Clark Hill Attorney John L. Hines, Jr. to Present to Association of Corporate Counsel Westchester/Southern Connecticut (WESFACCA) Chapter on Protecting Your Online Reputation

May 1, 2013

CHICAGO, IL – Clark Hill attorney John L. Hines, Jr., will be joined by several distinguished speakers at “Can They Really Say That about Me? Protecting Your Online Reputation,” a program covering corporate reputation. This program is hosted by the Association of Corporate Counsel Westchester/Southern Connecticut (WESFACCA) Chapter at the Greenwich Hyatt in Old Greenwich, Connecticut on Friday, May 3.

Topics include:

  • What drives reputation: tangibles and intangibles
  • Technology and reputation: social media and search engines
  • The crowd effect and how reputation spreads
  • Strategic and organizational best practices for managing reputation
  • Anatomy of a speech case: liability of speakers, carriers, sources
  • Reputation and the First Amendment: immunity, anonymity and reporter's privilege
  • Measuring reputation value and injury
  • Insurance for reputational injuries and exposures


  • JOHN L. HINES, Jr., Member, Clark Hill PLC
  • LESLIE GAINES-ROSS, Chief Reputation Strategist, Weber Shandwick
  • POLLY WOOD, Director of the Special Projects Team,
  • PAMELA NEWMAN, President and CEO of Aon's Newman Team
  • STEPHEN J. SCHULTZE, Associate Director, Princeton Center for Information Technology Policy (at Princeton University)

John L. Hines, Jr . is a partner at Clark Hill PLC, where he concentrates his practice in the areas of Internet law and e-commerce, information management, and technology licensing. John regularly counsels clients on privacy and data security compliance, document retention policies and practices, reputation management and social media. He has taught Internet law and intellectual property at Northwestern University School of Law and speaks and writes regularly on legal issues related to speech, technology and the online environment (see,

Dr. Leslie Gaines-Ross is global public relations firm Weber Shandwick’s chief reputation strategist. She is the architect of groundbreaking research into CEO and corporate reputation -- Safeguarding Reputation, Risky Business: Reputations Online, Socializing Your CEO and The Company behind the Brand: In Reputation We Trust. Her article, “Reputation Warfare,” was published in Harvard Business Review. Leslie is the author of two books, CEO Capital: A Guide to Building CEO Reputation and Company Success and Corporate Reputation: 12 Steps to Safeguarding and Recovering Reputation. Leslie's blog can be found at and you can follow her at @ReputationRx or @social4CEOs.

Polly Wood is Director of the Special Projects team for is the global leader in online reputation management and digital privacy protection. The company is credited with inventing the space, and offers the most powerful online reputation management tools available anywhere.’s solutions are backed by proprietary approaches and patented technologies, and the company has tens of thousands of clients in over 100 countries. In her role, Polly oversees the management of the firm’s most complex and sophisticated case work. Her clients include politicians, Fortune 100 companies and their executives.

Dr. Pamela J. Newman is an international insurance broker specializing in Fortune 500 clients worldwide. She is the President and CEO of The Newman Team at Aon Corporation, which has positioned itself as a thought leader in the arena of novel cyber insurance products and other products covering intangibles, including reputation. She and her team write and speak frequently on topics relating to risk management in the online world. Dr. Newman earned her B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from The University of Michigan and has received extensive recognition for her many charitable and community activities.

Stephen Schultze is Associate Director at the Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP) at Princeton University. Steve’s work at CITP includes internet privacy, computer security, government transparency, and telecommunications policy. Before coming to CITP he was a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard. He holds degrees from Calvin College and MIT. He blogs at Freedom to Tinker.

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