January 19, 2017: CyberCrime, Tax Reform, Arbitration, Zombie Housing, Artificial Intelligence, 'Revenge Porn' on NYS Bar Agenda

The New York State Bar Association's 140th Annual Meeting in New York City next week will feature discussions on cybercrimes; prospects for tax reform in 2017; appellate attacks on arbitration awards; whether antitrust has failed; representing clients with diminishing capacity; crisis management for celebrities; zombie housing; organic claims for cosmetics; planning for a pet's continuing care; and other current legal topics.

More than 4,000 attorneys are expected to attend the week-long conference at the New York Hilton Midtown in Manhattan from Monday, January 23 through Saturday, January 28.

Scheduled speakers during the event include: Nina Olson, national taxpayer advocate, IRS; Jason Furman, chair, U.S. Council of Economic Advisors; Patricia Brink, director of civil enforcement, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice; Chief Judge Robert A. Katzmann, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; NYS Chief Judge Janet DiFiore; former NYS Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman; and Dr. Heather Ann Thompson, author, Blood in the Water: The Attica Uprising of 1971.

A complete list of Annual Meeting programs is available at: www.nysba.org/AM2017.

Presidential Summit

The centerpiece of the Annual Meeting will be the Presidential Summit on Wednesday, January 25, from 2 to 5 p.m. Hosted by State Bar Association President Claire P. Gutekunst, it will feature panel discussions on:

• Artificial Intelligence and Its Impact on the Legal Profession; and

• It's Not About "Revenge" or "Porn:" Intimate Partner Violence and Nonconsensual Sexual Image Exploitation.

The first forum will examine artificial intelligence, machine learning and predictive analytics, and their applications in legal practice. It also will explore the effects on the legal labor market. Panelists include: Daniel Martin Katz, a scientist and law professor, Illinois Institute of Technology-Chicago Kent School of Law; Dera J. Nevin, e-discovery counsel at Proskauer; Andrew M.J. Arruda, CEO of Ross Intelligence; and Noah Waisberg, CEO of Kira Systems.

The second Summit forum will discuss the posting of sexually explicit photos on the Internet without the consent of the victims, a form of domestic violence involving intimate partners. The victims of what is commonly known as "revenge porn" have inadequate protections under existing New York laws. Panelists include: Carrie A. Goldberg, a private attorney who represents victims; Ian Harris, director, Family Law Unit, Staten Island Legal Services; and Lawrence Newman, chief of Domestic Violence Unit, New York County District Attorney's Office.

The Presidential Summit is available via live webcast at www.nysba.org/AMSummit.

Reporters wishing to attend Annual Meeting programs should contact Bridget Donlon ([email protected]518-487-5531) or Lise Bang-Jensen ([email protected]518-487-5530).

Follow Annual Meeting proceedings on Twitter at @NYSBA (#nysba17), Facebook (New York State Bar Association) and Instagram (@nystatebar).

The 74,000-member New York State Bar Association is the largest voluntary state bar association in the nation. It was founded in 1876.


Contact: Lise Bang-Jensen
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