Recent Legal Developments in Social Media

Program Number: 2206

Program Date: 03/27/2012


Over the past year we have seen continued evolution of privacy protections, corporate risks and liabilities relating to social media. Matt Karlyn and Peter F. McLaughlin of Foley & Lardner LLP share the newest updates impacting employment law, IP protection, privacy, and anticipated trends in this dynamic area.

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50 minute credit hour - 1.0 General CLE credit
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Matthew Karlyn, Esq. - Foley & Lardner

Foley & Lardner LLP

Matthew A. Karlyn, Esq. is a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP, where he is a member of its Information Technology & Outsourcing practice group and its Privacy, Security and Information Management practice group. He has extensive experience with transactions related to outsourcing and information technology including business process outsourcing, IT outsourcing, HR outsourcing, legal process outsourcing, technology licensing, cloud computing, systems integration and software development. He also advices companies with respect to privacy, security and information management matters, compliance with federal and state laws, and drafting and implementing privacy and security policies and standards. In addition to his law degree, Mr. Karlyn has a MBA from the University of Chicago, and he has been selected for inclusion in the 2010 Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, an honor given to the top 2.5% of Massachusetts lawyers under the age of 40. A frequent speaker and writer in the area of information technology and outsourcing (for a complete listing of his publications and speeches, see, he can be reached via email at:


Peter F. McLaughlin

Foley & Lardner LLP

Peter F. McLaughlin, Esq. is senior counsel with Foley & Lardner LLP, where he is a member of its Privacy, Security & Information Management and Information Technology & Outsourcing Practices. He is also a member of the Health Care Industry Team and Privacy Litigation Task Force. As the former global privacy director and assistant general counsel of a Fortune 20 health care company, Mr. McLaughlin has specific experience in data privacy and security issues relevant to the health care sector as well as international privacy compliance. In 2010 and 2011, the Legal 500 recognized his technology work in the area of data protection and privacy. A member of the American Bar Association (ABA) and currently vice chair of the ABA's Information Security Committee, he previously served for four years as co-chair of the Privacy Security & Data Management subcommittee for its Business Law Section. Mr. McLaughlin frequently speaks and writes on data privacy and security issues.