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   3Bart A. LazarChicago(312) 460-5986blazar@seyfarth.comblazar@seyfarth.comSeyfarth Shaw LLPwww.seyfarth.comwww.seyfarth.comLazar.jpgAdvertising & Media LawIntellectual Property LawTrademark & CopyrightTransactions and LitigationCybercrimePrivacy and SecurityInternet; Software; Trade Regulation
Bart A.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
233 S Wacker Dr Ste 8000
Chicago IL 60606-6448
Ph.(312) 460-5986 Fx.(312) 460-7986Leading Lawyers Magazine story about this lawyer
Recommended by peers in:    Extensive Experience in:
Advertising & Media Law    Trademark & Copyright
Intellectual Property Law    Transactions and Litigation
    Privacy and Security
    Internet; Software; Trade Regulation
Advisory Board Member
County:  Cook
Practice Description:  
Mr. Lazar assists clients in creating, commercializing and enforcing intellectual property rights, developing and executing domestic and international business transactions, and counseling and litigation in intellectual property, privacy, advertising, promotion and related matters. He handles copyright, trademark, privacy and new media issues, including advertising, promotion, sweepstakes, marketing, computer software, data use, Internet, employee privacy, cybercrime and entertainment matters. He acts as lead and local counsel in copyright, trademark, counterfeiting, false advertising, unfair competition, computer fraud and abuse, and Internet-related litigation.

Bar Admissions:  
Illinois 1987
New York 1988
United States Courts of Appeals for Sixth and Seventh Circuits
United States District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois, Northern District of Indiana, District of Colorado, District of Nebraska, Eastern District of Wisconsin and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

Hourly Rate:  

Year of Birth:  1961

Law School:  Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., with honors, 1987
New York University School of Law (LL.M.)

Law School Honors/Involvement:  Winner, Local Nathan Burkan Award for Best Copyright Law Article; Highest grade in Antitrust law

Undergraduate School:  University of Chicago, B.A.

Representative Clients:  
Fortune 500 technology and financial services company
Leading luxury goods manufacturer
Leading home products retailer
Leading food and beverage manufacturers

Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
International Trademark Association
Promotion Marketing Association
American Marketing Association

Community Involvement:  
Lawyers for the Creative Arts
Alliance for the Children

Published Legal Writing:  
"Companies Must Protect the Security of Employee Information," ABA Corporate Counsel Newsletter (June 2004)

"Amendment to FCRA May Reduce Internal Investigation Risks," Privacy Officers Advisor (May 2004)

"Mickey and Vicky," IP Law and Business (May 2003)

"Privacy Issues in the Workplace: A Post-Sept. 11 Perspective," Employee Relations Law Journal (Summer 2002)

"Employee Privacy: Most Employers Need to Comply with HIPAA Health Care Privacy Regulations," E-Commerce Law & Strategy (May/June 2002)

"Fundamental Issues in Copyright and Trademark Licensing" The Licensing Journal, (August 2001)

"New Laws Affect the Transfer of Information Across the Atlantic," The Corporate Lawyer (January 2001)

"The Domain Name Gold Rush Continues," i-Street Magazine, July 2000

"Top 10 Issues in Implementing Internet Strategies," Spring Training for Startups (May 2000)

"Coping with Anonymous Posters on the Internet" National Investor Relations Institute (April 2000)

"How Web Users Can Keep Money Matters in the Vault," National Law Journal (March 15, 2000)

"New Statute Tackles Challenging Internet and Creativity Issues," New York Law Journal (March 15, 1999)

"Get Your Licensed Products" American Marketing Association Newsletter (March 1998)

"Owners Must Police Marks Diligently," National Law Journal (May 12, 1997)

"New Developments in Anti-Counterfeiting," Chicago Bar Association (March 1997)

"New Rulings Provide Ammunition in Fight Against Counterfeiters," National Law Journal (October 12, 1992)

"Mere Reception in Public: Exempt or Extinct?," Albany Law Journal of Science and Technology (June 1991)

Legal Lectures:  
"Securing Employee Data," Chicago-Kent College of Law (November 2003)

"Battling Cybercrime," Chicago Crime Commission (November 2002)

"Trademark and Copyright Licensing Issues" Practicing Law Institute (November 2001-2004)

"HIPAA Compliance-Managing Employee Health Data," Food Marketing Institute General Counsel Conference (June 2002)

"Privacy Issues in the Workplace," ACCA-Boston (March 2002)

"Privacy Issues in Promotions and Marketing," Promotion Marketing Association Annual Law Conference (December 2001)

"Privacy Litigation Developments" Privacy By Design 2001 (December 2001)

"Privacy Strategies for Global Business," The Privacy Challenge: Chicago-Kent College of Law (April 2001)

"What Marketers Need to Know About Privacy" Chicago Association of Direct Marketing (February 2001)

"Privacy and Security Law Update" EPRI Enterprise Infrastructure Security Workshop, MIT Enterprise Forum (October 2000)

"Internet Security and Privacy Issues for Employers" Wharton Center for Human Resources (October 2000); Union League Club of Chicago (September 2000)

"Business Implications of the New World Order in Privacy and Security" Conference Board (July 2000)

"Internet Privacy" Promotion Marketing Association (November 1998)

"Combating International Anti-Counterfeiting," INTA (1992)

Firm Description:  Seyfarth Shaw was founded in 1945 in Chicago by three lawyers and has grown to more than 700 lawyers across ten offices. Our practice spans the United States and, through our international affiliations and European office, we provide our clients with a global presence. We handle issues for our clients in all key areas including commercial litigation, construction, corporate and finance, employee benefits, environmental, government contracts, intellectual property, labor and employment, real estate, securities litigation, trade secrets, trusts and estates, and workouts and bankruptcy, among others.

Our success is the result of a constant, unrelenting focus on the needs of our clients. Our commitment to excellence and our belief in the strength of a team-based approach to the delivery of our services offers an atmosphere of creative and innovative thinking.

Our clients are our partners in business and we commit to listen to their needs and to align the skills and abilities of our people to respond to those needs. Our clients range from Fortune 100 to midsize companies, and include publicly traded and privately held companies. We represent clients in all industries and in all geographies and we are diligent in providing the same level of commitment to each client.

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