PRESS: “Attorneys Beware” Ethics & the Cloud Post Republished in February Issue of the Texas Bar Journal

I am blessed that the Texas Bar Journal reprinted my blog post on the ethical issues surrounding attorney use of cloud-based services in this year’s February issue! My original post set forth my observations about how attorneys’ use of cloud-based services, (such as Google Drive, Dropbox and Evernote, to name a few) may leave attorneys […]

Technology and the Law: 3 Issues to Keep Your Eye On in 2017

This past year was an exciting (if not troubling) one for technology and the law – from the multiple Yahoo breaches to newly-emerging DDoS botnet attacks to allegations of foreign hacking to interfere with the US election, 2016 did not disappoint.  As technology continues to outpace the laws addressing it, here are 3 things to […]

Newly Amended Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 41: What It Means & Why It May Reach Too Far

Consider this hypothetical: Frustrated with ads on his smartphone, John Doe disables access by mobile apps to his location data on his Android phone (like many smartphone users already do)…and as a result, his smartphone gets caught within the scope of a criminal warrant that copies the information from his smartphone and exposes highly confidential […]

“All Thumbs” Revisited: Mobile Biometrics, Your Data & the Law

I have previously posted on the topic of biometrics and the 5th Amendment (especially in the context of mobile technology).  A reprint of my initial article can be found in the November 2016 issue of the Texas Bar Journal.  Now, it seems the debate on this issue may heat-up – in a May 26, 2016 […]

Attorneys Beware: The “Cloud” May Be Raining on Your Ethical Obligations

EverNote.  DropBox.  Google Drive. These are but a few of the many cloud-based applications available on the Internet that provide helpful and cost-effective solutions to document creation, collaboration and storage. Traditionally, the need for additional document management capability meant purchasing a new disk drive or a new software package.  Technology has now evolved to the […]