Has deep experience in advertising and promotional work and prides himself on the ability to give clients a rapid response to legal questions on complex issues
Graduated from University of Michigan Law School, cum laude
Extremely well-versed in children’s advertising and privacy issues
Regularly counsels large organizations on complex marketing, advertising and privacy issues while incorporating the individual needs of subsidiaries and brands
A team player with the ability to quickly master new technologies and ideas and provide practical risk assessments
Ben is the doting father of a toddler. Current hobbies for Ben and his wife, Ellen, include wistfully recalling a time when they had hobbies
Benjamin Stein joined InfoLawGroup in April 2013. Ben’s practice focuses on advertising, promotions, privacy, and intellectual-property matters. Ben regularly advises clients on operating sweepstakes and contests, complex loyalty programs, subscription programs, claims and ad-content issues, influencer marketing, trademark clearance and prosecution, website terms and policies, as well as a variety of advertising and technology-related agreements.
Frequently counsels clients on issues related to promotional campaigns, including drafting sweepstakes and contest rules, advising on compliance with applicable laws and platform guidelines, and helping businesses address practical, operational issues in administering non-traditional promotions.
Advises on a variety of advertising issues, including those related to influencer marketing, subscription programs, and retail sale pricing.
Counsels clients on development of complex loyalty programs, including drafting of governing terms and advising on program-related advertising issues.
Substantial experience advising on issues related to children’s privacy, as well as on TCPA compliance and other privacy issues related to marketing campaigns.
Counsels on issues affecting online behavioral advertising and negotiates contracts for services associated with the same.
Drafts and negotiates agreements in a wide variety of transactions, including consumer-facing and vendor/supplier agreements related to e-commerce and content- and technology-licensing agreements.
Counsels clients on clearance and prosecution of trademarks and on issues related to copyright protection and right-of-publicity laws.
Advises clients on state and federal laws regulating gift cards and other stored-value devices.
“How to Avoid Pitfalls in Running a New-Media Promotion,” Law360 (March 26, 2014)
“Protecting Trademarks Against the Counterfeiting Threat” (co-author), World Trademark Review (Issue 36, April/May 2012)
International Association of Privacy Professionals
University of Michigan, J.D. 2010 (cum laude)
University of Michigan, B.A. 2005, English Language & Literature