Co-chair, Global Intellectual Property & Technology Group, Greenberg Traurig LLP; Executive Director, Stanford Center for the Digital Economy
Ian Ballon is a litigator who is Co-Chair of Greenberg Traurig LLP’s Global Intellectual Property & Technology Practice and represents Internet, technology, mobile and other companies in intellectual property and internet- and mobile-related litigation, including the defense of data privacy, security breach, and TCPA class action suits. He is also the author of the leading treatise on Internet law, E-Commerce and Internet Law: Treatise with Forms 2d edition, the 5-volume set published by West (www.IanBallon.net). 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 where lawyers, scholars and judges are regularly featured and interact. A list of recent cases may be found at http://www.gtlaw.com/Ian-C-Ballon-experience.
Mr. Ballon was named the Lawyer of the Year for Information Technology Law in the 2019, 2018, 2016 and 2013 editions of Best Lawyers in America. In both 2018 and 2019 he was recognized as one of the Top 1,000 trademark attorneys in the world for his litigation practice by World Trademark Review. In addition, in 2019 he was named one of the top 20 Cybersecurity lawyers in California and in 2018 one of the Top Cybersecurity/Artificial Intelligence lawyers in California by the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal. He received the “Trailblazer” Award, Intellectual Property, 2017 from The National Law Journal and he has been recognized as a “Groundbreaker” in The Recorder’s 2017 Litigation Departments of the Year Awards. In addition, he was the 2010 recipient of the State Bar of California IP Section’s Vanguard Award for significant contributions to the development of intellectual property law (http://ipsection.calbar.ca.gov/IntellectualPropertyLaw/IPVanguardAwards.aspx). He is listed in Legal 500 U.S., The Best Lawyers in America (in the areas of information technology and intellectual property) and Chambers and Partners USA Guide in the areas of privacy and data security and information technology. He also has been recognized by The Daily Journal as one of the Top 75 IP litigators in California in every year that the list has been published, from 2009 through 2018, and has been listed as a Northern California Super Lawyer every year from 2004 through 2018 and as one of the Top 100 lawyers in California. Mr. Ballon also holds the CIPP/US certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).