PRactice areas

Privacy

We have deep expertise in privacy laws protecting communications and digital information. We can help you understand how they affect you on a personal level or think strategically about how to best comply with them in your work.

COPYRIGHT

We help service providers craft effective, balanced copyright policies for the digital environment. We also work with artists and innovators to navigate fair use and anti-circumvention matters.

LAW ENFORCEMENT/ SURVEILLANCE

Online providers engage us to help them respond to demands for user information and communications. We also challenge overreaching legal process and non-disclosure orders where necessary.

 

 

INFORMATION SECURITY

We have a special place in our hearts for the critical work of information security experts, and we help them design their work to minimize legal exposure. We also help companies figure out how to best secure their systems and user data.

FREE EXPRESSION

We support the vital work of journalists, documentary filmmakers, and others through counseling, strategic planning, open government assistance, and courtroom work, and more.

OPEN GOVERNMENT

Whether you’re seeking government documents for a news story or asking for your own FBI file, we can help. We have extensive experience with open government laws and can handle all stages of the process from requests through litigation.

 

what we do 

LITIGATION

We’re as comfortable in court as we are on Twitter. Our litigation experience spans constitutional law, computer crime, privacy, copyright, free speech, open government, platform immunity, and more.

PRODUCT COUNSELING

Looking to launch a service or product with a focus on privacy, security, or free expression? Thinking about moving an existing project in a new direction and want to avoid legal pitfalls? We’ll collaborate with you to figure out the best way to design and execute your plans.

AMICUS SUPPORT

We draft briefs and build coalitions of nonprofits, tech companies, and even members of Congress to ensure their voices are heard in groundbreaking court cases that will determine the future of technology.

domain brokerage

If you’re looking to buy or sell a domain, we can serve as your point of contact, help you negotiate the deal, write the agreement, and guide you through the logistics of transfer.

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NegotiatioN

Are you facing a difficult conflict that you need help resolving? We focus on building relationships, developing elegant solutions to challenging problems, and finding mutual gains that aren’t immediately obvious.

User-Friendly Policy Design

We work with companies to craft policies their users will appreciate — dare we say, love? Whether it’s a privacy policy, terms of use, or other rules of the road, we’ll make sure the fine print is consistent with the law, isn’t painful to read, and even gives you a competitive edge.

PUBLIC POLICY

Trying to figure out how to explain the importance of encryption, privacy, security research, or another part of your work? We can help you develop and hone your messaging for lawmakers, regulators, the press, your users, and the world at large.

Special projects

We love tackling projects that push the boundaries of traditional legal work. We’ve helped companies design bug bounty programs, weigh defensive patent options, and even come up with more inclusive interview practices. Got something a little different in mind? Your project could be next.