Ian C. Ballon, CIPP/US

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Greenberg Traurig

Co-Chair, Global Intellectual Property and Technology Practice

Ian C. Ballon is Co-Chair of Greenberg Traurig LLP’s Global Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Group representing companies in the defense of data privacy, cybersecurity breach and TCPA class action suits, in addition to other technology, Internet and mobile-related litigation. A list of recent cases may be found at http://www.gtlaw.com/Ian-C-Ballon-experience.

Ian is also the author of the leading treatise on internet and mobile law, “E-Commerce and Internet Law: Treatise with Forms 2d edition”, the 5-volume set published by West (www.IanBallon.net), which includes extensive coverage of data privacy and security breach issues, including a novel transactional approach to handling security breaches and exhaustive treatment of trends in data privacy, security breach and TCPA class action suits. In addition, he 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. He also chairs PLI's annual Advanced Defending Data Privacy, Security Breach and TCPA Class Action Litigation conference.

Ian was named the Lawyer of the Year for Information Technology Law in the 2019, 2018, 2016 and 2013 editions of Best Lawyers in America and was recognized as the 2012 New Media Lawyer of the Year by the Century City Bar Association. In 2018 he was recognized by World Trademark Review for his trademark litigation practice and was named one of the Top 20 Cyber/Artificial Intelligence Lawyers 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 for winning a series of TCPA cases. In addition, he was the recipient of the California State Bar Intellectual Property Law section's Vanguard Award for significant contributions to the development of intellectual property law (http://ipsection.calbar.ca.gov/IntellectualPropertyLaw/IPVanguardAwards.aspx).

Ian 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 has been recognized as one of the Top 75 intellectual property litigators in California by the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal in every year that the list has been published (2009 through 2018). He was also listed in Variety’s “Legal Impact Report: 50 Game-Changing Attorneys” (2012) and was recognized as one of the top 100 lawyers in L.A. by the Los Angeles Business Journal.

Ian holds the CIPP/US certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).
 

 

Contributions by Ian C. Ballon

  • Trends in U.S. Data Privacy, Security Breach and TCPA Class Action Litigation
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2017
  • Trends in Data Privacy, Security Breach and TCPA Class Action Litigation
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2016