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OVERVIEW

Navigating online complexity

With the extraordinary promise of the internet for businesses comes significant legal risks. From challenges in intellectual property and contractual rights to privacy and security, competition, antitrust, and tax matters, online businesses face concerns on every front.

Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig’s eCommerce lawyers help companies and individuals navigate the complex issues that arise in connection with online business. We use our technical expertise and legal acumen to guide clients through legal and regulatory issues that threaten their online interests so they can thrive in the global economy.

Our experience with internet and eCommerce law

Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig’s internet and eCommerce lawyers have extensive practice defending and prosecuting internet service providers, internet security firms, cloud-based SaaS companies, app service providers, A/V web streaming companies, and hardware and software developers in both the private industry and government space. Our law firm represents clients across technology sectors and regarding different intellectual property issues, including infringement, contract disputes, and data privacy law and related trade regulations.

Our intellectual property team has worked on domain name registration procedures, hosting agreements, online contracting and digital signatures, and click-through agreements. We have represented domain name brokers and trademark holders in the process of domain name sales, auctions, escrow, and brokerage. Our lawyers have also successfully litigated domain disputes under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) and cybersquatting and infringement actions in federal and state courts.

What we do

  • Defend and prosecute in connection with internet and eCommerce disputes on online platforms, including websites, social media, online marketplaces, and file-sharing platforms, including URDP arbitration with demonstrated expertise in ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) operations
  • Draft and negotiate web development, software development, online partnership, and related contracts
  • Negotiate and ensure compliance with eCommerce contracts
  • Draft terms and conditions and privacy policies to protect the legal rights of site owners
  • Counsel clients in matters involving domestic and international data privacy laws, including compliance issues arising under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act (CAN-SPAM), the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)
  • Represent clients in disputes arising under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) and the Computer Fraud & Abuse Act (CFAA)

Partner

Alex Butterman

Partner

Charles Cantine

Partner

Joseph (Joe) Diamante

Partner

William Flachsbart

Partner

Michael La Porte

Partner

David Ludwig

Partner

Cortland Putbrese

Partner

Team

Daniel Davis

Associate

Farzad Panjshiri

Associate

Tracy Pearson

Senior Associate

Chadwick D. Rogers

Of Counsel

Jason Witten

Of Counsel

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Intern Program

As part of our effort to recruit, develop and retail the best and brightest attorneys, Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig offers a summer intern program for promising law school students who are looking to work as part of an innovative and incredibly successful team. With a global team of lawyers, selected candidates are able to work on high level projects in a collaborative space.

Paralegals and Legal Support Staff

At Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, our team of paralegals and staff work together collaboratively along side our attorneys toward a common goal. We have created a positive work environment where our paralegals and legal assistants work to successfully reach firm-wide goals and support each other to combine individual strengths to enhance team performance. They regularly assist our attorneys with organizing and maintaining files, conducting legal research, and preparing documents.