August 15, 2002

An introduction

I am an intellectual property, technology and trademark litigation attorney in New York City. You can view my resume here. My main focus is on the emerging intersection of internet and intellectual property law as well as advising clients conducting business on the web. To understand more about what I do you can also click here.

Originally from Carteret aka "Exit 12" New Jersey, I am now a mere stones throw away in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.  I attended Rutgers College (B.A.) where I majored in Comparative Literature and Cinema Studies. I also participated in the prestigious Henry Rutgers Scholars Program, having written a thesis on Fyodor Dostoevsky and his film-makers.  After college, I fell into a job at Bankers Trust (now Deutsche Bank) as a technology consultant recruiting specialist.  Mainly, my job was to handle hiring and firing technologists, but also to handle any issues that arose regarding any employment or intellectual property issues.

After deciding a change was in order, I began studying intellectual property issues, specifically domain name and trademark, while I earned my law degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.  I also served time as president of the Cardozo IP Society, at a time when its IP program reached the #5 ranking in the country, participated in the IP Externship Program and received a Concentration in Intellectual Property (like having a major).

The goals of the Tech Law Advisor web log are to provide information, resources and news commentary on issues at the intersection of Law, Technology and Liberty, especially to point out those times where individuals are attempting to use "law" to hinder and trample the rights' of others; whether this be the right to share music, link to other web sites or to simply contract freely.  Its' long term goal is to help promote democratic values in a digital age, to study how new media alter culture and society and to investigate how law and technology interact.


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