Mr. Balough has been providing counsel to clients for over 30 years. He has represented software development companies, Internet service providers. website design firms, photographers,start-up companies, telecommunication firms and municipalities and governmental agencies. In addition to serving as legal counsel for start-up, small and medium-sized companies and high technology companies, he has counseled city and county governments, as well as a consumer advocacy group.
He is co-chair of the mCommerce Subcommittee of the Cyberspace Law Committee of the American Bar Association. He has served on the Board of Managers of the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC) and has served as chair of IPLAC's Internet Law Committee. He is past chair of the Computer Law Committee of the Chicago Bar Association. Mr. Balough was the local managing partner in Austin (TX) for a Washington, DC-based law firm, was an assistant city attorney for the City of Austin, Texas, and was an assistant state's attorney in Will County, Illinois.
His articles on the Internet, copyrights, and privacy have appeared in the American Bar Association's Business Law Journal, the Computer & Information Law Journal, the Illinois Bar Journal, the Chicago Bar Association's CBA Record, the Chicago Law Bulletin, the Illinois Legal Times, and Marketing News. He is one of the authors of the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education's (IICLE) handbook on Intellectual Property Law. He has spoken at numerous legal and civic forums, including several IICLE and IPLAC seminars. He has taught law school courses. Mr. Balough has served as guest lecturer on privacy and the law at the University of Notre Dame and on entrepreneurship at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business.
Prior to his legal career, Mr. Balough was assistant financial editor, news editor and financial reporter for the Chicago Daily News and the Miami Herald.
Illinois Supreme Court
Texas Supreme Court
Northern District of Illinois
Central District of Illinois
Western District of Texas
The John Marshall Law School
Professional Associations & Memberships
Co-Chair, Mobile Commerce Subcommittee of the Cyberspace Law Committee of the American Bar Association