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

Projects. We can help your career by facilitating your legal passion projects. Write for us, and we can help your work be published. Plan for us and we can provide an interested audience for your panel or solo discussion. Develop a crazy practice idea and we can find a way for it to reach lawyers who will care - lawyers who will appreciate your thought and your effort.

Last month we congratulated former Cyberspace Committee Chair Jon Rubens on his new role as the editor-in-chief of Business Law Today. We have subsequently learned that two of our most outstanding committee members, Prof. Juliet Moringiello and Sara Beth Kohut will be editing the Internet Law and Cybersecurity practice area for BLT. They are looking for material from all of you. Long articles, short articles, notes, tomes - they need them all. Repurpose your client alerts. Touch up a memo you wrote for your senior partner, and sent it to us. We need to show the rest of the BLT how an industry-focused publication can explode with relevant information from a variety of sources.

And any other project you have in mind, bring it to us. For quality work, we can always find an audience and extend the reach of your good work. From book projects to practical checklists to 500-word blurbs on the latest cases - we will make you a star.

Ted Claypoole
Chair, Cyberspace Law Committee


Cyberspace Committee Publications and Programs

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Recent Program Documents

ABA Business Law Section Programs

Section Events

    Roadmap of a Venture Capital Deal


    Venture Capital is a driving force behind entrepreneurship and innovation. Join us for a lively discussion of the lifecycle of a venture capital financing transaction including a review of how best to prepare a company for discussions with investors, term sheets and valuation methodology, typical documentation ...

    Managing Cybersecurity Due Diligence in Technology M&A Transactions


    The event will be held on 09/12/2017. The format is Web. The event sponsor(s) are Section of Antitrust Law,Center for Professional Development,Business Law Section,Section of International Law,Section of Intellectual Property Law,Section of Science & Technology Law. The event has 1.50 CLE Credits .

    2017 Business Law Section Annual Meeting

    Sheraton Grand Chicago

    ** PLEASE START HERE FOR REGISTRATION AND TO ADD TICKETED EVENTS (LUNCHES/DINNERS) TO YOUR EXISTING REGISTRATION** TO ADD EVENTS TO AN EXISTING REGISTRATION: Click on Register Now, which will prompt you to log-in with your ABA credentials. After logging in, click on View Registration. ...

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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