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Ian C. Ballon

Ian C. Ballon

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

East Palo Alto & Los Angeles, CA, USA


Admitted: California, District of Columbia and Maryland
Second, Third, Fourth, Ninth and Federal Circuits
U.S. Supreme Court
JD, LLM, CIPP

Ian Ballon is a litigator who is Co-Chair of Greenberg Traurig LLP’s Global Intellectual Property & Technology Practice and represents Internet, technology, mobile and other companies in intellectual property and internet- and mobile-related, privacy and security litigation, including the defense of data privacy, security breach, behavioral advertising and TCPA class action suits. He is also the author of the leading treatise on Internet law, E-Commerce and Internet Law: Treatise with Forms 2d edition, the 5-volume set published by West (www.IanBallon.net). In addition, he is the author of The Complete CAN-SPAM Act Handbook (West 2008) and The Complete State Security Breach Notification Compliance Handbook (West 2009). He also serves as Executive Director of Stanford University Law School’s Center for E-Commerce, which hosts the annual Best Practices Conference where lawyers, scholars and judges are regularly featured and interact. A list of recent cases may be found at http://www.gtlaw.com/Ian-C-Ballonexperience.

Mr. Ballon was named the Lawyer of the Year for Information Technology Law in the 2018, 2016 and 2013 editions of Best Lawyers in America. In 2018 he was recognized by World Trademark Review for his trademark legal practice and was named one of the Top 20 Cyber/Artificial Intelligence Lawyers by the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal. He received the “Trailblazer” Award, Intellectual Property, 2017 from The National Law Journal and he has been recognized as a “Groundbreaker” in The Recorder’s 2017 Litigation Departments of the Year Awards. In addition, he was the 2010 recipient of the State Bar of California IP Section’s Vanguard Award for significant contributions to the development of intellectual property law (http://ipsection.calbar.ca.gov/IntellectualPropertyLaw/IPVanguardAwards.aspx). He is listed in Legal 500 U.S., The Best Lawyers in America (in the areas of information technology and intellectual property) and Chambers and Partners USA Guide in the areas of privacy and data security and information technology. He also has been recognized by The Daily Journal as one of the Top 75 IP litigators in California in every year that the list has been published, from 2009 through 2017, and has been listed as a Northern California Super Lawyer every year from 2004 through 2016 and as one of the Top 100 lawyers in California. Mr. Ballon also holds the CIPP/US certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

