Letter From The Chair Of The New York State Bar Corporate Counsel Section

2013-08-19 10:22

Howard Shafer

To The Readers Of The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel:

The summer is well under way as I reflect on the first half of the year. Most recently, our CLE Committee presented a program on Cyber Liability, Data Loss and Privacy Claims hosted by Brooklyn Law School. The panel included a broad array of professionals including inside counsel, insurance and risk management practitioners, outside counsel and a technology consultant. The program was well attended, and a number of our members expressed interest in becoming more involved with the section.  

The Kenneth G. Standard Internship Program continues to be a shining star of our section. Our section was recognized by the New York State Bar as a Section Diversity Champion for 2013. Many thanks go to David Rothenberg of The Ayco Company L.P., who works tirelessly to ensure the continued success of the program. These internships are supported primarily by your dues and the generous support of our host companies.

As I write this message, planning is going on for our 5th Corporate Counsel Institute, to be held in Manhattan on November 22. The full-day program will offer CLE on such topics as Employment Law, Alternative Fee Arrangements, Ethics, Social Media, Making Sense of Insurance Policies and Intellectual Property. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend. I look forward to seeing you there.

Best Regards,

Howard Shafer