Gardere - Attorney Bio - Peter S. Vogel,  Partner,  Dallas Office,  

Peter S. Vogel
Partner
Trial
Thanksgiving Tower, Suite 3000
1601 Elm Street
Dallas,  Texas  75201
Phone: 214.999.4422
Fax: 214.999.3422
pvogel@gardere.com

Area(s) of Expertise

Practice Emphasis

Peter S. Vogel has been involved with the computer industry and electronic data since 1967. Mr. Vogel worked as a mainframe programmer, systems analyst and management consultant for companies acquiring computer technology and related services, and received a Masters in Computer Science. As a lawyer for the more than 30 years, Mr. Vogel combines his technical and business background with his legal expertise to help companies with IT and Internet litigation, dispute resolution and contract negotiation.

Mr. Vogel's clients often seek his advice about practical business issues relating to electronic technology and the Internet, which often include social media, ERP implementation projects, Internet security, website business management, outsourcing, software patents, copyrights and trade secret protection. Because he is a seasoned IT professional with an accounting and marketing background, Mr. Vogel also often advises clients about financial and marketing issues regarding IT and the Internet. His experience as an Adjunct Professor in the Law of eCommerce keeps him current on the fast moving evolution of the Internet and social media. As a result, Mr. Vogel is often quoted in the media about Internet issues and crises. His blog on Internet, IT and eDiscovery is widely recognized for timely topics and thought-provoking ideas: www.vogelitlawblog.com.

Mr. Vogel is Chair of the Electronic Discovery Group and Chair of the Internet, eCommerce and Technology Industry Team at Gardere — where he helps clients maneuver business and technology issues through the legal mazes of electronic evidence, social media, intellectual property, contracts, government regulation and litigation. Mr. Vogel assists many clients with ESI (electronically stored information) issues and related creation, development and implementation of records retention policies.

Because of his unique background and expertise, Mr. Vogel is often appointed as a Special Master to assist courts throughout the United States with eDiscovery & ESI, Internet, eCommerce, intellectual property and computer technology matters. Mr. Vogel is a fellow of the Academy of Court Appointed Masters. He also serves as a court ordered mediator in eDiscovery & ESI, Internet, eCommerce, intellectual property and computer technology litigation. For more than 20 years, Mr. Vogel has served as an arbitrator for technology disputes.

In addition to helping businesses throughout the world, Mr. Vogel has also devoted a substantial amount of time and energy serving government agencies and non-profit organizations by addressing their computer, social media and Internet issues. Mr. Vogel:

  • Served as founding chair for 12 years of the Texas Supreme Court Judicial Committee on Information Technology whose mission is to put Internet on the desktops of all 3,200 judges in Texas (www.courts.state.tx.us/jcit).
  • Served on the Texas Task Force for the Uniform Electronic Transaction Act.
  • Examined computer election systems for 13 years for the Texas Secretary of State.
  • Served as founding chair of the Computer & Technology Section of the State Bar of Texas.
  • Posts blogs, writes and speaks in the United States, the European Union, and Asia on topics including the Internet, IT, eDiscovery/ESI, software, intellectual property and eCommerce.

In 1994, Mr. Vogel was president of the Dallas Bar Association and also served on the Board of Directors of the State Bar of Texas. He teaches courses on the Law of eCommerce as an Adjunct Professor at the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, and is on the founding Board of Advisors of the SMU Computer Law Review and Technology Journal.

In June 2004, Mr. Vogel received a Lifetime Achievement Award for Promoting Technology in the Law from the Computer & Technology Section of the State Bar of Texas. In addition, Peter is regularly recognized as one of America's Leading Lawyers for Business by Chambers and Partners, a Best Lawyer in America and a Top Lawyer in Dallas, as well as in Texas Super Lawyers.

Clients and Matters

Mr. Vogel represents clients in trial and transactions related to software patents, copyrights, trade secret protection, ERP implementation, Internet security, website business management and outsourcing. Some of his computer technology clients include:

  • AMX LLC
  • Collin County, Texas
  • Darling International Inc.
  • NCS Pearson Inc.
  • Texas Department of Information Resources
  • Texas Health Resources Inc.

