NEW YORK, May 23, 2006 – LAWFUEL – Press Release Service —Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP announced today that Kenneth M. Dreifach has joined the law firm as a partner in its New York office and a member of its Information Security & Internet Enforcement Group. Most recently, Dreifach served for more than five years as the chief of the Internet Bureau in the Office of the New York Attorney General, where he directed all enforcement efforts.
“Ken is one of the country’s leading Internet lawyers in the government sector,” said Michael Barr, managing partner of Sonnenschein’s New York office. “He brings tremendous experience to help our clients with the challenges they face in this growing area of the law.”
Under Dreifach’s direction, the Internet Bureau has become a nationwide leader in consumer protection efforts on the Internet. He has overseen the initiation, litigation and settlement of dozens of enforcement actions involving spyware practices, data privacy, spam, online gambling, credit card and e-payment practices, online auction fraud, identity theft, Web access for the disabled and, more generally, deceptive advertising and business practices.
Dreifach also has worked closely with the Federal Trade Commission and other state attorney general offices on policy and enforcement, leading several multi-state groups, and has drafted and consulted on numerous New York State bills regarding spyware, spam, ISP practices, rebate practices, and other consumer protection issues. Before becoming chief of the Internet Bureau in 2000, he was an assistant attorney general in the same bureau and before that spent several years in private practice.
“Ken’s experience makes him the perfect addition to our group. It allows us to provide our clients with incredibly valuable insight into government enforcement actions related to Internet conduct and how to comply with the law in this still-emerging area,” said Marc J. Zwillinger, national chair of Sonnenschein’s Information Security & Internet Enforcement Group. “Our clients who know Ken from his NY AG’s office days are already lining up to work with him.”
A prolific writer and speaker on Internet enforcement, Dreifach is chair of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York’s Committee of Information Technology Law and a member of the Executive Committee of its Commercial and Federal Litigation Section. He also serves on the BNA Advisory Board for the Electronic Commerce & Law Report and is a member of the International Masters of Gaming Law.
“I am thrilled to join the nation’s premier information security and Internet enforcement practice and look forward to making significant contributions to the firm and its clients,” said Dreifach.
Dreifach received a J.D. degree from New York University School of Law and a B.A. degree from Wesleyan University. He clerked for Judge Phyllis A. Kravitch of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and Judge William O. Bertelsman of the U.S. District Court of Eastern Kentucky.
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