Eric J. Sinrod
Duane Morris LLP
Web site: http://www.sinrodlaw.com
Eric J. Sinrod is a partner in the San Francisco office of Duane Morris LLP.
Mr. Sinrod's trial, appellate, and overall litigation practice, which includes
experience before the United States Supreme Court, has covered a number
of important Internet, technology, intellectual property, information,
communications, commercial, antitrust, eDiscovery, environmental, and
insurance coverage issues. He has represented domestic and international
clients in major class actions and where hundreds of millions of dollars have
been at stake. He also has handled numerous matters for smaller companies
and individuals. Mr. Sinrod recently was highlighted by an outside
publication as "the leading IP attorney in the land," and he has been
selected by his peers as one of the "Best Lawyers in America" in the area of
Cyber Law and repeatedly as a "Super Lawyer" for Business Litigation.
Mr. Sinrod's work has been profiled in The New York Times, The Wall Street
Journal, The Washington Post, USA Today, The Wall Street Reporter
Magazine, Fox News, The Supreme Court of the United States Blog, CFO
Magazine, National Law Journal, Cyber Esq. Magazine, Business Insurance
Magazine, The ABA Journal, The American Lawyer, The California Lawyer,
The Minnesota Star Tribune, Counsel to Counsel, Lawyers Weekly, Lawyers
USA, The Recorder, Security Management magazine, Compliance Week,
Investor Relations, IPFrontline.com, Business Credit magazine, The Village
Voice, The East Bay Business Times, ROBTV, Newsday, Creditline, SlashDot
and Japanese public television. Mondaq recently announced that one of Mr.
Sinrod's columns was the most popular article in the United States in the
month that it was published. Mr. Sinrod also writes weekly legal columns for
CNET News.com, Findlaw.com, CNN.com, MSN.com, AllThingsDigital.com
and Silicon.com and he is a regular guest speaker covering legal issues for
LAWCAST, the Legal Talk Network, Tech TV, KNX CBS Radio, Live Online
News and CNET Radio.
Legal Columns Published by Mr. Sinrod
Mr. Sinrod is an adjunct professor of law and has published many law review
and other journal articles. He is a frequent speaker on Internet, information
and communications issues. He is an advisor to the Cyberspace Law Seminar
at Hastings College of the Law and teaches an Information Law Seminar at
Golden Gate University School of Law. Mr. Sinrod is a member of the Board
of Directors for the Computer Law Association, the Editorial Board of the
Journal of Internet Law, the ABA Internet Industry Committee, the Board of
Advisors for the Start-Up and Emerging Companies Newsletter for American
Lawyer Media, the Advisory Board for the BNA Electronic Commerce & Law
Report, and the Executive Committee of the Law Practice Management &
Technology Section of the State Bar of California.
Mr. Sinrod was a judicial clerk for the Honorable Samuel Conti, Judge of the
United States District Court for the Northern District of California. He served
as lead trial attorney in a number of jury trials as a Special Deputy District
Attorney for the Marin County District Attorney's Office. Mr. Sinrod has been
an appellate and trial moot court judge at Boalt Hall and other law schools.
Mr. Sinrod is admitted to practice law in the United States Supreme Court, a
number of other federal courts and all California courts.
• American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc. v. Visa
USA, Inc. et al., Case No. 04-CV-08967 (SDNY): Lead counsel for
Washington Mutual in massive antitrust case filed by American
Express against Visa, MasterCard, and various banks with respect
to network rules relating to issuance of credit cards; successful
• In re Insurance Antitrust Litigation, 723 F.Supp. 464 (N.D. Cal.
1989), rev'd, 938 F.2d 919 (9th Cir. 1991), aff'd in part and rev'd in
par sub nom, Hartford Fire Ins. Co. v. California, 113 S.Ct. 2891,
125 L.Ed.2d 612 (1993): Represented foreign insurers in multi-
district litigation initiated by dozens of state attorneys general and
private parties who alleged global conspiracies with respect to the
pricing and availability of liability insurance.