Education

  • M.S., American University (1972)
    • Computer Science
  • J.D., St. Mary's University School of Law (1976)
  • B.B.A., The University of Texas at Austin (1969)

Publications and Speeches

Speeches

  • Co-Speaker with Clifford J. Risman, Address for Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP eSolutions Webinar: Legal Risks for Cyber Attacks Against Hotel Data (March 11, 2014).
  • Speaker, Address for TexasBarCLE Webcast: Cybersecurity Threats to Law Firms and Related Ethics Problems (April 16, 2014).
  • Speaker, Address for TexasBarCLE eMediation and Special Masters Webinar: Saving Time and Money with eMediation and Special Masters (Dec. 10, 2013).
  • Speaker, Address at the 6th Annual IP Trademark, Copyright & Licensing Counsel Forum: Ethics Considering Use of Social Media, and Impact on eDiscovery, New York City (Oct. 22, 2013).
  • Panelist, CEO Netweavers Technology Group Meeting: The IT Factor in the M&A Process, Dallas (Oct. 16, 2013).
  • Speaker, Address at the Capital Chapter of the IAAP (International Association of Administration Professionals) KnowledgeNet: BYOD - Legal Issues with Social Media and the Internet, Austin (October 2013).
  • Speaker, Address at the Texas Association of Bank Counsel Annual Meeting: eDiscovery - Document Retention & Ethics, Austin (October 2013).
  • Speaker, Keynote Address at the General Counsel Forum 13th Annual Robert H. Dedman Award for Ethics and Law Dinner: Ethics for Lawyers in a World of the Internet, Social Media, & e-Evidence, Dallas (October 2013).
  • Speaker, Virtual LegalTech®: Ethics for Lawyers in a World of the Internet, Social Media, & e-Evidence (September 2013).
  • Speaker, Address for State Bar of Texas Webcast: Ethical Considerations for Lawyers Using Cloud Computing (August 2013).
  • Panelist, Social Media Club of Dallas: Social Media and the Law, Dallas (July 2013)
  • Speaker, Address for State Bar of Texas Webcast: Legal and Ethical Issues for Email and Social Media Communications (July 2013).
  • Speaker, Address for INTERFACE Seminar: BYOD Legal Issues - Who Owns What?, Dallas, Texas (May 2013).
  • Speaker, Address for Virtual Corporate Counsel Forum: Privacy - Social Media, Internet and BYOD (April 2013).
  • Speaker, Address for State Bar of Texas Webcast: 2013 Update on Internet Contract Issues (January 2013).
  • Speaker, Address for Virtual Corporate Counsel Forum: The Risks of BYOD and What You Can Do About Them (October 2012)
  • Co-Speaker with Peter L. Loh, Address for Session One of the Gardere Litigation Toolbox: Information Management - eDiscovery/Document Retention and Social Media Issues (September 2012).
  • Co-Speaker with Stuart E. Blaugrund, Address for Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP eSolutions Webinar: eDiscovery Issues in Labor and Employment Disputes (August 2012).
  • Co-Speaker with Kenneth Orgeron, Address for Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP eSolutions Webinar: BYOD - Who Owns the Email? Intellectual Property? (August 2012).
  • Speaker, Address for State Bar of Texas Advanced Criminal Law Course: eEvidence and the Internet, San Antonio, Texas (July 2012).
  • Speaker, Address for Corporate Counsel Virtual LegalTech Webinar: Privacy - Social Media, Internet and BYOD (July 2012).
  • Speaker, Address for State Bar of Texas Webcast: Helping General Counsel Avoid Disasters When Negotiating Software Development and Implementation Projects (July 2012).
  • Speaker, Address for State Bar of Texas 34th Annual Advanced Real Estate Law Course: Internet Contracting Issues - Jurisdiction, Terms of Use and Formation of eContracts, San Antonio, Texas (July 2012).
  • Speaker, Address for State Bar of Texas Webcast: What Using the Cloud Does to Attorney-Client Privilege (June 2012).
  • Panelist, State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting: Using Modern Marketing Tools in Compliance with Disciplinary Rules, Houston, Texas (June 2012).
  • Speaker, Address for Virtual LegalTech Webinar: Privacy - Social Media, Internet and BYOD (June 2012).
