April 14, 2021

Springing Into Action for the Spring Meeting

Ed Morse

Spring is here and new ideas, insights, and information will be sprouting up everywhere from Cyberspace Law members presenting at the Virtual Spring Meeting of the Business Law Section, which is coming up on April 19-24, 2021. 

We will kick off the week with a plenary meeting for the Cyberspace Law Committee, which occurs from 9-10 a.m. (Central) on Monday, April 19.  Following on the strong tradition of interesting speakers we established with Tom Vartanian at our Cyberspace Law Institute Meeting in May, we are bringing in Spencer Weber Waller, John Paul Stevens Chair in Competition Law and Director, Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, to discuss “Hi-Tech Antitrust: A Quick Look at What Is Happening in the Agencies, Courts, Congress, and Around the World.”  This program will be designed to provide some foundational knowledge about brewing antitrust controversies and what they might mean for business law practice.  Spencer is a great speaker and we will look forward to his insights.

We also have four CLE programs being presented by committee members, including:

  • AI for Business Litigators (April 21, 10:45-12:15; Bradford Newman and Cheryl Burtzel);
  • Governance of AI and Machine Learning (April 21, 2:00-3:00 p.m.; Peter Leonard and Dredeir Roberts);
  • Approaches to Global Internet Regulation (April 22, 9:00-10:00 a.m.; David Satola and Michael Kelly);
  • The Evolution of US and International Privacy Laws (April 22, 10:45-12:15; John Isaza and John Rothchild).

These go along with three other programs on topics including Cyber Governance, Stablecoins, and Aggregators and Access to Consumer Financial Data, which we are jointly sponsoring or cosponsoring.

You will also find a schedule chock full of good speakers, activities, and projects associated with subcomittees, working groups, and task forces.  Some of these have included impressive outside speakers.  Don’t miss those opportunities for dialogue, networking, and learning on a smaller scale. 

We will be distributing a schedule for Cyberspace Law events via the Cyberspace Law Connect platform.  Watch your email before the Spring Meeting for more details.  And don’t forget to register.  It’s a free perk of Business Law Section Membership.

Ed Morse

Vice Chair and Acting Program Chair, Cyberspace Law Committee