A seasoned litigator, Karl has tried more than 20 jury trials and many more bench trials.
He regularly handles complex technology and internet law issues, such as internet trademark and copyright infringement, cryptocurrency disputes, spam litigation defense, internet defamation and false advertising, cybersquatting, FTC lawsuits, tech company founder disputes, data breaches, website agreements, and privacy disputes. Karl thrives on litigating matters where the legal terrain is uncharted, as is often the case in the realm of internet and digital advertising disputes.
As a former general counsel to technology and non-technology companies alike, he has handled many of the day-to-day legal issues these companies face, including intellectual property issues, licensing, distribution and affiliate agreements, and domain name disputes. Additionally, he handles a variety of transactions and business disputes for services, technology, and media companies.
A former prosecutor and Army JAG Corps officer, he is both aggressive and creative in solving problems, while maintaining the highest of ethical standards.
Representing clients zealously, maintaining the highest ethical standards, and communicating well with clients are the foundations of my practice.
Karl is frequently called upon as a technology and internet law expert by the media and at industry conferences. He has also served as an expert witness in state and federal courts in a variety of internet-related legal matters. He has received the highest “AV Preeminent” rating by his peers through Martindale-Hubbell and is named to the 2022 list of Northern California Super Lawyers for his work in internet law.
Karl is licensed to practice in California, New York, Georgia, and Ohio.
He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame (1990) and the University of Cincinnati College of Law (1993).