Colin K. Kelly, Partner, Alston & Bird LLP to Speak at KCís Legal Series: Ethical Issues in Attorney Use of Social Media Live Webcast
New York, NY, October 04, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Colin K. Kelly, Partner, Alston & Bird LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Legal Series: Ethical Issues in Attorney Use of Social Media.” This event is scheduled for January 14, 2014 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).
For further details, please visit: http://www.knowledgecongress.org/event_2014_Ethical_Issues.html
About Colin K. Kelly
Colin Kelly is a partner in the firm's Products Liability and Litigation & Trial Practice Groups. He focuses his practice in the areas of product liability, toxic torts and complex commercial litigation, and he has bet-the-company crisis management experience. Colin has a history of trying difficult cases in difficult places: over the past three years, he has tried eight fatal cancer cases (four to verdict) in Boston, Baltimore, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale and Waycross, Georgia, for Union Carbide Corporation. Colin is National Trial Counsel for U-Haul International and recently served as national coordinating counsel to a green technology company involved in consumer product-related lawsuits throughout the US and Canada. Colin has litigated complex matters for more than 10 different Fortune 500 companies and has prepared cases for trial in 15 different states. Colin is frequent speaker and author on some of the practical ways that lawyers can ethically use social media to benefit clients before, during and after trial.
About Alston & Bird LLP
With more than 800 attorneys, Alston & Bird is a leading national AmLaw 50 firm. The firm's core practice areas are intellectual property, complex litigation, corporate and tax, with national industry focuses in energy and sustainability, health care, financial services and public policy. The firm has built a reputation as one of the country's best employers, appearing on FORTUNE magazine's ranking of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" 14 consecutive years, an unprecedented accomplishment among law firms in the United States. The firm has offices in Atlanta, Brussels, Charlotte, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Research Triangle, Silicon Valley, Ventura County and Washington, D.C.
While the use of social media provides an array of opportunities for companies to market their services and connect with other companies and potential clients, attorneys (both in-house and outside counsel) have unique ethical duties that pose significant risks and require additional practical restraints on unfettered and unfiltered social media use to benefit clients.
This course offers in-house counsel & attorneys the opportunity to be equipped with a better understanding of ethical issues surrounding social media information, advertising, and use by attorneys.
The Knowledge Group has assembled a panel of distinguished practitioners and thought leaders who will share their expertise on how to approach the issues surrounding the subject. The panelists will examine the pros and cons of social media and will also share practical guidance on how to effectively use social media while preventing potential pitfalls.
About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit: www.knowledgecongress.org.