Publications & Presentations

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  • Getting ‘Smart’ About Connected Device Privacy -The full potential of the Internet of Things requires the trust of American consumers. Regulators and legislators call for adoption of “best practices” to provide consumers the protections they want and allow full realization of the benefits of the Internet of Things. Yet, few are saying what those best practices are. The FTC has issued reports and cautions that connected devices raise numerous privacy and security concerns. At the same time, state and federal regulators and lawmakers have issued a raft of consumer protection, health and safety legislation. This presentation covers the latest issues and regulations, with an eye toward developers and IT managers, such as 1) what issues surround information gathering, data flow from device, to app to, third party and how is it shared? 2) Are platform level controls sufficient? 3) What role does self-regulation play? This presentation will look at recent developments across consumer and commercial technologies and discuss legal and regulatory reactions and trends. – Internet of Things West Las Vegas, NV November 5-6, 2015.
  • Privacy Implications of Mobile Advertising Location Data – The latest issues in location and privacy laws and regulations, with an eye toward developers and IT managers including gathering location information gathered, data flow across devices, apps and third parties, sharing and using location data in mobile advertising, consent requirements, mobile platform level controls sufficient and self-regulation. Interop Las Vegas 2015 Mandalay Bay Convention Center, April 30, 2015
  • REPUTATION MANAGEMENT: How to Leverage the Power of
    Social Media & Patient Ratings – The “Do’s and Don’ts” of responding to Bad or False Reviews Presented to Independent Physician Admissions, March 19th, 2015, Oakbrook Terrace, IL.
  • Client Contracts 2.0 – Have you ever had a client refuse to pay a bill, not give you credit for your work, or use your design scheme without hiring you? As loathsome as these situations sound, the reality is that they happen more often than we like to admit. The best way to avoid these issues is to arm yourself with an airtight contract. This discussion addresses some of the biggest risk factors interior designers face today and how contracts can (and more importantly, should) cover an interior design professional. In this class, attendees learn to:
    • Identify the biggest risk factors addressed in a contract
    • Identify common pitfalls when accommodating client requests and/or modifications to the contract
    • Navigate the boundaries of what should and should not be changed in your contract
    • Identify advanced legal issues for large-scale projects

    Presented to Editor at Large, Wednesday, February 18 2015 09:30AM – 11:30AM New York, NY

