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Friday, March 18 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Plenary 1: Can They Hear Me Now? Practicing Law in an Age of Mass Surveillance – (Non CLE)

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This panel will address what the profession has learned from the Snowden disclosures about the reach of state surveillance into attorney-client conversations, and what lawyers need to learn about cybersecurity in order to protect privilege and confidentiality.

Moderators
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David Lat

Managing Editor, Above The Law
David Lat is the founder and managing editor of Above the Law, an award-winning website about the legal profession that reaches more than 1 million unique visitors a month. David’s writing has also appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post, among other publications. Prior to Above the Law, he launched Underneath Their Robes, a blog about federal judges. Before entering the media world, David worked as a... Read More →

Speakers
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Marcia Hofmann

Principal, Zeitgeist Law PC
Marcia Hofmann (@marciahofmann) is the founding principal of Zeitgeist Law PC, a boutique law practice focusing on computer crime and security, electronic privacy, free expression, and intellectual property. Prior to that, she was a senior staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, where she continues to serve as special counsel. She is also an adjunct professor at University of California Hastings College of the Law.
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Christopher Soghoian

American Civil Liberties Union
Dubbed the “Ralph Nader of the Internet” by Wired and one of Politico’s top “thinkers, doers and visionaries transforming American politics,” Christopher Soghoian is “the most prominent of a new breed of activist technology researchers” (The Economist), “who have risen to prominence by showing how tedious technical flaws can affect ordinary people.”Soghoian is the Principal Technologist with the Speech, Privacy, and Technology... Read More →
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Ben Wizner

Director, Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project, American Civil Liberties Union
Ben Wizner (@benwizner) is the Director of the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy & Technology Project. For nearly fifteen years, he has worked at the intersection of civil liberties and national security, litigating numerous cases involving airport security policies, government watch lists, surveillance practices, targeted killing, and torture. He appears regularly in the global media, has testified before Congress, and is an adjunct professor at New York... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Continental Ballroom Lobby Level