Aaron I. Messing focuses his practice in the areas of corporate, technology, ecommerce, startup, internet and privacy law, and regulatory compliance, representing entrepreneurs and closely held businesses in a variety of industries. He counsels the firm’s clients in all stages of their business and corporate related matters, with an emphasis on drafting and negotiating business and technology transactions, as well as intellectual property protection and licensing. In addition, Aaron advises our clients regarding compliance with data privacy regulations and laws, as well as issues related to emerging technology, internet and online media, communications, workplace privacy, intellectual property, FTC and other regulatory compliance, and social media and behavioral advertising. Aaron also serves as the Chief Privacy Officer of Advanced Health Media and the Chief Privacy and Security Officer of Avatar Solutions.
Aaron has been quoted regarding privacy, internet and technology law by publications including The New York Times, Business Insider, U.S. News and World Report, Fox Business News, Inc. Magazine, Crains New York, Yahoo! Small Business, TechHive, Fox News, CIO.com, State Farm’s Good Neighbors Magazine, HP.com’s Input/Output, MSN’s Small Business Center, Workforce Management, ReadWriteWeb, Bankrate.com, Techworld, the Hedge Fund Law Report, Rigzone, The Globe and Mail, RawStory and the Awl, amongst others and has appeared several times on Fox News. Aaron also presented “Legal Considerations for Search & Social in Regulated Industries” at Search Engine Strategies NY in 2012 and contributed to a American National Standards Institute study entitled, “The Financial Impact of Breached Protected Health Information.”
Prior to his arrival at OlenderFeldman, Aaron was the Dean’s Fellow at Fordham University’s Federal Litigation Clinic, where he assisted professors and students with all aspects of pro bono federal civil and criminal litigations.
Aaron earned his J.D. cum laude from Fordham University School of Law, where he was a Ruth Whitehead Whaley Scholar and served as an Associate Editor on the Moot Court Board. Prior to law school, Aaron earned his B.A. cum laude and his M.A. summa cum laude at Binghamton University. Aaron is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) accredited from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the industry standard in Information Privacy, as well as a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Privacy Law Committee and Internet and Computer Law Committee, and the American Bar Association’s Cyberspace Law and Cybersecurity committees.
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