Ian C. Ballon is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Text Messaging and the Requirements of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (2017) - Eighteenth Annual Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law, Thursday, June 15, 2017
Defending Security Breach Class Action Litigation (2017) - Eighteenth Annual Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law, Thursday, June 15, 2017
Defending Data Privacy Class Action Litigation (2016) - Eighteenth Annual Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law, Thursday, June 15, 2017
Defending Data Privacy Class Action Litigation (2017) - Advanced Data Privacy, Cybersecurity Breach and TCPA Class Action Litigation Strategies and Defenses 2018 , Monday, January 29, 2018
Federal Trade Commission, Privacy & Data Security (Update: 2016) - Advanced Data Privacy, Cybersecurity Breach and TCPA Class Action Litigation Strategies and Defenses 2018 , Monday, January 29, 2018
Text Messaging and the Requirements of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (2017) - Advanced Data Privacy, Cybersecurity Breach and TCPA Class Action Litigation Strategies and Defenses 2018 , Monday, January 29, 2018
Defending Security Breach Class Action Litigation (2017) - Advanced Data Privacy, Cybersecurity Breach and TCPA Class Action Litigation Strategies and Defenses 2018 , Monday, January 29, 2018
Defending Security Breach Class Action Litigation, Excerpt from Chapter 27: Information, Network and Data Security, E-Commerce and Internet Law: A Legal Treatise with Forms, Second Edition (2017) - Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2018, Thursday, March 01, 2018
Defending Data Privacy Class Action Litigation, Excerpt from Chapter 26: Data Privacy, E-Commerce and Internet Law: A Legal Treatise with Forms, Second Edition (2017) - Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2018, Thursday, March 01, 2018
Fair Use of Trademarks Under the Lanham Act, Excerpt from Chapter 6: Trademark, Service Mark, Trade Name and Trade Dress Protection in Cyberspace, E-Commerce and Internet Law: A Legal Treatise with Forms, Second Edition (2017) - Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2018, Thursday, March 01, 2018
The DMCA User Storage Safe Harbor: An Analysis of the Statute and Case Law, Excerpt from Chapter 4: Copyright Protection in Cyberspace, E-Commerce and Internet Law: A Legal Treatise with Forms, Second Edition (2017) - Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2018, Thursday, March 01, 2018
Copyright Fair Use, Excerpt from Chapter 4: Copyright Protection in Cyberspace, E-Commerce and Internet Law: A Legal Treatise with Forms, Second Edition (2017) - Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2018, Thursday, March 01, 2018
Common Law and State Statutory Copyrights [Including Pre-1972 Sound Recordings], Excerpt from Chapter 4: Copyright Protection in Cyberspace, E-Commerce and Internet Law: A Legal Treatise with Forms, Second Edition (2017) - Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2018, Thursday, March 01, 2018
Secondary Trademark Infringement in Internet, Media, and Mobile Cases, Excerpt from Chapter 6: Trademark, Service Mark, Trade Name and Trade Dress Protection in Cyberspace, E-Commerce and Internet Law: A Legal Treatise with Forms, Second Edition (2017) - Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2018, Thursday, March 01, 2018
Text Messaging and the Requirements of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Excerpt from Chapter 29: Email and Text Marketing, Spam and the Law of Unsolicited Commercial Email and Text Messaging, E-Commerce and Internet Law: A Legal Treatise with Forms, Second Edition (2017) - Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2018, Thursday, March 01, 2018
Complying with U.S. State and Territorial Security Breach Notification Laws (2018) - Nineteenth Annual Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law, Monday, May 07, 2018
Defending Security Breach Class Action Litigation (2018) - Nineteenth Annual Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law, Monday, May 07, 2018
Text Messaging and the Requirements of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (2018) - Nineteenth Annual Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law, Monday, May 07, 2018
Defending Data Privacy Class Action Litigation (2018) - Nineteenth Annual Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law, Monday, May 07, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment A Strategic Briefing in Data Privacy, Security Breach and TCPA Class Action Case Substantive Law, Circuit Splits, Trends and Strategies to Defeat These Cases - Advanced Data Privacy, Cybersecurity Breach and TCPA Class Action LItigation Strategies and Defenses 2018, Monday, January 29, 2018
Mediation and Settlement Strategies for Data Security, Data Privacy and TCPA Class Action Suits - Advanced Data Privacy, Cybersecurity Breach and TCPA Class Action LItigation Strategies and Defenses 2018, Monday, January 29, 2018
Hearing from the Judges: A Panel Presentation on How Judges Want Parties to Litigate Data Privacy, Security Breach Class Action Suits - Advanced Data Privacy, Cybersecurity Breach and TCPA Class Action LItigation Strategies and Defenses 2018, Monday, January 29, 2018
Current Developments in Mobile, Cloud and Digital/Internet Entertainment - Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2018 - Book Publishing; Current Developments in Entertainment and Sports Litigation; Film, Monday, March 05, 2018
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Advanced Data Privacy, Cybersecurity Breach and TCPA Class Action Litigation Strategies and Defenses 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio A Strategic Briefing in Data Privacy, Security Breach and TCPA Class Action Case Substantive Law, Circuit Splits, Trends and Strategies to Defeat These Cases - A Strategic Briefing in Data Privacy, Security Breach and TCPA Class Action Case Substantive Law, Circuit Splits, Trends and Strategies to Defeat These Cases, Monday, January 29, 2018
Mediation and Settlement Strategies for Data Security, Data Privacy and TCPA Class Action Suits - Mediation and Settlement Strategies for Data Security, Data Privacy and TCPA Class Action Suits, Monday, January 29, 2018
Hearing from the Judges: A Panel Presentation on How Judges Want Parties to Litigate Data Privacy, Security Breach Class Action Suits - Hearing from the Judges: A Panel Presentation on How Judges Want Parties to Litigate Data Privacy, Security Breach Class Action Suits, Monday, January 29, 2018
Current Developments in Mobile, Cloud and Digital/Internet Entertainment - Current Developments in Mobile, Cloud and Digital/Internet Entertainment, Monday, March 05, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Hearing from the Judges: A Panel Presentation on How Judges Want Parties to Litigate Data Privacy, Security Breach Class Action Suits - Hearing from the Judges: A Panel Presentation on How Judges Want Parties to Litigate Data Privacy, Security Breach Class Action Suits, Monday, January 29, 2018
A Strategic Briefing in Data Privacy, Security Breach and TCPA Class Action Case Substantive Law, Circuit Splits, Trends and Strategies to Defeat These Cases - A Strategic Briefing in Data Privacy, Security Breach and TCPA Class Action Case Substantive Law, Circuit Splits, Trends and Strategies to Defeat These Cases, Monday, January 29, 2018
Mediation and Settlement Strategies for Data Security, Data Privacy and TCPA Class Action Suits - Mediation and Settlement Strategies for Data Security, Data Privacy and TCPA Class Action Suits, Monday, January 29, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Hearing from the Judges: A Panel Presentation on How Judges Want Parties to Litigate Data Privacy, Security Breach Class Action Suits - Hearing from the Judges: A Panel Presentation on How Judges Want Parties to Litigate Data Privacy, Security Breach Class Action Suits, Monday, January 29, 2018
A Strategic Briefing in Data Privacy, Security Breach and TCPA Class Action Case Substantive Law, Circuit Splits, Trends and Strategies to Defeat These Cases - A Strategic Briefing in Data Privacy, Security Breach and TCPA Class Action Case Substantive Law, Circuit Splits, Trends and Strategies to Defeat These Cases, Monday, January 29, 2018
Mediation and Settlement Strategies for Data Security, Data Privacy and TCPA Class Action Suits - Mediation and Settlement Strategies for Data Security, Data Privacy and TCPA Class Action Suits, Monday, January 29, 2018
Current Developments in Mobile, Cloud and Digital/Internet Entertainment - Current Developments in Mobile, Cloud and Digital/Internet Entertainment, Monday, March 05, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Advanced Data Privacy, Cybersecurity Breach and TCPA Class Action LItigation Strategies and Defenses 2018, Friday, February 02, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2018 - Book Publishing; Current Developments in Entertainment and Sports Litigation; Film, Wednesday, March 07, 2018, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Nineteenth Annual Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law, Tuesday, May 29, 2018, New York, NY
Nineteenth Annual Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law, Monday, June 11, 2018, Chicago, IL
Internet of Things 2018: Everything is Connected, Wednesday, June 27, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Nineteenth Annual Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law, Tuesday, May 29, 2018, New York, NY
Internet of Things 2018: Everything is Connected, Wednesday, June 27, 2018, San Francisco, CA
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Nineteenth Annual Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law, Tuesday, May 29, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
Nineteenth Annual Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law, Tuesday, May 29, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Nineteenth Annual Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law, Tuesday, May 29, 2018, Cleveland, OH
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