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Pedram’s experience as a litigator includes breach of contract, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, wrongful termination, unfair competition, copyright and trademark infringement, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and Electronic Communications Privacy Act, false advertising under the Lanham Act, FINRA and AAA disputes, breach of fiduciary duty by an investment advisor including failure to diversify and allocate assets, life insurance disputes, 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 in Facebook advertising, formation of social media sweepstakes rules, social media authorization requests to Facebook, defamation via social media, website terms of service and privacy policies, search engine keywords disputes on Google AdWords, Bing, Yahoo and AOL, domain name disputes, cyber-squatting, online trademark and copyright infringement, violations of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, website notice and take-down letters, website provider immunity under the Communications Decency Act, violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and violations of a non-compete agreements through Facebook and LinkedIn.
Pedram previously served as a judicial intern with the Hon. Martin E. Ritholtz of the Queens County Supreme Court, and as a legal intern with Forbes.com.
Pedram has been a featured 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 and the Ohio Northern University College of Law Symposium.
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 numerous television appearances as a social media commentator on Fox Five 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.