The adult entertainment industry is highly regulated. Even with its degree of controversy, industry professionals strive to be ethical, transparent, and compliant above all else.
Legal services are crucial for any adult company, and the industry is blessed with some of the best adult entertainment lawyers around. From free speech law to DMCA copyright violations, an adult entertainment lawyer is an investment that every professional in this industry should initiate.
In this blog post, we introduce you all to some of the best adult attorneys around and how their work not only protects the industry but helps define it in the short- and long-term.
Chad Anderson is an attorney based in the metro area of Phoenix, Arizona, in the United States. He specializes in cybersecurity law, domain disputes, privacy, and copyright enforcement. He is a member of the State Bars of Iowa, Arizona, and Nevada. He is also admitted as a litigator in the U.S. District Courts for the district of Iowa, Arizona, Nevada, and Colorado. He also has litigated before several US appellate courts and the United States Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.
Gill Sperlein is a free speech lawyer based in San Francisco, California. Sperlein served on the board of the Free Speech Coalition (FSC), the 501(c)6 trade organization representing the adult industry, and is a member of the national First Amendment Lawyers Association. He is a member of the California State Bar and the bars for the U.S. District Courts for the Northern District and Central District of California, the Western District of New York, and the Supreme Court. He also deals with 2257 compliance.
Jeffrey Douglas is an attorney based in Santa Monica. Douglas has made his name as an adult entertainment attorney by dealing with every aspect of the industry. He is the current chair of the board of directors for the Free Speech Coalition and is among one of the current chairman emeriti of the First Amendment Lawyers Association. He has been involved with organizing adults to improve “quality of life, strengthen the sales environment, and resist government intrusion,” per the FSC.
Michael W. Fattorosi is an adult entertainment lawyer working in the San Fernando Valley. According to Fattorosi’s website, 90% of his clients are companies and personalities active in the adult entertainment industry. He has worked in adult industry law for several years and is prolific in his writing. His credits include authorship and quotes in major outlets like CNBC, The Hollywood Reporter, The Daily Beast, The Daily Dot, and XBIZ. He deals with corporate formation and 2257, among other services.
Paul Cambria is a partner at Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria LLP, where is the head of the firm’s criminal department and sits on the executive management committee. Cambria is renowned for his First Amendment work, is a member of the First Amendment Lawyers Association, and deals with other components of constitutional law. He has represented the late and legendary Larry Flynt and musicians like DMX and Marilyn Manson. He is admitted to the State Bars of New York, California, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C.
Corey Silverstein is the principal and owner of the Silverstein Legal firm. He is regarded as a top adult entertainment attorney based in the metro of Detroit, Michigan. Silverstein works with webmasters, producers, content resellers, payment processors, affiliate programs, and other aspects of adult. His services include 2257 compliance, contract law, business law, civil litigation, dispute resolution, and claims dealing with Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. Silverstein is often quoted in the mainstream and adult industry news media.
Lawrence G. Walters is the managing partner of Walters Law Group. He specializes in free speech law and adult entertainment law. Walters deals with legal compliance obligations for 2257 compliance, FOSTA/SESTA, age verification, and risk mitigation and management. Walters is involved with the Woodhull Freedom Foundation, which advocates for sex workers’ rights, adult industry rights, and the First Amendment. He is a member of the Internet Attorneys Association, the First Amendment Lawyers Association, and is a member of the Association of Sites Advocating for Child Protection.
Nader Zargarpour is an attorney based in Los Angeles known for his work representing corporate clients of all types. He deals with business litigation, CCPA, and corporate and franchise law, and has a strong reputation in the business-to-business segment and the Latino business communities. Zargarpour was named the National Latina Business Women Association Los Angeles chapter “Man of the Year” and lectures at the University of Southern California’s Entrepreneur Program and the U.S. Small Business Administration. His corporate clients include adult businesses of all kinds.