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Cyberspace Law Committee

ABA Section of Business Law


Cyberspace Law Committee


What is the Cyberspace Law Committee?

The mission of the Cyberspace Law Committee is to provide a forum for the analysis of corporate, transactional and regulatory issues related to the internet and digital technologies.

Committee Facts
  • The Committee works in a wide range of legal disciplines including electronic commerce and contracts, consumer protection, intellectual property, cybersecurity and privacy, jurisdiction, internet governance, and online financial activities
  • The Committee seeks to identify and address legal, business, and consumer issues affected by the implementation of emerging technologies and to facilitate the creation of legal infrastructures that protect and support electronic commerce
  • The Committee provides practical tools and guidance both for practitioners who regularly deal with cyberlaw issues and for those who encounter them only occasionally

Areas of Expertise

  • Privacy, information security and cybersecurity
  • Ecommerce, online contracting and international trade
  • Electronic banking, online financial transactions, and payments
  • Intellectual property protection in the digital world
  • Mobile/telecommunications, digital media and Internet infrastructure and governance

Welcome From The Chair



The Business Law Section Annual Meeting is here, and with it, this year, a changing of the guard. Please join us in Chicago for dinner at Cyrano's Café Riverwalk on Thursday, September 14, following a day filled with Cyberspace Law Committee, Sub-Committee and Task Force meetings. Learn the latest in cyberlaw updates and help us choose and develop the next set of writing and speaking projects. Meet the best cyberlawyers practicing today.


This meeting will be my last as Chair of the Committee as Cheryl Balough takes the reins and leads us into the future. Cheryl is well prepared – the last three years as vice-chair have involved her in all aspects of committee leadership – and she will lead us with her accustomed vision and aplomb.


I will miss the job, but I am also glad to be freeing more time to grow my law firm and practice in a new city and to reduce a backlog of writing projects. However, I also look forward to attending the meetings and helping the committee in any way that I can. So come to Chicago and help launch Cheryl and the Cyberspace Law Committee into a brilliant new era. I know we continue to repeat this refrain, but there has never been a better time to be a cyberspace lawyer, and business has never needed us more.


If you have not yet checked out the two amazing books our committee has published this past month, please do so. Many thanks to all the authors who contributed and to our expert editors: Roland Trope and Tom Smedinghoff of Guide to Cybersecurity Due Diligence in M&A Transactions and John Isaza and Valerie Surgenor of Handbook on Global Social Media Law for Business Lawyers.


  


Ted Claypoole
Outgoing Chair, Cyberspace Law Committee


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Cyberspace Committee Publications and Programs

    Handbook on Global Social Media Law for Business Lawyers

    Handbook on Global Social Media Law for Business Lawyers

    ISBN: 978-1-63425-794-7 Product Code: 5070735 2017, 7×10, 304 pages, Paperback This handbook deals with social media laws and related governance principally in the United States (including a separate chapter on records management within the context of social media), while providing the reader with ample ...

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Leadership

Chair:

Balough, Cheryl

Vice-Chair:

Burtzel, Cheryl

Committee Roster  


Recent Program Documents


Subcommittees and Task Forces  (click [+] for listing)

 Sub Committees


Materials


ABA Business Law Section Programs

Section Events

    Securities Law for the Non-Securities Lawyer

    09/28/2017-09/28/2017

    Securities law touches on a wide range of topics that affect everyday practice. This program will provide the basics of what a non-securities lawyer needs to know about the securities laws that apply to early stage companies seeking to raise capital, including recent JOBS Act and post-JOBS Act developments ...

    2017 Business Bankrupcty Committee Meeting

    10/08/2017-10/10/2017
    Paris Las Vegas
    Las Vegas

    PLEASE START ON THIS PAGE FOR REGISTRATION AND TO ADD TICKETED EVENTS TO YOUR REGISTRATION: LUNCHES CHAIRS/VICE-CHAIRS DINNER (INVITATION ONLY) IF YOU ARE ADDING EVENTS TO AN EXISTING REGISTRATION: Click on Register Now, which will prompt you to log-in with your ABA credentials. ...

    International Contract Law: Key Issues to Consider When Conducting Business Overseas

    10/11/2017-10/11/2017

    The event will be held on 10/11/2017. The format is Web. The event sponsor(s) are Center for Professional Development,Business Law Section,Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division,Section of Taxation. The event has 1.50 CLE Credits .


Other Programs of Interest

On May 24, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission will host an all-day conference to take a comprehensive look at how identity theft has evolved over the last decade and what we can do to address this challenge in the future.

The conference will be open to the public and take place at the FTC’s Constitution Center building, 400 7th St., S.W., Washington, DC. The conference will also be available online via webcast.

For more information, see the conference page.
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Listserve

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CLCC-MEMS@mail.americanbar.org

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Modified by Cheryl Burtzel on September 22, 2017

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