FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 22, 2021
Rebecca E. Farbo
Chief Marketing Officer
PHILLIPS LYTLE LLP PARTNER ANNA MERCADO CLARK TO PRESENT AT NYSBA TRUSTS & ESTATES LAW SECTION SPRING 2021 MEETING
New York, N.Y. – Phillips Lytle LLP Partner Anna Mercado Clark will present at the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) Trusts & Estates Law Section Spring 2021 Meeting. Ms. Clark will give a presentation titled, “Lawyers’ Duty of Competency: When Technology and Legal Ethics Intersect.” Ms. Clark’s presentation will take place on Thursday, May 6 from 11:40 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Ms. Clark will discuss how with many lawyers working remotely, professional networks extending to various social media platforms, courts adopting various technologies to facilitate hearings and filings, and technology evolving at a rapid pace, lawyers should be mindful of their ethical duty of competency regarding technology. Not only should lawyers have sufficient familiarity with the technology they use, but they should also actively employ strategies to identify and mitigate various risks that come with the use of such technology. Ms. Clark will present best practices for protection of personal, confidential and privileged information (e.g., in court filings, eDiscovery, and when using mobile applications, email and social media); communication with and/or research regarding jurors, parties or witnesses using social media; and limitations on employer access to employee data.
As leader of Phillips Lytle’s Data Security & Privacy and e-Discovery & Digital Forensics Practice Teams, Ms. Clark focuses on complex e-discovery and digital forensics, cybersecurity and data privacy, and complex commercial litigation. She has been awarded the preeminent Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) and Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) designations by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). As a former Assistant District Attorney, she also handles white collar criminal matters and investigations.