Dan Cotter Speaks at ABA Webinar

CHICAGO, October 11, 2017 – Butler Rubin partner Daniel Cotter presented “What You Need to Know: Threats Your Technology Poses to Confidentiality and Attorney-Client Privilege” during a webinar hosted by the American Bar Association’s Practice Management Section on October 11, 2017.  Cotter’s co-presenters were Aviva Meridian Kaiser, Jane Whalley Muir and moderator David Tollen.

Technology poses an ever-increasing threat to the attorney-client privilege as well as confidentiality. Emails and social media profiles are usually the culprits when clients or attorneys waive their privilege and inadvertently disclose sensitive information.  Additionally, utilizing an employer’s technology to communicate can serve as a breach for documents and communication. The ABA’s Model Rules of Professional Conduct should be referenced by attorneys who need guidance on protecting the privilege.  This webinar highlighted the pitfalls that should be taken into consideration when using mobile devices, emails, social media, and cloud storage. The discussion included:

  • Protecting information while using mobile devices and cloud storage
  • Violations to consider when using an employer’s technology for communication
  • Educating your client and avoiding inadvertent disclosure

Cotter is a highly sought-after speaker on topics ranging from insurance to cyber security law and data protection. And in 2016, Cotter earned his CIPP/US, a Certified Information Privacy Professional designation for the U.S. private-sector from the International Association of Privacy Professionals.  Cotter served as President of the Chicago Bar Association in 2014-2015.

Formed in 1980, Chicago-based Butler Rubin assists clients nationally and internationally in complex business disputes, including antitrust law, class actions, defense of corporate directors and officers, labor and employment law, post-closing disputes, reinsurance, insurance, healthcare litigation, and insolvency.