People: Bart A. Lazar, Partner

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Bart A. Lazar

Partner

Chicago
Direct: (312) 460-5986
Fax: (312) 460-7986
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Mr. Lazar is a partner in the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  He counsels clients in intellectual property, data privacy and security, advertising, promotion and related matters. Mr. Lazar helps clients structure and implement strategies to comply with domestic and international data privacy and security laws and respond to actual and potential security breach incidents. Mr. Lazar works with clients to execute innovative social and traditional media promotional programs. 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. Mr. Lazar helps clients identify, protect, commercialize and enforce intellectual property rights. He acts as lead and local counsel in copyright, trademark, counterfeiting and grey market/diversion, false advertising, unfair competition, computer fraud and abuse, and Internet-related litigation, and has obtained numerous ex parte temporary restraining orders and seizure orders to combat piracy. Mr. Lazar has handled numerous privacy matters before federal and state agencies, including defending the first Internet privacy case brought by the Federal Trade Commission and the first database security breach case brought by the New York Attorney General.

Mr. Lazar assists clients in investigating cybercrime, trademark counterfeiting, criminal copyright infringement and other white collar crime and has successfully pursued civil litigation (including ex parte seizure, temporary restraining orders and asset restraint orders) to combat white collar crime including obtaining substantial settlements and judgments for clients. Mr. Lazar’s efforts have also resulted in successful federal and state criminal prosecutions in cybercrime (e.g. hacking, phishing, extortion), trademark counterfeiting and felony theft (e.g. kickbacks).

Mr. Lazar is a partner in the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  He counsels clients in intellectual property, data privacy and security, advertising, promotion and related matters. Mr. Lazar helps clients structure and implement strategies to comply with domestic and international data privacy and security laws and respond to actual and potential security breach incidents. Mr. Lazar works with clients to execute innovative social and traditional media promotional programs. 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. Mr. Lazar helps clients identify, protect, commercialize and enforce intellectual property rights. He acts as lead and local counsel in copyright, trademark, counterfeiting and grey market/diversion, false advertising, unfair competition, computer fraud and abuse, and Internet-related litigation, and has obtained numerous ex parte temporary restraining orders and seizure orders to combat piracy. Mr. Lazar has handled numerous privacy matters before federal and state agencies, including defending the first Internet privacy case brought by the Federal Trade Commission and the first database security breach case brought by the New York Attorney General.

Mr. Lazar assists clients in investigating cybercrime, trademark counterfeiting, criminal copyright infringement and other white collar crime and has successfully pursued civil litigation (including ex parte seizure, temporary restraining orders and asset restraint orders) to combat white collar crime including obtaining substantial settlements and judgments for clients. Mr. Lazar’s efforts have also resulted in successful federal and state criminal prosecutions in cybercrime (e.g. hacking, phishing, extortion), trademark counterfeiting and felony theft (e.g. kickbacks).

Education

  • LL.M., Trade Regulation, New York University School of Law (1987)
  • J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology (1986)
    with honors
    Winner, Local Nathan Burkan Award for Best Copyright Law Article
  • B.A., University of Chicago (1982)
    Social Sciences

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • New York

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Sixth and Seventh Circuits
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
     

Affiliations

  • Promotion Marketing Association
  • International Trademark Association
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Lawyers for the Creative Arts, Member of the Board of Directors
  • Approved Mediator for Lanham Act Cases-United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
     

Presentations

Seminars

  • “First Sale Doctrine in Copyright Law--Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons,” Chicago-Kent College of Law (September 2013)
  • “Supreme Court IP Review,” at Chicago-Kent College of Law (September 15, 2011)
  • “Trademark Enforcement Strategies,” Product Authentication and Brand Security (October 2009)
  • “Privacy and Security Developments in the Promotion and Marketing Industry,” Promotion Marketing Association (October 2009)
  • “The Legal Landscape of Privacy and Security” Chicago-Kent College of Law (September 2009)
  • “Massachusetts Database Security Regulations”, NEHRA (September 2009)
  • “Fair Use in the Visual Arts”, Chicago Bar Association (May 2009)
  • “Privacy and Security Developments”  Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (January 2008)
  • “Effective Measures to Prevent Counterfeiting”  International Trademark Association
  • (December 2007)
  • “Corporate Security War Stories: When Big Brother Came in the Building” Forbes Magazine Corporate Security Forum (March 2006)
  • “Protecting Trademark Rights in China,” United States Department of Commerce (March 2006)
  • “Trademark and Copyright Licensing Issues”  Practicing Law Institute (November 2001-2005)
  •  “Trademark and Copyright Licensing Issues”  Practicing Law Institute (November 2004)
  • “The Impact of HIPAA on Police Officers and Firefighters,”  Northwest Police Academy (December 2003)
  • “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)
  • “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)
  • “Intellectual Property Opinions,” Insight Conferences (November 1999)
  • “Internet Privacy” Promotion Marketing Association (November 1998)
  • “Get Your Licensed Products” American Marketing Association Newsletter (March 1998)

Publications