Biography

Jeffrey J. Neuman

Jeffrey J. Neuman

Founder & CEO

Jeff Neuman has been instrumental in providing policy assistance and advice in the fields of internet governance, intellectual property protection and domain name policy since the mid-1990s.   He has served in key business, policy and legal roles in the domain name industry more than 25 years. He is also an approved Panelist for domain name disputes at the Forum.

 
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About Us

Focusing on the three "I"s:  Internet, Infrastructure and Intellectual Property

JJN Solutions offers comprehensive legal and policy services focusing on

  • Online brand protection,

  • Domain Name Management, Enforcement and Disputes

  • Entertainment Law

  • Internet Infrastructure licensing transactions 

  • Trademark and Copyright Protection

  • M&A corporate / IP Transactions and Due Diligence,

  • Internet Governance, Privacy, Cybersecurity,

  • Top-Level Domain Management, and

  • Other legal and policy services to get your brand up and running online.

We have been involved with Internet governance issues since the mid-1990s and the formation of Internet.  Our CEO & Founder has been involved with domain name registries and registrars since competition was introduced into the market by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). He was instrumental on the establishment of all legal rights protections for the domain name industry, including the Uniform Dispute Resolution Process (UDRP), Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS), and various Restrictions Dispute Resolution Policies.  

 

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CURRICULUM VITAE

Accomplished legal and policy services professional with 10+ years of expertise in online brand protection, domain name management, intellectual property licensing, and enforcement. Successful at providing strategic policy, implementation assistance, and advice for Internet governance while serving in key business, policy, and legal roles. Proven ability to deliver outside-the-box solutions with integrity and a can-do mentality.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

JJN SOLUTIONS, LLC          (July 2020 - Present)

Founder & CEO

  • Found consultancy focusing on providing legal and policy advice to clients related to online brand protection and domain name management services

  • Provides governance, acquisition, enforcement and disputes, Internet policy advice, top-level domain management, infrastructure licensing transactions services to get brands up and running online

  • Serve as a Qualified Dispute Resolution Panelist with the Forum presiding over Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) and Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) domain name disputes.

THE COM LAUDE GROUP          (January 2015 - June 2020)

Senior Vice President

  • Served as overall business and strategic lead for North American operations

  • Bestowed policy assistance and advice in fields of Internet governance, intellectual property protection, and domain name portfolio management and operations

  • Governed new Generic Top-level Domains (gTLD) business development program which secured more than 350 new gTLD applications, more than any other registry services provider

  • Ran front-end registry management services for new gTLD applicants/registry operators and provision of corporate domain name portfolio management while serving as Executive Lead in North America

  • Spearheaded P&L for Registry Consulting Services and Corporate Domain Name Management in USA

  • Conducted presentations and spoke frequently on issues involving intellectual property, domain names, domain name registry operations and management, and introduction of new gTLDs

  • Created and pioneered intellectual property protection and dispute services for domain name system, which is in use today by 1200+ gTLDs and many ccTLDs

NEUSTAR, INC (NSR)          (March 2010 - January 2015)

Vice President, Registry Services

  • Served as sales, business, legal, and policy lead for Registry Services business while managing strategic accounts for Neustar’s registry services and implementing new gTLD program

  • Led team of 25 employees while directing franchise registry business, including top-level domains, common short code registry, Ultraviolet, and Global System for Mobile Communications (GSMA)

  • Piloted P&L of $100M domain name registry business at Neustar overseeing sales, business development, channel relationships, marketing, operations, and customer service

Vice President, Law & Policy          (January 2001 – March 2010)

  • Managed all legal services and policy for Neustar’s enterprise services, including domain name registries, mobile registries, bar codes, Internet Information Services (IIS), and Media lines of business

  • Oversaw intellectual property law and policy matters, information technology licensing as well as legal issues, including litigation, related to employment and insurance matters

  • Steered legal counsel on all software technology agreements for advanced services, domain name services, registry, wireless data, common shortcode, and other IP lines of business

  • Developed, negotiated, closed, and implemented software licenses and service agreements, vendor agreements, joint venture, marketing distribution, and reseller agreements

  • Assisted General Counsel with public company reporting, corporate governance, and legal compliance while heading policy development for .us and .biz top-level domains

  • Acted as Liaison for United States Department of Commerce, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) and Generic Name Supporting Organization of ICANN, and other entities

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE          

Greenberg Traurig /Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld | Information Technology Associate

Arter & Hadden, LLP Associate | Summer Associate

CORE COMPETENCIES

Corporate, Litigation, Intellectual Property Law, Internet Policy Law, Labor Law, Domain Name Management, Legal Counseling, IP and Technology Licensing, Board Activity Oversight, Board Advising, Program Development and Implementation, Project Management, Strategic Planning, Vendor Management, Stakeholder Relations, Operations Management, Transparency and Accountability Strategies, Risk Management, Ethics and Integrity, Governance Policy Setting, Team Leadership

BAR MEMBERSHIPS

Admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the District of Columbia

EDUCATION

  • Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, The George Washington University Law School, Washington, DC, Notes Editor, American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal, Legal Fellow, Administrative Advocacy Legal Clinic

  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, Summa Cum Laude

  • Bachelor of Arts, Labor and Industrial Relations, Student Marshal (only for top students), Phi Beta Kappa

PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • FORUM, Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy and Uniform Rapid Suspension Qualified Dispute Resolution Panelist (2020 - Present)

  • Board Member, NextStop Theatre, Herndon, VA (January 2021 - Present)

  • Member, Biden’s Innovation Policy Committee’s Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Privacy and Intellectual Property (2020 – Present)

  • ICANN GNSO Council’s Liaison to the Governmental Advisory Committee (October 2020 – Present)

  • Co-Chair, GNSO Policy Development Process on new gTLD Subsequent Procedures (2016 – Present)

  • Former Co-Chair of GNSO New gTLD Discussion Group (2014 – 2016)

  • Former Council Member and Vice Chairman of ICANN’s Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) on behalf of the gTLD Registries Stakeholder Group (RySG)

  • Board member of the Domain Name Association (2013 – 2014; 2015 – 2017)

  • Member of the International Trademark Association’s Internet Committee (2010–2013; 2016–Present)

  • Testified before Subcommittee on Courts, Internet and Intellectual Property of the Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. House of Representatives Oversight Committee regarding "ICANN, New gTLDs and the Protection of Intellectual Property."

  • Frequent speaker on issues involving intellectual property, domain names, online dispute resolution, and introduction of new generic top-level domain names

  • Featured in worldwide publications, including the New York Times, Wired Magazine, and IP Asia regarding domain name issues

  • Served as Treasurer and Founding Board member for Center for Safe Internet Pharmacies (CSIP)

  • Member of Pharmacy Advisory Committee in support of National Association of Boards of Pharmacy’s Application