B. Commercial Litigation
• Spielman and Yu Plaintiffs v. Ex'pression Center For New Media
(Alameda Superior Court, 2008); Lead trial counsel for sound arts
and digital visual media college in two-month jury trial involving
allegations of fraud and various statutory violations; achieved
complete trial victory, defeating all of plaintiffs' claims and
recovering relief sought on cross-complaint.
• Gilmore Steel Corp. v. United States, 672 F.Supp. 1458 (CIT 1987),
rev'd sub nom, Oregon Steel Mills, Inc. v. United States, 862 F.2d
1541 (Fed. Cir. 1988): Represented domestic steel manufacturer in
connection with alleged steel "dumping" by Japanese and Korean
• Cameron Financial v. Kay-Co Investments, Inc. (San Luis Obispo
Superior Court, 2006); Lead counsel representing the defendant
company in a hotly contested trade secrets dispute relating to
company business practices and information; resolved case
successful after prevailed on motions.
• Carematrix Creditor Litigation (2005-2006); Lead counsel
representing national elder care management company in its efforts
to recover substantial sums from the debtor in complex bankruptcy
proceedings; achieved successful resolution for client.
• Felton Bank Class Action Cases (Three federal cases across the
country, 2000-2002); Lead counsel representing bank in consumer
debt alleged fraud class actions; resolved successfully.
• Pacific Guarantee Mortgage v. Pacific Capital Mortgage (Marin
County Superior Court, 1998-1999); Lead counsel representing
defendant company charged with trade secret misappropriate,
employee raiding, and copyright infringements; achieved victory by
defeating preliminary injunction motion.
• Bechtel Wind Turbine Litigation (Northern District of California,
1987-1989); Represented defendant company charged with
improper inspection of wind turbines; prevailed on summary
• In re Consolidated Capital Securities Litigation (Northern District of
California, 1985-1987); Worked with team defending company in
securities fraud litigation.
• In re Apple Securities Litigation (Northern District of California,
1985-1986); Worked with team defending company in securities
C. Information Technology/Intellectual Property
• U.S. Dep't of State v. Ray, 112 S.Ct. 541(1991): Lead counsel who
prepared briefing before the United States Supreme Court
regarding critical information withheld under the Freedom of
Information Act because of privacy concerns.
• Mayock v. INS, 714 F.Supp. 1558 (N.D. Cal. 1989), rev'd sub nom,
Mayock v. Nelson, 938 F.2d 1006 (9th Cir. 1991), nationwide
settlement, 43 Am. U.L. Re. 325, App. (1994) see also Mayock v.
INS, 736 F.Supp. 1561 (N.D. Cal. 1990): As lead counsel, obtained
nationwide declaratory and injunctive relief regarding the provision
of government materials under the Freedom of Information Act,
also secured the largest award of attorney's fees under the statute.
• French Connection Limited v. Frederique Taillefer, WIPO Arbitration
and Mediation Center Administrative Panel Decision Re
www.frenchconnectiononline.com, Case No. D2005-0255, May 16,
2005. As lead counsel, obtained order transferring a domain name.
• Highfields Capital Management, L.P. v. Doe, 385 F.Supp.2d 969,
2005 WL 2065142, N.D. Cal., January 18, 2005. As lead counsel,
obtained order protecting anonymous Internet free speech.
• French Connection Limited v. Daniel Bradley, WIPO Arbitration and
Mediation Center Administrative Panel Decision Re
www.fcuklifestyle.com, Case No. D2004-0742, November 22, 2004.
As lead counsel, obtained order transferring a domain name.
• Begraft v. eBay (New Jersey state court, 2004); Lead counsel
representing eBay in lawsuit that challenged online sale of ski resort
and eBay's online policies; prevailed by motion and case was
dismissed with prejudice.
