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Cocktails and Conversation: Fran Maier Provides Insight on Lessons Learned – From Start Up to C-Suite to the Boardroom

InfoLawGroup is holding a series of popup panel discussions called “cocktails and conversations.” Our latest discussion was about what it takes for women to ascend to the upper echelons of business and featured successful entrepreneur and CEO, Fran Maier. Fran is now the CEO of one of the fastest growing gig-economy startups, Babierge, which is … Continue Reading

VTech to Pay $650,000 to Settle FTC COPPA Complaint

Last week, the Federal Trade Commission announced a settlement with toy manufacturer VTech Electronics, its first action involving internet-connected toys. In its complaint, the FTC alleged that VTech’s information collection and security practices related to certain child-directed services violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and that a misrepresentation in its privacy policy separately … Continue Reading

Join ILG for a “Cocktails and Learn” event in Chicago on September 27

“COCKTAILS AND LEARN!” Join InfoLawGroup LLP for an evening discussion on September 27, 2017 from 5:30-7:30 PM “Speed of Feed/Speed of People: Business and Legal Issues Surrounding How Users Consume Content and Ads in Social Media” Hear from InfoLawGroup attorneys and Tyler Hattery, Creative Strategist at Facebook Beverages and light-fare food will be served. Hyatt Place Chicago/Downtown-The Loop in the … Continue Reading

Mindy Abern Joins InfoLawGroup LLP as Counsel

InfoLawGroup is pleased to welcome Mindy Abern as Counsel to our growing team.  Mindy is a digital media lawyer with significant experience working with clients both as outside counsel and in-house at Sears Holdings Corporation, where she served as marketing counsel.  Mindy works with clients on all aspects of marketing and advertising campaigns, including regulatory compliance and … Continue Reading

InfoLawGroup Thanks Clients, Attorneys and Staff for 2017 Chambers Recognition

Chambers and Partners has again recognized InfoLawGroup in its new 2017 guide.  Along with being ranked for  Media & Entertainment: Transactional in the USA guide, two of our attorneys, Justine Gottshall (privacy) and Jamie Rubin (media & entertainment) were again recognized as leaders in their field. We are delighted to receive public acknowledgment from Chambers and … Continue Reading

BYOB: Be Your Own Broadcaster (and Studio) –What to watch out for in content creation and distribution

2017 is starting to look like the year of DIY content creation and distribution. Companies are becoming their own studios and broadcasters at a seemingly record pace. If your organization doesn’t already have its own channel or stream, there’s a good chance someone is at least considering making it happen. We work hand in hand … Continue Reading

Eric J. Anderson Joins InfoLawGroup LLP As Partner

InfoLawGroup is pleased to announce that Eric J. Anderson has joined the firm as a Partner. Prior to joining InfoLawGroup, Mr. Anderson served for several years as head marketing and advertising counsel for Sears Holdings Corporation. Eric has extensive experience advising on marketing, advertising, digital, mobile and e-commerce initiatives. Eric also regularly negotiates a wide variety … Continue Reading

Partner Jamie Rubin To Speak At The 2016 ANA/BAA Marketing Law Conference in Chicago (Nov. 9-11, 2016)

InfoLawGroup Partner Jamie Rubin to Speak at the 2016 ANA/BAA Marketing Law Conference titled Face Off: Dynamic Technologies vs. Regulatory Controls.  The conference is in Chicago from November 9-11, 2016.  Jamie will speak on Friday, November 11th on the legal issues associated with consumer reviews, including incentivized reviews, how consumer reviews can and cannot be … Continue Reading

CalOPPA Getting Renewed Attention

On Friday, October 14, 2016, Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced the launch of a new tool for consumers to report alleged violations of the California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA).  CalOPPA requires companies doing business in California (even if operating from outside of California) to post compliant privacy policies and abide by the promises in … Continue Reading

InfoLawGroup Partner Justine Young Gottshall to speak at the 2016 Privacy + Security Forum in Washington, D.C.

Join Justine Young Gottshall for the 2016 Privacy + Security Forum at the George Washington University Marvin Center.   Ms. Gottshall will speak on Tuesday, October 25th on the panel entitled The Internet’s Digital Advertising Architecture: From Cookies to Addressable TV and the privacy issues in between. For more information, visit  … Continue Reading

InfoLawGroup LLP Formalizes Privacy in M&A Practice

InfoLawGroup announces that it has formalized its Privacy in M&A practice group, which brings together its experienced attorneys to work closely with clients on the privacy and security issues that can arise when purchasing, investing in, or merging with another entity.  While we have been addressing these issues for some time and across related practice … Continue Reading

Math Question As Age-Gate and Invite-A-Friend Under Fire

The Children’s Advertising Review Unit of the Council of Better Business Bureaus (“CARU”) routinely monitors web sites and mobile apps for compliance with its Guidelines and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”).  Through that routine monitoring, CARU recently discovered the information practices of the 1st through 7th grade mobile applications called Friendzy (e.g., 1st … Continue Reading

Heather Nolan to speak at Women Leaders in Advertising Law conference this week

Join Heather Nolan at ACI’s Women Leaders in Advertising Law conference this Thursday, October 22nd, at the Carlton Hotel in New York City.  She will host a panel comprised of leading self-regulatory and in-house attorneys discussing how to make the most out of work and non-work life during this time of 24/7 availability through technology.   … Continue Reading

Jamie Rubin-Digital Media: Dealmakers and Legal Issues Panel

Join Jamie Rubin this Tuesday October, 20 at Collective Digital Studio in Beverly Hills for the AMEC panel Digital Media: Dealmakers and Legal Issues.  Jamie will be joined by Gary Binkow, Co-Founder and Chief Content Officer, Collective Digital Studio and Peter Morris, Vice President, Business Affairs & Development, General Counsel, Funny or Die.  REGISTER at or … Continue Reading

Will Spies Sink Transatlantic Commerce?

The Impact of the Schrems Safe Harbor Decision Here is the latest fallout from Edward Snowden’s public disclosures about NSA snooping on international communications: On Tuesday, the European Court of Justice invalidated the 15-year-old “Safe Harbor Data Protection Framework” under which more than 4500 US companies and organizations are permitted to process data relating to … Continue Reading

Developing a Privacy Compliance Program: A Roadmap

Please note this article has been updated October 2016, please see here for updated article. Developing a privacy compliance program is an essential, if often daunting, compliance step for organizations of all sizes, and across all industries.  InfoLawGroup partner Justine Young Gottshall recently co-authored an in-depth practice note on this topic, published by Practical Law and … 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

Ultra Records Sues YouTube Beauty Guru Michelle Phan

Last month, music label Ultra Records and its publisher, Ultra International Music Publishing (referred to generally in this post as “Ultra”), sued popular YouTube video blogger Michelle Phan for copyright infringement.  Ultra is a popular dance-music label and its roster of artists includes Kaskade, deadmau5, and Late Night Alumni. Ms. Phan is a YouTube sensation … Continue Reading