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Bennet Gerard Kelley

Practice areas:

Internet, Litigation, Business, Advertising, Intellectual Property, Privacy

About Me

Bennet is the founder of the Internet Law Center.  While anybody can call themself an internet lawyer, few have been at the center of the leading internet legal and policy debates as Bennet has for the past decade.  


 



  • He was the Co-Chair of the California Bar Cyberspace Committee where he led the effort to develop a primer on Cyberspace Law for state policymakers.

  • He was praised by a Congressional committee for his contributions on spyware legislation.

  •  Bennet was chosen by the U.S. Department of Commerce as one of two private sector lawyers to present on U.S. e-commerce law at the 17th U.S-China Legal Exchange in China.

  • He has been rated as one of the top internet lawyers by two industry publications.


 


Bennet is the publisher of the firm's newsletter Cyber Report which won top newsletter prize from the Los Angeles Press Club in 2011 and host of Cyber Law and Business Report on WebmasterRadio.fm.


 


Prior to launching the Internet Law Center, Bennet was Assistant Generaral Counsel and Director of Governmental Affairs and Privacy at ValueClick.  He also served as General Counsel of ETM Entertainment Network.


 


Bennet was born in Providence, Rhode Island.  He is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and is admitted in California, District of Columbia and Maryland (inactive).


 


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1990

  1. Internet: 40%
    17 years
  2. Litigation: 20%
    26 years
  3. Business: 15%
    26 years
  4. Intellectual Property: 10%
    26 years
  5. Other: 15%
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Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($350-490/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Richard Todd Rosenstein

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Kelley is a skilled and respected member of the legal community. He is a zealous advocate for the rights and interests of his clients.

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    Richard Rosenstein Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Karl Stephen Kronenberger

    I have opposed Bennet multiple times in litigation and non-litigation matters, and I endorse him as a top notch attorney. He has deep and broad experience in the realm of Internet-related matters, and I trust him enough to refer cases to him. I endorse Bennet without reservation.

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    Karl Kronenberger Internet Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

100 Wilshire Blvd Ste 940
Santa Monica, CA, 90401

Internet Law Center

100 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 940
Santa Monica, CA, 90401

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive199505/20/2015
DCActive 199005/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Most Influential Lawyers: Digital Media and E-Commerce LawLos Angeles Business Journal2014
Southern California Journalism Awards (Best Newsletter)Los Angeles Press Club2011

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
FounderInternet Law Center2007 - Present
Asst. General Counsel, Dir. of Governmental Affairs and PrivacyValueClick2003 - 2007
FounderCorpcounsel.net2001 - 2003
VP of Legal & Governmental AffairsNetwork Commerce2000 - 2001
General CounselETM Entertainment Network1999 - 2000
AssociateHowrey & Simon1990 - 1999

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of California, Business Law Section, Cyberspace CommitteeCo-Chair2009 - 2010

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown Univ Law CtrLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
American UnivPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1984

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
State Bar of California, Business Law Section, Cyberspace CommitteeWashington's Privacy Tango2012
Marin County Bar CLE FairSocial Media Legal Landmines2012
i-Hollywood ForumCrowdfunding2012
High Tech Law InstituteMaking Sense of Recent FTC Enforcement Actions2012
CalTech/MIT Enterprise ForumVenturing in the Privacy Tug-Of War: Opportunities in Controlling Personal Data2012
17th US-China Legal ExchangeU.S. E-Commerce Law2012
Medi and Internet Policies behind the Great FirewallRegulating the Internet: Evolution of the United States Approach to the Newest Frontier2011