Practices & Industries

Education

  • Brooklyn Law School (J.D.)
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (B.A.)

Bar/Court Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. Court of International Trade
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

Languages

  • Working Knowledge of Hebrew
  • Working Knowledge of Spanish

Amyt M. Eckstein

Of Counsel

aeckstein@mosessinger.com

T(212) 554-7843

F(212) 377-6043

  • Biography

Amyt Eckstein is a technology attorney and a member of the Entertainment, Intellectual Property, Internet/Technology and Advertising practice groups.   He represents domestic and international companies from a variety of sectors, including financial services, technology, Internet, telecommunications, media, healthcare and insurance.  Amyt provides guidance to clients in matters involving electronic commerce, intellectual property, privacy, as well as issues concerning emerging laws and regulations affecting the technology aspects of regulated and unregulated industries.

Amyt advises on privacy, security and technology issues relating to financial services and healthcare services (HIPAA and HITECH compliance) transactions.  He advises companies offering products and services over the Internet and counsels clients on web site disclosures, security statements, contractual arrangements, advertising, privacy programs and policies.  He advises a broad spectrum of industries on the laws and regulations relating to privacy and compliance with respect to protected personal, financial, health information, data mining, and the ability to use such information for marketing purposes and share it with others.  Amyt prepares privacy policies and procedures for a wide variety of companies, and works with chief information, technology and privacy officers.  He provides advice related to payment mechanisms and the various laws and regulations applicable to electronic commerce.

He counsels clients in connection with content production and distribution as well as technology development and the licensing of online products and services.  Amyt negotiates technology transactions such as:

  • ASP, the cloud, SAAS, hardware, wireless, license, collocation and App deals;
  • outsourcings which include BPO, ITO and HRO deals;
  • services deals, including development, professional service, marketing, distribution and consulting agreements; and
  • e-commerce matters such as social media, on-line presence, terms and conditions, privacy, web disclosures, and online assents.

Amyt regularly advises clients on how to protect and license their intellectual property for use in all forms of media, and helps assess the risks associated with the exploitation of intellectual property on the Internet.  He advises on IT licensing, open-source software, intellectual property and computer law.

Amyt represents both providers and users of outsourcing services.  Representative transactions and matters, include purchase, sale and lease agreements involving hardware and software assets; customer relationship management, marketing and call centers; facilities and project management; Medicare benefits eligibility determination, mail delivery and reprographics services and insurance claims processing; international privacy, data security, disaster recovery, alternative production facilities and business continuity (i.e., issues arising from the migration of processing and applications to a cloud computing platform).

In the international arena, Amyt is experienced in matters related to import and U.S. Customs, including classification, valuation, rules of origin, country of origin marking requirements, penalties, Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) certification, anti-dumping and countervailing duty issues, foreign trade zones, duty preference programs (i.e., GSP, NAFTA ), drawback and import compliance reviews.

Amyt advises charity organizations on various charity-related issues including registration and commercial co-venture issues.

Amyt is an Adjunct Professor at Fordham Law School in the Master of Laws program.

Presentations [View All]
  • "Data Privacy Legal Hackathon," New York Legal Hackers, February 2014
  • "Cyber Security & Ethics: Risks & Best Practices for Law Firms," Moses & Singer CLE Program, June 2013
  • "The Business and Law of Emerging Revenue Streams in UGC," New York Legal Hackers, May 2013
  • "FTC Seeks Further Limits on Children's Privacy Rules," Moses & Singer Complimentary CLE Webinar, September 2012
  • "Recent Developments in U.S. Law: Privacy and Information Technology," Speaker, Fordham University School of Law and Moses & Singer CLE Program, July 2012
  • "Hacking the Act: Why do SOPA/PIPA Matter?" Panelist, Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy (BLIP) First Annual NYC Legal Hack-a-thon, April 2012
  • "Hollywood in a Global Economy: Legal Issues in International Finance, Distribution and Copyright Protection," Brooklyn Entertainment & Sports Law Society's Third Annual Panel, October 2011
  • "Globalization of U.S. and Indian Companies," Moderator, 2nd Annual USA India Business Summit, June 2011
Professional Affiliations
  • New York State Bar Association (Member, Entertainment and Sports Section)
Law School Activities/Honors
  • Notes and Comments Editor, Brooklyn Journal of International Law
  • Fellow, Brooklyn Law School Center for the Study of International Business Law
  • Recipient, Corpus Juris Secundum Award for Torts
  • Recipient, CALI Excellence Award for Torts

Representative Matters

Technology

  • Represented vendor in licensing technology as a local installed and cloud solution.
  • Represented financial institution in securing cabinet in a collocation facility.
  • Represented financial institution in licensing a world-wide employee tracking database for emergency notification and employee asset tracking.
  • Represented various clients telecommunication deals (data, wireless, VOIP and voice).
  • Represented media company in licensing and implementing a classified ad insertion and billing platform.
  • Represented financial institution in acquiring telecommunications services.

Health Technology

  • Represented Sponsor in launching a personalized medicine platform; negotiated agreements with labs, biobank, CRO and software developers to create a bespoke solution.
  • Represented HMO is acquiring a real-time patient health management database.
  • Represented distributor of heath monitoring technology in remote monitoring services.
  • Represented Sponsor in launching an online clinical trial matching, facilitation and tracking service.
  • Structured and implemented GLP-compliant biobank that integrates patient tissue samples with corresponding laboratory and clinical data.

E-commerce /Advertising

  • Represented content provider in securing a managed mobile advertising and analytics platform.
  • Represented major sports franchise in mobile content distribution deals.
  • Represented celebrity chef in mobile application development deal.
  • Represented celebrities in social media impersonation matters.
  • Draft terms of use and privacy policies.

Intellectual Property

  • Advise on copyright protection and registration.
  • Advise on licensing of aggregated data. 
  • Represented ecommerce company in securing trademarks.
  • Draft cease and desist letters to IP infringers. 
  • Draft terms of use with respect to user generated content (UGC).

Privacy

  • Advise financial services company in matters relating to sharing of personally identifiable information.
  • Advise HMO on processing of claims information.
  • Advise health care providers on best practices with respect to HIPPA obligations.
  • Advise platform providers and start-ups on HITECH requirements.
  • Represented insurance services company in the development of a handheld “tablet” insurance entry platform.

Outsourcings

BPOs:

  • Represented financial services company in outsourcing facilities management and project management in the Americas.
  • Represented advertising company in outsourcing help desk service to India.
  • Represented financial services company in outsourcing check processing services in the US.
  • Represented financial services company in outsourcing of a hosted solution for employee benefits and retirement benefits processing in the US.
  • Represented financial services company in outsourcing reprographic and mail delivery services in the Americas.
  • Represented major sports franchise in outsourcing call center / help desk services to Canada.

ITOs:

  • Represented technology company in providing outsourced technology management and software services.
  • Represented financial services company in outsourcing OEM hardware and software procurement to a VAR worldwide.
  • Represented financial services company in outsourcing data center disaster recovery centers in the US.

HROs:

  • Represented financial services company in outsourcing IT development and integration services in the US.
  • Represented financial services company in outsourcing IT facilities and support services in the US.