Ian Ballon represents Internet, technology, mobile and other companies in intellectual property, privacy and security litigation, including the defense of data privacy, security breach, behavioral advertising 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 4-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.
Mr. Ballon has brought or defended significant and often cutting edge suits involving computer software, the Internet and mobile technology. A list of recent cases may be found at http://www.gtlaw.com/People/Ian-C-Ballon.
Mr. Ballon was named the Lawyer of the Year for Information Technology Law in the 2013 and 2016 editions of Best Lawyers in America. 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 2015, and has been listed as a Northern California Super Lawyer every year from 2004 through 2015 and as one of the Top 100 lawyers in California. Mr. Ballon also holds the CIPP/US certificate for the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).