September 2011 Issue

President's Message

by Jane Shay Wald
Irell & Manella LLP

Poetry in Motion?

Have you ever been served or, for that matter, filed
Court papers whose poetry struck you as wild?

That included within them in whole or in part
Doggerel'd rhymes whether silly or smart.

If you have -- send them here, we would like to present
The funniest ones of the ones we are sent.*

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Ian C. Ballon Wendy Mantell

Cloud Litigation: Suing over Data Privacy and Behavioral Advertising

by Ian C. Ballon & Wendy Mantell
Greenberg Traurig LLP

Class action plaintiffs' lawyers increasingly have turned their attention to a new and potentially less lucrative kind of putative class action lawsuit focused on behavioral advertising and data privacy that typically draw media attention but involve little or no damage or injury. 

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Kimberly A. Roura

Mavrix Photo: Third Party Advertising and Personal Jurisdiction Online

by Kimberly A. Roura
Irell & Manella LLP

For internet companies and website operators, personal jurisdiction remains a serious question mark hanging over their businesses. Individuals and small-time bloggers who post content online want to know whether they are opening themselves up to lawsuits nationwide. Those aspiring to turn their websites into the next big thing wonder how their business model might affect their future liability.

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Francie R. Gorowitz The New Adult Entertainment Top Level Domain Is Coming Your Way

by Francie R. Gorowitz
Rosenfeld, Meyer and Susman, LLP

The adult entertainment industry is excited that the new top-level domain -- dot-xxx – has been approved and will soon be available. It's so much hotter than oh, dot-com, dot-net, dot-info, dot-gov and even dot-org. But how would you like to see someone file for And how about those of your clients who are not in the adult entertainment industry?

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Congratulations to CCBA President Jane Shay Wald on being named as a 2011 Woman of Achievement by the Century City Chamber of Commerce and the Chambers Women's Business Council. Join us in supporting Jane at the Women of Achievement luncheon taking place on October 20 at the Beverly Hilton. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Jane is a partner at Irell & Manella LLP and is the Chair of the Trademark Practice Group in what is widely regarded as the top intellectual property law firm in the United States.   As an adjunct professor at UCLA Law School and USC Law School she has trained a generation of lawyers in her chosen specialty. Less formally, but more importantly, she has been a role model and mentor to other women lawyers in a profession in which, even today, there are few women partners.

Thank you!

The CCBA extends its gratitude to Dean Erwin Chemerinsky of the UC Irvine School of law for delivering another riveting presentation at our Annual Constitutional Law Luncheon on July 27 at Lawry’s Prime Rib. Over 100 lawyers came to hear the Dean’s informative summary and insightful assessment of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decisions.

Picture left to right: CCBA Treasurer Steven L. Hoch; Dean Erwin Chemerinsky; CCBA President Jane Shay Wald; CCBA Vice-President Francie R. Gorowitz; CCBA; and CCBA Board Member and Past President Mitchell B. Stein

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