Bennet Kelley practices in the emerging field of Internet Law. A native of
Providence, Rhode Island, he received a B.S. in Political Science from The
American University in 1984 and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law
Center in 1990.
Mr. Kelley has served as in-house counsel for a number of internet
oriented companies including ETM Entertainment Network, Network Commerce,
Hi-Speed Media and ValueClick and in private practice has represented
e-commerce, movie ticketing, online marketing, software/website
developers, and web radio companies.
Before entering private practice in 1990, Mr. Kelley worked for one of
Washington's leading lobbyists and later was national co-chair of the
Democratic National Committee's young professional fundraising arm. He
has used his political experience to play a leading role in shaping
emerging cyberspace law. He testified before the California Senate
Business & Professions Committee on its landmark 2003 spam legislation
and was praised by the House Energy & Commerce Committee for his
contributions to federal spyware legislation. Bennet has served as
co-chair of the California Bar Cyberspace Committee where he launched an
initiative to develop a cyberspace primer for incoming state legislators.
Mr. Kelley was a contributor to the Journal of Internet Law and is a
frequent speaker on internet law at conferences across North America. His
recent presentations include the following: Who's Nibbling at My Cookie,
SXSW Interactive (March 16, 2010)
Essentials Of Cyberspace Law: User Generated Content, Privacy and
Online Advertising, California Bar Business Law Section Essentials Webinar
Series (January 27, 2010)
Oprah, Flogs and the FTC: Hot Topics 2010, Affiliate Summit West
(January 18, 2010).
FTC Privacy Roundtable: Background and Overview, California Bar
Cyberspace Committee (December 8, 2009).
The Affiliate Tax: Looking Forward Through 2010, Affiliate Convention
West (December 4, 2009).
Cyber Harassment, Georgetown University Law Center (October 17, 2009).
Advertising Tax: What Happened and What's Next?, Affiliate Summit
East (August 10, 2009).
Affiliate Marketing over the Internet, Stanford Law School Center for
Internet Studies, 6th Annual E-Commerce Best Practices Conference (June
Privacy Concerns in Marketing and Commercial Communications, PLI
Privacy and Data Security Law Institute (June 2, 2009).
Mr. Kelley also is an award-winning political columnist and frequent
contributor to Huffington Post.