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Exploring Significant Issues on Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) Reform

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Exploring Significant Issues on Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) Reform

Live Webcast Date: Friday, March 11, 2016 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (ET)

In an era where online communications and cloud data storage have become a commonplace, an unrelenting need for a strong security and privacy protection will continue to sway communication industries. Considering the various technology advancements and practices taking place today, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) of 1986 is now deemed to be inconsistent and outdated as some components under this Act are no longer adaptable and may not protect citizens' digital communications from warrantless government scrutiny and seizure. Thus, tech companies, policy teams and civil liberties advocates insist that reforming the ECPA, more than ever, is necessary.

In this two-hour Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group will help the audience understand the important aspects of this significant topic. They will provide an in-depth discussion of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) Reform. To avoid future legal challenges, speakers will also offer the audience with the best practices in mitigating possible risks and ensure compliance with privacy laws.

Key issues that will be covered in this course are:

  • Electronic Communications Privacy Act - A Review
  • Outdated Components of ECPA
  • Recent Court Decisions
  • ECPA Reform Legislation
  • Potential Legal Hurdles
  • Possible Implications on Communication Companies
  • Risk Mitigation Schemes
  • Best Compliance Practices

Who Should Attend

  • Privacy, Marketing, New Media Attorneys and Related Practice Areas
  • Privacy and Data Security Lawyers and Consultants
  • CIOs
  • Chief Security Officers
  • Risk and Compliance Officers
  • IT Heads
  • Senior Management
  • Private and Public Companies
  • And other related/interested professionals


Elana Broitman

Elana Broitman
Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Tim Bukher

Tim Bukher
Thompson Bukher LLP

Marc Wolin

Marc Wolin
Saiber LLC

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Elana Broitman, Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • 3 Laws within ECPA
  • Frustrations with ECPA
  • ECPA & Legislative Updates

Tim Bukher, Partner
Thompson Bukher LLP
  • How the ECPA Applies to Modern/Tech-Based Business
  • Email
  • Other Technologies
  • Issues Faced by Businesses
  • Exceptions to SCA and Wiretap Act
  • Intersection With Other Laws/Regulations
  • Consumer Protection and Business Reputation
  • ECPA Reform is Needed

Marc Wolin, Member
Saiber LLC
  • Space Wires
  • A Brief History of the ECPA
  • § 2511(1)(a)
  • § 2511 – Exceptions/Defenses
  • Common ECPA Civil Cases
  • Circumstantial Evidence
  • § 2512 – Pirate Devices
  • § 605 – The Communications Act
  • ECPA Damages – § 2520
  • Commercial Applications

Elana Broitman

Elana BroitmanShareholderGreenberg Traurig, LLP

Elana Broitman represents clients in New York City, New York State and Washington, D.C. on government affairs, procurement, regulatory, and policy matters. She also provides specific expertise in CFIUS matters, cybersecurity and sanctions. She has wide-ranging experience in government and business. Throughout her career, Elana has also held numerous positions within the federal government. Most recently, she served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy at the Defense Department. Prior to this, Elana spent nine years in private industry focused on intellectual property and international policy matters.

Tim Bukher

Tim BukherPartnerThompson Bukher LLP

Tim Bukher is a partner at Thompson Bukher LLP, leading the firm's intellectual property and internet law practice groups in support of media, technology, and digital venture matters. As outside counsel to tech and software companies, Tim's practice focuses on complex transactions involving intellectual property licensing, venture capital, digital rights, and cyberlaw/privacy regulations including HIPAA and HiTech.

Tim’s firm focuses on the intersection of corporate, securities, and intellectual property law. To that end, Tim’s latest projects include JOBS Act based implementation of e-crowdsourcing as well as regulatory challenges in cryptocurrency transactions.

Marc Wolin

Marc WolinMemberSaiber LLC

Partner whose practice focuses in business and complex litigation. Have litigated contractual, business torts, class actions, electronic theft of satellite signals, banking, insurance, commercial landlord-tenant, CEPA (whistleblower), NJ Law Against Discrimination, and have defended Judges accused of unethical judicial conduct before New Jersey’s Advisory Committee on Judicial Conduct. Also, Trustee of the Plibrico 524(g) Asbestos Trust and Silica Trust. Served as CJA Panel Attorney in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey in or about 1999 – 2001.

Course Level:

Advance Preparation:
   Print and review course materials

Method Of Presentation:
   On-demand Webcast


Course Code:

NASBA Field of Study:
   Specialized Knowledge and Applications

NY Category of CLE Credit:
   Areas of Professional Practice

Total Credits:
   2.0 CLE

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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.

Greenberg Traurig is an international law firm with approximately 1900 attorneys and governmental affairs professionals in 38 commercial and government centers across the United States and in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Greenberg Traurig provides integrated, business-focused legal services for clients ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to innovative start-ups. The firm’s multidisciplinary teams include senior lawyers who have served as chief legal officers at major multinational companies and have spent years solving real-world problems in the business, political and legal arenas. For additional information, please visit www.gtlaw.com.

Website: http://www.gtlaw.com/

Thompson Bukher LLP is a New York-based law firm focusing on the intersection of corporate, securities, and intellectual property law. The firm counsels clients in digital, media, IT, and other emerging industries. Thompson Bukher prides itself on providing expertise in the key areas most relevant to its clients’ industries while maintaining an efficient and client-oriented culture. For more information please visit 

Website: http://www.thomplegal.com/

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