Joseph A. Tomain is a Visiting Lecturer at the Maurer School of Law where he teaches Information Privacy Law I and II, and Internet Law. Tomain has extensive experience in practice, teaching, and scholarship on free speech rights, particularly in online environments. His contributions to CACR include examining the relationship, and often competing interests, between speech and privacy rights, as well as the cybersecurity implications that must be considered when assessing online privacy.
Tomain’s practical experience includes serving as a civil litigation attorney at Frost Brown Todd, with an emphasis on media law; and, providing in-house legal services to a major media company as Senior Media Counsel. His academic experience includes serving as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, an Associate Professor at Florida Costal School of Law, and an adjunct faculty member at Georgia State College of Law and the University of Georgia School of Law. His articles have been published in Drake Law Review, Michigan State Law Review, and the University of Cincinnati Law Review.
Currently, Tomain is a member of Training and Development Committee for the ABA’s Forum on Communications Law. Previously, he served as Chair of the Ohio State Bar Association’s Media Law Committee. His civic contributions include serving as a Team Leader for HeadCount, a non-profit, non-partisan voter registration organization; and, President of the Notre Dame Club of Cincinnati.
Tomain received his undergraduate degree in Government and International Relations at the University of Notre Dame, and his J.D., cum laude, at the University of Notre Dame Law School.