Audio CD + Course Book

Business Attorney's Guide to Information Technology

Audio CD + Course Book

Copyright Date:

December, 2017

Product ID#:

77793CDRA

Audio + Course Book

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From Event: Business Attorney's Guide to Information Technology, held December 2017.

Program Description

Technology concerns are something businesses continuously face. Do you have the fundamental knowledge in this area to properly address and advise your business clients? Don't let these technology issues scare you off! This insightful guide will walk through the essential knowledge you need to know about data privacy, information security, confidentiality, social media accounts and more. Enhance your baseline technology knowledge so you can advise your business clients on the legal issues, liabilities and risks - order today!

Course Content

  1. Information Technology 101
  2. Information Security, Data Privacy and Liability Issues
  3. Confidentiality Issues with Technology
  4. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: Deep Shifts in Business and Law?
  5. Facebook, Twitter and Other Social Media
  6. Document Retention and Litigation Holds
  7. Legal Ethics in Technology

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Agenda / Content Covered

  1. Information Technology 101
    9:00 - 10:00, Michael Finkelstein
    1. Business Computer Network and Database Administration
    2. What is "The Cloud" and How Does it Work?
    3. Business Software, Servers and Electronic Data Storage 101
    4. Backup Systems
    5. Why Deleting Doesn't Destroy
    6. Mobile and Wireless Usage
  2. Information Security, Data Privacy and Liability Issues
    10:15 - 11:15, Jessica C. Engler
    1. PCI Compliance, Data Privacy Laws, Data Security Regulations
    2. Creating a Data Map and Inventory
    3. "Bring-Your-Own-Device" Risks and Policies
    4. Managing Data Access Internally and Externally
    5. Recording Phone Calls
    6. Data Retention Policies
    7. Protecting Data
    8. Use of Unsecured Networks
    9. Cybersecurity Threats
  3. Confidentiality Issues with Technology
    11:15 - 12:00, Michael Finkelstein
    1. Among Employees and Vendors
    2. Who has Access to Accounts?
    3. Accidental Dissemination of Material Non-Public Information
    4. Sending Documents to the Wrong Parties
    5. Email Privacy Policies
  4. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: Deep Shifts in Business and Law?
    1:00 - 1:45, James K. Sticker III
  5. Facebook, Twitter and Other Social Media
    1:45 - 2:30, Magdalen B. Bickford and Camille R. Bryant
    1. Defamation, Libel and Negative Reviews
    2. Employee Regulation and Employer Risk
    3. Social Media Policies
    4. Ownership of the Social Media Account
    5. Copyright Infringement and Trademark Issues
  6. Document Retention and Litigation Holds
    2:45 - 3:30, Angelina Christina
    1. Legal Requirements and Potential Issues
    2. How to Retain Electronic Documents
    3. Redundancies in Retaining Information
    4. What are Litigation Holds?
    5. What is a Clawback?
  7. Legal Ethics in Technology
    3:30 - 4:30, Angelina Christina
    1. Duty of Technology Competence
    2. Attorney Advertising
    3. Attorney Confidentiality
    4. Advising Clients of a Law Firm Data Breach

MAGDALEN B. BICKFORD is of counsel with McGlinchey Stafford PLLC in their New Orleans office. Ms. Bickford represents management and employers in labor and employment litigation. She also consults employers on best practices in the workplace; provides guidance on policy and procedure drafting and implementation; provides management training and education; and provides other general legal counsel. Ms. Bickford has lectured and counseled extensively in all areas of employment law, as well as workers' compensation law and education law, including but not limited to, policies and procedures for employee handbooks, hiring, counseling and separation of employees, employee discipline, reduction in force, leave, employee growth and development, employee benefits, workers' compensation, non-compete agreements, privacy issues, compensation plans and strategies, restructuring and downsizing, EEO, FLSA, FMLA, ADA, and general federal and state legal compliance, as well as general policies and procedures in the workplace. She earned her B.A. degree, cum laude, from Loyola University and her J.D. degree from Loyola University School of Law. Ms. Bickford is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Defense Research Institute, the New Orleans Bar Association, the Society of Human Resources Management (local and national chapters), and the Women’s Professional Council of New Orleans (past president, board member and Bylaws chair).

CAMILLE R. BRYANT is an attorney with McGlinchey Stafford PLLC in their New Orleans office. Ms. Bryant defends and counsels clients in employment discrimination matters for both union and non-union workforces, assisting with matters involving collective bargaining, grievance handling, working within the framework of a union contract, and other general legal counsel. She also handles matters before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), including unfair labor practice proceedings and representation case hearings. She also practices in the areas of medical malpractice defense and products liability defense. Ms. Bryant earned her B.S. degree from Southern University and A&M College and her J.D. degree, cum laude, from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. She is a member of the New Orleans Association for Women Attorneys (board member), New Orleans Bar Association (Young Lawyers Committee, chair of Public Service Committee, Minorities in the Profession Committee), Louisiana State Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association.

ANGELINA CHRISTINA is a partner in the consumer financial services practice group at Akerman LLP. Her practice focuses on the representation of mortgage loan originators, servicers, financial advisors, and investors in class and individual lawsuits. She is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a board member of the New Orleans Bar Foundation. Ms. Christina received her B.S. degree from Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge and her J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Tulane Law School.

JESSICA C. ENGLER is an attorney in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller LLP. She practices in the intellectual property, construction, and data security groups. Ms. Engler has experience in the many aspects of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, trade secrets, trade dress, and copyrights. Ms. Engler’s experience in intellectual property matters spans a wide range of technologies, including electronic devices, medical devices, electric power protection, and construction materials. As a registered patent attorney, Ms. Engler drafts, files, and prosecutes patents before the United States Patent and Trademark Office in various technologies and industries, including electronics and circuit design, power systems designs, medical devices, manufacturing, and consumer and industrial products. Ms. Engler’s technical background is also utilized in her data security practice, where she advises clients on data breaches and privacy-related legal challenges. She assists clients in responding to breaches, evaluating corporate compliance, assessing prevention strategies, performing third party vendor risk assessments, and creating incident management plans. Ms. Engler earned her B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Louisiana State University and her J.D. degree from the Louisiana State University Law Center.

MICHAEL FINKELSTEIN is an attorney with the law firm of Sternberg, Naccari & White, LLC in New Orleans, where he provides comprehensive legal solutions across the field of data security, from procuring cybersecurity insurance to drafting internal company policies, compliance with legal regulatory schemes, and post-breach notification and litigation. Mr. Finkelstein received his B.A. degree and his J.D. degree from Louisiana State University; and is licensed to practice law in Louisiana and Texas. His 2015 article on data breach litigation was recognized by the Louisiana State Bar Association as the year’s most outstanding publication in the Louisiana Bar Journal.

JAMES K. STICKER III is an attorney at Leefe | Gibbs, where he practices primarily in the areas of government contract litigation, commercial litigation, and toxic tort litigation. He is admitted to practice before all Louisiana state courts and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, and also before the United States Court of Federal Claims and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, both in Washington, D.C. Mr. Sticker received his bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University and his J.D. degree from LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center. He has served as a member of the Young Lawyers Leadership Council of the Louisiana State Bar Association.

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