BENNET KELLEY is the founder of the Internet Law Center in Santa Monica where he represents clients from across the globe on e-commerce, internet marketing, privacy, intellectual property, reputation management, cyber harassment (including revenge porn) and general business matters.
Bennet was named to the Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2014 list of the Most Influential Lawyers in Digital Media and E-Commerce. He was selected by the U.S. Department of Commerce to travel to China and present on E-Commerce Law as part of the 2012 U.S.-China Legal Exchange. In 2011, he was part of a delegation of North American internet experts who met with leading Chinese netizens to promote greater freedom within China.
Bennet also has been active in attempting to shape internet law and policy. He has lobbied in Washington and state capitols and has testified on internet issues before legislative committees in Sacramento. As Co-Chair of the Cyberspace Committee of the California Bar’s Business Law Section, he led the effort to draft and publish a primer on cyberspace law for state policymakers. He has written on tech issues in publications such as Huffington Post, Online Media Daily, E-Commerce Law and Policy and The Journal of Internet Law.
Bennet is host of Cyber Law and Business Report which airs weekly on Cranberry.fm. Now in its sixth year, the show was nominated for a Los Angeles Press Club Award for Best Public Affairs Talk Radio Show in 2014.
Prior to launching the Internet Law Center in 2007, Bennet worked in-house with internet and technology companies such as ETM Entertainment Network, Network Commerce and ValueClick (now Conversant). Bennet began his career with Howrey & Simon in both Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles.
Bennet is a native of Providence, Rhode Island. He earned a B.S. in Political Science with honors from The American University and graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center. He is admitted in California, the District of Columbia and Maryland.