Ethics in Intellectual Property

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Ethics permeates all areas of today’s legal practice.  Risks to attorneys have increased dramatically with fines, ensure, and disbarment.  With the proliferation of intellectual property and social media, what types of personal information are companies permitted to access without the consent of their employees or applicants?  How is privacy and security addressed?  What do Federal Regulations require (e.g., FFIEC Social Media Guidance)?  How do Mobile Apps change the landscape?  How does privilege apply to emails?

Can emails be purged after 90 days?  The New York City Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, and the New York County’s Lawyers’ Association have all issued ethics opinions on “pretexting” and “social engineering” to obtain access to a user’s social network profile.

Educational Objectives:
• Privacy and security issues
• Mobile Apps considerations
• Recent opinions from NYCBA, NYSBA, and NYCLA
• Discoverable information
• Ethics in e-discovery
•Maintaining attorney-client privilege

Who would benefit most from attending this program?
General counsel; chief IP counsel; senior IP counsel; IP litigators; trademarks counsel.



Mr. Richard Raysman is a partner in the New York office of Holland & Knight.  Mr. Raysman has been selected by Chambers as one of America’s leading technology lawyers, and he is a regular guest columnist for The Wall Street Journal Technology Section.  He has represented clients in billions of dollars of outsourcing transactions, and he has litigated reported cases for the New York state and federal courts, including many internet and licensing disputes.  Mr. Raysman writes a monthly column for the New York Law Journal on “Technology Law.”  Prior to practicing law, he was a Systems Engineer for IBM Corporation for six years.

Mr. Raysman is admitted to practice in New York and Connecticut.  He earned his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and his B.S. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Mr. James Sherer is Counsel in the New York Office of BakerHostetler, where he co-chairs the Information Governance practice team and serves as part of the E-Discovery and Management and Privacy and Data Protection groups.  Mr. Sherer’s work focuses on litigation; discovery management processes; enterprise risk management; records and information governance; data privacy, security, and bank secrecy; technology integration issues; and related merger & acquisition diligence.  Prior to joining BakerHostetler, Mr. Sherer worked as an in-house litigator with a Fortune 500 company and previously practiced litigation in New York.  He holds CIPP/US, CIPP/E, and CIPM credentials and is a member of The Sedona Conference© Working Groups One, Six, and Eleven.  He writes and presents on e-discovery, information governance, privacy, and merger & acquisition issues. E-Health, Privacy, and Security Law, Second Edition provides practitioners and professionals with a full exploration of the legal, regulatory, transactional, and ethical issues at the nexus of health and information technology, including e-health, privacy, security, social media, HIPAA, HITECH, and more. It also includes guidance on maximizing technology to cut costs and improve marketing, all while staying compliant and avoiding penalties.