Protecting Your Business From Internet Defamation
One of the hottest topics in business today is how to deal with the rise in internet defamation. With the advent of social media and review sites, people -- ranging from tenants to consumers of goods and services -- are articulating their views in ways they never could before. Sometimes, their published statements are defamatory. And sometimes they do real damage.
Companies want to know more about internet-related defamation and what to do about it if it occurs. In this program, a panel of distinguished legal professionals will examine the issues, law, best practices, and remedies.
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Connie Sardo is Senior Corporate Counsel at Yelp, Inc. She is responsible for a variety of litigation-related matters for the company, and formerly served as an attorney at Latham & Watkins LLP.
Professor Susan Freiwald is a Professor and Dean’s Circle Scholar at the University of San Francisco School of Law. Susan is an expert on internet, information privacy and electronic surveillance law.
Michael F. Donner is a partner in Hanson Bridgett Litigation Practice Group. He was selected by American Lawyer Media as one of the nation's "Top Rated Lawyers in Commercial Litigation." Michael received considerable media coverage for his victory in Bently Reserve v. Papaliolios, a landmark appellate decision that clarified California internet defamation law.
Michael B. McNaughton is a partner in Hanson Bridgett Litigation Practice Group. He is an experienced trial attorney who has effectively litigated cases involving a broad range of commercial matters.
Real Estate Round Table: Status of Warriors New SF Arena
Gibson Dunn Partner, Mary G. Murphy and Clarke Miller of Strada Investment Group, will describe the Golden State Warriors Event Center and Mixed Use project at Blocks 29-32 in Mission Bay South as well as the challenges to the project approvals. The litigation challenging the approvals is subject to AB 900, the Jobs and Economic Improvement Through Environmental Leadership Act, which provides for expedited judicial review. Mary and Clarke will provide some background on the AB 900 provisions and experience, and will discuss the complex land use approval process for the approved arena.
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