2020 Virtual Annual Meeting CLE Materials

Below you will find the CLE schedule with materials for the 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting.

Each speaker is hyperlinked to their contact information and biography. Under each CLE program description, CLE materials are listed. Please click each hyperlink to access that specific CLE material.

If you have any issues accessing these materials, please contact Melisa Maisel Vanis, Director of Professional Development and Assistant Director of Meetings, at mmaisel@iadclaw.org.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

2:30 - 4:00 p.m. CDT
Nothing to Hide: How 100 Years of Technological Advances Impact Privacy
Committee Sponsor: Cyber Security, Data Privacy and Technology
Committee Co-Sponsors: Drug, Device and Biotechnology, Product Liability

A century ago, new technologies changed the way we live, including Ford’s automobile, commercial airplanes, and television. Since then, technology has continued to advance. Today, smart surveillance cameras, fingerprint security, and facial recognition “protect” our devices, homes, and communities, but these same technologies are covertly collecting our personal data. The prevalence of data capture has grown at an alarming rate, threatening both personal privacy and corporate information governance. This panel will trace the origins of current privacy laws, beginning with Weeks v. United States (1914) (exclusionary rule for fruits of warrantless search), Olmstead (1928) (wiretapped conversations), and Katz (1967) (eavesdropping device), and moving to United States v. Jones (2012) (GPS tracking device) and finally to Carpenter (2018) (geolocation data). This panel, complete with a technical expert in these technologies, a private investigator whose information about hidden technologies will enlighten/frighten us all, and both inside and outside counsel, will help you enter the next 100 years with your eyes wide open and well-equipped to help your clients protect privacy rights in an era of nonconsensual data collection, embedded errors and biases, and inadvertent disclosures.

Moderator: Helen Kathryn Downs, Law in Motion, Birmingham, Alabama USA
Speakers: Kurt Beyerchen, Hyundai, Los Angeles, California USA; Tom Ham, Ham Investigations, Knoxville, Tennessee USA; Melissa Ventrone, Clark Hill PLC, Chicago, Illinois USA; Jeffrey R. Wells, Clark Hill, PLC, Washington, D.C. USA


Wednesday, July 8, 2020

3:30 - 5:00 p.m. CDT                                    
The Use of Genetic Testing in the Courtroom
Committee Sponsor: Intellectual Property
Committee Co-Sponsors: Business Litigation, Cyber Security, Data Privacy and Technology, Drug, Device and Biotechnology, Insurance and Reinsurance, Product Liability

With the advent of inexpensive direct-to-consumer DNA-testing kit services on the market, personal genomics usage has exploded. Millions of people have submitted their DNA samples to genetic testing companies in order to gain insights into ancestry and risk factors for genetic diseases. As a result, commercial genetic testing companies have collected extensive databases of DNA information. This wealth of data may be shared with law enforcement and be the subject of civil discovery requests. Law enforcement’s own ability to conduct increased genetic testing and analyze those results to solve crimes has also greatly improved over the years. We will discuss how genetic testing results are being used in courtrooms throughout the country and even the world, and how you might be able to use genetic testing in your trials.

Moderator: Sandra J. Wunderlich, Tucker Ellis LLP, St. Louis, Missouri USA
Speakers: Scott Elder, Alston & Bird, Atlanta, Georgia USA; Joshua D. Lee, Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP, Chicago, Illinois USA; David H. Schwartz, PhD, Innovative Science Solutions, Inc., Morristown, New Jersey USA