Jim Halpert, a partner in DLA Piper’s Communications, E-Commerce and Privacy practice, counsels technology and content companies on a broad range of legal issues concerning new technologies, including intellectual property protection, content regulation and First Amendment law, privacy, cyber-security, government surveillance, Internet gambling, Internet jurisdiction, telecommunications regulation, on-line contract formation and marketing.
Mr. Halpert is deeply involved in the evolution of new law in the technology area and draws on this experience to provide strategic advice both about where the law is today and how it is likely to evolve in the future. He has helped draft many of the federal laws that govern e-commerce and use of the Internet. He has also been involved in drafting and negotiating provisions in a variety of international treaty provisions affecting e-commerce, including the Council of Europe Cybercrime Convention and portions of the IP protection provisions in the US-Singapore and US-Chile Free Trade Agreements.
Mr. Halpert also represents clients in technology litigation in the federal courts, including in Internet copyright, First Amendment, privacy and spam cases and has written numerous appellate briefs. He is active in FTC, FCC and other agency proceedings related to the Internet.
While on leave from the firm, Mr. Halpert served on the Obama-Biden transition team’s Technology, Innovation and Government Reform and Commerce Department agency review teams, working on broadband and health IT issues and on a review of the operations of the US Patent and Trademark Office.