Brent Lightfoot

Brent Lightfoot is a law student at Emory University School of Law. He was raised in Memphis, Tennessee, and obtained bachelor degrees in English from Reed College. His primary area of focus is writing about the law. You can connect with Brent on LinkedIn at


The ABCs of Google: How Delaware Law Created the Alphabet Merger

August 17, 2015

The ABCs just sound better in Delaware. At least, they do to Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin. The Alphabet Merger The Google team announced at the end of the day...

Automobile Hacking and the Next Wave of Terror

July 24, 2015

Do you ever spend time thinking about where or how the next terrorist attack against the U.S. will occur? I really hope not, because it might indicate some acute, undiagnosed...

Disney Law and a Dead Mouse: The Trouble Behind The Deadmau5 Trademark

July 17, 2015

Not all mice play nice.  When markets collide, a trademark clash will rise. Legendary Disney cartoon Mickey Mouse rocks a giant mouse head on his anthropomorphized mouse body. Legendary electronic musician...

Google Self-Driving Cars Hit California Roads

July 6, 2015

Androids may dream of electric sheep, but we humans aren’t asleep. Google really has put self-driving cars onto public roads, and has been doing so for the past six years. Google...

Digital Estate Planning and the Online Afterlife

June 15, 2015

Ghosts really do exist, at least online. Given the close resemblance between traditional Western narratives of the afterlife and the verbiage of cloud computing, it’s not surprising that digital ghosts...