Joel Schwarz helped to establish the New York State Attorney General's Internet Bureau in September 1997. Mr. Schwarz served as an Assistant Attorney General in the New York State Attorney General's Internet Bureau from September 1997 through March 2000. In March 2000 Mr. Schwarz was promoted to Special Counsel for Internet Matters for the Investor Protection & Securities Bureau.

Seal of the NYS 	Attorney General's Office Notable Internet Cases Handled For
the NYS Attorney General's Office

Press Releases
  1. Vacco Warns: Beware Internet Pyramid Scheme - 1998
  2. Online Trading Glitches Prompt State Investigation - February 4, 1999
  3. Spitzer Wins Precedent-Setting Internet Casino Gambling Case - July 26, 1999
  4. Refunds Made Available In llegal Phone Card Case - August 24, 1999
  5. E-Brokers To Fund Investor Education Campaign - November 22, 1999
  6. Court Orders Penalties In Internet Casino Case - July 27, 2000
  7. Ground-Breaking Settlement With Internet Company Requires Clear Disclosure to Investors of Web Site Traffic Measures - April 19, 2001
Case Decisions and Reports
  1. State of NY v. World Interactive Gaming Corp. - Precedent setting Internet gambling decision
  2. "From Wall Street to Web Street" - A Report on the Problems and Promise of the Online Brokerage Industry (full report) [Click here for Executive Summary of the Report]
Electronic Commerce Guidance
  • Federal Office of Electronic Commerce: Performance Metrics - Report on establishing performance metrics and security for online transactions, which federal agencies can use to measure and report compliance - including use of public key certificates