Wow: what a week! Last Friday Social Media Breakfast Minneapolis St. Paul sponsored an event on Social Media and the Law held at Thomson-Reuters in Eagan, Minnesota. Today a grand followup on Twitter with a tweet stream following #smlawchat. Here are some visual memories of last Friday in Eagan:
Albert Maruggi is a recognized thought leader in strategic business communications. You can always expect insightful questions that uncover new information, a different perspective or a good laugh from Maruggi. He advises clients and conducts company innovation “group thinks” that inspire ideas from within. This methodology allows for greater acceptance and ownership of projects and change initiatives. He is the host of the long running Marketing Edge podcast now in it’s sixth year of production. On Twitter @albertmaruggi and his blog.
Anna Berend is an attorney and professional writer. Berend authors the blog, Motherly Law, where she discusses laws and legal issues that affect families and offers tips and resources pertaining to these issues. She is active on a number of social media platforms, including Twitter and Facebook. Berend has spent her legal career researching and writing for several state courts and a legal publishing company. She currently works from home as an independent contractor for a legal publishing company when she’s not writing a post for her blog, tweeting (@MotherlyLaw) or wrangling her two spirited boys.
Teresa M. Thompson
Teresa is an Employment Litigator/Advisor and Human Resources Social Media Advisor at Fredrikson & Byron. When litigation ensues, Teresa aggressively defends employers in state and federal courts as well as administrative agencies and private arbitrations. She has significant experience defending retaliation and reprisal claims brought under the Minnesota Whistleblower’s Act, the workers’ compensation statute, the Minnesota Human Rights Act, and other state and federal civil rights laws. Teresa trains, writes and lectures extensively on the use of technology in the workplace (including, e-mail, internet, blogs, social networking sites, PDAs, cell phone use and text messaging) focusing on increasing the benefits of technology while decreasing the risks associated with employee use and abuse.
James P Quinn
An attorney at Larkin Hoffman, Jim is skilled in trademark law, copyrights, trade secrets, software and technology development and distribution, e-commerce and all transactions involving intellectual property. He has negotiated and prepared licenses and other agreements dealing with a wide variety of goods and services. As counsel for both system providers and purchasers of hardware and software, Jim is experienced in the drafting of agreements for the creation, distribution and use of technology.
Jon M. Garon
Jon is a professor at St Paul’s Hamline University School of Law. He joined Hamline in 2003, serving as the law school’s ninth dean from 2003-2008. In addition, he was appointed Interim Dean of the Graduate School of Management for 2005-06. He is a nationally recognized authority on intellectual property, particularly copyright law, entertainment practice, cyberspace, and entrepreneurship in the creative industries. His counsel practice includes copyright, trademark, privacy, licensing, film production, theatre, publishing, music licensing, and music management.
Two of the panelists were on Twitter today from 1 to 2pm, CDT, taking questions; you can follow at #smlawchat.
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Kay Roseland @KayLoire