Telecommunications and Internet Law

Through its Telecommunications and Internet Law practice, co-headed by Jack A. Gordon and Christine Rafin, KB&G counsels its clients in the rapidly-evolving fields of Internet, mobile marketing and telemarketing law, data privacy and security law, communications law and related intellectual property law. KB&G’s attorneys have extensive experience representing affiliate networks, publishers and billing aggregators, among others, in a wide array of matters before state attorneys general, state regulatory agencies, public utilities commissions, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Federal Communications Commission (FCC), in consumer class action defense and in federal and state courts.

KB&G’s attorneys counsel clients regarding the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Telemarketing Sales Rule and the FTC Act, and have defended private actions and class actions brought under the TCPA, the FTC Act, California’s anti-spam law, and numerous states’ deceptive marketing laws, as well as in mobile and landline “cramming” litigation.

The firm also works with clients to protect their telecommunication and Internet-related trademark and copyright rights, including by issuing takedown notices under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. KB&G has represented on-line advertising service providers, MMO and RPG developers, and numerous on-line companies in litigations, including under the Lanham Act and state unfair competition laws. The firm’s attorneys also represent clients in copyright disputes with Getty Images and disputes with, and audit requests of, the Business Software Alliance.

Testimonials

Harry and I worked out a very complex and challenging technological agreement on behalf of Seagram and DuPont with a reluctant third party venturer. Despite the strong potential for conflicts of interest and several seeming stalemates, Harry made it work, and work well.

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

For more than 25 years, Michael has been my personal and business attorney. Recently, Michael identified the critical issues in a very unique land use development/re-zoning project and then crafted a very detailed contract which completely protected my interests.

Chuck Apelian
Entrepreneur and Land Use Consultant

Harry has been my go-to guy since 1994, when he engineered and walked us through a very difficult leveraged management buy-out with great success. I feel very protected with Harry on my side. Regardless of the legal issue, I can count on Harry and his team to help us.

Phyllis Cavaliere
METRO Newspaper Advertising Services, Inc.

Jack Gordon guided our company and its Board of Directors through a series of very delicate situations involving employment matters relating to our senior executives. He investigated and addressed all the necessary issues. His help in navigating these challenges brought about a series of successful resolutions. His professionalism and knowledge were invaluable.

Ray Musci
CEO, Atrinsic, Inc.

Jack has helped in securing our top talent by preparing and negotiating employment agreements for our key personnel in our restaurant and wine bar businesses. He has also helped amend our investor and operating documentation, strengthening our agreements, resulting in peace of mind. Jack is extremely good at what he does. I recommend him unequivocally for all hospitality-related legal work.

August Cardona
Epicurean Management Co.