• BSM, Inc. v. Mitek Systems, Inc. (AAA Arbitration, San Diego,
2004-2005); Lead counsel representing defendant maker of
character recognition software in dispute concerning source code
and copyright infringement; achieved victory in extensive
• Hinshaw & Culberston (2006-2007): retained as expert in complex
• Papazian v. Keynote Systems, Inc. (San Mateo Superior Court,
2004-2005); Lead counsel representing plaintiffs in dispute
involving acquisition of one Internet company by another and cross-
allegations relating to trade secrets; resolved successfully at
• ERISCO v. CSRG (Central District of California, 2003); Lead counsel
representing Perot Systems in major copyright infringement,
antitrust and unfair competition case; effectively resolved case
successfully at outset.
• Workmen's Auto Insurance v. SIS (Los Angeles Superior Court,
2002); As lead counsel, secured successful settlement for plaintiff
company in major software defect case.
• Fundamental Software, Inc. v. Fundamental Software, Inc.
(Northern District of California, 2001); Lead counsel representing
plaintiff middleware company in bet-the-farm trademark
infringement action; successful resolution after obtaining results in
• Abacus America, Inc. v. Alabanza Corporation (San Diego Superior
Court, 2006); Represented company in major trade secrets,
software dispute between Web hosting companies; successful
• Business Software Alliance v. Workmen's Auto Insurance Company
(Los Angeles Superior Court, 2002-2003); Lead counsel
representing defendant with respect to allegations of copyright
infringement and software piracy; successful settlement.
D. Environmental/Insurance Coverage
• Travelers Cas. and Sur. Co. v. Superior Court, 63 Cal. App. 4th
1440 (1998): Successful amicus briefing on the pollution exclusion
contained in general liability policies.
• Lockheed Insurance Coverage Litigation (Santa Clara Superior
Court (1993-2000); Lead counsel for London insurers on numerous
issues; victorious at trial in defeating $500 million in claims on
Burbank contamination site.
• Modesto Irrigation District Pipeline Litigation (Eastern District of
California, (2003-2006); Lead counsel representing defendant in
case involving responsibility for a pipeline; achieved resolution after
successful motion practice.
• TMX Interactive Mold Litigation (San Francisco Superior Court
(2004-2006); Lead counsel representing defendant in toxic mold
case; achieved successful resolution.
• Three Sisters Ranch Enterprises Environmental Litigation (Northern
District of California, 2002-2004); Lead counsel for defendant
purchaser of contaminated property; achieved complete victory by
proving fraud on summary judgment that led to the rescission of
the purchase contract from 15 years earlier and to client not having
responsibility for ground and groundwater pollution cleanup.
• Chevron v. Kentucky Agricultural Energy Corporation (San Francisco
Superior Court (1987-2000); Represented insurer with respect to
claims made under performance guarantee policy as to a fuel
ethanol plant; successful resolution.
• Advisor, Hastings College of the Law, Cyberspace Law Seminar
• Adjunct Professor, Golden Gate University School of Law,
Information Law Seminar
• Journal of Internet Law, Editorial Board Member
• American Bar Association
- Internet Industry Committee
• BNA Electronic Commerce & Law, Advisory Board
• Start-Up and Emerging Companies Newsletter, American Lawyer
Media, Board of Advisors
• The State Bar of California
- Law Practice Management and Technology Section
-- Executive Committee
• International Technology Law Association
• Association of Business Trial Attorneys
• The Bar Association of San Francisco
• California Trial Lawyers Association
• San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
• Appellate and Moot Court Judge
- University of California at Berkeley--Boalt Hall School of Law
- Santa Clara University School of Law
- Golden Gate University School of Law
• U.S. Court of International Trade
• U.S. Supreme Court
• U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
• U.S. District Courts of California
• University of Michigan Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1984
Associate Editor, University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform
• Oberlin College, B.A., 1980
Phi Beta Kappa
Comfort Starr Scholarship Prize for Academic Excellence
• Duane Morris LLP
- Partner, 2000-present
• Hancock Rothert & Bunshoft LLP, San Francisco, California
- Partner, 1992-2000
- Associate, 1987-1991
• Heller, Ehrman, White & McAuliffe, San Francisco, California
- Associate, 1985-1987
• United States District Court for the Northern District of California
- Judicial Clerk, Honorable Samuel M. Conti, 1984-1985
• Editorial Board, Journal of Internet Law
• Advisory Board, Start-Up and Emerging Companies Newsletter,
published by American Lawyer Media
• Advisory Board, BNA Electronic Commerce & Law Report
Honors and Awards
• Named a Super Lawyer for Business Litigation, 2006-2008
• Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Cyberlaw, 2005-2006
• Mr. Sinrod's article, "Word to the Wise If You Quit In a Huff," was
the most popular article in the United States on the Mondaq
service, April 2006.