  • Panelist, State Bar of Texas Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course: Federal Rule 26(f) Conference - A Demonstration with IT Folks, San Antonio, Texas (May 2012).
  • Panelist, InnoTech: BYOD - Consumerization of IT and Policy Management, Irving, Texas (May 2012).
  • Speaker, Address for Texas Center for the Judiciary 2012 Criminal Justice Seminar: eDiscovery - Electronic Evidence and Admissibility, Dallas, Texas (May 2012).
  • Speaker, Address for Dallas Bar Association Legal Ethics in the 21st Century Seminar: Ethics for Lawyers in a World of the Internet, Social Media and eEvidence, Dallas, Texas (May 2012).
  • Speaker, Address for 10th Annual Collections and Creditors' Rights, State Bar of Texas: eDiscovery - Internet, Social Media and eNeutrals, Dallas, Texas (May 2012).
  • Panelist, State Bar of Texas Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course: Federal Rule 26(f) Conference - A Demonstration with IT Folks, Dallas, Texas (April 2012).
  • Speaker, Address for Texas Statewide Information Security Advisory Committee: Social Media and Internet Privacy, Austin, Texas (April 2012).
  • Speaker, Address for State Bar of Texas Webcast: Internet and Social Media Privacy Laws (April 2012).
  • Speaker, Address for Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law Role of the General Counsel Course: Social Media and eDiscovery, Dallas, Texas (March 2012).
  • Speaker, Address for Legal Marketing Association Annual Conference: How Lawyers Can Use Social Media Every Day and Still Practice Law, Grapevine, Texas (March 2012).
  • Speaker, Address for North Texas Chapter of Information Systems and Audit Control Association: Social Media and eDiscovery, Dallas, Texas (March 2012).
  • Speaker, Address for State Bar of Texas Standing Committee on Paralegals: Ethics and Communications - Internet, Social Media and Cell, Dallas, Texas (February 2012).
  • Speaker, Address for Women in eDiscovery: Social Media and eDiscovery, Dallas, Texas (February 2012).
  • Speaker, Address for Dallas Bar Association Litigation Section: You Posted What On Facebook?! And, Now It Is Admissible at Trial! Dallas, Texas (February 2012).
  • Speaker, Address for State Bar of Texas Advanced Trial Practice Seminar: The Modern Litigator - Technology Behind the Scenes, New Orleans, La. (February 2012).
  • Speaker, Address for Master of Liberal Arts Degree in Technology, Humanity and Concepts from Southern Methodist University: Free Speech on the Internet, Dallas, Texas (February 2012).
  • Speaker, Address for State Bar of Texas Webcast: 2012 Update on Internet Contract Issues (January 2012).
  • Speaker, Address for Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists Webinar: Resolving E-Discovery Disputes - The Role of the E-Neutral (December 2011).
  • Panelist, CEO Netweavers Technology Special Interest Group: CIO Role in Mergers & Acquisitions, Dallas, Texas (November 2011).
  • Speaker, Address for Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law Role of the General Counsel Course: Social Media and eDiscovery, Dallas, Texas (October 2011).
  • Speaker, Address for Paralegal Division of State Bar of Texas: Social Media and eDiscovery, San Antonio, Texas (October 2011).
  • Speaker, Address for St. Mary’s University School of Law eDiscovery Course: eDiscovery and eNeutrals, San Antonio, Texas (October 2011).
  • Speaker, Address for Southern Methodist University Corporate Counsel Symposium: Law of eCommerce - Social Media & Its Impact on Business in the Future, Dallas, Texas (October 2011).
  • Speaker, Address for CIO Global Forum: Legal Issues in the Cloud, Washington, D.C. (October 2011).
  • Speaker, Address for Southern Methodist University Corporate Counsel Symposium: Social Media & eDiscovery, Fort Worth, Texas (September 2011).
  • Speaker, Address for State Bar of Texas Webcast: Improved Legal Services for Your Clients Using Social Media and Internet Tools (September 2011).
  • Speaker, Address for Denton County Bar Association: Social Media and eDiscovery, Denton, Texas (September 2011).
  • Speaker, Address for U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program: Impact of IT, Internet and Social Media on the Courts, Austin, Texas (August 2011).
