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Brad Shear
p: 301-652-3600


Shear on Social Media Law is published by Theseus Group LLC.  The editor-in-chief is Brad Shear. He is an attorney, consultant, author, and speaker who advises clients on social media and technology matters, privacy and reputation, and related sports technology issues. Brad’s digital policy and regulation insight is requested by lawmakers around the world and he has testified many times on these issues in state houses and administrative agencies across the United States. He has been interviewed more than a thousand times by the most respected news organizations in the world regarding how social media and technology affects privacy, public policy, the law, and sports. Before opening his boutique consulting practice, he worked for the National Football League Players Association, Players, Inc., JPMorgan Chase, and a digital entertainment start up.


The George Washington University, BBA (with honors), Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society, Order of Omega Honor Society; The University of Baltimore School of Law, JD (with honors), Best Appellant Brief Pace National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition, Honor Court Chair.

Selected Professional Memberships

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals, Certified Information Privacy Professional/US
  • The University of Baltimore School of Law Center for Sport and the Law Board of Adivors
  • Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Online Media Legal Network
  • ALM Media’s Internet Law & Strategy Journal Board of Editors
  • Bloomberg BNA’s Law Advisory Board
  • DC Bar Association Practice Management Service Committee
  • New York State Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Sports Lawyers Association

Selected Published Works