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Richard Brian Newman

Advertising Attorney at New York, NY

4.7   23 reviews

About Richard

Learn Richard’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Advertising
    50%
    FTC defense lawyer and Internet advertising compliance attorney. Practice emphasizes conducting legal compliance reviews of advertising campaigns, representing clients in investigations and enforcement actions brought by the Federal Trade Commission and state Attorneys General, telemarketing compliance, commercial litigation, advising clients on promotional marketing programs, and negotiating and drafting legal agreements.

    16 years

  2. Internet
    40%
    Internet marketing compliance, regulatory investigations, Internet law, digital media and eCommerce.

    16 years

  3. Business
    10%
    Regulation compliance, contracts and commercial agreements/disputes.

FTC Defense Lawyer to the Internet Advertising Industry.  Advertising compliance, regulatory investigation and defense, Internet law and digital media attorney at Hinch Newman LLP. Practice focuses on conducting legal compliance reviews of advertising campaigns, representing clients in investigations and enforcement actions brought by the federal/state/local regulatory agencies, commercial litigation, advising clients on promotional marketing programs, and negotiating and drafting legal agreements. Practice also emphasizes affiliate advertising, Internet defamation, telemarketing compliance, eCommerce, privacy & data security, online promotions, and trademarks & copyrights.

Currently admitted to practice law in 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. Admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Counsel to the Executive Council of Performance Marketing and member of the Performance Marketing Association’s Compliance Council. In 2013, served as co-chair of the Online Lenders Alliance Lawyers Council and Forum. e Marketing and member of California State Bar’s Cyberlaw Subcommittee on eCommerce, Data Security, and Privacy. Written for and been both quoted and interviewed by numerous media outlets, including the Chicago Tribune, Inside Edition, PC Magazine, MSN, PC Magazine and the Wall Street Journal.

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Licensed for 24 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2007
Updated 06/05/2022
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2006
Updated 06/08/2022
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1998
Updated 09/12/2022
State NV
Status Inactive
Acquired 2002
Updated 09/10/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Richard

