David is the principal of David Snead LLC, a firm which works exclusively with companies and individuals involved in the infrastructure supporting the internet and those who create and distribute products and services electronically. Areas include licensing, copyright, export and import licensing, and partnerships and joint ventures. David has worked with entities ranging from Fortune 100 to start-ups. As an expert in intellectual property rights for the digital age, David is often asked to speak at nationally recognized digital media conferences including CES.
Mr. Snead is an attorney in private practice in Washington D.C. His practice focuses exclusively on representing companies and other entities active in the internet infrastructure. In his 13 years in this area, Mr. Snead has represented these companies both in-house and as outside counsel. He has clients in the U.S., Europe, India and the former Soviet Union. They include multinationals, middle tier hosting companies, and two guys, a server, a T-1 and a huge MasterCard balance. He has broken down complex legal issues for internet professionals at over 100 conferences. His views on the impact of Federal legislation on small-to-medium internet businesses have been quoted in the Washington Post and San Jose Mercury News. He is also a columnist and blogger for the Web Host Industry Review. His transnational Internet experience has been recognized as the sole U.S. legal representative to the European Union’s Network & Information Security Agency’s Group on Cloud Computing Security.
Mr. Snead received his J.D. in 1991 from Georgetown University Law Center, his B.A. in 1987 in International Affairs from Trinity University. He is a member of the bars of the District of Columbia and State of New Mexico.