Christine Rafin


B.A. 2001, Fordham University
J.D. 2004, cum laude, New York Law School (Law Review Articles Editor, 2003-04)
CR@KBG-law.com

Biography

Christine began her career as an associate with KB&G. After nearly five years with the firm, she joined a boutique firm in its marketing, promotions, gaming and communications law practice, where she focused primarily in the areas of Internet marketing law and sweepstakes law-related litigation, as well as commercial litigation. KB&G was pleased to welcome her back to the firm in 2015 as a partner.

Christine has extensive experience representing affiliate networks, publishers and billing aggregators, among others, in a wide array of matters, including before state attorneys general and regulatory agencies, as well as the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Federal Communications Commission and Public Utility Commissions in consumer class action defense in both federal and state courts. Christine has defended clients in private actions and class actions brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the FTC Act, California’s anti-spam law, numerous states’ deceptive marketing laws, as well as in mobile and landline “cramming” litigation.

Christine regularly counsels clients regarding the TCPA, Telemarketing Sales Rule and the FTC Act and works with clients to fully protect their telecommunications and Internet-related trademark and copyright rights, including by issuing takedown notices under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. She has extensive experience representing clients in copyright disputes with Getty Images and disputes with, and audit requests of, the Business Software Alliance.

Christine’s practice will continue to focus on complex commercial litigation and arbitration, as well as the rapidly-evolving fields of Internet, mobile marketing and telemarketing law, data privacy and security law, intellectual property law and communications law.

Christine is admitted to practice in New York State and in the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. She is also a member of the New York City Bar Association, the New York State Women’s Bar Association and the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce.

What Clients Have to Say
Please don’t engage Christine Rafin. If you do, you will find out what I have known for years. She is smart, creative and fast to resolve all legal issues that come across her desk. If this gets around town I won’t be able to get her on the phone in the future. So take my advice and find some lesser attorney and leave my gem alone.

Lloyd Ecker
All About The Baby LLC

Testimonials

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Jack B. Wielar
Business Consultant (Formerly: DuPont Separation Systems, Georgia Pacific, Norel Paper Company)

Michael excels in navigating the grey areas where answers (and sometimes even the questions) are not clear. Michael is much more than just our attorney - he is a highly valued advisor and confidante.

Brian Gold
Owner and President, Sultana Distribution Services Inc.

When Jack took on my wrongful termination case, he immediately understood the value of my employment agreement because he writes them himself. He was exactly what I needed in a lawyer. He stood up to a large technology corporation and got me everything I was owed.

Josh Segal

I brought Harry in as General Counsel for several packaging companies which I ran or for which I consulted. He is my lawyer of choice. Harry not only is the preeminent deal lawyer I know, he is a business expert. He is the best business advisor I have in the world.

Jack B. Wielar
Business Consultant (Formerly: DuPont Separation Systems, Georgia Pacific, Norel Paper Company)

Michael Kent has been the lawyer for my literary agency for over a decade. He has always been very supportive and has been an excellent guide on all aspects of the law. I would highly recommend Kent, Beatty & Gordon for any and all legal matters.

Barbara Lowenstein
CEO, Lowenstein Associates, Inc.