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Articles & Speeches

Travis Crabtree has been invited to speak at conferences and seminars across the country on internet marketing, social media and legal issues about emerging technologies and markets. He has also written both scholarly and general articles on these topics. Please feel free to email him at tcrabtree@grayreed.com if you would be interested. Below is a sample of some of his presentations and articles:

  • Crowdfunding for Small Business, University of Houston Small Business Development Center, March 26, 2013
  • Legally Social: Asking the Hard Legal Questions, Social Media Breakfast Houston, November 9, 2012
  • Online Marketing to Minors: Legal Pitfalls and Ramifications, Lawlines, November 8, 2011
  • Online defamation and investigations: What the law can and cannot do for you, United Way Community Resource Center, August 12, 2011
  • Business Start-Up and Going to the Next Level, Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C. Webinar Series, May 19, 2011
  • Do Not Track & Search Marketing, SMX West, March 2011, San Jose, California
  • Author, “FTC’s net neutrality rules fix problems that don’t exist,”  The Houston Business Journal, January 14, 2011
  • Presenter, Representing Artists and Athletes in a Web 2.0 World, Houston Bar Association Sports and Entertainment Law Section, January 2011
  • Chairman, author and presenter, Social Media and the Law Seminar with faculty members from the Federal Trade Commission, Coca-Cola, Hewlett-Packard and others, October 2010
  • Author and Presenter, “Create It So It Gets Past Legal” The Houston Interactive Marketing Association, Interactive Strategies 2010 Conference, September 2010
  • Presenter, “Social Media and Your Company: Looking Out and Looking In” LRM Brown Bag Webinar Series, August 2010
  • Presenter, “Getting to the Tipping Point: Marketing Collaborative Practice Through Social Media and the Internet – The Who, What, Why, How, and What Not to Do” HBA Collaborative Law Section Meeting, March 2010
  • Author, “Don’t Let Abuses Stifle Innovation on the Web” The Houston Chronicle, OpEd B10, October 4, 2009
  • Author, “Protecting Your Reputation Online, Sue or SEM?” SES Magazine, May 2009
  • Author, “Do Courts Understand Search Engine Marketing?“, SES Magazine, March 2009
  • Presenter, The Ethics of Lawyers on the Internet, Houston Bar Association, March 2009; South Texas College of Law, October 2009
  • Panelist, “Legally Speaking: Recent Legal News About Search,” SMX West San Jose, Ca, February 2009
  • Presenter, Online Legal Issues for Small Businesses, Galleria Area Chamber of Commerce, August 2008
  • Quoted, “Like a good neighbor, cyber insurance is here” Lawyers USA, April 21, 2008
  • Quoted, “Staying safe in the blogosphere takes effort and foresight,” The Houston Business Journal Business Survival Guide, April 18, 2004
  • Author, Cyber Insurance Can Eliminate Insecurities about IT Protections, The Houston Business Journal, February 1, 2008.
  • Author and Presenter, Legal Landmines in an Online World: What You Don’t Know Could Hurt You, October 23, 2007.
  • Author, Can a Houston firm be sued in Hoboken over its Texas Web Site? The Houston Business Journal, April 14, 2006.
  • Author, Southworth v. Grebe: The Inquisition of the First Amendment, 34 Hou. L. Rev. 1093 (1999).