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Greenberg Traurig’s Ian Ballon to Speak on Privacy at MLRC/NAA/NAB Media Law Conference

WASHINGTON D.C. (Sept. 16, 2014) Ian C. Ballon, a shareholder with the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, is scheduled to speak  at the upcoming 2014 MLRC/NAA/NAB Media Law Conference. The conference is scheduled to take place Sept. 17-19 at the Hyatt Regency Reston in Reston, VA and is  organized by the Media Law Resource Center (MLRC), in association with the Newspaper Association of America (NAA), and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB).

Ballon will present during the Privacy Breakout Sessions on the recent explosion of TCPA class action suits. His speech will focus on litigation trends, including his experience successfully defending major data privacy and TCPA putative class action suits.

According the to the MLRC website, the conference brings together media counsel to discuss the top issues facing media and their lawyers today and is the most substantive and effective conference for experienced media counsel, focusing on the practical aspects of media law and litigation, national and international. The MLRC is a non-profit membership association for content providers in all media, and for their defense lawyers, providing a wide range of resources on media and content law and policy issues. MLRC also works with its membership to respond to legislative and policy proposals, and speaks to the press and public on media law and First Amendment issues.

Greenberg Traurig’s Media & Entertainment Litigation group is a platinum sponsor of this year’s Media Law Conference.

An intellectual property and internet/mobile litigator, Ballon has served as lead counsel to clients in many cutting edge Internet cases, including the defense of data privacy, behavioral advertising and TCPA putative class action suits.

Ballon, who splits his time between the firm's Silicon Valley and Los Angeles offices, is the author of West’s best selling four-volume legal treatise, E-Commerce and Internet Law: Treatise With Forms 2d Edition (Thomson West 2014 Cum. Supp., and the earlier first edition, which has been cited in state and federal court opinions. He is also the author of The Complete CAN-SPAM Act Handbook (West 2008) and The Complete State Security Breach Notification Compliance Handbook (West 2009). Ballon also serves as Executive Director of Stanford University Law School's Center for E-Commerce. Ballon, who holds the CIPP/US certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), is listed by Chambers in the areas of data privacy. He has also been recognized as one of the Top 100 lawyers in California and Top 75 IP litigators by The San Francisco and Los Angeles Daily Journal.

Media & Entertainment Litigation Group

Greenberg Traurig is recognized as having one of the most experienced and multi-disciplinary team of entertainment attorneys in the world, involved in some of the most sophisticated and cutting-edge cases in the courts today. The diversity of our client base and our industry experience provides us with an advantage when representing clients in complex litigation matters ranging from trademarks, copyrights, right of publicity, to technology, financing, distribution, and partnerships in the entertainment industry.