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Pedram’s experience as a litigator includes claims involving breach of contract, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, unfair competition, copyright and trademark infringement, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and Electronic Communications Privacy Act, false advertising under the Lanham Act, and breach of fiduciary duty, as well as partnership disputes, real property and air rights disputes, and landlord-tenant matters. Pedram has also negotiated and drafted a variety of agreements, including website development agreements, website privacy policies and terms of service, website purchase agreements, subscription agreements, confidentiality agreements and promissory notes.
Pedram’s experience in the fields of social media law, intellectual property law and internet law includes privacy and publicity rights on Facebook, drafting sweepstakes rules and contest rules, claims involving defamation on social media, cyber-squatting, trademark and copyright infringement, and violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, as well as the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and website notice and takedown letters, search engine keywords disputes involving Google AdWords and other search engines, and domain name disputes.
Pedram previously was a judicial intern with the Hon. Martin E. Ritholtz of the Queens County Supreme Court, and a legal intern with Forbes.com.
Pedram has been a speaker on topics including social media, intellectual property, privacy and publicity rights, attorney marketing and more. Pedram’s speaking engagements include the Social Media Strategies Summit, the Long Island Digital Summit, Trade Brooklyn and Trade Nassau, the Blog World and New Media Expo at the Jacob Javits Center, the Ohio Northern University College of Law Symposium and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.
Pedram was honored as one of Long Island’s “30 Under 30” young professionals by the Huntington Chamber of Commerce for 2012 and as one of The Jewish Week’s “36 Under 36” in 2013. Pedram has made dozens of television appearances as a commentator on topics including social media, privacy and technology on Fox 5 News and has also appeared on Fox & Friends and PIX11 News.
Pedram is an Adjunct Professor of Law at St. John’s University School of Law; where he became one of the area’s first dedicated social media law professors.