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About Me

Hello! Thanks for visiting my profile here on Avvo. For additional information, please visit my blog at Stanford's Center for Internet and Society, or my podcast at


Languages Spoken: German

Practice Areas


  1. Intellectual Property: 70%
  2. Privacy: 20%
  3. Constitutional: 10%

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

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    Colette and I were opposing counsel on a matter in 2005. The case presented a number of novel legal issues involving technology (specifically, ownership of the right to distribute content via RSS feeds). Our clients were able to resolve the dispute between them. In the process of representing her client, Colette was consistently well-prepared, and quite knowledgeable about both the facts of the case and the law. She was firm in her advocacy, yet appropriately flexible in the process of arriving at a settlement.


    Evan Brown Internet Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Law & Corporate Affairs

Law & Corporate Affairs
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA, 98052-8300



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Senior AttorneyMicrosoft Corporation2010 - Present
Fellow (non-residential)Stanford Law School2005 - Present
FounderVogele | Associates2005 - 2010
Fellow (Residential)Stanford Law School - Center for Internet & Society2004 - 2005
AssociateWeil Gotshal & Manges LLP2000 - 2004
AssociatePreston Gates Ellis, LLP1997 - 2000
Association NamePosition NameDuration
California Lawyer Magazine (Daily Journal)Editorial Advisory Board2008 - Present
The Conversations NetworkAdvisory Board2007 - Present
Journal of Internet LawBoard of Editors2007 - Present
Commonwealth Club of California, INFORUMBoard Member2006 - Present
Bar Association of San Francisco (Ethics Committee)Member2005 - 2007
California Lawyers for the ArtsMember2005 - 2009
American Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1997 - Present
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationMember1995 - 2005
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Blue v. JohnsonPermanent Injunction & Consent Judgment
Lindeboom d/b/a Creative Cow v. Plaster City Digital PostPermanent injunction against Defendant.
Doe v. AguilarSettlement.
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Publication NameTitleDate
Journal of Internet LawAttention Website Operators: Be Certain You Qualify for Section 230 Protection2008
Business Podcasting Book: Launching, Marketing, and Measuring Your PodcastChapter 9: Legal Issues2007
Creative Commons WikiPodcasting Legal Guide: Rules for the Revolution2006
Journal of Internet LawPodcasting in Universities and Corporations: Look Before You Leap2006
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stanford Law School - Center for Internet & SocietyPublic Interest & Intellectual PropertyFellowship2005
George Washington University Law SchoolN/AJD with Honors1997
University of WashingtonPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts with Honors1993
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
SupernovaUpdating Copyright: A Fair (Use) Fight?2009
O'Reilly Tools of Change for PublishingSpeaking the Same Language: Universal Technology Standards in Publishing and Bookselling2009
IP and the Internet ConferenceDealing with Review and Anonymous Content2009
USF Network Neutrality SymposiumSocial Control - Issues of Privacy & Autonomy2008
University of Washington: Catalyst Spark SessionsPodcasting, New Media & Universities2008
Tulane Law School IP Speaker SeriesDisruptive Technologies and the (Practice of) Law2008
SanFran Music Tech SummitIssues in Music - Tech licensing2008
Overcoming Obstacles in Web 2.0 WorldReputations on [the] line: Resources and remedies for managing your cyber persona2008
Hastings Comm/Ent Law Journal SymposiumThe Full Impact of Digital Media: Shifts of Control and the Future of Music2008
Chicago Bar AssociationLawyers and Podcasting/Blogging2008
Web Video SummitMoney Smarts: Talent Agents, Lawyers and Other Pros Give Advice.2007
Video On The NetVideo Policy - Fair Use2007
Stanford E-Commerce Best PracticesMonetizing Non-Traditional Content2007
South By Southwest InteractiveVideo Mashups: Please Rolling Stones Don't Sue Us2007
Podcast Academy #6New Media and the Law2007
Pike & Fisher Web Audio ConferenceThe New, New Media Revolution: User Generated Content2007
New Media ExpoMusic Licensing for Podcasts and New Media - A Crash Course2007
Bar Association of San Francisco - Ethics Committee CLE ProgramsBlogs, Wikis and Podcast, Oh My! Unravel New Media's Ethical Impact on Your Law Practice2007
ABA Standing Committed On Lawyers Professional Liability: Annual ConferenceLaw Firm Blogs: Truths and Myths on Liability and Ethical Concerns2007
Santa Clara County Bar Association CLE ProgramThe Cutting Edge in IP Law: DRM Debacles and Podding to the Masses2006
Music Law & Business SeminarMusic Distribution/Creative Commons2006
Corporate Podcast SummitWhere next? Just how disruptive is the potential of podcasting?2006