James Snell


Perkins Coie LLP


Jim Snell is a partner in the Palo Alto office of Perkins Coie and represents and counsels clients on a wide range of complex commercial matters, including privacy and security, Internet, marketing and intellectual property litigation and matters. Snell's experience includes privacy policies and terms of use, behavioral advertising, data collection and use, commercial e-mail, spyware and adware, data breach investigations and responses, data security, social media and computer crime statutes, including the following acts and regulations: Communications Decency Act, CAN-SPAM Act, Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), Stored Communications Act and Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). Snell regularly counsels and defends clients in class action litigation, including cases involving call recording laws (e.g., California Invasion of Privacy Act), commercial e-mail laws, unfair competition laws, the California Consumer Legal Remedies Act, the Online Privacy Protection Act and the Song-Beverly Act, among others. He also handles intellectual property matters, representing clients as plaintiffs and defendants in patent, copyright and trade secret matters, among others. A Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) with the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Snell serves as co-chair of the IAPP's San Francisco Bay Area KnowledgeNet program, and is former co-chair of the Cyberspace Law Committee of the State Bar of California. Snell is a frequent speaker, author and commentator on privacy and security, Internet and intellectual property issues.


Contributions by James Snell

  • Member of Training Advisory Board 2020 - 2021