  • Speaker, Address for Oak Cliff Lions Club: Social Media Legal Issues, Dallas, Texas (August 2011).
  • Speaker, Address for State Bar of Texas Annual Real Estate Course: Social Media & eEvidence, San Antonio, Texas (July 2011).
  • Panel Moderator, State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting: Smartphone Apps - The New Frontier of Open Government? San Antonio, Texas (June 2011).
  • Speaker, Address for State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting: New Rules - Social Media and eEvidence, San Antonio, Texas (June 2011).
  • Speaker, Address for State Bar of Texas Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course: eDiscovery - Social Media and eNeutrals, San Antonio, Texas (May 2011).
  • Speaker, Address for San Antonio Bar Association Litigation Section: eDiscovery - What Lawyers Need to Know about Social Media, San Antonio, Texas (May 2011).
  • Speaker, Address for Dallas Bar Association Computer Section: The Six Big Bang Theory of the Internet and Social Media, Dallas, Texas (May 2011).
  • Speaker, Address for Lone Star Legal Network: eDiscovery - Social Media, eMediation and Special Masters, Dallas, Texas (May 2011).
  • Speaker, Address for Denton County Bench Bar Conference: eDiscovery - Social Media, eMediation and Special Masters, Lake Texoma, Texas (May 2011).
  • Speaker, Address for State Bar of Texas Webcast: Ten Commandments of IT Contracts (May 2011).
  • Speaker, Address for American Bar Association Annual Dispute Resolution Section Meeting: Applying ADR to E-Discovery - What is an e-Neutral?, Denver, Colo. (April 2011).
  • Speaker, Address for State Bar of Texas Suing and Defending Financial Institutions Seminar: eDiscovery - Social Media, eMediation and Special Masters, Dallas, Texas (April 2011).
  • Speaker, Address at Rice University Center on the Management of Information Technology: The Five Big Bang Theory of the Internet and Social Media, Houston, Texas (March 2011).
  • Speaker, Address for Houston Chapter of the Society of Information Management: Impact of Social Media on IT, Houston, Texas (March 2011).
  • Speaker, Address for University of North Texas Center for Decision and Information Technologies: The Five Big Bang Theory of the Internet and Social Media, Denton, Texas (March 2011).
  • Speaker, Address for State Bar of Texas Webcast: Social Media 2011 Update (February 2011).
  • Speaker, Address for Houston Bar Association 2010 Annual Conference on ADR: How to Use eMediation and Special Masters in eDiscovery, Houston, Texas (April 2010).
  • Speaker, State Bar of Texas Webcast: Internet Intellectual Property - Domain Names, Trademarks and Patents (April 2010).
  • Speaker, Address for Texas Public Policy Foundation Net Neutrality Panel with the FCC: The Five Big Bang Theory on the Internet, Austin, Texas (April 2010).
  • Speaker, Address for 38th Annual Texas County Treasurers Continuing Education Seminar: eGovernment - Social Media and the Law, College Station, Texas (April 2010).
  • Speaker, Address for State Bar College Spring Training - Winning Before Trial: eMediation for Special Masters in eDiscovery, Dallas, Texas (March 2010).
  • Speaker, Address for State Bar of Texas Webcast: How to Use eMediation and Special Masters in eDiscovery (February 2010).
  • Speaker, Address for LegalTech Grant Thornton Panels: Recurring E-Discovery Challenges, New York, N.Y. (February 2010).
  • Speaker, Address for Courts and Local Government Technology Conference: Laws of eGovernment, Austin, Texas (January 2010).
  • Speaker, Address for ESIBytes Podcast: How to Work with E-Mediation and Special Masters in E-Discovery Cases (January 2010) (www.esibytes.com/?p=1120)
  • Speaker, Address for State Bar of Texas Emerging Legal Issues and the Internet Seminar: Internet - Intellectual Property, Houston, Texas (November 2009).
  • Speaker, Address for Central Texas County Commissioners Court Conference: The Impact of the Internet and Technology on eGovernment, Waco, Texas (November 2009).
  • Speaker, Address for Grant Thornton, Animato and Gardere Webcast: Are You About to be "Red Flagged" by the FTC? (July 2009).
