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Think Like a Lawyer, Talk Like a Geek 2016: Get Fluent in Technology

Released on: Nov. 23, 2016
Running Time: 06:20:54

The lawyer who understands his or her client’s technology will stand out as a trusted counselor who can analyze and provide sound advice on technology issues. As your client’s business changes to meet new technologies, the legal issues it encounters only multiply. A lawyer who does not have the tools to understand the technology issues confronting clients cannot be an effective counselor, since these issues arise in clients’ routine contracts, business negotiations and litigation.  Success in the courtroom often depends on having the most effective understanding, analysis and presentation of a client’s technology-related disputes. Technology problems and conflicts over valuable intellectual property impact many types of business disputes. Even pre-trial discovery requires an effective mastery of technical issues. Lawyers, who often have no formal technical training, are required by court rules to report on their client’s technology infrastructure so that a judge may address electronic discovery issues. Many discovery concerns can be resolved without reliance on expensive outside experts, if counsel understands the underlying technology. In addition, avoiding unnecessary disputes will speed up litigations and decrease pre-trial discovery costs.  This unique program will give lawyers the necessary background to become more knowledgeable and effective advocates in technology-related matters.

You will learn:

  • Blockchain and SmartContracts: changing business, government and legal practice
  • Cybersecurity: how hackers and state-sponsored actors attack corporate systems
  • In-house counsel discuss dealing with privacy rules in the  U.S. and Europe
  • How Big Data feeds online behavioral advertising
  • Artificial intelligence and robots: how do these systems function?

Special Feature

  • Earn one hour of Ethics credit

This program is for in-house counsel, government lawyers, litigation lawyers, technology and intellectual property lawyers, and any lawyer who counsels a client developing, purchasing or using technology in their daily business.


Lecture Topics [Total time 06:20:54]

Segments with an asterisk (*) are available only with the purchase of the entire program.


  • Opening Remarks and Introduction* [00:07:52]
    Peter Brown, Lori E. Lesser
  • Cyber Security: Recent trends in techniques to attack corporate or personal information [00:59:27]
    Jon Neiditz, David W. Opderbeck, Timothy Ryan
  • Blockchain and Smart Contracts: Changing Business, Government and Legal Practice [01:03:54]
    Mark D'Agostino, Joseph C. Guagliardo, Nina G. Kilbride
  • Artificial Intelligence and Robotics: The Next Wave [01:07:36]
    Peter Brown, Jonathan T. Kaplan, Chris Osterwood
  • A Conversation with Chief Privacy Officers: The Risks Are Everywhere [01:01:41]
    Ewa M. Abrams, Renard Francois, Lori E. Lesser, Patrice S. Ettinger, Duncan Campbell
  • Advertising in the Interconnected World of Media, Mobile and the Internet [00:58:46]
    Matthew Haies, Joseph J. Lewczak
  • Legal Ethics in the Age of the Laptop Office [01:01:38]
    James Q. Walker, Kaylin Whittingham

The purchase price of this Web Program includes the following articles from the Course Handbook available online:


  • COMPLETE COURSE HANDBOOK
  • Ransomware in Society and Practice
    Jon Neiditz
  • Current Developments in Data Breach Litigation: Article III Standing After Clapper
    David W. Opderbeck
  • Blockchain and Smart Contracts: Changing Business, Government and Legal Practice
    Brittany Birnbaum, Joseph C. Guagliardo, Gregory J. Nowak, Todd R. Kornfeld, Scott R. Jones, Philip (PJ) Hoffman, Brian S.S. Auerbach
  • Artificial Intelligence and Robotics: The Next Wave
    Chris Osterwood, Jonathan T. Kaplan, Peter Brown
  • A Conversation with Chief Privacy Officers: The Risks Are Everywhere
    Lori E. Lesser
  • Advertising in the Interconnected World of Media, Mobile and the Internet
    Joseph J. Lewczak
  • Legal Ethics in the Age of the Laptop Office
    James Q. Walker
  • Legal Ethics in the Age of the Laptop Office (August 26, 2016)
    Kaylin L. Whittingham

Presentation Material


  • Cyber Crime Trends
  • Ransomware
  • Cybersecurity Enforcement Trends
  • Artificial Intelligence and Robotics: The Next Wave
  • Advertising in the Interconnected World of Media, Mobile and the Internet
  • Legal Ethics in the Age of the Laptop Office
Co-Chair(s)
Peter Brown ~ Peter Brown & Associates PLLC
Lori E. Lesser ~ Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Speaker(s)
Ewa M. Abrams ~ Vice President, Associate General Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer, Tiffany & Co.
Duncan Campbell ~ Head of US Data Privacy Compliance, Barclays andSeton Hall Law School
Mark D'Agostino ~ Director, ConsenSys
Patrice S. Ettinger ~ Chief Privacy Officer, Pfizer, Inc.
Renard Francois ~ Global Chief Privacy Officer, General Electric
Joseph C. Guagliardo ~ Pepper Hamilton LLP
Matthew Haies ~ Senior VP, General Counsel, Xaxis
Jonathan T. Kaplan ~ Kaplan IP Law, PLLC
Nina G. Kilbride ~ Head of Legal Engineering, Monax Industries
Joseph J. Lewczak ~ Davis & Gilbert LLP
Jon Neiditz ~ Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
David W. Opderbeck ~ Professor of Law & Director, Gibbons Institute of Law, Science & Technology, Seton Hall University Law School
Chris Osterwood ~ Chief Technical Officer, Carnegie Robotics LLC
Timothy Ryan ~ Partner Principal, EY
James Q. Walker ~ Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP
Kaylin Whittingham ~ Whittingham Law
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Montana:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 5 credits of self-study per reporting period.

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Newly Admitted Attorneys:  PLI’s transitional on-demand web programs can be used to fulfill the requirements for New York newly admitted attorneys. Only professional practice and law practice management credits may be earned via transitional on-demand web programs. Ethics and skills credits may not be earned via on-demand web programs.

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Quebec (CPD-QC):  PLI’s on-demand web programs can fulfill Quebec’s CPD requirements.

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IAPP Continuing Privacy Credit (CPE):  PLI’s on-demand web programs may fulfill Privacy CPE credit requirements.

HR Recertification (HRCI):  PLI’s on-demand web programs may fulfill HR credit requirements.

SHRM Recertification (SHRM):  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as "self-paced" credit. SHRM professionals are limited to 30 credits of self-paced programs per recertification period.

Compliance Certification Board (CCB):  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Candidates are limited to 10 self-study credits per 12-month period, and certification holders are limited to 20 self-study credits per 2-year renewal period.

Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists Certification (CAMS):  PLI’s on-demand web programs are not approved for CAMS credit.

New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE):  PLI’s on-demand web programs are not approved for SW CPE credit.

 

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