  • Protecting Original Design – What Designers Need to Know about Intellectual Property Law- From interiors to furniture design, film and fashion, creative industries are taking steps to protect and promote original work. Designers and manufacturers need to know what steps they can take to protect their designs, their businesses and their profits. What’s New What’s Next New York Design Center, Sept. 18, 2014
  • Launch: Cocktails & Contracts. Presentation to Editor at Large,  135 West 29th Street, Suite 601, New York, NY July 9, 2014
  • Identifying Intellectual Property Issues in Start-ups. Live CLE presentation to Illinois State Bar Assoc. Chicago, IL May 27, 2014
  • Online Marketing: Trends in Behavioral Advertising. Digital Marketing for Business Conf. Raleigh, NC May 6-8, 2014
  • Protecting Original Design: What Every Designer Needs to Know about Copyright, Trademark & Patent Law. San Francisco Design Center San Francisco, CA  February 6, 2014
  • Social Marketing: Trend in Behavioral Advertising” Speaker at Inside Social Marketing Conference, New York, NY, December 3-4, 2013.
  • Owning Design: Protecting Original Design in an Age of Knock-Offs” Panelist during Fall Market at the Decoration & Design Building, New York, NY October 2, 2013. #DDBFallMarket #DDBMarket VIDEO here:
  • The Regulatory Landscape of Mobile Payment and Commerce” Panelist at Mobile Commerce World, June 24-26, 2013 San Francisco, CA. Presentation available soon.
  • Managing Risk: Legal Issues for Merchants & Affiliate Managers,” presentation to Affiliate Management Days 2013 – San Francisco, CA April 17, 2013.
  • Social Media in Marketing and the Workplace: Legal and Regulatory Compliance” Presenter at RSA Conference 2013 USA, San Francisco, CA, February 26, 2013
  • Lawyers take their practices to the stage, TV – and the conference room – Chicago Lawyer Magazine Feb. 01, 2013
  • Fashion Law: Protecting Brands and Designs Article featured in Landslide, the Magazine of the Intellectual Property Section of The American Bar Assoc. Vol. 5, No. 3 Jan/Feb 2013
  • NBI’s E-Commerce for Business Attorneys: Ensuring Compliance, Avoiding  Liabilities, Teleconference on Friday, December 07, 2012.
  • “CLOUD COMPUTING LEGAL RISKS & STRATEGIES” at Technology Convergence Conference 2013, Santa Clara, CA
  • FaceBook Marketing Legal & Regulatory Compliance” Presenter at AllFacebook Marketing Conference, San Francisco, CA June 28-29, 2012. Presentation available here.
  • Law & Social DataPresenter at Techweek Chicago 2012, June 24, 2012  Presentation available here.
  • Social Media Legal & Regulatory Compliance Presenter at @Midwest, Normal, IL June 21, 2012
  • Social Media “Venture Heaven” Venture Capital in Social Media & Mobile Applications Panelist at Converge Silicon Valley 2012, Silicon Valley, CA, June 4, 2012
  • Social Media in Marketing and the Workplace: Legal and Regulatory Compliance” Presenter at RSA Conference 2012 USA, San Francisco, CA, March 1, 2012
  • RSAC2012 Podcast: LAW-303: Social Media in Marketing and the Workplace: Legal and Regulatory Compliance
  • The legal Side of Privacy and Social Media” Presenter at Socialize Toronto, Toronto Ontario, January 26-27, 2012
  • How Technology is Changing the Music Industry Arts Law Colloquium Series, DePaul College of Law Chicago, IL November 15, 2011 
  • Legal Guidelines for Online Video Marketing” Rocky Mountain Video Expo, Denver CO, October 19, 2011
  • Facebook Marketing: Legal & Regulatory Compliance” Presenter at AF Expo, San Francisco, CA, June 29, 2011
  • “Marketing, Branding & Trademarks,” Presenter at RBMA Radiology Summit 2011, New Orleans, LA, June 6, 2011
  • Social Media Marketing: Legal & Regulatory Compliance” Presenter at Socialize: Monetizing Social Media, New York, NY, April 1, 2011
  • Pay for Praise” Entrepreneur Magazine, June 2010
  • Tell-All Author Claims Oprah’s Influence Led to Media Blackballing” Fox Television News,
  • “Monetizing Original Media: Broadband, Viral, Episodic Programming, Content & Advertising” Panelist at Digital Hollywood Spring, Santa Monica, CA May 3-6, 2010
  • “The Oprah Winfrey Litigation: What Affiliate Marketers MUST Know” Panelist at Search Engine Strategies conference, Chicago, IL December 9, 2009
  • “Intellectual Property Issues for Business” Workshop presented to City of Chicago Dept. of Bus. Affairs & Licensing, Chicago, IL June 12, 2009
  • “Web 2.0 Legal Risks” Int’l Assoc. of Contract & Commercial Management, Ask the Expert Webinar, Jan. 22, 2009
  • “Intellectual Property & Trademark Issues: What SEMs Should Know” presentation to Search Engine Strategies conference, Chicago, IL December 7, 2008
  • “Practical Copyright & Trademark Guidance for Webmasters and SEMs,” presentation to Search Engine Strategies conference, New York,  NY February 28, 2006
  • “Intellectual Property Law for Transactional Attorneys: Internet Issues” Continuing Legal Education seminar for the Chicago Bar Association (CBA), Chicago, IL February 17, 2004.
  • “Servicing the Entrepreneur: Intellectual Property,” CLE presentation to CBA, February 11, 2004.
  • “Ecommerce Legal Issues for Businesses” presented to the Elgin Chamber of Commerce, Elgin, Illinois, January 10, 2002
  • “Legal Aspects of  Ecommerce: Securing Ecommerce – Survey of Current Issues.” presented to Chicago Bar Association, November 12, 2001

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