Joseph D. Steinfield on Panel at The Practising Law Institute – Communications Law in the Digital Age

November 11, 2011

For the 18th consecutive year, Joe Steinfield will be participating in this annual program, long recognized as the most comprehensive in its field. This year’s agenda has been refreshed to highlight the hottest issues and case law in media, digital communications, intellectual property and privacy law. This updated 2011 program will examine such topics as:

  • Will WikiLeaks qualify for constitutional protection 40 years after the Pentagon Papers case?
  • Will Congress finally pass a comprehensive privacy law?
  • What is the fallout from the Sony PlayStation hack? How can high profile security breaches be addressed?
  • What’s next for file sharing after the recording industry’s success in LimeWire?
  • How will the twin phenomena of WikiLeaks and anonymous speakers affect the reporters privilege?
  • …and many more current topics of interest

Joe will be part of a blue ribbon panel discussing the topic of “Access,” specifically:

  • The impact of WikiLeaks on classification and access to national security information
  • Assessing Blagojevichand Bonds:  Latest news in the continuing battle between juror privacy and the public’s right to know
  • Reading the tea leaves from Milner v. Dep’t of Navy and FCC v. AT&T, the Supreme Court’s first FOIA decisions in years
  • Will the transfer of the 9/11 trials to military tribunals limit the public’s ability to follow the proceedings?
  • The continuing fight over closed dockets and secret prosecutions – do we know the extent of the problem?
  • Assessing the Obama record on transparency at his mid-term

 Who should attend:

Firm attorneys, in-house counsel and allied professionals who practice in the fields of media and telecommunications, corporate compliance, privacy, and First Amendment law.

The New York City session will also be available as a live Webcast. Click here for more information.

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