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Best Practices in Evaluating Section 230 Liability in the Sharing Economy

Live Webcast Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (ET)
Commercial/Consumer Law (CLE)Recording

Join us for this Knowledge Group Webinar. Section 230 of the CDA has provided a powerful defense against claims that an internet platform is liable for statements or information posted by its users. In the last few years, courts have wrestled with matters arising from online activities on internet platforms. These platforms have faced lawsuits related to their roles in allegedly wrongful conduct carried out by their users. In this Knowledge Group webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals will help you understand the most critical issues which will include:

  • The Limits of Section 230 Immunity
  • Evaluating Liability in Internet Platform Litigation
  • Applying economic analysis to determine how a platform’s practices may contribute to users’ behavior
  • Live interactive Q&A session

Agenda

Niall MacMenamin, Vice President
Analysis Group

Diego Focanti , Associate
Analysis Group

AND

Michael T. Williams, Co-Managing Partner
Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell LLP

  • Introduction
  • Section 230 CDA
  • Evaluating platform liability: does platform’s policies and practices contribute materially to users’ wrongful conduct?
    • Begin with example of platform’s policies and practices that are subject to evaluation
    • Discuss that marketing and economics experts have deep theoretical and analytical toolkits to help counsels meet their burden of proof for liability and damages.
    • Data rich area
  • Conclusion
    • Companies cannot rely on a passive defense based on Section 230.
    • Experts in marketing and economics can provide an array of tools to analyze liability.

Who Should Attend

  • Corporate legal counsel 
  • Litigators involved in complex commercial disputes
  • Regulators in technology space

Niall MacMenamin, Vice President
Analysis Group

Diego Focanti , Associate
Analysis Group

AND

Michael T. Williams, Co-Managing Partner
Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell LLP

  • Introduction
  • Section 230 CDA
  • Evaluating platform liability: does platform’s policies and practices contribute materially to users’ wrongful conduct?
    • Begin with example of platform’s policies and practices that are subject to evaluation
    • Discuss that marketing and economics experts have deep theoretical and analytical toolkits to help counsels meet their burden of proof for liability and damages.
    • Data rich area
  • Conclusion
    • Companies cannot rely on a passive defense based on Section 230.
    • Experts in marketing and economics can provide an array of tools to analyze liability.

Niall MacMenaminVice PresidentAnalysis Group

Mr. MacMenamin specializes in finance and statistics, and has extensive experience developing financial models and market research studies, testifying as an expert witness, and managing the support of expert witnesses in a variety of complex litigation matters. He recently authored the Law360 article “Evaluating Section 230 Liability in the Sharing Economy,” which is based on his experience handling matters involving technology platforms.

Diego Focanti AssociateAnalysis Group

Mr. Focanti is an associate with Analysis Group and co-author of the article “Evaluating Section 230 Liability in the Sharing Economy,” which was recently published in Law360. He holds a PhD in Economics from Brown University.

Michael T. WilliamsCo-Managing PartnerWheeler Trigg O'Donnell LLP

Mike Williams specializes in complex commercial disputes that often involve novel legal issues. A versatile attorney, Mike has won national recognition for his defense of companies in high-stakes class actions while also helping clients recover large damages awards and injunctive relief in some of their most important matters. Mike is ranked in Chambers USA and has been named a BTI Consulting Client Service All-Star. 


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Course Level:
   Intermediate

Advance Preparation:
   Print and review course materials

Method Of Presentation:
   On-demand Webcast; Group-Internet Based

Prerequisite:
   General knowledge of telecommunications laws and regulations

Course Code:
   148830

NASBA Field of Study:
   Business Law

NY Category of CLE Credit:
   Areas of Professional Practice

Total Credit:
    1 CLE 1 NASBA-CPE

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About the Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

About the Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

Analysis Group is one of the largest international economics consulting firms, with more than 1,000 professionals across 14 offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. Since 1981, we have provided expertise in economics, finance, health care analytics, and strategy to top law firms, Fortune Global 500 companies, and government agencies worldwide. Our internal experts, together with our network of affiliated experts from academia, industry, and government, offer our clients exceptional breadth and depth of expertise.

Website: https://www.analysisgroup.com/

Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell (WTO) lawyers have taken more than 1,100 trials and arbitrations to verdict or award, and more than 300 appeals to opinion, with exceptional results nationwide for our clients. Established in 1998, WTO currently numbers 110 lawyers. The firm represents sophisticated clients in high-stakes civil trials, appeals, and related litigation ranging from complex commercial to class actions to multidistrict litigation.

Website: http://wtotrial.com/

Mr. MacMenamin specializes in finance and statistics, and has extensive experience developing financial models and market research studies, testifying as an expert witness, and managing the support of expert witnesses in a variety of complex litigation matters. He recently authored the Law360 article “Evaluating Section 230 Liability in the Sharing Economy,” which is based on his experience handling matters involving technology platforms.

Mr. Focanti is an associate with Analysis Group and co-author of the article “Evaluating Section 230 Liability in the Sharing Economy,” which was recently published in Law360. He holds a PhD in Economics from Brown University.

Mike Williams specializes in complex commercial disputes that often involve novel legal issues. A versatile attorney, Mike has won national recognition for his defense of companies in high-stakes class actions while also helping clients recover large damages awards and injunctive relief in some of their most important matters. Mike is ranked in Chambers USA and has been named a BTI Consulting Client Service All-Star. 

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