Doug Isenberg, an attorney and founder of The GigaLaw Firm, is a recognized leader on Internet law, a domain name arbitrator and an adjunct professor of computer and cyberspace law. The Atlanta Business Chronicle (Sept. 22, 2006) has called him an “international authority on Internet law.”
Isenberg has worked with clients on domain name transactions and disputes since 1996 and today represents some of the world’s largest and best-known brands with respect to their Internet legal matters — including the largest complaint ever filed under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP), which resulted in the transfer of 1,519 domain names. He also serves as a domain name panelist for the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the National Arbitration Forum (NAF), the Czech Arbitration Court (CAC) and the British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre (BCICAC).
In addition to practicing law and teaching, Isenberg is the publisher of the award-winning website GigaLaw.com and the blog “Isenberg On Domains.” His book, The GigaLaw Guide to Internet Law (published by Random House) has been praised as “well worth the time to read” by Vint Cerf, one of the widely recognized “fathers of the Internet.” He also wrote a special report titled “The Internet, Copyright, and You,” for The 2002 World Book Year Book.
Isenberg has been a frequent commentator on technology law, including on-air analysis for CNN and CNN Headline News. He has also been quoted on issues relating to Internet law by the mainstream, computing and legal media, including PC Magazine, Forbes, Investor’s Business Daily, the ABA Journal, Wired News, Business 2.0, ZDNet, Village Voice and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Isenberg has held numerous civic and professional leadership positions. During his tenure (2005-06) as chair of the of the State Bar of Georgia’s Intellectual Property Law Section, the group won a “Section of the Year Award” for service to its 900 members.
Prior to launching The GigaLaw Firm, Isenberg practiced law at a large firm, at a medium-sized intellectual property firm and as in-house counsel for an international marketing company. He is the founder of two Internet companies and, before practicing law, was a newspaper reporter and magazine editor. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Washington University in St. Louis and a juris doctorate, cum laude, from Georgia State University College of Law, where he served as the associate editor for lead articles for the college’s Law Review and received a first-place prize at the law school for his entry in ASCAP’s Nathan Burkan Memorial Competition, “Pirates on the Cyberspace Seas: Criminal Copyright Infringement of Computer Software.”