Webinar Tues 8/29 – Representing Victims of Cyber Exploitation

Webinar: Representing Victims of Cyber Exploitation

Tuesday, August 29, 2017, 12 noon – 1 p.m. Pacific

Presented by the Technology, Internet and Privacy Interest Group.
This program offers 1 hour participatory MCLE credit.


Revenge porn is a growing problem on the internet, and 38 states and the District of Columbia have passed laws banning it. This webinar will review the state of the law on revenge porn and challenges presented in representing victims.


Speakers: Erica Johnstone and Bennet Kelley

Erica Johnstone is a partner at Ridder, Costa & Johnstone LLP, a San Francisco law firm focusing on intellectual property, internet, and privacy law. Erica specializes in representing people who have been harmed through the use of technology. She litigates online issues regarding the non-consensual distribution of sexually explicit images, harassment, the right to privacy, identity theft, impersonation, and defamation. Erica educates the public and lawmakers on these issues and is on the cutting edge in using the legal system to identify and confront this new class of harms. She served on U.S. Senator Kamala Harris’s Cyber Exploitation Task Force. She is the Co-Founder and Vice President of Without My Consent, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that develops educational materials to empower victims of digital abuse to seek justice across the United States.

Bennet Kelley is the founder of the Internet Law Center in Santa Monica where he represents clients from across the globe on e-commerce, internet marketing, privacy, intellectual property, reputation management, cyber harassment (including revenge porn) and general business matters. Bennet is Chair of the State Bar of California’s IP Section Technology, Internet and Privacy working group and is also the host of Cyber Law and Business Report which airs weekly on Cranberry.fm.