COVID-19 Multiplying Modes of Communication During Quarantine: Questions you did not know you should be asking


CLE credits earned: 1 General Credit (WA 1 Law and Legal)

COVID-19 has upended traditional work environments and forced many to rethink how to communicate and collaborate while working remotely. As a result, many employees have embraced new communication platforms, sometimes more rapidly than their employers, and left behind their employers’ retention and privacy policies. Because no two communication tools are exactly alike, various platforms have different retention and privacy features that may present varying types and levels of risk to employers, their employees, and other stakeholders such as board members. This CLE will discuss key issues companies and their counsel might consider when it comes to communication tools to help avoid loss of data, regulatory risk, and legal liability.

Key topics to be discussed:

• What are risks from an employee using communication tools not authorized by an employer?
• What are ways that communication tools differ as to retention and security controls?
• What are actions you can take to reduce a company’s risk?

Date / Time: December 16, 2020

•   2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Eastern
•   1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Central
•   12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Mountain
•   11:00 am – 12:00 pm Pacific

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•   Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program “live” in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for “live” CLE credit.
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Original Broadcast Date: December 16, 2020

Jeremy Schiffres | WilmerHale

Jeremy Schiffres is a Senior Associate at WilmerHale. He has experience across a variety of complex civil and criminal litigation matters at both the federal and state level, including defense of federal securities class actions, white collar criminal defense, adversary proceedings in bankruptcy court, and international commercial arbitrations. Mr. Schiffres previously clerked for the Hon. Robert W. Sweet of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Susan Schroeder | WilmerHale

Susan Schroeder is a Partner at WilmerHale. As the former head of enforcement and Management Committee member at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Ms. Schroeder has deep insight into the priorities and procedures of the regulatory bodies that govern the financial services industry, including the US Securities and Exchange Commission, FINRA, exchanges, and state securities regulators. In addition, Ms. Schroeder calls on her extensive experience overseeing thousands of regulatory investigations to assist and advise clients in all aspects of internal investigations, including detecting potential misconduct, complying with reporting obligations and effectively remediating systemic problems.

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I. What are risks from an employee using communication tools not authorized by an employer? 2:00-2:15
II. What are ways that communication tools differ as to retention and security controls? 2:15-2:30
III. What are actions you can take to reduce a company’s risk? 2:30-2:45
IV. Q&A 2:45-3:00