Monday, August 01, 2005

You Want CLE? You Got It!

By my count, your CLE Passport can net you (approximately) 12 hours of CLE without even leaving the Cyberspace sphere of influence. Come out and support your colleagues from the Committee, and surprise yourself at how good we all really are at this stuff.

Friday 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Program: Outsourcing: Doing it Right the First Time and Every Time
Westin Michigan Avenue: Governor’s Suite, 3rd Floor
Presented by the Technology Committee
Co-Sponsored by the Cyberspace
Program Chair: Steven N. Hollman

Five distinguished leaders in the outsourcing field, including a leading attorney from Bangalore, India, will discuss steps to take when presented with a proposal for outsourcing, constructing service level agreements, special issues in off-shore outsourcing, and disclosure and compliance with U.S. laws. The panel will then engage in mock (unrehearsed) negotiation of a hypothetical outsourcing transaction.

Saturday 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

Program: Information Security and Dealing with Security Breaches
Westin Michigan Avenue: Cotillion Ballroom North & South, 2nd Floor
Presented by the Consumer Financial Services Committee
Co-Sponsored by Cyberspace
Program Chair: Joan P. Warrington

In this program, which was developed in conjunction with the Electronic Financial Services Subcommittee, representatives from Congress, the FTC, a state Attorney General and the private sector will discuss the latest laws, regulatory guidance, enforcement action and pending legislation relating to the protection of information and the obligations of entities that experience an information security breach.

: If you are interested in these issues, please plan to attend the meeting of the Electronic Financial Services Subcommittee.

Saturday 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Program: Data Governance for Company Directors
Westin Michigan Avenue: Wellington Ballroom Two, 2nd Floor
Program Co-Chairs: Roland Trope and Michael Power

This program coincides with the ABA’s release of a book of the same title written by the program co-chairs. The panel will describe the impending “perfect storm” in the information security environment, identify trends contributing to its formation and review emerging legal requirements that create data governance obligations for directors. The panel will suggest questions directors should ask management to fulfill director obligations and provide guidance for assessing management’s response.

: If you are interested in these issues, plan to attend the meeting of the Subcommittee on Privacy, Security and Data Management.

Sunday 8:00 a.m.- 10:00 a.m.

Program: Protecting Organizations’ Intellectual Property and Confidential Data in Outsourcing Transactions
The Drake Hotel: Michigan Room, West Mezzanine
Presented by the Intellectual Property Committee. Co-Sponsored by Cyberspace
Program Chair: Patrick J. Whalen

This program will present the risk to an organization’s IP and other private data when pursuing outsourcing and will outline strategies that companies may adopt to address these risks. Topics include an interdisciplinary strategic framework for structuring outsourcing deals, protocols for privacy protection, dispute resolution procedures and host nations’ treatment of IP.

Sunday 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Program: RiskEContracts: How On Line Consumer Contracts are Treated in Foreign Jurisdictions
Westin Michigan Avenue: Wellington Ballroom Two, 2nd Floor
Program Co-Chairs: John Gregory and Don Clifford

Do your consumer online contract forms travel well? Terms and conditions normal in U.S. consumer contracts may be doubtful, invalid or even illegal in countries whose legal systems you may think are familiar. Lawyers practicing in France, the UK and Canada show you the risks and how to minimize them.

: If you are interested in these issues, plan to attend the meetings of the Internet Jurisdiction and Global eCommerce Policy Subcommittee and the Working Group on Consumer Protection.

Monday 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Program: The Wonderful – And No Longer Exotic – World of Electronic Payment
The Drake Hotel: Drake Room, Upper Level
Presented by the Developments in Business Financing Committee
Co-Sponsored by Cyberspace
Program Chair: Martin Fingerhut

This program will provide a basic overview of the nature of payment obligations that are created through the Internet and other electronic media. The panel will also discuss a number of current legal and business issues, including enforceability under state and federal law, taking security on and securitizing these obligations and unique opinion issues.

: If you are interested in these issues, plan to attend the meeting of the Working Group on transferability of Electronic Financial Assets.

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