June 11, 2020

Message from the Chair

Cheryl Dancey Balough

Dear Cyberspace Colleagues –

A big thanks to Sarah Jane Hughes, Steve Middlebrook, Dick Fraher, Bill Denny, David Hale, and Catherine Allen for presenting very timely and successful webinars in May on:

  • "Payments in Pandemics and Natural Disasters" – a “Breaking News” program and
  • “Practical Guidance for Corporate Officers and Directors in Managing Cyber and Privacy Risks” – a Business Law Bonus program

If you were not able to attend the latter program live, you can access the recording and materials in the Business Law Bonus program archive.

We have two more excellent programs coming up this month: 

  • “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

Please see the article below for more information on these programs and for the registration links. Both webinars will present at 1-2:30 pm ET on their respective dates.

The Section is now planning details of the first ever ALL-VIRTUAL and FREE Annual Meeting. CLE programs and committee/subcommittee meetings will occur over the week of September 21-25. More information on registration and scheduling will be out soon. In the interim, if you have a program that you would like to present virtually for CLE credit as part of the meeting, please contact our committee program director, Ed Morse, no later than Tuesday, June 16. Keep in mind this guiding principle as you consider proposing a program: If this were the ONLY session a new member would attend related to their practice area over the course of the week, would the quality of the content or discussion truly reflect the goals and values of the ABA, the Business Law Section, and our committee?

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.

As always, please let me or Cheryl Burtzel know how you would like to get involved.

Cheryl Dancey Balough, Chair


Cheryl D. Balough

Cyberspace Law Committee Chair