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Litigation

We defend some of the nation’s largest media and internet companies against class actions brought under a variety of state and federal statutes. We have defended clients in class actions brought under federal statutes such as the Wiretap Act, the Stored Communications Act, the Video Privacy Protection Act, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and state statutes such as Michigan’s Video Rental Privacy Act, California’s Shine the Light Law, the California Invasion of Privacy Act, and numerous state unfair competition laws.

Although we pride ourselves on giving our clients sound judgment that will allow them to achieve their objectives without incurring liability, sometimes litigation is inevitable. We’re more than ready. Our founder secured the first ever guilty jury verdict in an Economic Espionage Act case involving theft of trade secrets by a foreign entity. We won a precedent setting victory on a DMCA claim involving the circumvention of a client’s in-game cheat detection software. We have successfully defended class actions alleging Computer Fraud & Abuse Act claims, Electronic Communications Privacy Act violations, mobile phone spam, app data practices, data security breaches, fantasy sports, bid-rigging in the sale of sponsored online advertising, and a variety of other unfair practices claims. We’ve successfully defended clients by obtaining immunity under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.

We are also proactive. We have prosecuted, defended and settled copyright, DMCA, CFAA, ECPA and secured preliminary injunctive relief, executed civil seizure orders, and other special relief.

Our litigation philosophy is simple:

Set a clear objective and then build a strategy with a singular focus. Every action we pursue has an identifiable purpose that serves the client’s ultimate objective. We’re efficient and creative. We have handled cases in state and federal courts in California, New York, Illinois, DC, Wisconsin, Maryland, Missouri, Arizona, Connecticut, and Georgia. We have also served as lead counsel in federal appeals in the Third, Fifth, Seventh, Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Circuits. We are hired by clients from coast-to-coast because of our excellent results.

Billing Philosophy

We believe the existing hourly law firm model is outdated and misaligns the interests of lawyers and their clients. That’s why we have alternative pricing models. On every matter, our goal is to find the right pricing structure to align our incentives with your success.

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