  • Speaker, Address for State Bar of Texas Teachers' Law School Institute: How Technology has Changed the Law and the Way We Live, Austin, Texas (July 2009).
  • Speaker, Address for State Bar of Texas Webcast: Pragmatic Advice about eDiscovery - ESI Admissibility, Subpoenas, Experts and Special Masters (July 2009).
  • Speaker, Address for American Petroleum Institute General Committee on Information Management and Technology: Legal Impact of Social Networking on IT, Dallas, Texas (May 2009).
  • Panelist, BravoTECH, NetNet and Gardere Roundtable: Effective IT Contract Negotiation, Dallas, Texas (June 2009).
  • Speaker, State Bar of Texas Webcast: eFiling in Texas Courts - How to Save Time and Money (April 2009).
  • Speaker, Address for State Bar of Texas 22nd Annual Advance Evidence and Discovery Seminar: eDiscovery - Basic Principles of Digital Documentation, Houston, Texas (April 2009).
  • Speaker, Address for San Antonio Bar Association Construction Law Section: Social Networking - Internet Legal Issues, San Antonio, Texas (April 2009).
  • Speaker, Address for North Texas Chapter of Information Systems Audit and Control Association: Legal Issues of the Internet and IT, Dallas, Texas (March 2009).
  • Speaker, Keynote Address for Texas Forum XXVI, Standing Committee on Paralegals of the State Bar of Texas: Special Masters in e-Discovery, Irving, Texas (February 2009).
  • Speaker, Address for Peer-it-Peer Industry Insights Global Options Group Executive Forum: Intellectual Property Theft, Orlando, Fla. (February 2009).
  • Speaker, Address for Rice University Center on the Management of Information Technology: Law of eCommerce 2009, Houston, Texas (February 2009).
  • Speaker, Keynote Address for Courts & Local Government Technology Conference: Internet Social and Legal Impact, Austin, Texas (January 2009).
  • Speaker, Keynote Address for 37th Annual County and District Clerks’ Continuing Education Seminar: Electronic Records Retention, College Station, Texas (January 2009).
  • Speaker, Address for Grant Thornton and Gardere Seminar: E-Discovery Legal Issues, Dallas, Texas (December 2008).
  • Speaker, Address for SIMposium for the Society of Information Management: What CIOs Need to Know about Intellectual Property, Orlando, Fla. (November 2008).
  • Speaker, Address for CIO Global Forum: What CIOs Need to Know about E-Discovery, Washington, D.C. (October 2008).
  • Panelist, Texas Lawyer Roundtable: E-Discovery Roundtable, Dallas, Texas (September 2008).
  • Speaker, Address for Texas Court Judges and Commissioners Association Conference: Negotiating Technology Contracts, Ft. Worth, Texas (September 2008).
  • Panelist, D/FW Chapter of the Society of Information Management Roundtable: CIO Roundtable - Intellectual Property, Internet and eDiscovery, Dallas, Texas (August 2008).
  • Speaker, Address for TechLawSA for the State Bar of Texas Computer and Technology Section, San Antonio Bar Association and St. Mary’s University School of Law: Internet Jurisdiction - Terms of Service and Webmail, San Antonio, Texas (July 2008).
  • Speaker, Address for University of Houston Advanced Evidence and Discovery Seminar: Electronic Discovery and Evidence - Data Preservation Duties, Houston and Dallas, Texas (July 2008).
  • Speaker, Address for San Antonio Bar Association Construction Law Section: What Lawyers Need to Know about Information Technology, San Antonio, Texas (June 2008).
  • Speaker, Address for CIO Global Forum: Law of eCommerce, Nashville, Tenn. (May 2008).
  • Speaker, Address for Austin Chamber of Commerce, Deloitte and Gardere Conference: Important Considerations for Protecting Your Intellectual Property, Austin, Texas (May 2008).
  • Panelist, Texas Lawyer Roundtable: E-Discovery Roundtable, Houston, Texas (March 2008).
  • Speaker, Address for Dallas Bar Association Corporate Counsel Section: What General Counsel Need to Know about Information Technology, Dallas, Texas (March 2008).
  • Speaker, Address for Society of Information Management Advanced Practices Council: What CIOs Need to Know About Intellectual Property, Atlanta, Ga. (February 2008).
