This program will discuss top issues facing lawyers in today’s online world. We will discuss the ethics surrounding the use of social media for purposes of advertising and communicating with third parties. The use of electronic communications when dealing with clients and potential clients will also be addressed including steps to take to avoid accidentally creating an attorney client relationship when communicating with others. Additionally, the issue of dealing with negative social media reviews will be addressed and suggested courses of action in doing so.
This program will benefit attorneys of all levels as well as paralegals and other support staff who communicate with third parties. The topics discussed will have broad applicability to a variety of practice areas.
Key topics to be discussed:
Safely communicating with third parties without unintentionally form an attorney client relationship
Identifying issues relating to communicating with clients electronically while maintaining the attorney-client privilege and confidentiality
How to respond to negative reviews on social media
Advertising and “Puffing” in communications
Date: November 29, 2022
Brian J. Pezzillo | Howard & Howard, PLLC
Brian Pezzillo is a member of Howard & Howard Attorneys, PLLC, where he practices in the areas of construction law, privacy and cybersecurity, administrative law, commercial and business law. Mr. Pezzillo has practiced construction law for 26 years advising owners, general contractors, subcontractors and suppliers of all sizes.
Mr. Pezzillo authored the Construction Law for Nevada handbook (HLK Publishers). Mr. Pezzillo also advises clients with regard to data privacy compliance on international, national and state laws including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) and the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA). Mr. Pezzillo regularly prepares privacy policies for clients and assists with development of internal privacy programs.
Mr. Pezzillo earned his B.B.A. degree from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque and his J.D. degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law in Albuquerque, New Mexico and a Graduate Certificate in Privacy and Cybersecurity from Drexel University. He is admitted to practice in New Mexico, Nevada, North Dakota (inactive), Arizona, Colorado and before the U.S. District Court, districts of Nevada and New Mexico; and U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th and 11th circuits.
Mr. Pezzillo is a member of State Bar of Nevada (Construction Law Section), as well as the State Bars of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and the American Bar Association (Construction Industry Forum, Alternative Dispute Resolution Group, and Business Law Section) and Clark County Bar Association. He serves as an arbitrator and mediator on the American Arbitration Association’s Construction and Large-Complex Construction panels as well as the Commercial and Consumer panels.
He is also accredited by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) as a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) and a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM). He is also a Founding Fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America (CLSA) and is listed as a Mountain States Super Lawyer, Best Lawyer in America and holds an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell.
I. Safely communicating with third parties without unintentionally form an attorney client relationship | 11:00am – 11:15am
II. Identifying issues relating to communicating with clients electronically while maintaining the attorney-client privilege and confidentiality | 11:15am – 11:30am
III. How to respond to negative reviews on social media | 11:30am – 11:45am
IV. Advertising and “Puffing” in communications | 11:45am – 12:00pm