Internet and Advertising Law Attorney Richard B. Newman
Richard Newman is a seasoned Internet attorney and business litigation lawyer who counsels clients on a broad range of legal matters across a wide range of industries, with a particular focus upon Internet marketing, promotions, communications and technology. His practices emphasizes Internet law, Internet Law Litigation, Internet (Affiliate) Marketing & Advertising Law, Communications and Mobile Marketing Law, eCommerce / Social Commerce Law, Sweepstakes & Promotions Law, Internet Trademark & Copyright Law, Privacy & Data Security Law, FTC and State AG Regulatory Compliance Counseling, Employment Law, and New Media & Technology. Mr. Newman also advises corporate clients regarding fundamental business transactions and strategic direction, representing businesses during all phases of their existence.
As an experienced Internet lawyer, Mr. Newman is a widely recognized legal authority in the affiliate marketing space. He serves as outside general counsel to numerous clients throughout the United States (whose clients include Fortune 100 retail companies), many of whom have been recognized as being amongst the fastest growing technology companies and ranked on Inc. Magazine’s Annual 500/5000 List.
Mr. Newman focuses upon complex litigation and business transactions with a particular emphasis on Internet marketing matters involving advertisers, affiliate and advertising networks, publishers and list owners & managers. He also possesses extensive experience pursuing and defending civil actions involving a wide range of commercial matters, including consumer fraud, commercial contract disputes, trade secrets, trademarks employment matters, email & SMS (“spam”) and Internet defamation.
Mr. Newman is sought-out to provide consultation on numerous technology-related matters, including the design and creation of Internet based businesses and websites. His practice also includes drafting, revising and negotiating a broad range of business contracts and Internet website agreements, including marketing agreements, advertising network agreements, publisher agreements, website terms and conditions, privacy policies, social media policies, technology services agreements, sweepstakes and contest rules, business formation and organization agreements and employee agreements. He provides seasoned compliance and best practice advice with respect to the creation and dissemination of an extensive spectrum of advertising creative across a broad range of verticals, as well as regulatory issues that control commerce on the Internet.
With the increase in proposed and enacted consumer protection initiatives pertaining to online and mobile marketing, Mr. Newman is a uniquely qualified Internet attorney to counsel Internet-based businesses on emerging laws, regulations and policies. Prior to founding Hinch Newman, Mr. Newman was a Senior Litigation Associate with an Internet marketing and communications law firm located in New York City. As a commercial litigator and transactional attorney for the online, mobile marketing and intellectual property law areas of the firm’s practice, Mr. Newman successfully handled a significant portion of the firm’s litigation cases on behalf of sophisticated affiliate and CPA marketing clientele, telecommunications content service provider clientele and individuals throughout the United States in high-stakes litigation matters.
With more than 15 years of solid legal practice and a large firm background on both coasts, Mr. Newman has successfully litigated and settled numerous matters throughout the United States. He has developed notable experience advising and representing clients with business, Internet, mobile, eCommerce, telecommunications and technology-related legal matters before various state and federal courts, as well as in matters involving state and federal regulatory agencies nationwide, including the Federal Trade Commission, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, various state Attorneys General and other consumer protection agencies such as the Department of Consumer Affairs.
During the course of his career, Mr. Newman has successfully handled a comprehensive range of pre-trial and trial matters, developed a thorough understanding of the rules of civil procedure through extensive law and motion practice, managed fact and expert discovery and represented clients in many types of alternative dispute resolution proceedings, including arbitration and mediation.
As an accomplished Internet lawyer and online marketing attorney with superior knowledge of legal issues pertaining to Internet based businesses and technologies, Mr. Newman is currently an advisor to the California State Bar’s Cyberlaw Committee on eCommerce, Data Security, and Privacy. Mr. Newman is admitted to practice law in California, New York, Nevada, the District of Columbia, and before the United States District Court for the Districts of Northern, Central and Southern California, the Southern District of New York and the District of Nevada.
Mr. Newman is a member of the California Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the San Diego County Bar Association, the Nevada Trial Lawyers Association and the Performance Marketing Association. He also serves as counsel to the Executive Council of Performance Marketing and co-chairs the Online Lenders Alliance Lawyers Council and Forum.
Mr. Newman also regularly attends and actively participates in conferences in the Internet and advertising law industries, keeping his nationwide clientele informed of all legal and regulatory developments that could potentially impact their business practices. He has written for and been both quoted and interviewed by numerous media outlets, including The Chicago Tribune, Inside Edition, The Wall Street Journal, MSN and e-Finance & Payments Law & Policy.