Jon L. Praed
As a founding partner of Internet Law Group, Jon has been at the forefront of the Internet community’s legal battle
against unsolicited bulk e-mail. Over the past six years, Jon has obtained nearly $20 million in judgments against
spammers on behalf of some of the largest ISPs in the United States. Most importantly, Jon has collected millions
from spammers on behalf of his clients, and has helped shape the law against spam, including: a precedent-setting
victory on summary judgment in America Online v. LCGM, 46 F. Supp. 2d 444 (E.D. Va. 1998); an important
personal jurisdiction decision in Verizon Online v. Alan Ralsky, 203 F. Supp. 2d 601 (E.D. Va. 2002), that
established spammers can be sued wherever their spam causes injury; and a ground-breaking contempt of court
victory in AOL v. CN Productions (E.D. Va. 2002) (available at
Jon is a frequent speaker at Internet anti-spam conferences, including recent appearances at Spam Conference,
Cambridge, MA, January 17, 2003 (http://spamconference.org), and the National Cyber Crime Conference,
Chicago, IL, May 9-11, 2002.
Prior to forming Internet Law Group in February 2000, Jon practiced law with Latham & Watkins, in
Washington, D.C. and California. In addition to his broad experience in private practice, Jon has extensive
government service. In 1995, he was tapped by Congressman David McIntosh (2 nd Indiana) to serve as the first
Chief Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Government Reform and Oversight
Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs. Prior to entering private practice, Jon clerked for U.S. District Court
Judge John D. Tinder, in the Southern District of Indiana, and for Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard of the
Indiana Supreme Court. Prior to law school, Jon also served as a Governor's Fellow to Indiana Governor
Robert D. Orr.
Jon received his law degree from Yale Law School in 1989. At Yale, Jon was elected to the Yale Law Journal,
and awarded Yale's moot court Potter Stewart Prize, and Catholic University's inter-mural Sutherland Cup. Jon
earned his B.A. in political science from Northwestern University in 1986, graduating summa cum laude and
Phi Beta Kappa.
Jon is admitted to the bars of Washington, D.C., Virginia, California (inactive), and Indiana.
Jon can be reached by email at email@example.com.