Alex Reese

Partner at Farella Braun + Martel

Alex Reese is a partner at the law firm Farella Braun + Martel, specializing in representing individuals and companies of all sizes on technology-related disputes. He has counseled more than a dozen data analytics companies regarding the scope of anti-scraping laws and is frequently adverse to large technology platforms in negotiating his clients’ rights to use and analyze data. He also regularly represents startups, company founders, venture capital firms, and other privately held companies on a wide range of matters.

Learn more about Alex's presentation:

How hiQ Labs v. LinkedIn and Cases Following It Have Changed U.S. Law on Scraping

This presentation will provide an overview of the main law that U.S. companies use to combat scraping—the Computer Fraud & Abuse Act (the CFAA).  The law firm where Alex works represented hiQ Labs in the groundbreaking hiQ Labs v. LinkedIn case, which significantly restricted the ability of companies to use the CFAA to prevent the scraping of publicly available data. Alex will discuss that case, what it means for scraping companies, implications for scraping data “behind the password” wall, and other recent cases addressing the scope of the CFAA.

From this presentation, you can expect:  

  • Overview of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act;

  • Explanation of hiQ labs v. LinkedIn case (round 1);

  • Clarification of a possible outcome of hiQ Labs v. LinkedIn after Van Buren SCOTUS decision + Sandvig v. Barr;

  • Thoughts about the future of scraping in the light of upcoming decisions on CFAA's applicability to scraping.

Meet OxyCon 2022 speakers

Coming from different industries and backgrounds but united in common passion and aspirations, these web scraping experts will share their experiences and answer your questions. 

Martynas Saulius

Python Developer @ Oxylabs

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Julius Zaleskis

CEO @ Dataistic

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Gabija Fatėnaitė

Moderator @ OxyCon

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Sarah McKenna

CEO @ Sequentum

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Paul Morgan

Data Collections Team Lead @ Datasembly

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Denas Grybauskas

Head of Legal @ Oxylabs

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Tadas Malinauskas

Python Developer @ Oxylabs

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Eivydas Vilčinskas

Technical Team Lead @ Oxylabs

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Allen O'Neill

CEO/CTO @ The DataWorks

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Sanaea Daruwalla

General Counsel @ Zyte

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Vaidotas Šedys

Moderator @ OxyCon

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Ondra Urban

COO @ ApifyPartner @ Farella Braun + Martel

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Glen De Cauwsemaecker

Linux Systems Engineer @ Oxylabs

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Ovidijus Balkauskas

Linux Systems Engineer @ Oxylabs

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Karsten Madsen

CEO @ Morningscore

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Martynas Saulius

Python Developer @ Oxylabs

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Julius Zaleskis

CEO @ Dataistic

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Gabija Fatėnaitė

Moderator @ OxyCon

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Sarah McKenna

CEO @ Sequentum

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Paul Morgan

Data Collections Team Lead @ Datasembly

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Denas Grybauskas

Head of Legal @ Oxylabs

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Tadas Malinauskas

Python Developer @ Oxylabs

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Eivydas Vilčinskas

Technical Team Lead @ Oxylabs

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