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Online Dispute Resolution in India

ODR has never been as pertinent as it is today. The Supreme Court of India has already hinted at hearings via video conferencing on a “large scale”. While the bar and the bench ought to be prepared, some important aspects still need further deliberation, especially if e-hearings will become the new normal.


COVID-19 Force Majeure and Contract Issues

Following the outbreak of COVID-19, companies around the world have been assessing the actual and potential impact on their businesses. From a legal perspective this will involve an assessment of contractual rights and obligations and formulation of plan to achieve a desired outcome.  Our panelists will be drawing on experience from in-house and private practice in the US and Europe to discuss the legal and the practical considerations related to the COVID-19 disruption.


After the Hack: A Data Breach Post-Game Show

Join us for an in-depth exploration of what happens after a data breach.  We will review the various obligations and moving parts, including: civil and criminal effects, working with regulators, insurance coverage, and the proper use of a PR team.  Our panel will cover the US and European perspective and tackle real like situations. 



How to Advocate a Technology Dispute in Arbitration: Hot Tubbing and Other Techniques and Tips

Parties may choose arbitration of technology-related disputes over court proceedings for many reasons: specialized decision-making, time and cost-savings, increased confidentiality protections or more predictability, to name a few. In international disputes, arbitration also allows for multinational enforcement. 


Surge in US and UK Funding and New Policies Recognize Telehealth as a Vital Weapon Against COVID-19

Telehealth and telemedicine were already altering the landscape of health care in the United States and UK prior to the current COVID-19 crisis. These technologies provide exciting opportunities to expand the provision of health care to underserved communities and to streamline the provision of many health care services for all patients and providers.  But now, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ability to provide remote, "hands free" health care services quickly and safely to a greater number of patients has taken on a new urgency.


Impact of Covid-19 on the Practice of Law in India

The key points that will be discussed are listed below:  
(i)    Are law firms and in-house departments likely to bring in key policy changes in view of covid-19 and global recession?
(ii)    Will work from home become the new normal?
(iii)    Are firms and companies likely to adopt innovative technology solutions which could see a rise of legal-tech in India? 
(iv)    Will clients expect innovative fee structures in view of possible cuts in legal budgets?


Practicing What We Preach: A Roundtable Discussion on How to Practice Technology Law @ Home

It is fair to say that ITechLaw’s membership has advised tens of thousands of clients on legal aspects of utilizing technology.  Suddenly the means by how we advise – our work processes – have changed inviting personal innovation and creativity.  Today, as we all work from our homes, ITechLaw embraces “We are all in this together” and asked four of our technology lawyer members to share their thoughts on how to best utilize technology to team with colleagues, advise clients and manage the new work/life family balance.


The California Consumer Privacy Act - What it Is and What Clients Need to Know, Particularly In Light of COVID-19

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) went into effect on January 1, 2020, and it establishes new consumer privacy rights for California residents and imposes significant new duties and obligations on commercial businesses conducting business in the state of California. Consumer rights include the right to know what personal information a business is collecting, selling, and disclosing about them; the right to deletion; the right to opt-out of the sale of personal information; and the right not to be discriminated against (written as a business duty).


Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Small Firms

With COVID-19 causing governments to recommend (if not compel) “remote only” or virtual work for businesses across the world, law firms of all sizes need adapt to these changed circumstances.  On one hand, small firms may be able to dynamically adapt and react more easily by the very nature of their smaller size.  However, small firms will often not possess the resources to implement technological changes on a firm-wide scale.