Litigating in the Social Networking Era

Teleconference 1:00 - 2:30pm
June 15, 2010

With the recent explosion in the use of social networking, attorneys and litigants are quickly learning the risks and rewards of participating in social networking. In particular, recent cases demonstrate the utility to attorneys of considering social networks during discovery and, in some cases, discovery of information from social networking sites can make or break your case. Therefore, it is important for attorneys to understand how to utilize social networks when involved in litigation, both to discover information from their adversaries and to advise their clients of the potential risks of their own social networking use. This teleconference will help you understand how social networking can make or break your case. The teleconference will also teach you what you should know about the current state of the law concerning discovery from social networking users and sites, as well as evidentiary and ethical issues.

If you or any one of your colleagues wish to attend, there are several easy ways to register:

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Social Networking's Impact on Litigation: How You Can Improve Your Case
  • Why Social Networking Matters If You Litigate
  • How Social Networking Can Help You Win or Lose Your Case
  • Using Social Networks to Discover the Smoking Gun
Discovery in the Social Networking Era
  • Discovery From Social Networking Users
  • Discovery From Social Networking Hosts
  • Evidentiary Issues
Additional Issues for Attorneys and Clients
  • Ethical Issues
  • Zubulake and Social Networks
  • Practical Advice


Daniel L. Brown, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

  • Partner in the New York office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
  • Practice includes commercial litigation, hospitality, antitrust and electronic discovery
  • Frequently conducts seminars on litigation, e-discovery and social media
  • J.D. degree, Fordham University School of Law
  • Undergraduate degree, University of Michigan
  • Contact him at