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Advisory Board Spotlight: Albert Giang, Partner at King & Spalding

This week we caught up with one of our founding Advisory Board members, Albert Giang, to get to know him better.

Albert is a Partner at King & Spalding, an international law firm that represents a broad array of clients, including half of the Fortune Global 100, with 1,200 lawyers in 23 offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Albert’s cutting-edge practice focuses on defending tech companies against class actions, regulatory enforcement, and other litigation, and providing crisis management for disrupters facing novel legal issues. A thought leader in the tech industry, his clients include respected companies in the gig economy, e-commerce, and social media/networking space. He has been named a Legal Visionary by the LA Times and a Minority Leader of Influence by the LA Business Journal, who recognized his “impressive track record for passionate advocacy on some of the most pressing legal issues – a pillar of influence in the technology, appellate and pro bono fields.

Our Advisory Board is the very lifeblood of everything we do at Marketplace Risk. From conferences and virtual events to resources and advice for startups, our board takes a hands-on approach to providing indispensable insight and guidance, drawing on their broad experience that spans a multitude of platforms and industries. Let’s get better acquainted with Albert!

Tell us what you do in / your connection to the marketplace / sharing economy space.

Albert offers an unmatched blend of consumer, employment, and tech expertise to platforms and marketplaces looking for novel and aggressive legal strategy. He serves as “go to” counsel for his clients on issues such as platform liability; employment and worker classification; tech investigations and regulatory enforcement (e.g., by City Attorneys, District Attorneys, or Attorneys General); marketing and advertising law (e.g., TCPA); consumer protection and unfair competition laws (e.g., UCL, CCPA); the Communications Decency Act (CDA); Terms of Service (TOS) drafting and enforcement; and mass arbitration strategy.

What interests / fascinates you most about marketplaces / the sharing economy?

How traditional laws and regulations are applied (and not applied) to new technologies.

How were you first introduced to marketplaces / the sharing economy?

Working two stints in-house with the legal team at a gig economy client.

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