We especially want to thank Daniel A. Edelman of the Chicago firm of Edelman, Combs, Latturner & Goodwin, L.L.C. for his extensive contributions concerning the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and to Thomas Grande of the Grande Law Office in Honolulu for writing the Federal False Claims Act chapter for the First Edition. Thanks also to Robert M. Bramson and Daniel E. Birkhaeuser of the California firm of Bramson, Plutzik, Mahler, and Birkhaeuser for writing the anti-trust section; Stephen H. Ring, an attorney in Gaithersburg, Maryland, for his contributions to the section on spam email; Emily Green Caplan for the state false claims act appendix, and Mary Kingsley for extensive research for a number of the chapters and appendices. Kurt Terwilliger, Allen Agnitti, Michael Denham, Jasmine Gomez, and Lucy Colby also made important substantive contributions.
We also want to thank Dorothy Tan for editorial supervision; Emilio Englade for editorial assistance; Shannon Halbrook for organizing the online companion materials; Allen Agnitti for assistance with cite checking; Scribe for typesetting and composition services; and iFactory and Codearium for designing and implementing the website for the online version of this treatise.