Syverson, Lesowitz & Gebelin, LLP is America’s top cyber liability law firm. If something bad happens on the Internet, our Los Angeles internet lawyers are there to answer the call and represent our clients’ interests. Our firm is highly specialized, the law firm version of the special forces. We are not general litigators that lack specific expertise. Whether you face anonymous Internet defamation, IP infringement online or in software, data breaches, or misappropriation of trade secrets, we have handled dozens of similar cases both as defense and plaintiff’s counsel. We know Internet law issues from every possible angle and have several seven and eight figure verdicts and settlements to prove it.
Our clients come from around the globe including France, Britain, Australia, Brazil, Italy and Luxembourg. Similarly, because of our high degree of expertise, we are often retained by companies and individuals who are sued in California but reside elsewhere. We regularly appear in courtrooms across the United States including New York, Chicago, Miami, San Francisco, Seattle and Las Vegas. In fact, Scott Lesowitz is licensed in all federal and state courts in New York. Scott handles our New York practice. For sure, there are larger law firms by headcount but our firm has never been outgunned or outmanned. Our credentials speak volumes about what we have done and what we will continue to do on behalf of our clientele.
Every company is a technology and Internet company in today’s world. We do not cater to one industry in particular. Instead we focus on the problems and challenges all companies and executive must face in the Internet age. That being said, the internet attorneys at our Los Angeles firm have handled a number of matters for hedge funds, publicly traded companies, CEO’s of investment funds, professional sports leagues, national hotel chains, cosmetics companies, apparel companies, insurers and entertainment studios.
Erik Syverson is a nationally recognized cyber liability litigator having obtained the distinctive rating of Band One by Chambers & Partners for high net worth individuals. Erik has been litigating high profile cyber liability cases for over 13 years. Additionally, Erik consults with companies, government agencies, insurers and software vendors to implement data security programs and litigation risk mitigation. Scott Lesowitz is a former Assistant United States Attorney that graduated from Harvard Law School cum laude. Steven Gebelin is a graduate of the NYU School of Law and an alumnus of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan where he was a veteran of the smart-phone wars between Samsung and Apple.
At Syverson, Lesowitz & Gebelin, LLP, we are committed to helping clients navigate the rapidly evolving areas of Internet, data security, business and intellectual property. Our law firm stands at the forefront of these developing legal areas as commercial activity and business disputes continue to migrate to the Internet. Erik Syverson was one of the first lawyers in the United States to focus exclusively on cyber liability matters.
When a Chinese company was caught selling an infringing video game in the Itunes store, our Los Angeles internet attorneys were hired to sue them and obtained jurisdiction in a ground breaking case. When an Academy Award winning actress had her social media hacked by anonymous wrongdoers, we were hired to unmask the wrongdoer in one of the most important social media cases of 2017. When a national hotel chain experienced a data breach, we were hired to make sure all notification laws were complied with and our client was spared litigation. When one of the country’s most famous hedge fund owners had his data compromised in the Equifax data breach, we were hired to sue all responsible executives in a ground-breaking case. When the CEO of a large investment fund was defamed and impersonated online, we were hired and obtained a $2 million judgment.
In civil litigation, we handle cases involving data breaches, trademarks, copyrights, patents, trade secrets, defamation and general commercial litigation for both plaintiffs and defendants. We offer alternate fee arrangements for certain types of cases, however, most cases require a retainer deposit and our time is charged hourly. Our criminal practice focuses upon white collar cyber-crimes and defending actions brought by various government agencies including the Federal Trade Commission, S.E.C. and C.F.T.C.
Our experience, trial results and dedication to clients have established our status as a leading law firm for high stakes cyber liability litigation in California and the United States. Our client list includes video game companies, investment funds, retailers, digital media companies, hospitality services, insurers, entertainers, directors and officers, and internet marketing companies.A Highly Skilled and Efficient Approach
Our Los Angeles internet lawyers possess an elite level of training and experience. They hold degrees from the country's most prestigious law schools, have held positions in government as prosecutors and previously worked at the country's largest corporate law firms. Because of this approach, our clients obtain the benefit of large law firm expertise at boutique law firm pricing. We staff lean and do not employ inexperienced associates who require hand holding and training. Most cases are run by one partner and one senior associate.
We prepare for trial from day one and believe that a serious, well-designed litigation strategy is the key to extracting favorable settlements. We also believe in taking aggressive shots when opportunities present themselves. For example, if appropriate, we have been known to file summary judgments in response to lawsuits rather than churn cases by filing demurrers and Rule 12b6 motions which typically leads to an endless cycle of amendments. This aggressive approach has saved our defense clients millions of dollars over the years.
We do not shy away from the tough case, in fact, we are built for tough cases. Often, the internet lawyers at our Los Angeles law firm are confronted with legal precedents and statutes drafted before the development of the internet and digital media. As such, we are trained to make creative legal arguments and often take cases of first impression. An example of this approach is our current representation of terrorism victims with large, unsatisfied judgments against the country of Iran. We are currently working to seize Iran’s internet assets in order to partially satisfy these judgments.
Unlike many law firms, we have established a strict moral code to make sure that our clients and employees are treated properly. First and foremost, our clients’ interests always come before our law firm’s interests. Our clients will never be overbilled and we invite our clients to question any billing charges not understood. We do not charge for routine phone call and email status updates. We travel as efficiently as possible to reduce our clients’ costs. The buck stops with all name partners. At our firm, the name partner staffed on a case is responsible for the results. Finally, our moral code is guided by the principles of the Jewish and Catholic faiths. All Jewish and Catholic holidays are observed.Contact the Internet Attorneys at our Los Angeles Law Firm
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Representation of six victims of terrorism who collectively possess judgments in excess of $500 million dollars against the countries of Iran, Syria and North Korea.
Erik obtained the dismissal of $400 million worth of fraud claims against his Australian real estate investor client in the Northern District of Illinois related to a failed venture involving the purchase of multiple shopping malls in the Midwest.
$2 million judgment for defamation on behalf of a corporate CEO against two individuals that mounted an online defamation and impersonation campaign against our client. Slaught v. Bellamar.