Brett E. Lewis

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Brett E. Lewis, Esq. graduated magna cum laude from Brooklyn Law School, where he was a published member of the Brooklyn Law Review and a member of the Moot Court Honor Society.  Mr. Lewis has over a decade of experience in Internet law, trademarks and copyright law, domain name disputes and technology litigation, and has given speeches and published a number of articles in the field of domain name law.

Following law school, Mr. Lewis worked for a year as a law clerk for United States District Court Judge David G. Trager, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Mr. Lewis then took a position with the Wall Street law firm of Winthrop, Stimson, Putnam & Roberts (now Pillsbury Winthrop). At Winthrop Stimson, Mr. Lewis joined the Intellectual Property and Litigation Groups, where he took on substantial responsibility for litigating Intellectual Property, UDRP and other domain name disputes. Mr. Lewis also drafted and negotiated content and software licensing agreements, distribution agreements, advertising agreements, Web site services agreements, privacy policies and other Internet agreements.

In 2002, Mr. Lewis left the firm to take a position as Assistant General Counsel at the domain name registrar, Register.com, Inc. At Register.com, Mr. Lewis was responsible for managing the company’s often cutting edge litigation, dealing with novel issues related to domain names, and formulating and implementing a comprehensive IP protection and UDRP strategy. As the company expanded into new services, Mr. Lewis drafted new services agreements and revised the company’s existing ones. Later promoted to Associate General Counsel, Mr. Lewis also reviewed and negotiated various advertising, Internet, outsourcing and technology agreements, all with an emphasis on pragmatism and getting deals done within the time constraints required by the applicable business concerns.

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York

Education

  • Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York, 1998, J. D.

Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Honors: Moot Court
Honors: Richardson Merit Scholar
Law Review: Brooklyn Law Review

  • Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, 1992, B.A.

Honors: Cum Laude

Email: brett@ilawco.com
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