Hinch Newman LLP
40 Wall St.
35 Floor
New York, NY, 10005

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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Posted by Ray | November 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Notch Attorney
I contacted Hinch Newman and Richard to assist my family's company with a licensing issue we were have with the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs. We were concerned that we would lose our towing license. Richard was able to avoid a lengthy, costly court hearing and straighten out the licensing issue by contacting the right people. He was thorough, persistent and asked the right questions. Richard also secured for us a temporary license until the issue was resolved. He showed a deep concern with the effect that an unfavorable outcome would have on operations and made our matter a priority. I would strongly recommend Richard to anyone that is looking for a knowledgeable New York Department of Consumer and Worker Protection/Department of Consumer Affairs attorney that cares. We could not be happier with the service and result. Thanks Richard!
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Posted by Rob | July 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely the BEST!
Richard is professional, helpful, and a great communicator. He is absolutely the best you can find with regard to FTC and Attorney General related matters. I would not hesitate to contact him again and would refer him to anyone needing his services.
Posted by Dennis | May 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Possibly the best FTC attorney in the country right now
I contacted Richard after seeing him interviewed on CNN pertaining to FTC and a well known celebrity. I always do my due diligence when hiring anyone for my company and I'm privileged to know a few very good lawyers in other specialties. When I mentioned Richard's name they immediately said he's one of the top 3 FTC lawyers in the country. During our first conversation he took time and explained to me the complexities of the law and what he could do and what I had to watch out for. He's very straightforward and pulls no punches because he's passionate about his work and truly cares about his clients. He has navigated me through some very perilous situations and I would trust my company to no one but Richard.
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Posted by Sean | December 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
THE REAL DEAL
I reached out to him on Thanksgiving day through a email inquiry from his website . he contacted me back immediately said call me when you can and we talked several times that day... he knows the law and I have complete faith in him.....true advocate of the law
Posted by Mark | September 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Caring Lawyer with a Unique Skill Set
Richard Newman really cares. I came to him as a result of a CID from the FTC. I carefully read reviews of multiple attorneys and found that Richard appeared to have the most experience in this field. I was nervous when I made the initial call. It was under an hour before I was on the phone with him. During our first call he immediately demonstrated to me that he knew this territory well. He took time to explain what the process was, and his ways of approaching similar cases in the past. I was reassured by the breadth and depth of knowledge in this area. These skills are not easy to find. He also reassured me that he was just a phone call away if I needed him. And yes, I needed him, I needed him a lot. Through the four months of the response to the CID, Richard lawyered, wordsmithed and performed general magicry that somehow transformed my clumsy responses into beautifully presented effective legal narratives. Richard both cared and took incredible pride in his work. He was in the trenches with me and fought for me above and beyond my expectations. The end result was a home run – the investigation was closed. My experience with Richard was truly life changing. If you are reading this, you are probably nervous. Rest assured that Richard has the experience, motivation and heart to get you through this.
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Posted by Georgina | July 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Richard is a rock star!
Richard Newman came highly recommended by my transaction attorney when I was served a CID by the FTC. Within the first 10 minutes of speaking with him on the phone, I knew he was the best lawyer to represent me in the FTC investigation because he's extremely knowledgeable about FTC matters and is passionate about defending clients in FTC cases. Upon engaging his services, I relied on his expert advice in successfully navigating the precarious regulatory landscape and its potential land mines -- and that reduced my stress levels considerably because I knew we were proceeding in the best possible path. Richard speaks truthfully, and I particularly admire that he always acts in good faith. I also liked the fact that he was always mindful about minimizing his billable hours because he's so considerate of his clients' legal expenses. The best part is that my case with the FTC resulted in a settlement amount that was a small fraction of what it would have been if I had not had Richard to navigate the terrain and negotiate on my behalf. I'm extremely pleased with the outcome -- Richard is a rockstar!
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Posted by DP | October 29, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
I reached out to Richard when an action was filed against me by the FTC. As we discussed my case, he quickly went over the steps that had to be taken and gave me a clear outline of my options. His vast knowledge of the affiliate marketing industry and experience with FTC matters led me to believe my defense was in good hands. I felt at ease for the first time and quickly retained his services. During the year long case, it was like Richard was fighting for a friend, as well as a client. He was candid and kept me well informed at every step. His guidance helped me make informed decisions that were clearly going to impact my future. He handled everything efficiently and generously gave of his time to travel and prepare me for my hearing testimony - which without his help - I would not have been comfortable providing. Simply put, Richard is a powerhouse lawyer with unmatched knowledge of internet advertising law. His good working relationships with FTC staff attorneys were also apparent, as it seemed they were always courteous and willing to consider his requests. This was extremely beneficial for the ultimate outcome of my case. I am glad he was in my corner to aggressively defend me. I strongly recommend his services to anyone in the digital marketing space. Especially in the case of an FTC matter - or if you require highly ethical and professional guidance from a lawyer that is generous with his time. Richard, I am pleased with the results you delivered and sincerely appreciate everything you have done. Thank you!
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Posted by anonymous | September 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
I was completely floored a couple years ago when I was served by the FTC. I knew I had to find strong, experienced counsel to represent me as the implications were business ending and life-changing. Richard thoroughly explained what had to be done and what would be expected from us. That same day, Richard took the steps needed to defend us. I was in good hands. It was also immediately clear that the FTC attorneys knew him and graciously accommodated a number of his requests that were made for my benefit. He guided me through the entire year-long ordeal and aggressively represented my best interests every step of the way. He is truthful, fair, tough, extremely knowledgeable and a formidable advocate. I would highly recommend his services to anyone that is in the digital marketing sector and is faced with an FTC or other regulatory matter. Our case was finally dismissed thanks to Richard’s tenacious nature. Thank you so much Richard and Hinch-Newman for your fantastic representation this past year!
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Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable Internet attorney
Richard Newman was my trusted co-counsel with whom I consulted on an intellectual property case filed against an Internet marketing company. Mr. Newman offered valuable insights regarding the business of Internet affiliate systems and is a legal authority on affiliate marketing.
