Brian Schaller

Brian Schaller

(p)415-678-7403 (e) bschaller@infolawgroup.com

Brian C. Schaller joined InfoLawGroup as Counsel in February 2015. Brian focuses his practice on interactive entertainment, privacy, technology transactions, advertising, marketing, and social media. Brian brings with him experience working with prominent new media and entertainment companies. Before joining InfoLawGroup, Brian was at a Los Angeles based firm where he represented startups and interactive companies including the virtual reality company Oculus VR as it was being acquired by Facebook for 2 billion dollars. Brian also held positions at Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), Disney Interactive, and NUVOtv.

Brian is a leader of professional associations, including Chair of the Association of Media and Entertainment Counsel (AMEC) Emerging Leaders Advisory Board and a Syllabus Committee Member of the USC-BHBA Institute on Entertainment Law and Business. Having experience in television and the Internet prior to becoming an attorney, Brian understands both the legal and business needs of our clients. Brian speaks Mandarin Chinese and Spanish, which he learned while living in Taipei, Taiwan and Mexico City.

Practice Areas

  • Interactive Entertainment
  • Privacy
  • Advertising, Marketing and Promotions
  • Social Media
  • E-commerce
  • Production
  • Technology

Professional Associations

  • Chair, The Association of Media & Entertainment Counsel (AMEC) Emerging Leaders Advisory Board
  • Syllabus Committee Member, USC-BHBA Institute on Entertainment Law and Business
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals

Previous Leadership Positions

  • Chair, IP, Internet and New Media Section, Beverly Hills Bar Association (2013-2015)
  • Board of Governors, Beverly Hills Bar Association (2012-2015)

Education

  • University of Southern California Law School, J.D. 2010
    • U.S. District Court, Central District of California – Judicial Extern, Hon. Ronald S.W. Lew, 2009
    • USC Intellectual Property and Technology Law Clinic – Clinical Intern, 2008-2009
  • University of California, San Diego, B.A., Chinese Studies, 1995

Bar Admissions

California

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FTC Lawsuit Against D-Link Highlights the Importance of Routine Review of Public Statements and Security Protocols

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC“) announced today that it has filed a lawsuit against D-Link alleging that it made deceptive claims about its products’ security and engaged in unfair practices that placed consumers’ privacy at risk.  The Complaint For Permanent Injunction and Other Equitable Relief was filed in the United States District Court Northern District … Continue Reading

New FTC Data Breach Response: A Guide for Business

This week, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced on its Business Blog the release of Data Breach Response: A Guide for Business (“Guide”).  The Guide’s release seems to be part of the FTC’s push to position itself as the main federal regulator of data security practices and is available for free on the FTC’s website.  … Continue Reading

Privacy and Ed-tech in 2016

There was a lot of legislative movement for the educational technology (ed-tech) industry in 2015 with states placing additional privacy regulations on the industry, and the effects of those new acts should be felt this year. The states that passed this type of legislation in 2015 were following California’s lead. California’s governor signed the Student … Continue Reading

New State Privacy Regulation for Connected Televisions

California will become the first state in the nation to regulate information gathered by connected television manufactures through the televisions they sell. Assembly Bill No. 1116 (“AB 1116”) was signed into law by California Governor Jerry Brown on October 6, 2015 and will take effect January 1, 2016. There are three major provisions to AB … Continue Reading

Know your Privacy Policy and Practices: An Important Reminder Illustrated by Recent FTC Actions

The Federal Trade Commission’s (“FTC”) announcement last week of settlements with 13 separate companies for charges of falsely advertising certification with the U.S.-EU and/or U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Frameworks (“Safe Harbors”) – some of which never existed but several of which had simply lapsed – serves as a reminder that businesses should periodically and often review … Continue Reading

The FCC TCPA Order: What Does My Business Need To Know?

This Post Was Co-Authored by Partner, Justine Gottshall and Counsel, Brian Schaller The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) released its TCPA Omnibus Declaratory Ruling and Order (“Order”) regarding the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) on July 10, 2015, which Chairman Tom Wheeler announced via a blog post and FAQ’s in late May. InfoLawGroup previously discussed the potential … Continue Reading

Possible Issues with FCC’s Clarifications to the TCPA

The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) adopted a package of declaratory rulings regarding the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (“TCPA”), which the dissenting Commissioners warn could cause issues for businesses that communicate with their customers via phone or text messages.  InfoLawGroup discussed this vote and issue in a previous post.  Last week the rulings passed … Continue Reading

RadioShack Bankruptcy Case Highlights Value of Consumer Data

On Thursday, a bankruptcy judge granted final approval of the sale of RadioShack Corporation (“RadioShack”) assets to General Wireless Operations Inc. (“General Wireless”), which included customers’ personal information. In the order, the Delaware bankruptcy judge stated “ . . . no showing was made that the sale of personally identifiable information (the “PII”)(as defined in … Continue Reading

FTC’s $11.9 Million Win Emphasizes Need to Follow Guidelines

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) just won another important victory as part of its crackdown on deceptive health claims. LeadClick Media (“LeadClick”) and its parent company were held responsible for claims made by affiliate marketers and ordered to pay a total of $11.9 million in ill-gotten gains from a deceptive weight-loss product-marketing scheme.… Continue Reading

Brian C. Schaller Joins InfoLawGroup As Counsel

InfoLawGroup is happy to announce that Brian C. Schaller has joined the firm as Counsel. Before joining InfoLawGroup, Mr. Schaller was at a Los Angeles based firm where he represented startups and interactive companies including the virtual reality company Oculus VR.  He also held positions at Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), Disney Interactive, and NUVOtv. Mr. … Continue Reading
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