CLE Event and Annual Meeting

FBI Special Agent Chad Hunt - Cyberthreats

We had a lively discussion of the FBI's role in investigating cyberthreats, and ways we and our clients can protect themselves against the latest forms of intrusions. (The resources and links provided are available here.) The event was hosted at Kilpatrick Townsend.

Also, the section announced the election of our host Mike Breslin as Secretary of the section, with Paul Arne moving up to Chair and Fred Schuchman moving up to Vice-Chair, as of July 1.

CLE Event: "Mobile Payments – Legal and Regulatory Considerations"

On April 19, 2016, the Section held a CLE event presented by a panel including Nicole Ibbotson (InComm), Azba Habib (Kabbage), Mark Grant (Fiserv), John Ackerman (NCR) and moderated by Austin Mills (Morris, Manning & Martin)

The panelists discussed the legal and regulatory implications that are arising as a result of the growth of mobile payments, including issues around authentication, data security and privacy, disclosure requirements, TCPA, and others.

Copies of the written materials provided with the CLE are available below:

NACHA Mobile Payments White Pape

FTC Online Disclosure Guidelines

The Legal Framework of Mobile Payments

The Section extends thanks to the panelists for their participation.

CLE Event: “Legal Aspects of Automated Driving”

On February 16, 2016, the Section held a CLE event presented by Professor Bryant Walker Smith, assistant professor in the School of Law and (by courtesy) in the School of Engineering at the University of South Carolina. 

Professor Smith’s informative presentation spanned a wide variety of topics and issues relating to “self-driving automobiles”, including an explanation of various technologies behind, and the legal implications of, this new frontier in transportation.  Attendees especially enjoyed the interactive nature of the presentation, which allowed for a lively “give and take” between presenter and audience.

A copy of "Proximity-Driven Liability", Professor Smith's article examining liability issues in connection with automated vehicles, can be accessed here or on our Journal and Resources page.   Professor Smith maintains a website containing his articles and other resources on automated driving and other emerging technologies at

The Section extends thanks to Professor Smith for his presentation, and to Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP for hosting the event.