Ethical Duties with Technology: Protecting data, decentralization of data sources and e-discovery, and social media

Bradley Whitecap
Kiriaki Tourikis
Erica M. Strauss
Bradley Whitecap | Reed Smith LLP
Kiriaki Tourikis | Reed Smith LLP
Erica M. Strauss | Reed Smith LLP

On-Demand: January 30, 2023

Ethical Duties with Technology: Protecting data, decentralization of data sources and e-discovery, and social media

$195.00 1.5 hour CLE

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Program Summary

The rapid rise in new technologies present lawyers with technical, professional and ethical challenges. Join, Kiriaki Tourikis, Brad Whitecap, and Erica Strauss as they discuss the lawyer’s ethical duties in dealing with these new technologies. This program is designed to examine the expectations and obligations of lawyers to keep abreast of the ever-changing technology landscape, from keeping data safe to understanding how the decentralization of data sources impacts ediscovery preservation and collection obligations. The panel will explore how technology impacts lawyers’ ethical obligations through a discussion of recent case law and relevant professional rules of conduct and offer strategies for compliance with ethical duties.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • The duties of technological competence and supervision
  • Data security and protecting privileged information
  • Ethical challenges arising during discovery
  • Social media best practices

Date: January 30, 2023

Closed-captioning available


Bradley Whitecap_ Reed Smith LLP._FedBarBradley Whitecap | Reed Smith LLP

Bradley is an associate in the Records & E-Discovery group. He has supervised many projects covering a wide range of subjects, including regulatory investigations, product liability litigation, settlement preparation, and records management. Bradley specializes in managing large scale projects and leveraging technology to streamline the discovery process, saving clients significant time and money. Bradley has also co-authored and presented on a variety of topics dealing with ediscovery, legal technology, and cross-border issues.


Kiriaki Tourikis_ Reed Smith LLP._FedBarKiriaki Tourikis | Reed Smith LLP

Kiriaki is an associate in the Tech & Data group, focusing her practice on enterprise data risk management, information governance, data privacy, records and e-discovery. Kiriaki advises large financial services institutions on enterprise data risk management strategies to manage legal and regulatory issues associated with both traditional and innovative technologies and data sources. Kiriaki’s practice involves advising clients on lowering risk associated with using and storing information across jurisdictions. In her role, Kiriaki counsels large financial institutions, on all aspects of data risk management and the discovery and management of electronic data, including: data migrations; technology implementation and management; the policies and procedures regarding the governance of information in various technologies; eDiscovery strategy and management; the use of data analytics for eDiscovery, compliance and risk management; the development of data source catalogues, disclosures, and responses relating to electronically stored information; and the remediation of legacy data (both paper and electronic). Prior to Reed Smith, Kiriaki spent 6 years in-house at JP Morgan.


Erica M. Strauss_ Reed Smith LLP._FedBarErica M. Strauss | Reed Smith LLP

Erica serves as counsel in Reed Smith’s Records & E-Discovery Group and has been involved in a variety of e-discovery and records management matters. She represents a broad range of clients in the area of general civil litigation, with particular emphasis on general commercial litigation and insurance coverage. Erica has vast experience in all aspects of discovery and trial preparation, and she has handled various arguments, hearings, arbitrations, non-jury and jury trials.


I. The duties of technological competence and supervision | 2:00pm – 2:20pm

II. Data security and protecting privileged information | 2:20pm – 2:40pm

III. Ethical challenges arising during discovery | 2:40pm – 3:00pm

Break | 3:00pm – 3:10pm

IV. Social media best practices | 3:10pm – 3:40pm