily, Yelp, Zynga, LinkedIn, and
M&A transactions for an aggregate value of $345+ billion since 2016
law firm in the US and Globally for representing companies in VC Financing deals in 2023 (PitchBook)
VC deals annually, representing both companies and investors across a range of technology-related market segments
Represent 30% of US-based unicorns
Deep connections with strategic investors looking to fund next-generation technologies, products and services
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Litigated one of the first cases regarding §230 of the Communications Decency Act, a critical source of legal immunity for websites that host third-party content
First firm to negotiate a unique style of cy pres remedy, setting up a privacy rights foundation to resolve a major class action for Facebook
million accounts covered by a proposed class – one of the largest ever – averted by defeating class certification in Gmail class actions
Won a verdict for eBay in a case of first impression in which the Chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery invalidated a poison pill in a private company setting
recent class actions around the country for industry leaders, including Facebook, Google, eBay, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube and numerous app developers, dealing with data security, privacy, rights of publicity, virtual goods, payments, online commerce, internet taxation, post-transactional marketing, loyalty programs and app development ecosystems
securities cases in the last 10 years for companies like ChannelAdvisor, eBay, Millennial Media, VeriSign, Move, OpenTable and Tremor Video – one of the most active practices for the defense of issuers in shareholder litigation in the US
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Counsel clients at all stages of development regarding the legal and regulatory risks associated with online aspects of their businesses, from advertising to network security
Regularly represent internet and social media companies in regulatory and legislative matters before the FCC, federal and state agencies
Counsel clients on data usage and digital privacy in online advertising negotiations and on hot-button issues around the Safe Harbor act, COPPA, DAA (and NAI, FCC)
Counsel US and foreign companies on compliance with US laws and regulations governing the cross-border movement of goods, services and technology and affecting the way US companies conduct business overseas
Provide regulatory compliance advice on international, federal, state and local employment and labor laws, including affirmative action, discrimination, wage and hour, health and safety, unions and collective bargaining, compensation and benefits
Government analytics practice that provides internet and social media clients with federal public policy insights and regulatory strategies to make informed business decisions
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litigated patent cases in the last 5 years in the Eastern District of Texas, a key jurisdiction for technology-related patent suits
litigated patent cases for Facebook – winning both cases that made it to trial
companies worldwide in all aspects of trademark, copyright and advertising matters, including some of the biggest names in internet and social media such as Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, eBay and Yelp
Extensive experience asserting claims and instituting UDRP actions for clients, including employing actions to successfully transfer to Google nearly 800 infringing domains and obtaining a judgment for BitTorrent resulting in the transfer of 54 domain names and an award of over $2.3 million against a German cybersquatter
inter partes review and covered business method review proceedings; 100+ inter partes/ex parte reexaminations for clients like Google and Facebook
Strategic agreements, technology transactions and licensing deals for companies like Skype, Facebook, eBay, Tillster, AOL, DraftKings and Crowdrise
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