• Recipient, Internet Marketing Attorney Awards of 2003. Mr. Sinrod
was referred to as "the leading IP attorney in the land."
• Many hundreds of weekly Cyberlaw columns for CNET News.com,
Findlaw.com, CNN.com, MSN.com, AllThingsDigital.com,
Silicon.com, The Supreme Court of the United States Blog,
USATODAY.com, American Lawyer Media's Law.com,
Computerworld and Upside, all of which are available at
http://www.sinrodlaw.com (1999 to present, 2008)
• "The Impact of Data Loss Prevention Communications Capture on
E-discovery," contribution to publication by Pro-Tec Data, June
• New Scientist: Book Review - The Second Life Herald, 2007.
• "Don't Forget Your Umbrella" - Quoted In Book By Ari Kaplan, 2007.
• "Promise of EFOIA Still Unfulfilled Ten Years Later," 33:7 Access
Reports 3, 2007
• "Attention Trademark Owners: Take a Hit!" IPFrontline.com,
• "Workplace Worries: Blogging, IMing, iPods and Camera Phones -
Oh My! Business Credit, October 2006
• "Creative Commons - An Answer to the Copyright Debate?"
IPFrontline.com, September 2006
• "How We Almost Lost Our BlackBerries," For The Defense, June
• "Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Protects Employers," Human
Resource Ideas & Trends; Human Resource Executive, May 2006.
• "Word to the Wise If You Quit In a Huff," Mondaq, April 2006 (most
popular article in the United States that month).
• "FCUKLIFESTYLE.com Domain Name Ordered Transferred to French
Connection," 1 Journal of Internet Law 1 (2005).
• "The Legal Implications of Disappearing E-Mail," 7:9 Journal of
Internet Law 23 (2004).
• "Internet Forms and Commentary: A Practitioner's Guide to E-
Commerce Contracts and the World Wide Web," a Chapter on
Metatag License Contracts, ABA Section of Business Law,
Committee on Law in Cyberspace, Information Infrastructure
Subcommittee, and Internet Industry Committee (2002).
• "The Future of Internet Privacy," 4:9 Journal of Internet Law 22
• "Cyber-Crimes: A Practical Approach to the Application of Federal
Computer Crime Laws," 16 Computer & High Technology Law
Journal 177 (2000).
• Chapter author for the book, "Internet Law and Business
Handbook," Ladera Press, (2000).
• "Hacking Your Way to Hard Time: "Application of Computer Crime
Laws to Specific Types of Hacking Attacks," Journal of Internet Law
• "The Evolving Role of Trademark in Cyberspace," 3:10 Journal of
Internet Law 5 (2000).
• "The Eye of the High Tech Storm: The Law of E-Mail," 3:8 and 3:9
Journal of Internet Law 1 (2000).
• "Commercial Use of E-Mail and Potential Pitfalls of Anti-Spam
Laws," VIBES (2000).
• "Controlling Chaos: The Emerging Law of Privacy and Speech in
Cyberspace," 1999 Stanford Technology Law Review 1
• "First Steps in Formulating Net Tax Policy," 3:2 Journal of Internet
Law 13 (1999).
• "The New Wave of Speech and Privacy Developments in
Cyberspace," 21:3 Hastings Communications and Entertainment
Law Journal 5831 (1999).
• "Keeping the E-Commerce Taxman at Bay: The Internet Tax
Freedom Act," Spring 1999 Report of the ABA Industry Internet
• "Internet Privacy: Is Someone Invading Your Cyberspace?" 14:1
Computer Law Association Bulletin (1999).
