For several years, I have been fascinated by technology and how it impacts both the practice of law -and our everyday lives—and the law itself. This blog is all about the tension between technology and innovation on one side and the law and practice of law on the other.  It sits at the crossroads between the new and the old: its hard to imagine a greater clash of cultures than the disruption of tech and innovation and the traditional, precedent grounded legal profession. How does the judiciary, regulators and legislatures grapple with new questions, issues and nuances posed by technology and technological developments? What does technology mean in the context of the business as opposed to the substance of law? How will it change lawyers and the profession? And how do these two issues: change in the law itself and change in the practice of law—affect each other?

This blog explores relevant developments and issues that frame and illuminate that culture clash. And how that clash may be reconciled. To paraphrase the Tech Guy, Leo LaPorte, this blog will be about everything with a chip in it. And how those things impact the law and lawyers. My goal: to be as interesting as I find the issues to be.  Our motto is from Bill Rasmussen, founder of ESPN:  “Remember ‘ABC NBC’—Always be curious, never be complacent”.

ABOUT ME

I am a member of Frost Brown Todd LLC and the Firm’s class action, privacy and mass tort groups. I’m a national litigator and advisor experienced in developing solutions to complex litigation and corporate problems.  I am also a member of fbtTECH, my firm’s technology industry group that focuses on the future and anticipating the ways in which technology will impact the legal system and the issues facing clients. I write frequently on the impact of technology on the practice of law. I am currently Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association Law Technology Resource Center, an Editor of Law Practice Today Webzine and a member of the ABA’s Law Practice Futures Initiative. I am also Chair of the Data Breach, Privacy and Cyber Insurance Section of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel. You can find me on LinkedIn,TwitterFacebook, Instagram and Google+. I am also a frequent speaker and writer. In addition to practicing law and tech, my passions include education, and officiating swimming on national and local levels. I am a husband and proud father. And, finally, I bleed blue: I am unabashedly and unapologetically a huge University of Kentucky basketball fan.

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