Posted by Kent | January 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend Richard
I have worked with and referred clients to Richard for years. He is highly knowledgeable and represents his clients very well. I have received excellent feedback from referrals. I highly recommend Richard.
Posted by John R. | January 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, Prompt, Honest and Aggressive Representation!
I was completely caught off guard some years ago when I was served by the FTC. I knew I had to find strong online marketing counsel to represent me as the accusations were life-changing. Richard thoroughly explained the nuances of the claims being made. That same day, Richard took proactive steps to defend my livelihood. I felt comforted. It was also immediately clear that the FTC attorneys knew him and graciously accommodated a number of his requests that were made for my benefit. He guided me through the entire year-long ordeal and aggressively represented my best interests every step of the way. He is truthful, fair, extremely knowledgeable and a formidable advocate. I highly recommend his services to anyone that is in the digital marketing sector and is faced with an FTC or other regulatory matter. I am pleased with my case and how it was resolved. Thank you so much Richard and Hinch Newman for your fantastic representation these last years!
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Posted by James | January 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic
I have used Richard on many projects over the years. He is responsive, insightful, takes the time to understand the nuances of your business and effectively adjusts his strategy based on the circumstances and the particularities of the other party involved. I recommend him highly.
Posted by Jenny | December 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer I Have Ever Had!
I called Richard in a panic about a complicated advertising-related legal matter. He took the time - over the weekend - to calm me down and explain my options. All of this was done before I was even a client! He is incredibly generous with his time and kept me informed every step of the way. Richard is a fierce advocate that has a sophisticated knowledge of advertising law. In fact, during oral argument at a hearing, a third party involved in my case remarked to me how impressed he was with Richard. He also put the interests of my family first, at all times. I have worked with many attorneys in my career and Richard is the best. He is professional, dedicated, courteous, ethical and a genuinely caring person. He came through for me and my family in a huge way. As a mother of two young children, I cannot thank him enough for the results he delivered.
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Posted by David Y | December 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Richard is your secret weapon in defending against FTC / AG inquiries
Richard is a superb FTC defense lawyer and comes highly-recommended. His knowledge of advertising laws and policies is in-depth, up-to-date and he knows how to ask the right questions to help best present a case. He also has a comprehensive knowledge of what the FTC does and does not focus upon. Most importantly, he helped our industry leading online education business to obtain a favorable resolution and closure of an aggressive agency investigation within our modest budget and without a penalty or further action. He is incredibly honest about his time and worked directly with us through to successful completion. ‎His government investigation and regulatory defense insights are second to none. Thank you, Richard!
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Posted by Jimmy | December 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Professional and Honest
We retained Richard for an FTC defense case. His expertise in FTC matters is unmatched and has proven to be very effective. Richard handled our confidential matter with great respect and was very easy to work with. His communication skills are superb and he doesn’t nickel and dime you for every email sent back and forth. Mr. Newman is also very honest, refraining from pulling in other attorneys for things he could do himself, thus saving us money. He fought hard for us, usually 7 days a week until the case was resolved in a manner we were extremely happy with. We would highly recommend Richard for any FTC-related, Advertising or Internet-related case.
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Posted by GHR | May 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very thorough, highly ethical and pragmatic
We retained Richard Newman to represent us on matters over the past five years. We have been so pleased with his efforts on our behalf that Richard continues to provide counsel for our business interests related to commercial transactions. Richard is very thorough, highly ethical and pragmatic with a unique focus resolving issues before they spin out of control. We are fortunate to have him as our counsel.
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Posted by CB | May 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Notch Experience
Being in the dietary supplement niche, I knew I needed someone aggressive with vast knowledge of FTC advertising compliance and claim substantiation. Always better safe than sorry. Well, to say that I am blown away by Richard's comprehension and familiarity with this stuff is an understatement. Richard's attention to detail and available scientific literature was far beyond what I expected, yet he still kept it simplistic enough for me to grasp as a digital marketer. The thing I like most about him is he's always available -- day or night, and even weekends or holidays, via email or phone. Literally, any time I need him, he is there and responds instantly. We have consistent and regular meetings to go over the marketing project. The devotion he provides is just awesome. Never once have I feel like I was just a number. Richard advises on many different advertising compliance requirements, as well as various solution options. Richard is a highly experienced attorney who clearly fights for his clients. I feel 100% safe knowing he is guarding my website.
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Posted by anonymous | February 28, 2011
Great lawyer, great person - highly recommended
I'm very pleased with my decision to have obtained Richard Newman's services I was dealing with a civil lawsuit regarding an internet matter and I searched high and low for a quality internet lawyer. I found quite a few to look through; however, immediately after my first conversation with Richard I really felt like we were speaking the same language. He understood the issue I was facing, the outcome I was hoping for and developed a strategy to get it all done. I don't think I've ever had to wait for more then 10-15 minutes to get a reply or call back from Richard, even for the smallest question. He really does make himself available at all times and not once was I left wondering or waiting. I feel that Richard was always very honest with me; never telling me just what I wanted to hear, but giving me realistic answers and advice based on the reality of the situation. Richard in an excellent litigator who can be effectively aggressive but also reserved depending what the situation calls for. All in all, I couldn't be happier with the work Richard has done for me and I would definitely recommend his services. After 3 months of working with Richard I honestly consider him not only my attorney, but a friend as well. Thanks for all your help!
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Posted by marisa | December 21, 2010
richard is a great lawyer
Very nice and east to work with. Thanks for all your help!
Posted by anonymous | December 9, 2010
First class experience.
Richard was referred to me by another law firm as having good experience in internet legal matters. I am a physician, and there were 2 unfounded poor internet postings about my name which deeply upset me. I tried over several months to have these removed, including directly calling and emailing the site's webmaster, as well as using and paying for the services of a reputation defender type company, and all unsuccessfully. In frustration, I turned to legal counsel, and the referral to Richard was the best thing that could have happened to me. He was unbelievably responsive, and quick acting, and the poor postings were removed in about a week. In my opinion, Richard is an excellent lawyer and deserves the highest recommendation.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
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Resume

