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



Cyberlawyers,

We work in the midst of a busy summer, building opportunities for your practice development. We are soon to open a new task force – the Current Law Task Force, led by John Black – which will hold meetings every month or two to discuss the breaking news of cyberlaw, Internet, e-commerce and electronic technology, and to write up short blurbs on the news for the rest of us. If you want to participate in the Committee but you can’t attend many (or any) of the physical meetings, then this task force is designed for you. The breaking news blurbs may be turned into longer Business Law Today or Business Lawyer Articles if the writer so desires, and the blurbs may lead to topics for webinars or other CLE. Contact me if you are interested in participating, and we will enter you into the new listserv.

The Section Annual Meeting in Boston is two months away and this newsletter contains a description of all of the terrific CLE that our Committee is the primary sponsor for. Next newsletter we will try and include a short discussion of other programs we are co-sponsoring. Our Committee, along with the IP Law Committee, the Corporate Counsel Committee and others, will be sponsoring a Thursday night dinner at Summer Shack, and probably an informal dinner for early arrivers on Wednesday. Stay tuned for more details. As always, the Committee Meeting, subcommittee and task force meetings will all be held on Thursday, so if you can only come for one day, join us on Thursday, September 8.

And despite the heat, it is not too early to consider our Winter Working Meeting at the end of January, 2017. We will be conferring at the recently refurbished U.S. Grant hotel downtown San Diego – minutes from all attractions. Plan to join us. Plan your own presentation if you like.

Our publishing continues apace, and we would love to see your contribution. Our committee has published at least 10 Business Law Today articles already this year (3000 words, no footnotes). The editors have created a special corner of the publication this year for our writing, so we are looking for more articles. Contact me if you have an idea you want to write about. We are still working on the Social Media Law book, the Data Security in Mergers and Acquisitions Book and the Twenty-First Century Payments book, with a couple of others currently on the drawing board. We always need writers and editors.

Ted Claypoole
Chair


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Leadership

Chair:

Claypoole, Theodore

Vice-Chair:

Balough, Cheryl

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Recent Program Documents


ABA Business Law Section Programs

Section Events

    From Enron to Volkswagen: the Critical Importance of Governance, Culture, Compliance and Ethics

    08/11/2016-08/11/2016

    The recent revelation by Volkswagen of its installation of software which operated emissions controls only in the presence of testing, and the fraudulent reporting of compliance with emission control standards clearly surpasses the governance and financial fallout associated with the downfall of Enron ...

    Negotiating the M&A Deal: A Potpourri of Practical Pointers

    08/18/2016-08/18/2016

    A panel of seasoned M&A practitioners from major law firms will examine some of the tricky and potentially contentious issues that arise in acquisitions of privately held and publicly traded companies. The panelists will focus on provisions that are often misunderstood or improperly drafted by transactional ...

    2016 Business Law Section Annual Meeting

    09/08/2016-09/10/2016
    Boston Marriott Copley Place
    Boston

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Other Programs of Interest

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Links to Other Resources


Listserve

In order to send a message to the listserve, send a message to the email address below. You must be a member of the Committee to successfully send a message to the listserve.

CLCC-MEMS@mail.americanbar.org

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Modified by Graham Hunt on July 6, 2016

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