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About me

I am a partner at the litigation law firm of Miller Barondess, LLP.  Our firm consists of approximately 25 lawyers.  Our attorneys are diverse in background and experience.  Many have previously worked at the largest law firms in the world before joining our firm.   My practice is focused upon three areas including internet law, commercial litigation and intellectual property. 


 


My clients are primarily mid to large sized commercial businesses, entertainers and internet marketing companies.  I handle a large volume of internet defamation and First Amendment cases for corporations and c-suite executives.  These cases typically involve anonymous defamatory content appearing on message boards and search engine results.  Many times, we institute satellite litigation and issue subpoenas to identify such anonymous tortfeasors.  In connection with my First Amendment practice, I typically encounter issues concerning SLAPP suits, anti-SLAPP motions and Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.


 


In the realm of intellectual property, I represent defendants and plaintiffs in copyright and trademark infringement cases.  I also represent businesses in trade secrets cases.  Frequently, we obtain or oppose preliminary injunctions and applications for temporary restraining orders.


 


Finally, we handle general commercial litigation relating to breach of contract issues, insurance and unfair competition. 

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Languages spoken: Portuguese

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Internet: 60%
    14 years, 200 cases
  2. Intellectual Property: 20%
    14 years, 60 cases
  3. Business: 20%
    14 years, 70 cases

Payment

Fees:

Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Raines Feldman, LLP

9720 Wilshire Blvd.
Fifth Floor
Beverly Hills, CA, 90212

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive200205/23/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarCalifornia Super Lawyers2014
Rising StarCalifornia Super Lawyers2013
Rising StarSuperlawyers2012
Michigan Honors StudentUniversity of Michigan1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerRaines Feldman, LLP2014 - Present
PartnerMiller Barondess, LLp2011 - 2014
Managing PartnerErik Syverson, Attorney at Law2006 - 2011
AssociatePick & Boydston, LLP2002 - 2006
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
California Cyberlaw CommitteeMember2012 - Present
Federal Bar Association, Federal Litigation SectionMember2008 - Present
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Lambotte v. IAC/Interactive Corp., Ticketmaster and Citysearch.comSeven figure settlement for the class plus attorneys fees
Prohealth Medical v. Intact Info, Inc.Plaintiff dismissed the case, our client paid no damages or fees to the plaintiff.
Petrays v. SighthoundOn appeal
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Los Angeles Daily JournalIs Social Media Entitled to Trade Secret Protection2012
Huffington PostThe Coming Wave of Social Wave of Social Media Class Actions2010
Huffington PostIs Farmville Just a Game or Big Brother in Disguise2010
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
University of MichiganHistoryB.A.1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Pasadena Bar AssociationDigital Evidence at Trial2014
Cyberlaw Committee ConferenceInternet Defamation2012
California Cyberlaw Committee Subsection MeetingUnmasking John Doe Defendants in California2012
Fox Business NewsMatch.com's Legal Problems2011
Fox Business ChannelThe Digital Millennium Copyright Act2010