Andrew L. Goldstein is a Partner in the Corporate Practice of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP. Mr. Goldstein was a Partner at Freeborn & Peters, which combined with SGR in 2023.
Mr. Goldstein focuses his practice in the area of Intellectual Property and Information Technology. He has extensive experience in the areas of intellectual property law, including trademark, copyright, trade dress; internet, website, cloud computing, technology, outsourcing, IoT and computer law in general; advertising, marketing, and promotion law; and entertainment law, including video production, theater and dance-related matters.
The Chambers-USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers recognizes Mr. Goldstein for his skillful representation of clients in the entertainment and marketing sectors. “His professionalism and care are unmatched,” according to one client, while another reports: “He has a wonderful demeanor and always has my best interest and my business’ best interest at heart.” To view the award, click here.
Mr. Goldstein has over thirty years of experience counseling clients in the areas of intellectual property and information technology law and he has handled matters including: representing a major university at the dawn of the World Wide Web, when developers left the University to form a company offering the first web browser; negotiating landmark deals, such as telecommunications outsourcing contracts for AT&T and first-time software licenses with IBM; representing a consortium of Big Ten and other major university libraries in connection with the “Google Books” copyright case; assisting clients in developing website terms and conditions and privacy policies; and, representing one of the leading legal and accounting information publishers in connection with cases involving the unauthorized downloading of its proprietary online database and copying of the design of its new online customer interface application.
Mr. Goldstein’s Production Credits include:
Mr. Goldstein earned his J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law, graduating magna cum laude and his B.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, graduating with highest honors.
Mentor, Chicago Connectory
Board of Directors, International Trademark Association (INTA) (1994-1995); Former Chair, S. Legislation Committee; Current Chair, International and Legislative Subcommittee of the Copyright Committee
Board of Directors, Illinois Technology Association (ITA); Advisory Board Member, ITA IoT Council
Former Chair, Chicago Bar Association’s Patent, Trademark and Copyright Committee
General Counsel, Publicity Club of Chicago
Member, Lawyers for the Creative Arts
Secretary and Board Member, Illinois Technology Foundation