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Computer and Technology Law Section

MSBA Computer & Technology Law Section
Annual Report
2016-17

 

Section Membership
As of June 1, the Section has 265 members.

Financial Status
The Section had an account balance of $8,282.92 as of May 22, 2017.

CLEs & Events
The Section hosted 10 CLE programs and 2 social events in fiscal year 2016-17. 

Program Title

Date

Event Code

CLE Credits

Number of Attendees

Ransomware: A 360 Degree Response (co-sponsored with Practice Management Section)

9/14/2016

225845

1.0 Standard

18

International Data Privacy Frameworks and GDPR - Preparing for Change(co-sponsored with International Business Law Section )

9/22/2016

227704

1.0 Standard

26

Advanced Persistent Threats – Dealing With Targeted Attacks

10/11/2016

228583

1.0 Standard

39

Mobile Device Security- What You Can Do To Protect Your Smart Phone

11/8/2016

230841

1.0 Standard

39

Using Electronic Communication to Negotiate Business Agreements: Tips and Pitfalls for the Weary

12/13/2016

231681

1.0 Standard

36

Autonomous Vehicles: Driving Liability Assessments, Shifting Legal Fault, and Steering Criminal and Privacy Implications

1/10/2017

233289

1.0 Standard

19

What Law Firms Need to Know about Cybersecurity and Compliance for Their Clients (co-sponsored with Solo & Small Firm Section )

2/14/2017

231841

1.0 Standard

44

Protecting Trade Secrets and Winning Cases Under the Defend Trade Secrets Act

3/14/2017

232280

1.0 Standard

43

Children’s Online Data & Privacy (co-sponsored with Children & the Law Section )

4/11/2017

236817

1.0 Standard

47

Legal Update: Commercial Use of Drones

5/16/2017

239863

1.0 Standard

17

 

Annual Meeting and Election Results
The Section’s Annual Meeting was held on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at Dorsey Whitney LLP. 

The following council members were elected to serve on the Section’s Governing Council from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018: 

  • David Warner    
  • Daniel Tysver                
  • Stephanie Carver          
  • Ian Nemerov
  • John Carney
  • Sean Harrington
  • Keith Larson     
  • Anna Sunderman
  • Miguel Azar
  • Stephen Buckingham
  • Bradley Hammer
  • Thomas Sheran
  • Sarah Sederstrom
  • Michael Remington
  • Joshua Carlson
  • Jamie Nafziger
  • John Taft
  • Damien Riehl
  • Chip Brink
  • Tara Anderson
  • Debra Sevelius
  • Michael Cohen
  • Chris Evans
  • Mathea Bulander

The following officers were elected to serve on the Section’s Governing Council from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018.

Chair: Patrick Pazderka
Vice-Chair: Christina Kunz
Treasurer: Brian Wallenfelt
Secretary: Frederik Struve
Past Chair:  Jon Farnsworth

Diversity and Inclusion
What diversity and inclusion goals did the Section include in the 2016-2017 work plan, how did you approach these goals, and what was the result?

Our Section created a Diversity liaison who analyzed demographic information and made recommendations to the Section Council about diversity issues.  Our Section also invited the MSBA’s diversity representative to speak to the Section.

Other Section Accomplishments
Our Section was successful in collaborating with other Sections for CLEs. 

Submitted By:

Jon Farnsworth, Section Chair
Date June 2, 2017