Tech Competence from the Courthouse to Cyberspace
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Central
This panel will discuss (1) developments in technological advancements related to litigation and transactions; and (2) the importance of maintaining familiarity with technology to ensure lawyers uphold their ethical obligations.
Webinar begins at 12:00 pm Central
Duration: 1 hour
Moderator: Miles Indest, McGuireWoods LLP, Houston, TX
- Kevin Neslage, CIPP/US, U.S. Incident Response Claims Counsel, Resilience, Miami, FL
- The Hon. Lauren Reeder, 234th Civil District Court, Houston, TX
- Thomas E. Spahn, McGuireWoods LLP, Tysons, VA
A Texas-Louisiana litigator with an MBA, Miles enjoys helping companies protect their intellectual property and resolve high-stakes litigation. Miles has significant experience representing energy and technology companies in complex disputes involving contracts, government investigations, and trade secret theft. Miles prides himself on securing quick and efficient victories for his clients to prevent unfair competition or irreparable harm. His colleagues recognize his unique expertise with forensic investigations, electronic discovery, and software, which he uses to rapidly uncover and organize evidence from computers, cell phones, and storage devices.
Miles is a thought leader on emerging technology and trade secrets, as he frequently publishes articles and speaks at conferences, CLEs and webinars. In 2022, he was appointed Chair of the Young Technology Professionals committee of CAIL’s Institute for Law & Technology and also appointed Associate Leader for the firm’s Trade Secret practice group. Miles also offers proactive guidance to companies regarding intellectual property and government investigations—counseling them on their relationships with competitors, partners, and customers, restrictive covenants with employees, and compliance with data breach notification laws.
U.S. Incident Response Claims Counsel
Kevin Neslage is a member of the claims team at Resilience Insurance, where he assists insureds through all aspects of the claims process. His primary focus is on incident response, assisting insureds in quickly reacting to a cyber event by utilizing the resources in their cyber insurance policy. In addition, Kevin engages with insureds proactively through Resilience’s unique insured onboarding program, where he joins the Resilience security team in explaining cyber coverage to insureds and advising insureds on specific steps they can take to improve their cyber hygiene.
Kevin is an attorney and a certified information privacy professional (CIPP/US) with the IAPP. Before joining Resilience, Kevin worked as an insurance coverage attorney at some of the largest U.S. and international law firms.
234th Civil District Court
Judge Lauren Reeder presides over the 234th civil district court of Harris County, Texas. An experienced civil and criminal litigator with substantial trial experience, she has worked in large law firms, a specialized litigation boutique, and served as an Assistant District Attorney for Harris County.
Lauren graduated with Honors from New York University with a degree in Dramatic Writing. She attended Harvard Law School, where she was the Co-Chair of La Alianza, the Latino Law Students’ Association. Lauren has a fierce love for the law, which is exemplified by her work ethic on the bench. Lauren is known for her preparedness, her comprehension of all facets of the law, and her ability to get the heart of complicated legal disputes.
Thomas E. Spahn practices as a commercial litigator with McGuireWoods in Tysons Corner, Virginia. Tom was selected as the 2013 and the 2020 metro-Washington DC "Lawyer of the Year" for "Bet the Company Litigation" by The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.). In 2018, Virginia Lawyers Weekly selected him for inclusion in the inaugural Virginia Lawyers Hall of Fame. Tom has served on the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, and is a Member of the American Law Institute and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He has spoken at over 2,200 CLE programs throughout the U.S. and in several foreign countries. Through links on McGuireWoods’s home page (Client Resource Center), Tom has made available to the public over 13,000 pages of his ethics and privilege materials. Tom graduated magna cum laude from Yale University and received his J.D. from Yale Law School.
This program is approved by the State Bar of Texas for a total of 1.0 hour, of which 1.0 credit hour will apply to ethics/professional responsibility credit. Texas Course ID Number: 174192329.
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