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Stephen Ramaley, Esq.

Steve has experience providing legal advice to businesses confronting internet-related issues such as copyright licensing and infringement, online defamation, computer fraud, and contract disputes involving information technology (IT).  His clients include well-established IT service providers as well as small start-ups in markets ranging from sound production to guerrilla advertising.

Steve also specializes in representing federal government contractors.  His biography and accomplishments in that area are found here.

Steve always seeks to settle a dispute when it is in his client’s best interest, but is not afraid to take matters to their conclusion when necessary, as he has litigation experience before Virginia and Federal Courts to call upon if settlement fails.  Some of his recent cases include:

  • Before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, obtained an injunction against a client’s former employee who had allegedly disclosed confidential information and harassed executives, employees, and clients on multiple internet forums;
  • Before an administrative agency, successfully defended a business’ right to receive online orders and then drop ship products to the government under a contract with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs; and
  • Before the Fairfax County Circuit Court, defended an IT service provider in a breach of contract and tort matter, leading to dismissal of the case without prejudice.

Before coming to Centre, Steve practiced in corporate law, transnational criminal law, and international law while clerking at the Department of Justice.  During law school Steve was the Editor-in-Chief of the American University International Law Review, where he edited and published a book on Intellectual Property Law Enforcement and the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA).


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