From artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to autonomous vehicles, virtual reality, and cryptocurrency, the rapid evolution of technology shows no sign of slowing down. Companies in the digital technology sector are among the world’s most highly valued companies, with good reason. And businesses in every sector now use digital technology in all kinds of ways, from basic email to sophisticated data analytics.
Fresh water is becoming a scarce resource in the United States and across the globe as demand continues to rise due to population and business growth. This emergent scarcity means businesses will face more consequences of the complex regulatory and legal frameworks governing water use and water quality.
Michael Best’s Water team understands those issues. We guide clients through the heavily regulated, politically sensitive environment surrounding the management of, investment in, and development of water resources.
In today’s rapidly changing market, you need an intellectual property team that will enhance and safeguard your competitive position. Our nationally recognized IP practice offers three key advantages: we know your business; we understand your technology; and we have the advocacy skills to help you develop, manage, and protect your intellectual assets.
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The ethical duty of technology competence is now effective in forty states across the United States. The duty requires that attorneys be competent with the benefits and risks of technology. For in-house and outside counsel alike, this raises the standard of care in the context of giving advice and direction about how businesses establish and maintain a “reasonable security programs, implement “privacy by design” in their business operations, and evaluate the risks to data subjects associated with the processing of their personal data. Compliance programs aren’t the only place where technical competence is needed – understanding how the underlying technology operates is increasingly critical for attorneys when drafting and negotiating technology agreements. Although neither in-house nor external counsel need to be technology experts, there now should be an emphasis on collaboration amongst each other and with the support of the company’s in-house or outsourced information security and information technology teams to document a demonstration of our “technology competence.”
Tune in for a practical discussion among our panel of in-house lawyers and Michael Best lawyers who will describe how to fulfill the duty of technology competence in our technology driven world.
Sarah Alt is an accomplished professional in ethical artificial intelligence with extensive information technology expertise working for and consulting with Fortune 1000 companies, professional services firms, institutions of higher education, startups, and nonprofits. As the Chief Process & AI Officer for Michael Best, Sarah spearheads the integration of AI technologies and strategies to drive innovation, excellence, and client value.
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Daniel assists companies with privacy and cybersecurity matters, from proactive approaches to breach response. He began his career with Michael Best as a law clerk, joining the firm as an associate attorney after obtaining his law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.
Ed serves as a trusted advisor and counselor to business clients on a wide range of matters involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, advertising, unfair competition, contracts and corporate strategy. He helps clients develop strategies to obtain, protect, exploit, and enforce their intellectual property rights and protect against allegations of infringement. He also advises clients on issues related to software, technology, privacy and cyber security.
Guy counsels clients on privacy and data security matters including compliance with U.S. and E.U. data protection and privacy laws, the development of company privacy programs, and responding to and mitigating data breaches.
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