May 06, 2020

Message from the Chair

Cheryl Dancey Balough

Dear Cyberspace Colleagues –

The Cyberspace Law Committee is contributing mightily to the Business Law Section’s push to offer valuable CLE online—and all of it for free. We have five webinars scheduled for the next few months:

  • "Payments in Pandemics and Natural Disasters" on May 12 – coordinated by Sarah Jane Hughes (see more below)
  • “Practical Guidance for Corporate Officers and Directors in Managing Cyber and Privacy Risks” on May 19 – chaired by Bill Denny (see details below)
  • “CCPA: Successes, Failures, and Practical Considerations for Compliance” on June 16 (Joint with Consumer Financial Services) – co-chaired by Erin Illman and Agnes Bundy Scanlan
  • “Cracking the CIFIUS Code: Illuminating New Regulations Implementing the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act” on June 26 – chaired by Roland Trope
  • “How Innovation in Technology is Making Us Question What We Thought We Knew about Payments” on a date TBD (Joint with Consumer Financial Services) – chaired by Steve Middlebrook

You should receive soon information on signing up for the first two programs noted above. Most, if not all, webinars will present at 1-2:30 pm ET.

In late July/early August, you also will have an opportunity to access ABA Annual Meeting programming online—and registration will be complimentary! You can get more information on the 2020 ABA Virtual Annual Meeting website.

Please remember that the May 15 deadline is almost here for submitting program proposals for the Business Law Section Annual Meeting. At this point, the Section is still planning for an in-person meeting, but there may be remote access components. As soon as we know more, we will share that with you. If your proposal is contingent on the program being offered in person or, conversely, on digital platform, please note that in the proposal. See Ed Morse’s article below for more information.

As always, please let me or Cheryl Burtzel (new email address) know how you would like to get involved.


Cheryl Dancey Balough, Chair

Cheryl D. Balough

Cyberspace Law Committee Chair