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I am a partner at Hinch Newman LLP.  My practice is dedicated to Internet Law, Internet (Performance) Marketing, eCommerce (domestic/ international), and Regulatory Compliance, including issues pertaining to affiliate marketing, privacy and data security, telecommunications, online defamation, spam lawsuits, unfair trade practices, trademark and copyright issues, and other Internet and technology-related legal and business matters.  My experience includes litigating Internet and technology-related issues in state and federal courts throughout the United States.  Additional complex commercial, corporate and civil litigation experience in a broad range of legal areas.  Draft/review/negotiate advertising, affiliate, data, IP, and other business contracts, prosecution and defense of issues regarding breach of contract, delinquent account collections, as well as other business related issues.

Currently serve on the E-Commerce and Privacy Subcommittee of the State Bar of California and contribute to the Cyberspace Law Committee of the State Bar of California. Member of the San Diego County Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the Nevada Trial Lawyers Association and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (a section of the American Bar Association).

Bar Admissions: California, New York, Nevada, the District of Columbia, and before the United States District Court for the Districts of Northern and Southern California, the Southern District of New York and the District of Nevada.


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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
    18 years, 150 cases
  2. Internet: 50%
    18 years, 150 cases

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  • Aaron Matthew Kelly

    Richard always brings his A game. I have recommended several people to Richard for his experience in Internet Law and he has done a fantastic job. In addition, we have worked on several cases together and have seen firsthand his experience and abilities when it comes to Internet Law. He has also proven himself to be an expert in this field and I feel confident he is one of the top attorneys in the country for this practice area.


    Aaron Kelly Internet Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Hinch Newman LLP

401 West "A" Street
Suite 2330
San Diego, CA, 92101-7914

Hinch Newman LLP

488 Madison Avenue
Suite 1100
New York, NY, 10022



NYDue to reregister within 30 days of birthday 200703/13/2015
DCInactive 200611/29/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerHinch Newman LLP2010 - Present
Senior AssociateKlein Zelman Rothermel LLP2007 - 2010
Senior AssociateWood, Smith, Henning & Berman LLP2006 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
The State Bar of California, eCommerce/Privacy Subcommittee - Cyberspace Law CommitteeAdvisor2010 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Performance Marketing AssociationN/A2010 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationN/A2007 - Present
District of Columbia BarN/A2006 - Present
Nevada Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2002 - Present
California State Bar AssociationN/A1996 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (American Bar Association)N/A1996 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Ibarra v. David Carpinello, Punch Drunk Gamer, Yahoo Sports, et al.Case Dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Visibility MagazineInternational eCommerce - The Steady Erosion of European Directives2011
Mobile MarketerPrivacy Compliance Is Critical2011
FeedFront MagazineOnline Advertising and the Evolving Privacy Landscape2011
Performance Marketing AssociationEuropean Commission Releases Privacy Proposals2010
Performance Marketing AssociationFacebook vs. MaxBounty: a Legal Analysis2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Western State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
California State University, NorthridgeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
San Diego Ad Club ConferenceOnline Privacy and Data Security2011
Internet Law 2011 - Nevada State BarInternet Law2011