  • Speaker, Keynote Address for Courts & Local Government Technology Conference: Internet’s Impact on Local Government and Future Trends, Austin, Texas (January 2008).
  • Speaker, Address for 36th Annual Count and District Clerks’ Continuing Education Seminar: E-mail Security, Privacy and the Internet, College Station, Texas (January 2008).
  • Speaker, Address for Association of Corporate Counsel: What General Counsel Need to Know about Information Technology, San Antonio, Texas (January 2008).
  • Speaker, Address for PaymentsNation Annual Meeting: Intellectual Property and Internet Law, Dallas, Texas (December 2007).
  • Speaker, Address for Rice University Center on the Management of Information Technology: Is Your Intellectual Property Safe? Houston, Texas (October 2007).
  • Speaker, Address for University of Houston C. T. Bauer College of Business Information Systems Research Center: The Law of eCommerce, Houston, Texas (September 2007).
  • Speaker, Address for ARMA International: Electronic Discovery and Document Retention - Not Knowing Can Hurt, Houston, Texas (August 2007).
  • Panelist, Texas Lawyer Roundtable: E-Discovery Roundtable (September 2006).
  • Speaker, Address for Institute for Internal Auditors and Information Systems Audit and Control Association: Limiting Liability Exposure of the IT Manager, Dallas, Texas (January 2006).
  • Speaker, Address for CPCU Society Annual Meeting: Cyber Liability Insurance Issues, Atlanta, Ga. (October 2005).
  • Speaker, Address for Information Systems Research Center at the University of North Texas: IT Privacy, Denton, Texas (September 2005).
  • Panelist, Technology Summit of the Texas Municipal League: Legal IT Roundtable, Horseshoe Bay, Texas (September 2005).
  • Speaker, Address for Council of Appellate Staff Attorneys' Seminar: Internet Access to Court Records and Judicial Proceedings, Irving, Texas (July 2005).
  • Speaker, Address for 27th Annual Conference of the Texas Association of Governmental IT Managers: Open Records, Privacy and the Internet, Corpus Christi, Texas (May 2005).
  • Speaker, Address for Texas Association for State Systems for Computing and Communications: Ten Commandments of IT Contracts, Austin, Texas (April 2005).
  • Speaker, Address for Greater Dallas Chamber Technology Business Council CIO/CTO Forum: Document/Data Retention - "Electronic Evidence," Dallas, Texas (February 2005).
  • Speaker, Address for 12th Annual QS Users' Group: Electronic Medical Records and Legal Issues, Dallas, Texas (September 2004).
  • Speaker, Address for 17th Annual Computer and Technology Institute at The University of Texas School of Law: Cross-Border Data Privacy, Austin, Texas (May 2004).
  • Speaker, Address for Information Systems Research Center at the University of North Texas: It & the Law - What You Don't Know Can Hurt You, Denton, Texas (May 2004).
  • Speaker, Address for Texas County Auditors Association: Ten Commandments of IT Contracts, Austin, Texas (May 2004).
  • Speaker, Address for Federation of State Medical Boards: Spam, Privacy, and Internet Sales of Prescription Drugs, Washington, D.C. (April 2004).
  • Speaker, Address for State Bar of Texas 17th Annual Intellectual Property Law Course and Litigation in the High Tech Industry Course: Email Workshop - Email: An Issue for Every Lawsuit San Antonio, Texas (March 2004).
  • Speaker, Address for CIO Forum of the Society of Information Management: Internet, e-Evidence and Privacy Issues for CIOs, Dallas, Texas (April 2002).
  • Speaker, Address for Information Systems Security Association: Security and e-Evidence, Tulsa, Okla. (February 2002).
  • Speaker, Address for Internet Based Claims Processing, International Quality & Productivity Center: Service Level Contracts and e-Law, Chicago, Ill. (July 2001).
  • Speaker, Address for Sixth Annual World of Awards Conference: e-Intellectual Property and the Internet, Dallas, Texas (March 2001)
  • Speaker, Address for State Bar of Texas' Annual Advanced Civil Trial Course: Electronic Evidence - Discovery and Admission
    • Dallas, Texas (October 2001)
    • San Antonio, Texas (September 2001)
    • Houston, Texas (August 2001)

