From: "Slafsky, John"
To: HQ.DCMAIL4(advisorycommittee)
Date: Tue, Dec 28, 1999 1:32 PM
Subject: P004807 -- Advisory Committee on Online Access And Security --No mination

To Whom It May Concern --

I am interested in serving on the FTC's Advisory Committee on Online Access and Security.

I am an attorney based in Palo Alto, California. The law firm where I work is the largest in Silicon Valley (and in California) and has a substantial number of Internet companies as clients. I routinely counsel these companies on legal issues related to online privacy, security, advertising and consumer protection. My firm biography is available at (for your convenience I have pasted the relevant text below).

Please do not hesitate to let me know if you would like further information.


Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
650 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, California 94304-1050
650-320-4574 ph
650-565-5100 fax

John L. Slafsky

Born Boston, Massachusetts, February 17, 1965.
Education: Princeton University (A.B., magna cum laude, 1987); New York University (J.D., 1993).

John's practice is focused on matters relating to trademarks, copyright and advertising. Among his counseling activities are: the selection, registration and enforcement of trademarks in the United States and worldwide; advice regarding Internet advertising and promotions; copyright clearance; handling of domain name disputes; and guidance regarding transfers and licenses of intellectual property. He has litigated cases in federal and state courts relating to trademarks, copyright, right of publicity/privacy and defamation.

John's experience also includes pre-publication review for newspapers and book publishers and counseling and litigation relating to reporters' rights.

John is active in the International Trademark Association and is a member of the ABA's First Amendment and Media Litigation Committee. John is admitted to practice in California and New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and several United States district courts.

John can be reached at