ASACP Honors Attorney Gregory Piccionelli

Michael Hayes
LOS ANGELES — The ASACP has presented its annual Service Recognition Award to adult entertainment industry attorney Gregory Piccionelli.

The ASACP, which began operations 10 years ago to combat the spread of child pornography online, honors one person each year with its Service Recognition Award. The award is given to a person who makes consistent contributions to help the nonprofit organization carry out its mandate.

Piccionelli, who has donated his pro bono legal services to ASACP since 2002, was selected because of his help in launching the Restricted to Adults (RTA) labeling effort and website, ASACP Executive Director Joan Irvine said.

“Greg has been as vital to ASACP as he is to the adult industry at large, and we’re grateful to have him around,” Irvine said.

Irvine presented the award to Piccionelli at the 2007 XBIZ Awards in Hollywood, Calif.

Piccionelli said he was honored to contribute his time and efforts to the ASACP.

“Joan has done more to keep child pornography off the web than 100 evangelical bible thumpers,” he said.

A co-founder of the Los Angeles-based intellectual property and entertainment law firm Piccionelli & Sarno, Piccionelli is one of the nation’s most experienced and respected Internet and adult entertainment attorneys. Past recipients of ASACP’s Service Recognition Award have included attorney Lawrence Walters, Brandon Shalton of Cydata Services and ASACP’s own Compliance Director Tim Henning.