Biometrics and the New Wave of Class Action Lawsuits

Program Number: 2984

Program Date: 05/30/2019

Description

Whether it is an employee’s fingerprint used to clock in and out of work, or using your face to unlock a phone, the use of biometric information is becoming increasingly commonplace. Such biometric information provides convenience in a complicated world. But, at the same time, creates legal risk for businesses in all industries. This webinar will explore what biometric information is and how it is used; the jurisdictions which regulate biometric information; the requirements imposed on businesses; trends in lawsuits over the use of biometric information; and compliance strategies intended to reduce exposure.

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Available in states

California, Colorado Eligible, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey Eligible, New York, New York - BOTH New and Experienced Attorneys, Texas Self Study

Credit Information

50 minute credit hour - 1.0 General CLE credit, based on a 50-minute credit hour
60 minute credit hour - 1.0 General CLE credit, based on a 60-minute credit hour

State Program Numbers

Credit Eligible for BOTH Experienced and New Attorneys in NY

Presenters


Harrison Brown, Esq.

Blank Rome LLP

Harrison Brown’s practice encompasses a wide range of business litigation and class action defense, with an emphasis on consumer fraud and privacy claims. Harrison has extensive experience defending complex claims in both state and federal courts, including claims under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”), unfair competition and false advertising laws, California’s Song-Beverly Credit Card Act, and Invasion of Privacy Act. Harrison also represents clients in actions before the Federal Communications Commission.

Harrison also has experience in commercial real estate, representing landlords, tenants, lenders, borrowers, and developers in various litigation matters, including breaches, construction defect claims, eviction disputes, and ADA defense. He has also assists clients on labor and employment matters. In addition, Harrison helps companies and entrepreneurs lawfully navigate their advertising, retailing, and e-commerce initiatives.

Harrison is regularly published in leading industry publications concerning TCPA and social media matters. Some of his recent articles include “Good faith defense in TCPA class actions makes good business sense” (Inside Counsel, November 18, 2014), “Fighting Fail-Safe Classes In TCPA Claims” (Law360, June 12, 2014), "Social Media as Evidence in Civil Litigation – Last 12 Months in Review” (BNA Social Media Law & Policy Report, April 22, 2014), and “Courts Narrowly Interpreting an Automated Telephone Dialing System under TCPA” (Inside Counsel, April 1, 2014).

 

Jeffrey N. Rosenthal, Esq.

Blank Rome LLP

Jeffrey Rosenthal has extensive experience in high-stakes corporate and commercial litigation, having defended companies in multiple industries against claims involving:


◾class actions
◾Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) / Junk Fax Prevention Act
◾consumer fraud and privacy
◾labeling and false advertising
◾contracts
◾business torts
◾software and technology
◾intellectual property (trade secret / trademark / copyright)
◾Civil Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (“RICO”) Act
◾securities / shareholder actions
◾financial industry arbitration
◾professional liability
◾Alien Tort Statute

Jeffrey regularly writes the Cyberlaw column for The Legal Intelligencer, wherein he discusses the intersecting areas of law and computing with an emphasis on the impact of new technologies, online privacy, software, intellectual property, and social networking sites on corporations, businesses, and individuals. He also contributes to Blank Rome’s Cybersecurity Law Watch blog, which focuses on data security and privacy law issues, as well as how to manage and navigate cybersercurity risks.

Jeffrey is a frequent lecturer on issues relating to attorney ethics. His recent speaking engagements include serving as a panelist discussing ethical issues in attorney use of social media for a national webcast, and presenting on practical class action avoidance strategies. He has also lectured on the topic of alternative dispute resolution at Villanova University School of Law, and on e-discovery and social media at Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law. He also serves as a court-appointed Arbitrator as part of the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas’ Compulsory Arbitration Program.

In 2014, Jeffrey was selected by a panel of judges as one of The Legal Intelligencer’s “Lawyers on the Fast Track,” a recognition given to only 36 lawyers throughout Pennsylvania under the age of 40 who have influenced the legal industry through their development of the law, commitment to the community, and service to the bar.

While in law school, Jeffrey served as executive editor of the Syracuse Law Review. He also served as a law clerk to the Honorable John P. Dean, Principal Administrative Law Judge for the Office of Administrative Hearings in Washington, D.C.

Jeffrey completed his undergraduate studies at Pennsylvania State University where he earned a B.S. in Business Management, Smeal College of Business, and a B.S. in Psychology.

 

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