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Marcus Chatterton, partner in the Birmingham office and member of the Litigation Practice, taught a course on Social Media Law for MyLawCLE on January 7, 2020. The course, “Social Media Law 101: Rules of Admittance and What Lawyers Can and Can’t Do on Social Media” explored multiple facets of social media law. Topics included attorney ethics regarding internet and social media content, admitting and preserving social media evidence, pursuing defamation claims via internet content, and identifying internet imposters and trolls.
The presentation was co-sponsored by the Federal Bar Association. Attendees learned ways to collect and utilize social media evidence for trial, defend against competitors operating on the internet and social channels, as well as ethics pertaining what attorneys can and cannot do on social media when running their cases.
Marcus is a tech-minded litigator experienced in intellectual property, social media, smart grid, electronic data, and general technology issues. He represents large and small businesses, inventors, and creative clients in copyright, patent, trademark, and trade secret disputes. He is chair of the Social Media Subcommittee for the Intellectual Property Committee in the American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation. Marcus is also involved in Balch’s technology committee and co-chair of the firm’s E-Discovery Practice.