AVVO RATING 7.6 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Hinch Newman LLP
  • 2010 - Present
  • Senior Associate
  • Klein Zelman Rothermel LLP
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Senior Associate
  • Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman LLP
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Senior Associateq
  • Berkley, Gordon & Goldstein LLP
  • 2001 - 2006
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Education

  • Western State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • California State University, Northridge
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Legal Cases

  • Essociate, Inc. v. Clickbooth.com, LLC
  • USDC (C.D. Cal.) granted Clickbooth.com’s Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings, ruling that the claims asserted by Essociate, Inc.’s Internet based affiliate pooling patent were patent ineligible and therefore invalid
  • Ibarra v. David Carpinello, Punch Drunk Gamer, Yahoo Sports, et al.
  • Case Dismissed
  • Federal Trade Commission v. Coulomb Media, Inc. et al.
  • Resolved cooperatively without without resulting litigation or finding of liability. Clients paid only a small fraction of the damages that network co-defendants were ordered to pay and an even smaller fraction of the damages sought by the FTC.
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Associations

  • The State Bar of California, eCommerce/Privacy Subcommittee - Cyberspace Law Committee
  • No Value
  • 2010 - Present
  • Performance Marketing Association
  • Compliance Council
  • 2010 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • 2006 - Present
  • California State Bar Association
  • 1996 - Present
  • Online Lenders Alliance
  • Co-Chair of Lawyers Council and Forum
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Executive Council of Performance Marketing
  • General Counsel
  • 2011 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Go To Thought Leader (Communications/FTC)
  • National Law Review
  • 2020
  • Go To Thought Leader (Communications/FTC)
  • National Law Review
  • 2019
  • Dean's List
  • California State University, Northridge
  • 1991

Publications

  • Performance Marketing Association
  • European Commission Releases Privacy Proposals
  • 2010
  • Performance Marketing Association
  • Facebook vs. MaxBounty: a Legal Analysis
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Today's Verdict
  • Online Safety
  • 2018
  • San Diego Ad Club Conference
  • Online Privacy and Data Security
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (1)
Internet Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Family member
"Richard is extremely knowledgeable regarding advertising compliance matters. He has a lot of experience handling these types of matters and I would certainly refer him these types of cases again."
Business Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with him and against him. He is well known as a great lawyer, and his reputation is well deserved."
Advertising Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"It was a pleasure to work with Richard. He has a firm grasp of the relevant legal issues. Moreover, Richard is an engaging and tireless advocate for his clients. I would certainly recommend him for internet and advertising issues to our client base and colleagues around the world!"
Internet Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
New York Advertising Lawyer Richard Brian Newman
Richard Brian Newman
Advertising Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 24 years
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