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Ian Ballon Recognized as a “Groundbreaker” in The Recorder’s 2017 Litigation Departments of the Year Awards

EAST PALO ALTO – Sept. 25, 2017 – Ian C. Ballon, co-chair of the Global Intellectual Property & Technology Practice at Greenberg Traurig, LLP, has been named a “Groundbreaker” by The Recorder in its 2017 Litigation Departments of the Year awards. The awards recognize law firms and individual California litigators who have delivered outstanding service – and wins – for their clients in the year’s most demanding litigation matters.

Winners will be honored at an event at the Hilton San Francisco on Nov.16. View a full list of the recipients.

The Recorder
, a leading legal news publication in California, recognized only four individual litigators, including Ballon, in its “Groundbreaker” category, which highlights the lawyers who won litigation by staking out new arguments and legal theory in the courtroom. The publication emphasized Ballon’s victories in defeating putative class action suits for a number of different clients.

Ballon, who is based in the firm’s Silicon Valley and Los Angeles offices, represents technology, media and entertainment companies in intellectual property, internet and mobile-related complex litigation, including the defense of data privacy, security breach and TCPA class action suits. View a list of some of his recent cases. He is also the author of the leading treatise on internet law, E-Commerce and Internet Law: Treatise with Forms 2d edition, the five-volume set published by West ( In addition, he is the author of The Complete CAN-SPAM Act Handbook (West 2008) and The Complete State Security Breach Notification Compliance Handbook (West 2009). He also serves as executive director of Stanford University Law School’s Center for E-Commerce, which hosts the annual Best Practices Conference. In addition to his J.D. and LL.M., Ballon holds the CIPP/US certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GTLaw) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East and is celebrating its 50th anniversary. GTLaw has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2017, and among the Top 20 on the 2016 Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.