The social media revolution has occurred, but the risks and rewards for businesses who use it continue to evolve.

While there is no question that social media is a powerful tool for reaching current customers and attracting new business, it can also raise concerns about intellectual property, privacy, government compliance, crisis communications and many other important issues. Due to its pervasive influence, companies must be prepared to anticipate – and respond to – its implications.

Please join us for Mayer Brown’s annual symposium, The Social Media (R)Evolution. This year’s two-day program, featuring in-house peers from multiple industries and government agency representatives, will focus on the opportunities, risks and emerging best practices associated with social media. Key topics to be addressed include:

  • Social Media in the Workplace: Challenges (and Hopes) for Employers Before, During and After Employment
  • Trending Litigation Issues: From Cookies to Standing to How Disclosures Can Help and Hurt
  • The Intersection of Ethics and Social Media: How to Avoid the Ethics Ditch While Motoring Along the Social Media Highway
  • What Do You Think Your Obligations Are? US Privacy Laws Related to Social Media
  • Consumer Protection and Antitrust Enforcement Developments & Compliance in Social Media

CLE credit is pending.

Program Location and Accommodations

The Ritz-Carlton Chicago
160 East Pearson Street, at Water Tower Place
Chicago, IL 60611

Hotel Reservations
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago for the night of March 4, 2013. Please call +1 312 266 1000 to obtain our hotel rate of $195.00 and reference Mayer Brown LLP/Social Media. The room block will be held until February 11, 2013.

Date & Time
March 4, 2013
Workshop #1:
How Social Media Content Impacts E-Discovery Risks and Costs

Sponsored by
iDiscovery Solutions, Inc.

Workshop #2:
Social Media in a Global Business World

Reception to follow

March 5, 2013
Registration and Breakfast
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Speakers Include:

Randall Boyce
General Counsel
Foster Farms

Chris Boyer
Assistant Vice President—Global Public Policy

Lisa Byerly Dettling
Division Counsel
LSI Corporation

Elizabeth Galliano
Field Examiner
National Labor Relations Board

Honorable Ronald J. Hedges
Former Magistrate Judge
U.S. District Court,
District of New Jersey

Deborah Hilke
Principal Litigation Counsel
Medtronic, Inc.

William Hornsby
Staff Counsel
American Bar Association

India Jewell
Legal Director—Law Department
Sony Electronics

Craig Moore
Assistant General Counsel
Anheuser Busch

Charles Muhl
National Labor Relations Board

Daniel Regard
iDiscovery Solutions, Inc.

Jeffrey Rohlmeier
Director of Privacy
Motorola Mobility LLC

Emily Schildt
Director of Consumer Engagement

Spencer Weber Waller
Professor & Director
Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies
Loyola University Chicago School of Law

John Ward
Global Trademark Counsel

Joseph Watson, Jr.
Director—Federal Government Affairs
Exelon Corporation

Steven Wernikoff
U.S. Federal Trade Commission

Sandra Zubik
Senior Counsel, Labor and Employment
Hillshire Brands

For additional information, please contact Jodi Dalton at +1 312 701 7725 or