Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Webinar: Legal Ethics in Social Media

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Wednesday, September 12
12pm to 2pm EST

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Ethics permeates all areas of legal practice. So too does the growing phenomenon of social media. The interaction of the two raises new and important legal questions for corporate counsel, trial lawyers and other practitioners.
  • For in-house counsel, which online communications are protected by the attorney-client privilege?
  • How do lawyers safeguard the attorney-client privilege when blogging?
  • Can lawyers obtain the online passwords of jurors?
  • How are privacy and security issues addressed generally?
Bar association ethics opinions and local court rules have addressed "pretexting," "social engineering," "friending" and "tweeting" in the context of the conduct of lawyers, judges and jurors. This Webinar explores the latest issues and developments, provides expert practical guidance to the new rules, and more.


I. Ethics in Social Media

II. Privacy and Security issues)

III. Corporate Approach

IV. Negotiation of Contracts

V. Recent opinions from bar associations around the country

VI. Local court rules affected by social media

VII. Discoverable information

VIII. Ethics in e-discovery

IX. Maintaining attorney-client privilege

X. Use of the Internet by Jurors

XI. Jurors "friending" defendants during trial

XII. Witness tampering through the use of social media

XIII. Employers demanding Facebook passwords of prospective employees

XIV. Legal blogging issues

XV. Q&A (10 minutes)


Richard Raysman is a partner in the New York office of Holland & Knight. He concentrates his practice in outsourcing, technology transactions, intellectual property licensing and litigation issues, and e-commerce. Mr. Raysman has been selected by Chambers as one of America's leading technology lawyers, and he is on the Intellectual Property & Technology Advisory Board of the Practical Law Company. He has represented clients in billions of dollars of outsourcing transactions. Mr. Raysman has also litigated reported cases for the New York state and federal courts including many Internet and licensing disputes. He writes a monthly column for the New York Law Journal on "Technology Law" and is co-author of the treatises Computer Law: Drafting and Negotiating Forms and Agreements, and Intellectual Property Licensing: Forms and Analysis published by the Law Journal Press. Prior to practicing law, he was a Systems Engineer for IBM Corporation for six years. He is a graduate of M.I.T. and Brooklyn Law School.

Francesca Morris, a partner at Holland & Knight, practices in the area of litigation with emphasis on commercial litigation and licensing disputes. Ms. Morris advises and represents foreign and domestic companies and financial institutions in complex business disputes related to breaches of contract, licensing, fraud, misrepresentation and judgment enforcement. Ms. Morris has experience in jury and non-jury trials and appeals in federal and state courts. A substantial part of Ms. Morris's practice relates to international business disputes.

Orrie Dinstein is the Chief Privacy Leader at GE Capital, a division of the General Electric Company. He has global responsibility for data protection. Mr. Dinstein works closely with the IT and information security teams as well as other functions to establish policies, procedures, processes and tools related to data privacy and security and social media related matters. He is also the lead intellectual property lawyer at GE Capital. Prior to joining GE, Mr. Dinstein was Counsel in the Intellectual Property & Technology group of the New York office of King & Spalding, handling litigation, licensing and corporate matters, and an associate at Proskauer Rose LLP in New York. Before moving to the U.S., he worked for several years in one of Israel's premier law firms, and was an assistant professor at the Tel-Aviv University. Mr. Dinstein is a frequent speaker on privacy, social media and technology matters and is the author of dozens of articles and book chapters on technology and intellectual property related matters. Mr. Dinstein received an LL.M. law degree (intellectual property) from New York University School of Law and is a graduate of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem School of Law (LL.B.). He is a member of the New York State Bar, Connecticut State Bar (In-House License) and the Israel Bar and was a co-chair of the New York County Lawyer's Association Communications and Entertainment Law Committee from 1999-2001. He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP).

**This program provides up to 2 hours of CLE ethics credit. Approved in NJ, NY, PA and TX. Approval pending in CA, CO, GA, IL, NC, NV, OR, TN and VA. Self-study credit is also available for AK, AZ, ME, MO and ND. Credit is available in VA for On Demand Access only. For more information contact Alexandra Brescia at abrescia@alm.com.

Registrants have free access to the program for one year after the live event.

Can't listen to the live event? Purchase on demand access here.

Alexandra Brescia

Email: abrescia@alm.com
Phone: 212-457-7706

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