Attorney Profile 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 http://legal.web.aol.com/decisions/dljunk/cnprod.html). 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.
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