Founder of Internet Law Center; Former Host of Cyber Law & Business Report; Award-Winning Journalist
Bennet Kelley founded the Internet Law Center in 2007 after working in-house with technology, e-commerce, and internet advertising companies such as ETM Entertainment Network, Network Commerce and ValueClick for nearly a decade. He has been named as among the nation’s top internet lawyers by several publications including the Los Angeles Business Journal which named him one of the Most Influential Lawyers in Digital Media and E-Commerce. He frequently appears or is quoted in television, radio and print stories on internet legal developments, including appearing on The Today Show.
Bennet is a past Co-Chair of the California Lawyers’ Association’s Cyberspace Committee where he led the effort to develop a primer on cyberspace law for state policymakers. He also led the Technology, Internet, and Privacy subcommittee of CLA’s Intellectual Property Section from 2016-2019.
Bennet is a frequent presenter at conferences worldwide and has been a contributor to the Journal of Internet Law and E-Commerce Law and Policy. He also is the publisher of the firm’s newsletter and blog, Cyber Report, which was named top newsletter/blog by the Los Angeles Press Club in 2011 and 2020.
In 2019, Bennet was one of a handful of lawyers, academics, prosecutors, law enforcement and judicial personnel invited to work with the Department of Justice on addressing ways to combat technologically enabled harassment.
In 2012, he was selected by the U.S. Department of Commerce to be part of the U.S. delegation and present on e-commerce law at the 17th U.S.-China Legal Exchange. The prior year he was part of a delegation of a dozen North American internet experts who met with leading Chinese netizens to promote greater freedom within China.Bennet also was the creator and host of Cyber Law and Business Report which aired on WebmasterRadio.fm from 2011-2019 and was nominated for a Los Angeles Press Club award.Bennet began his career in 1990 with Howrey & Simon in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles where his practice focused on complex litigation, antitrust and intellectual property matters.