Arlington, Va. (June 21, 2012) — Bloomberg BNA will offer a complimentary webinar, Social Media for Regulated Companies: Balancing the Risks , on June 28, 2012, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST, to provide guidance for attorneys and senior executives on successfully navigating today’s complex, constantly fluctuating social media landscape.
Social media sites are rapidly redefining how information is shared, particularly with regard to the flow of corporate information. But with regulators themselves struggling to understand these evolving technologies and issue new guidance or adapt existing rules, professionals working in industries subject to these regulations face a major challenge in attempting to remain compliant.
Attendees at Social Media for Regulated Companies: Balancing the Risks will get the latest insights into the emerging field of social media law so they can confidently advise their in-house legal teams or external clients on regulatory changes, assess exposure and legal risk, and develop proactive risk management plans.
“Many companies have been left with the unappealing choice between the awkward application of existing regulations, or holding out for the looming possibility of new regulations specific to social media,” said Edwin Jackson, Director of Publishing for Bloomberg BNA’s Legal & Business Publishing Group. “This is creating tension for regulated companies seeking to participate meaningfully in online conversations, while remaining within regulatory paradigms designed without reference to modern interactive media.”
“For in-house counsel, corporate attorneys, executives, regulators, and technologists responsible for steering their clients or company in the right direction with regard to the legal and regulatory aspects of social media,” Jackson added, “attending this complimentary webinar from Bloomberg BNA is a must.”
To register for this free webinar, go to www.bna.com/social-media-webinar and enter Promo Code LGAUMKTG2.
Sponsored by Bloomberg BNA’s Social Media Law & Policy Report , attendees at this cutting-edge online educational forum will receive practical guidance from attorneys who regularly counsel regulated companies on social media. In 60-90 minutes, the presenters will offer:
• An overview of social media technology trends and their legal impact • A review of the existing legal framework governing social media • Insight into developing efforts to regulate social media • Practice tips for effective social media policies • Best practices for social media use by companies in regulated industries
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About the Speakers
Edward R. McNicholas, Sidley Austin LLP
Edward R. McNicholas is a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of the international law firm of Sidley Austin LLP and a global coordinator of its Privacy, Data Security, and Information Law practice. His practice includes litigation and counseling relating to privacy and data protection, the law of the Internet, social media, and national security surveillance issues. He has been repeatedly recognized by Chambers both in the U.S. and globally for his Privacy and Data Protection practice.
Mr. McNicholas previously served as an Associate Counsel to the President of the United States, where he advised senior White House staff regarding Congressional and grand jury investigations and worked on various complex civil litigation issues.
Sabrina B. Ross, Sidley Austin LLP
Sabrina Ross is an associate partner in the San Francisco office of the international law firm of Sidley Austin LLP. Her practice includes litigation and counseling relating to privacy and data protection, as well as white-collar criminal and complex commercial litigation.
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