James Halpert

Partner, E-Commerce and Privacy Group
Piper Marbury Rudnick & Wolfe

Jim Halpert is a partner in the E-Commerce and Privacy Group of Piper Marbury Rudnick & Wolfe L.L.P., where he counsels both established leaders and emerging companies in E-Commerce on a wide range of legal issues affecting the Internet in areas, including government surveillance law, privacy regulation, online contract formation, intellectual property protection, criminal law, spam, freedom of expression, telecommunications, and export controls.

Mr. Halpert has helped to negotiate and draft many of the U.S. laws that apportion liability and privacy protection on the Internet, including the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, Communications Decency Act, the Protection of Children from Sexual Predators Act, and the Internet False Identification Act of 2000. He also worked extensively on the Council of Europe Cyber-crime Convention that was signed in November of 2001.

Mr. Halpert represents clients in Federal Communications Commission and Federal Trade Commission proceedings related to the Internet, and in litigation in federal and state courts.

He is currently serving as the chief legal advisor for a report of l'Autorita per le Garanzie nelle Communicazioni, the Italian Communications Regulator, to the Prime Minister and Parliament of Italy regarding how the Internet should be regulated under Italian law.

Mr. Halpert served as law clerk to the Honorable H. Lee Sarokin, a former U.S. District Judge for the District of New Jersey.

Education: Harvard Law School (J.D., cum laude 1989); Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (D.E.A., 1986); Yale College (B.A., magna cum laude 1985). Member, District of Columbia and Pennsylvania bars. Fluent in French.

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