Intellectual Property, Internet and Computer Technology Publications

  • Author, Master e-Discovery: Special Master Helps Judges and Litigants Resolve Disputes, Atlantic Coast In-House (Lawyers Weekly, Inc.), April 2007.

Workshops

  • Speaker, Address for Cooperative Process Resources: Social Media Workshop, DFW Airport, Texas (April 2010).
  • Speaker, Address for American Petroleum Institute General Committee on Information Management and Technology, Dallas, Texas (May 2009).
  • Speaker, Address for Arizona County Treasurers Association Conference: eGovernment and the Future of Government Services, Safford, Ariz. (April 2009).
  • Speaker, Address for Willis and Gardere Insurance Workshop: Information Technology Liability Issues, Dallas, Texas (October 2006).
  • Speaker, Address for Federation of State Medical Boards: Legal Implications of the Internet for Medical Boards, Seattle, Wash. (September 2003).
  • Speaker, Address for State of North Carolina's Information Technology Service: Service Level Agreement Workshop, Raleigh, N.C. (December 2000)

IT - Information Technology Video

  • Speaker, Address on www.watchIT.com: From ERP to Cloud Computing.
  • Speaker, Address on the Financial Management Network: Are You on the Software Police's "Most Wanted" List? (http://marty.nlps.com/videoview/player.html?40530|9597) (October 2007).
  • Speaker, Address on www.watchIT.com: Limiting Liability Exposure of the IT Manager (February 2003).
  • Speaker, Address on www.watchIT.com: Due Diligence and Don't Be Sorry - 7 Absolute Rules of Computer Contracts (January 2002).
  • Speaker, Address on www.watchIT.com: Legal Issues for Virtual Worlds.
  • Speaker, Address on www.watchIT.com: Are You On the Software Police’s Most Wanted List?
  • Speaker, Address on www.watchIT.com: E-Discovery Investigations - What IT Professionals Need to Know!

Professional Affiliations

  • Founding Chair, Texas Supreme Court Judicial Committee on Information Technology (mission is to put Internet on the desktops of all 3,200 judges in Texas)
  • Member, State Bar of Texas
    • Founding Chair, Computer & Technology Section
    • Former Board Member
    • Former Chair, Minimum Continuing Legal Education Committee
    • Former Chair, Annual Practical Computer Seminars
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
    • Former President
  • Member, Dallas Bar Foundation
    • Former Chair, Board of Trustees
  • Adjunct Professor, Law of the Internet/eCommerce, SMU Dedman School of Law

Honors and Awards

  • Appointed, ALI-ABA Technology Advisory Panel
  • Recognized, The Best Lawyers in America (Steven Naifeh & Gregory White Smith eds., Woodward/White Inc.) (2006-2014)
    • Communications Law
  • Recognized, The Best Lawyers in America (Steven Naifeh & Gregory White Smith eds., Woodward/White Inc.) (2008-2014)
    • Information Technology Law
  • Recognized, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (Tom Wicker ed., Chambers & Partners) (2010-2013)
    • Technology: Corporate & Commercial [Texas]
  • Recognized, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (Tom Wicker ed., Chambers & Partners) (2004-2007)
    • Technology & IT Outsourcing
  • Recognized, Texas Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, as published in Texas Monthly (2005-2013)
    • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Recognized, The Legal 500 United States (2011, 2012)
    • Media, Technology and Telecoms - Technology: Transactions
  • Recognized, AV® Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell® PEER REVIEW RATINGS
  • Recognized, Lifetime Achievement Award in Promoting Technology in Law, State Bar of Texas Computer and Technology Section

Community Involvement

  • Board Member and Attorney, Texas Speech-Language Foundation
  • Board Advisor, Northlake-Hillcrest Crime Watch
  • Former Board Member, Family Gateway

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