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Eric is an experienced telemarketing lawyer who represents primarily sellers and direct marketers in compliance and litigation matters. Eric worked in the call center industry for many years before entering private law practice. He represents numerous call centers, sellers, dialer vendors and lead generators across the United States. Eric assists companies who want to understand and follow the law, enabling them to avoid legal trouble. He frequently defends marketers against consumer lawsuits and government investigations. He has defended numerous brands in state and federal courts, including nation-wide TCPA class actions. Eric regularly drafts complex contracts for sellers, vendors and product fulfillers. Contact Eric for advice or representation related to your compliance or litigation need.
Eric earned his law degree from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law. Prior to law school, Eric spent four years working as a paralegal at a respected Utah law firm. Prior to that, Eric worked in sales at several successful call centers. While in law school, Eric worked for the General Counsel of an international timeshare company, where his work focused on national marketing compliance. Eric also helped manage legal compliance for a large Nevada call center being operated in a highly regulated industry. Eric has personally handled numerous consumer complaints and government regulatory investigations. Having worked for both in-house counsel and private law firms, and having run several businesses of his own, Eric offers his clients advice based on broad experience in law and in business.
Eric practices in marketing law and telemarketing compliance, Do-Not-Call law, call center licensing, autodialer law, government investigations, attorney general response, telemarketing contracts, telemarketing litigation, web marketing and email marketing. Eric advises business clients on FTC compliance, FCC compliance, the TCPA, TSR, FTCA and CAN-SPAM Act.
Eric is only admitted in the State and Federal Courts of the State of Utah, but is also regularly admitted pro hac vice to defend cases in the federal courts of other states.
Matt is an experienced compliance and litigation attorney. He is a graduate of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City. He also obtained a BA from Brigham Young University in Political Science, as well as a MA from Yeshiva University. Prior to entering private practice, Matt worked as General Counsel for a 100-million dollar home security and home automation company. As General Counsel, he gained extensive experience in compliance, litigation, wage-and-hour, employment and corporate law generally.
Matt now practices extensively in telemarketing law, including on both the compliance/mitigation and litigation sides. He is well-versed in Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) defense and resolution. He has handled numerous negotiations with private TCPA plaintiffs, attorneys, state regulators and the Federal Trade Commission.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Matt worked for ten years in the home protection industry for some of the largest brands in that space. Matt has extensive knowledge and understanding of the alarm industry, having worked in compliance, sales, installations, marketing, support, and licensing departments. He currently oversees the firm's alarm compliance and licensing practice area.
Matt is only admitted in the State and Federal Courts of the State of Minnesota, but is also regularly admitted pro hac vice to defend cases in the federal courts of other states. He is in the process of relocating to Utah, where he will apply for admission later this year.
Scott is an experienced compliance attorney and litigator, and one of the nation's few experts on call center licensing and telemarketer bonding. Scott earned his law degree from Vermont Law School where he graduated cum laude and was awarded an additional certificate in International and Comparative Law. During law school, Scott chose to focus his studies on international and environmental law, and on law firm technology issues. Scott also studied law abroad at the American University in Cairo, Egypt, and interned at the Wits Law Clinic in Johannesburg, South Africa. Scott is well-traveled throughout Egypt, South Africa, Brazil, New Zealand, Australia and Costa Rica, and is proficient in Portuguese.
Scott's work focuses on call center compliance, the TCPA, telemarketer licensing and bonding, international legal compliance and complex commercial litigation. Scott is head of the firm's licensing and bonding team. Scott is admitted to practice in the State of Utah, and in the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah. Scott has also been admitted temporarily in other states to represent parties in complex matters requiring specialty counsel. Update: Scott passed away of leukemia in 2016. He is missed at the firm.
Kaveh has a practice in both transactional and litigation matters, having assisted numerous business clients in complicated transactions, and having helped defend many brands in court. This includes work on a variety of TCPA class action lawsuits and related FCC compliance matters. Kaveh is a graduate of the Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. Prior to law school and joining Allen Legal, Kaveh attended the University of Arizona. Later, he moved to Orange County, California and began working for in sales at a large corporation. During law school, he interned with Judge Bill Kephart in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kaveh also clerked for two private firms during law school, including here at Allen Legal. Kaveh is a native of Salt Lake City, is fluent in Farsi, and is very excited for a long career in the law.
Kaveh is admitted to practice law in all courts in the State of California, and the United States District Court, Central District of California.
Kareema is an experienced compliance attorney and litigator. A graduate of the UNLV Boyd School of Law at the, Kareema worked at several law offices, ranging in size from single attorney offices to large, regional law firms. As a law clerk, Kareema has practiced in multiple areas of the law, including marketing compliance, international legal compliance, FDA compliance, immigration, collections, and general civil and commercial litigation. Prior to beginning her career in the legal field, Kareema was an educator in Clark County, Nevada, and an admissions counselor at a highly selective public university in Virginia. A native Virginian, Kareema earned her undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary, where she studied International Relations with an eye to entering the Foreign Service. She has traveled extensively throughout Mexico, the Caribbean, South Africa and Turkey, and looks forward to adding more travel visas to her passport. Although she has lived in several states, including New York, Virginia and Nevada, Kareema is proud to call Utah home.
Kareema assists the firm's call center clients with regulatory compliance, litigation, FDA and diet supplement labeling compliance, and international law matters. She also practices in general civil and commercial litigation.
Chris heads the firm's telemarketer licensing group, having handled hundreds of telephone solicitor filings around the country for brands in many industries. Chris is also very valuable to the firm's litigation and regulatory support staff. He is a graduate of the ABA approved Paralegal Studies program at Salt Lake Community College. He is a member of the nationally recognized NALA paralegal association.
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