American Bar Association
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

Welcome Cyberlawyers to a brave new world with an EU Privacy Shield in it. If you are the type of lawyer who stays ahead of all the legal news in our field, you may want to join the new Current Law Task Force for the Committee, led by Chicago's John Black ( ). The task force will meet on phone conferences to talk about recent changes or events in cyberspace law, and then write up short (or long if they like) reports about the news we all should know. We expect some articles and possibly webinars will emerge from these efforts. This task force is a great place for people to participate and contribute to the Cyberspace Law Committee without the need to travel and attend meetings.

Our Boston meeting is coming up and you can still register. We have listed the Committee sponsored CLE below, and we have a full day of meetings on the Conference's first day, including the Committee dinner that night at the Summer Shack, within walking distance from our hotels. The Cyberspace Committee meeting will include a discussion of the cyber aspects of the new U.S. Trade Secrets Law, led by Stephen Chow. The sub-committee meetings will include work on our ongoing projects, like books and legal database tools, and new projects will emerge. If you have good ideas for presentations, publications or any tools we can create to support and lead the world of cyberspace lawyers, join us and speak up. We will meet informally in Boston for dinner on Wednesday night for those arriving early. We plan to meet at Tico, a pan-Latin restaurant from Beard award winner Michael Schlow, at 7pm. Please send me an email if you plan to attend and if you plan to bring guests so that we may reserve enough seats.

We are still hunting for short (3000 word) cyberspace law articles for our reserved spot this year in every Business Law Today publication. Late summer haze can lead to inspiration for the fall. Contact me if you are inspired to publish your thoughts.

Ted Claypoole


Cyberspace Committee Publications and Programs

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Claypoole, Theodore


Balough, Cheryl

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Recent Program Documents

ABA Business Law Section Programs

Section Events

    2016 Business Law Section Annual Meeting

    Boston Marriott Copley Place

    ONLINE /ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED All registrations will occur onsite at the Boston Marriott Copley Place Boston, MA Registration Desk Hours: Wednesday, September 7 - 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Thursday, ...

    Commercial Law Developments, 2015-2016


    This program will review court decisions from the last year and discuss how they affect day-to-day finance and commercial law practice. Topics will include secured transactions, guaranties, fraudulent transfers, notes, securities, and letters of

    2016 LLC Institute

    Le Meridien Arlington

    Please join us for the 5 th Annual LLC Institute, October 20-21, 2016 in Arlington, VA. Experience 2 full days of CLE, the LLCs, Partnerships, and Unincorporated Entities Working Committee Luncheon, and numerous networking opportunities. In addition, join us on Thursday ...

Other Programs of Interest

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