Internet Law • Internet Marketing Compliance • Regulatory Defense • eCommerce • Intellectual Property • Digital Media



Why Do You Need an Internet Law Attorney?

Hinch Newman is an established, full-service Internet law firm. Exclusively focused on Internet advertising & marketing compliance, regulatory investigations & defense, intellectual property and digital media law, the firm serves as outside "inside" counsel to large corporations, small businesses and individuals.

In today's complex business environment, you require an experienced Internet attorney to interpret relevant legal issues and to aggressively advocate on your behalf in the event of formal legal proceedings.

As a leading advertising and regulatory compliance law firm with a concentrated focus upon issues relating to all facets of Internet and mobile marketing, telemarketing and eCommerce, we provide sophisticated and cost-effective counsel and technology-related legal services for our domestic and international clients.

"Richard is your secret weapon in defending against FTC & AG inquiries...and comes highly-recommended. He helped our industry leading online education business to obtain a favorable resolution and closure of an aggressive agency investigation within our modest budget and without a penalty or further action. ‎His government investigation and regulatory defense insights are second to none.”

D. Y.

Online Learning Entrepreneur

"Richard Newman came highly recommended when I was served a CID by the FTC. He is extremely knowledgeable about FTC matters and is passionate about defending clients in FTC cases. Richard speaks truthfully, and I particularly admire that he always acts in good faith.  He was  always mindful about minimizing his billable hours because he is so considerate of his clients' legal expenses. The best part is that my case with the FTC resulted in a settlement amount that was a small fraction of what it would have been if I had not had Richard. I am extremely pleased with the outcome --  Richard is a rockstar!"


Digital Marketer

"Richard Newman really cares. I came to him as a result of a CID from the FTC. I carefully read reviews of multiple attorneys and found that Richard appeared to have the most experience in this field … During our first call he immediately demonstrated to me that he knew this territory well. He took time to explain what the process was, and his ways of approaching similar cases in the past. I was reassured by the breadth and depth of knowledge in this area … Through the four months of the response to the CID, Richard lawyered, wordsmithed and performed general magicry that somehow transformed my clumsy responses into beautifully presented effective legal narratives. Richard both cared and took incredible pride in his work. He was in the trenches with me and fought for me above and beyond my expectations. The end result was a home run – the investigation was closed. My experience with Richard was truly life changing … Rest assured that Richard has the experience, motivation and heart to get you through this."

Mark P

Online Lead Generator

"...Very thorough, highly ethical and pragmatic with a unique focus on resolving issues before they spin out of control. We are fortunate to have him as our counsel."

G. H. R.

Managing Director of a Global Architecture Design Consultancy

"Richard is incredibly generous with his time. He is a fierce advocate that has a sophisticated knowledge of advertising law...He put the interests of my family first, at all times…Professional, dedicated, courteous, ethical and a genuinely caring person. Best lawyer I have ever had!"

J. J.

Affiliate Marketer

"...Immediately clear that the FTC attorneys knew him and graciously accommodated a number of his requests that were made for my benefit."

E. R.

Online Lead Aggregator

"Simply put, Richard is a powerhouse lawyer with unmatched knowledge of internet advertising law. His good working relationships with FTC staff attorneys were also apparent..."

D. P.

Affiliate Marketer

"He fought hard for us, usually 7 days a week until the case was resolved...His expertise in FTC matters is unmatched and has proven to be very effective... aggressive, compassionate and knowledgeable FTC compliance and defense lawyer... I cannot recommend him enough.  His experience really shows when dealing with the FTC and he is a true professional."

J. J.

Digital Technology Entrepreneur

"Richard Newman is one of the most knowledgeable FTC advertising compliance & CanSpam attorneys I've ever come across.  Fantastic to work with...I couldn't recommend working with him enough."

J. G.

COO of Global Performance Marketing Network

"Richard made a challenging time for our business as painless as possible. He made me feel at ease, negotiated a drastic settlement reduction and made sure we had a clear understanding of the path forward."

M. P.

Home Improvement Contractor

I have worked with and referred clients to Richard for years. He is highly knowledgeable and represents his clients very well. I have received excellent feedback from referrals. I highly recommend Richard.



Kent Walker

Intellectual Property Attorney

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Practice Areas

The firm's client base consists of a broad range of Internet, digital media and eCommerce companies including manufacturers, advertisers, affiliate networks, lead generators, aggregators, telemarketers, email marketers, list managers and affiliates.

Our Internet law firm is at the epicenter of Internet and advertising related litigation before state and federal courts throughout the United States. We have gained recognition as an established legal authority with regard to Internet marketing and advertising law, FTC and state Attorney General lawsuits and investigations, regulatory compliance counseling, SPAM law compliance and defense, telemarketing law, online sweepstakes and promotions law, Internet related trademark and copyright law, domain name disputes, eCommerce law and online privacy and data security law.

Contact an experienced Internet lawyer for more information.

Internet Law

  • Online Fraud
  • Performance Marketing
  • Privacy and Data Protection
  • Regulatory Investigations and Litigation
  • Technology Deals and Service Agreements
  • Website Agreements

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and State Attorneys General Investigations and Defense

Marketing and Advertising Law


  • Arbitration and Mediation (AAA, JAMS and Other ADR Fora)
  • Business Disputes
  • Claim Substantiation Proceedings
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Collections
  • Deceptive Advertising Litigation
  • Email (SPAM) Defense
  • FTC Investigations and Enforcement Defense

Privacy and Data Security Law

  • Policy Development and Training
  • Publicity Rights
  • Written Information Security Plans

New York City Department of Consumer Affairs Investigations and Defense

  • Department of Consumer Affairs and Consumer Dispute Resolution
  • Enforcement and Investigations
  • Home Improvement Contractors

Performance Marketing and Website Agreements

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