• "Net Tax," Daily Journal, California Business Law Adviser, March 15,
1999, p. 18.
• "Sweet Land of E-Liberty: The Internet Tax Freedom Act," 2:7
Journal of Internet Law (1999).
• "Cyberspeech: Censorship, 'Spam,' and Defamation," presented at
the 28th Annual Computer Law Association Conference
(Washington, D.C., April 1999).
• "Filtering Out Internet Facts," Daily Journal Cyber Esq. (Winter
• "Internet Speech: Putting the Genie Back in the Bottle," 2:4 Journal
of Internet Law 1 (1998).
• "Privacy Lost in the Brave New Web?" 2:3 Journal of Internet Law 1
• "Policing Web Sites," 25:1 Privacy Journal 3 (1998).
• "Privacy Lost in the Brave New Web?" 24:20 Access Reports 8
• "Improving Access to Government Information in an Era of
Budgetary Constraints," 27 Urban Lawyer 105 (1995).
• "Freedom of Information Act Disclosure Deadlines: Bridging the Gap
Between Legislative Intent and Economic Reality," 43 American
University Law Review 325 (1994).
• "Specific Recommendations for Improving Media Access to
Government Information," 15 Journal of Media Law and Practice 79
• "Proposals for Expediting Access to Government Communications
and Information," 12:3 Communications Lawyer 6 (1994).
• "Applying the Freedom of Information Act in the Immigration
Context," 94-12 Immigration Briefing 1 (1994).
• "Reconciling Congressional Intent with Budgetary Constraints Re
FOIA Response Deadlines," 20:8 Access Reports 3 (1994).
• "It's High Time We Had a FOIA That Works," 17:1 The National Law
• "Blocking Access to Government Information Under the New
Personal Privacy Rule," 24 Seton Hall Law Review 214 (1993).
• "Expediting Access to Government Information Relative to
Immigration Proceedings," 71 Interpreter Releases 669 (1993).
• "Emerging Judicial Precedent Threatens Media Access to
Government Information," 21:1 Media Law Notes 15 (1993).
• Arguing for Derivative Use," 19:22 Access Reports 5 (1993).
Selected Speaking Engagements
• Regular Guest Speaker for Coast to Coast program on the Legal
Talk Network, http://www.legaltalknetwork.com.
• Regular Guest Speaker Covering Internet Legal Issues for Live
Online News, www.liveonlinenews.com.
• Regular Guest Speaker Addressing Cyberlaw Matters for CNET
Radio; 910 AM, www.cnetradio.com.
• Regular Guest Speaker for LAWCAST; www.lawcast.com.
• Featured Speaker on ROBTV, http://www.robtv.com.
• "Internet Highway Robbery: Protect Your Domain, Trademarks and
Copyrights From Cyberthieves," Career College Association
Convention, Las Vegas, June 2008.
• Moderator and Speaker, Online Privacy, Fifth Annual E-Commerce
Best Practices Conference, Palo Alto, California, June 2008
• Featured Speaker and Moderator, Behavioral Advertising,
Association of Corporate Counsel, Palo Alto and San Francisco,
California, May 2008
• E-Discovery and E-FOIA, Featured Spearker, Department of Energy
And Contractor Attorneys Association 2008 Conference, Stanford
University, Palo Alto, May 2008
• "Intellectual Property Infringement Issues," Dutch Business
Roundtable, San Francisco, May 2008.
