With more than a decade of hands-on experience, Jeff devotes his practice to intellectual property and Internet-related litigation. He has litigated numerous matters, including copyright, trademark, trade secret, domain name, CAN-SPAM, data breach, Internet defamation and other Internet-related disputes in federal court, state court and arbitration proceedings. Jeff’s clients are primarily online retailers of everyday products and services, including dietary supplements, office supplies, financial products, home electronics, car rental services, business formation services, religious organizations, and schools and universities.
A large portion of Jeff’s practice involves intellectual property litigation in the online space, and he regularly represents both defendants and plaintiffs in copyright and trademark infringement lawsuits involving website content. Jeff also devotes a significant portion of his practice to defending spam litigation and has been involved in several precedent-setting cases. Jeff also regularly litigates matters regarding complex e-commerce systems, including issues relating to merchant processing, online payment systems, affiliate networks and negative options.
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.
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.
Spam Litigation Defense
Trademark and Copyright Infringement
“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.”
Licensed since 2002
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Jeff and I worked together as co-counsel representing consumers in a complex class action matter involving claims of Internet fraud. I was consistently impressed by Jeff's wealth of knowledge in the developing field of Internet law as well as his practical understanding of how unscrupulous on-line businesses defraud consumers. I would strongly that anyone who believes they have been the victim of an Internet scam contact Jeff for a consultation.
Denis Delja Personal Injury Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I worked with Jeff for over 5 years. Also, after I left the firm, as General Counsel to an online advertising company, I retained Jeff to represent the company in connection with several matters. Jeff is an accomplished and thoughtful attorney with a keen understanding of the business and legal issues facing Internet-related companies.
Matthew Thomson Internet Attorney
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2011|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2010|
|Third Place Paper||Telecommunications Policy Research Conference||2002|
|First Place Paper||Stanford Technology Law Journal||2002|
|Partner||Kronenberger Rosenfeld, LLP||2011 - 2014|
|Associate||Kronenberger Rosenfeld, LLP||2007 - 2011|
|Associate||Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin||2004 - 2007|
|Associate||Covington & Burling||2002 - 2004|
|Law360||Invoice Intercepted: A New Form of Wire Fraud||2015|
|Stanford Technology Law Review||Spiders and Crawlers and Bots, Oh My: The Economic Efficiency and Public Policy of Online Contracts that Restrict Data Collection||2002|
|Georgetown University Law Center||N/A||JD - Juris Doctor||2002|
|Stanford University||N/A||AB - Applied Baccalaureate||1998|
|Internet Law Leadership Summit||Clickwrap and Browserwrap Agreements: Drafting and Litigation Considerations||2012|
|Telecommunications Policy Research Conference||Online Contracts that Restrict Data Collection||2002|