Commercial Division Update: Personal Jurisdiction Based on Digital Presence

Publication April 20, 2017

When a lawsuit involves an out-of-state defendant, an initial focus by New York courts frequently is whether the New York long-arm statute provides for personal jurisdiction over the foreign defendant. C.P.L.R. Section 302(a)(1) provides for such jurisdiction where the defendant “transacts any business within the state ... “ and the claim arises out of such transaction. As more companies look to digital media as a platform to conduct business, this analysis can prove to be complex. Many foreign entities now have a significant digital presence in New York despite never physically entering the state.

Please download the publication by using the button above.


Recent publications

Subscribe and stay up to date with the latest legal news, information and events...