• "Living with E-Discovery Amendments," presentation with Guidance
Software, San Francisco, California, September 2007
• "Royalty Agreements and Audits," San Francisco Chapter, Litigation
Interest Group, San Francisco, California, June 2007
• Moderator and Speaker, "Law in Virtual Worlds," Fourth Annual E-
Commerce Best Practices Conference, Palo Alto, California, June
• Featured Speaker, "Trespass - An Ancient Legal Doctrine Gains
Traction in Cyberspace," Association of Corporate Counsel, Palo Alto
and San Francisco, California, April 2007
• Moderator and Speaker, "Trademark Protection in Cyberspace,"
Annual Conference of the Association of Corporate Counsel, San
Francisco Bay Area Chapter, San Francisco, California, March 2007
• Featured speaker, "Cyberspace Law," SFPA, San Francisco,
California, February 2007
• "Digital Rights Management" (video presentation), CNET's
Computer Electronics Show (CES) - "The Next Big Thing," Las
Vegas, Nevada, January 2007
• Featured Speaker, "Grappling with High-Tech Employee Activities,"
Association of Corporate Counsel, Palo Alto and San Francisco,
California, September 2006
• Moderator and Speaker, Online Employee Activities Panel, Stanford
Ecommerce Best Practices Annual Conference; Palo Alto, June
• The Give And Take of the Digital Age; Association of Corporate
Counsel; San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, Annual Conference; San
Francisco, March 2006.
• Featured speaker, Topic: Electronic Litigation Risk Management
Issues, annual meeting of the Association of Corporate Counsel,
San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, San Francisco, California, March
• Managing Online Legal Exposure; Presentation to Cisco Legal
Department; February 2006.
• Avoiding Legal Landmines in Cyberspace, Association of Corporate
Counsel; Palo Alto and San Francisco, August 2005.
• Moderator, Emerging Areas of Risk Panel, Stanford Ecommerce Best
Practices Annual Conference; Palo Alto, June 2005.
• High Tech Resolution and Victory, Internet Law Section of the
Barristers Club of San Francisco; May 2005.
• Insurance Coverage Relating to Remediation, Association for
Environmental Health and Sciences; San Diego; March 2005.
• Update on eCommerce Law, Silicon Valley Association of General
Counsel Annual Meeting; Santa Clara, December 2004.
• Steering Clear of Internet Risks and Liabilities, World Congress
Conference of the Computer Law Association; Amsterdam,
• Responsible Information Management, Privacy & Information
Security, Ponemon Institute; Tucson, September-October 2004
• Online Security, Stanford E-Commerce Best Practices Project: Best
Practices in Marketing Software and Other Content to the World
Over the Internet; Palo Alto, June 2004
• The Growing Onslaught of High-Tech Disputes: Recommendations
for Resolution and Victory, Association of Corporate Counsel; Palo
Alto and San Francisco, May 2004
• Outsourcing in Financial Services, American Conference Institute;
Las Vegas, March 2004.
• Rescission of Contracts to Escape Liability, Association for
Environmental Health and Sciences; March 2004.
• Judge, Companies in United States With Best Privacy Practices;
Ponemon Institute and TRUSTe; 2004.
• Self-Regulation Versus Government Intervention in IT Security,
Sanctum, Inc.; Webcast, December 2003.
• High-Tech Perils, American Corporate Counsel Association; Palo Alto
and San Francisco, October 2003.
• Litigation in the Tech World, Scandinavian Delegation; San
Francisco, July 2003.
• High-Tech Privacy Developments, European Legal and Business
Delegation; San Francisco, March 2003.
• Access to Business and Government Electronic Information; Annual
Conference of American Association of Access Professionals; San
Francisco, March 2003.
• Internet and Intellectual Property Legal Roundup, Digital Media in
Business Program; San Francisco, March 2003.
• Legal Perils for the Telecommunications Industry, California
Telephone Association Annual Summit; Monterey, February 2003.
• Risks & Liabilities in Cyberspace, Insurance Society of Philadelphia;
Philadelphia, February 2003.
• Liabilities in Cyberspace, Digital Media in Business Program; San
Francisco, October 2002.
• Online Risks and Liabilities, Professional Lawyers Retreat; Miami,
• Information Technology Litigation: Representing Your Client in
Software Performance & System Failure Claims, sponsored by the
Practicing Law Institute; San Francisco/New York, May 2002.
• E-Business Legal Risks, North America Conference on Computer
Audit, Control and Security, sponsored by the Information Systems
Audit and Control Association; San Francisco, May 2002.
• California Lawyer magazine Privacy Roundtable; San Francisco,
• The Law of the Internet: Intellectual Property Issues in Cyberspace,
sponsored by the National Business Institute; San Francisco,
• Cyber Privacy Conference, Bar Association of San Francisco
Corporate Counsel Program; San Francisco, July 2001.
