Yesterday I’ve received an email the core of which read:
We need a top-notch attorney who can guide us through the mine fields of setting up our affiliate marketing business.
Thanks for any recommendations you may have.
I must admit, this is not the first time I’m being asked this question. While Google is still your friend here, and you may also pick up a few names from my list of 15 Internet law attorneys here, today I’d like to bring you a list of lawyers and law firms that I’ve had previous conversations with, and deem them to be worth your time too.
Gary A. Kibel [web] — Attorney practicing new media/advertising law, privacy and data security, and information technology matters; regular speaker at Affiliate Summit and other Internet marketing conferences; partner at Davis & Gilbert LLP. Active on Twitter too.
Thomas Cohn [web] — Former FTC Regional Director and 17-year FTC veteran, he is now partner at LeClair Ryan focusing on the legal and practical aspects of compliance with Federal Trade Commission and state consumer protection regulations and industry self-regulation programs, as well as representing clients during investigations and enforcement actions. He is speaking at Affiliate Management Days and other affiliate marketing conferences, and is also active on Twitter.
David Adler [web] — Partner at Chicago-based Leavens, Strand, Glover & Adler, LLC, he provides legal counsel on trademark and copyright clearance, registration and enforcement, digital and new media licensing, production, finance, regulations, litigation and corporate-commercial transactions, etc. Active on Twitter too.
Aaron Kelly [web] — Founder and Senior Partner at Kelly / Warner, he is a passionate Internet lawyer. He specializes in online defamation, Internet reputation management, government regulations and compliance, social media, affiliate marketing, an everything related to these. Active on Twitter and frequent speaker at affiliate and digital marketing conferences.
William Rothbard [web] — He has over three decades of experience as a business litigator and advertising and regulatory law specialist. He counsels clients on regulatory compliance in the areas of advertising, marketing, direct response and Internet law, and negotiates and prepares business, licensing, marketing, production, distribution, talent, media and website agreements on their behalf.
CJ Montgomery [web] — One of the founding members of Vancouver-based Wheeler, Montgomery, Sleight & Boyd Law Offices. Frequent speaker at affiliate marketing conferences; practicing in the field of Internet Law, including DMCA notices, UDRP complaints, Intellectual Property rights, and advertising and compliance issues.
If I have missed a lawyer or a law firm that belongs to this list, please do add it through the “Comments” area below (especially, if you are familiar with their work, and can recommend them).