Barry M. Benjamin chairs Kilpatrick Townsend’s Advertising and Marketing group, and is a partner in the firm’s New York office. He focuses on advertising, intellectual property, technology and privacy law. As an experienced litigator, Mr. Benjamin handles false advertising, trademark, trade dress and copyright claims, as well as class action defense, general fraud and commercial claims. Barry also has extensive experience representing advertisers and marketers in regulatory investigations before government agencies and in competitor challenges through the self-regulatory process (National Advertising Division, Children’s Advertising Review Unit). Outside of the litigation context, Mr. Benjamin regularly negotiates contracts for clients in various industries, including advertising industry contracts such as agency-client deals, co-promotion, talent, endorsement and sponsorship agreements, as well as technology and privacy-oriented transactions such as licensing, data sharing, software development, cloud computing, hosting agreements and website development agreements. He also advises in the areas of consumer communication and regulation, including all forms of marketing initiatives such as sweepstakes, contests, direct mail, text, telemarketing and charitable marketing programs. Barry is a frequent speaker and author on advertising, marketing, privacy and emerging media issues, and has written articles in many different publications.