• Fast-Breaking Internet Legal Developments, Digital Media in
Business Program; San Francisco, July 2001.
• Executive Briefing on Recent Cutting-Edge Employment Issues; San
Francisco, June 2001.
• Spam.com Commercial Email Conference; San Francisco, May
• Online Insurance Coverage Seminar, American Lawyer Media's
Law.com; World Wide Web, May 2001.
• Email Abuse and the Law, Mailwall Summit, Organized by
Brightmail; San Francisco, June 2001.
• Web Site Hosting Agreements, Cyberspace Camp Program of the
Computer Law Association; San Jose, March 2001.
• Internet Privacy Issues, presentation for Charles Schwab & Co.,
Inc.; San Francisco, January 2001.
• Recent Legal Trends in Cyberspace, Digital Media in Business
Program; San Francisco, December 2000.
• Online Commercial Legal Issues, Direct Response E-Mail Marketing
Strategies National Conference; New York City, October 2000.
• Computer Crime Laws, EPRI Enterprise Infrastructure Security Legal
Workshop, San Francisco; October 2000.
• Avoiding Legal Pitfalls in Global E-Commerce, San Francisco
Chamber of Commerce; San Francisco, October 2000.
• Ethical Issues in Cyberspace, American Bar Association; San
Francisco, October 2000.
• Piracy and Privacy in the High-Tech Workplace, Sponsored by
Duane, Morris & Heckscher LLP; San Francisco and Palo Alto,
• Cybercrime and the Federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Def
Con 8; Las Vegas, July 2000.
• Current Cyberspace Legal Developments, Digital Media in Business
Program; San Francisco, July 2000.
• Internet Privacy Presentation for The American Corporate Counsel
Association, Northern California Chapter; Palo Alto and San
Francisco, May 2000.
• Overview of Legal Developments and Practical Strategies Regarding
Privacy and Speech on the Internet at the Direct Response E-Mail
Marketing Strategies 2000 Conference, sponsored by the
International Quality & Productivity Center; San Francisco, May
• Fast-Breaking Legal Issues in E-Business, Intranet Presentation for
AON; Los Angeles, May 2000.
• Recent Legal Trends in Cyberspace, Digital Media in Business
Program; San Francisco, May 2000.
• Computers, Freedom & Privacy 2000: Challenging the Assumptions;
"Privacy Policies: Public Protection or License to Snoop?"; Toronto,
• Moderator of Cybercrime Symposium, sponsored by Duane, Morris
& Heckscher LLP, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Upside Media; San
Francisco, March 2000.
• "Privacy in the New Millennium: A Practical Exploration of the
Internet and its Impact on Privacy," sponsored by Santa Clara
University Computer and High Technology Law Journal; Santa
Clara, February 2000.
• The Law of the Internet, sponsored by the National Business
Institute; San Francisco, February 2000.
• Risk and Insurance Managers Society, Marsh USA Risk & Insurance
Services, "The Internet: Business Opportunity/Liability Nightmare";
San Francisco, January 2000.
• Digital Impact Corporate Seminar for Web Retailing on Recent
Legislative Developments; San Francisco, October 1999.
• The American Corporate Counsel Association, Southern California
Chapter Annual Conference on "Technology Issues for the New
Millennium;" Los Angeles, October 1999.
• Direct Response E-Mail Marketing Strategies, sponsored by
International Quality & Productivity Center; San Francisco, August
• The Twenty-Eighth Computer Law Association Annual Meeting and
World Computer Law Congress, "Practical Strategies for the
Changing Information Technology Market," sponsored by The
Computer Law Association in cooperation with The Federal
Communications Bar Association; Washington, D.C., April 1999.
• The Eleventh Annual Computer Law Symposium, "Enabling
Electronic Commerce, Trademark, Privacy and Internet Business,"
sponsored by Hewlett Packard and presented by the Hastings
Communications and Entertainment Law Journal; San Francisco,