Email, Blogs, & Privacy: What Japanese Firms in the U.S. Need to Know

September 21, 2006
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Corporate Program past event

Corporate Breakfast
Thursday, September 21
8 – 10 am

To register for this program, please e-mail [email protected].


Philip Berkowitz, Partner, Nixon Peabody LLP
Jerome Coleman, Partner, Nixon Peabody LLP
George Pierce, Vice President and General Counsel, Toyota Tsusho America, Inc.

Bill Alpert, Senior Editor, Barron’s

Email is the main mode of communication within companies.  It is also often the principle evidence in lawsuits against U.S. employers in employment discrimination, harassment, and whistle-blowing cases. Even email from overseas can be disclosed in a U.S. lawsuit.  Within companies, a variety of personnel have ever expanding duties to assure that email is used in a professional manner, as well as to preserve emails for possible evidence.   Employees’ increased use of blogs to post employer critiques presents significant challenges for employers.  And with the focus on email and blogs, employee privacy rights have become more important.  This seminar will provide a legal update on these issues and help Japanese companies doing business in the U.S. reconcile various obligations.

8:00 – 8:30 am  Registration & buffet breakfast
8:30 – 10:00  Panel discussion and Q&A

Admission: This is a free event and seating is available on a first come, first served basis.


  • Thursday, September 21, 2006
  • 8:00 am