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Clark Hill Attorneys John L. Hines, Jr. and Patricia M. Sulzbach Presented to Association of Corporate Counsel Western Pennsylvania Chapter on Protecting Your Online Reputation - December 6, 2013

December 6, 2013



CHICAGO, IL – Clark Hill attorneys John L. Hines, Jr., and Patricia M. Sulzbach were joined by several distinguished speakers at the “Can They Really Say That about Me? Protecting Your Online Reputation,” a program covering corporate reputation. The program was hosted by the Association of Corporate Counsel Western Pennsylvania Chapter at The Duquesne Club in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Tuesday, December 3.



How can you protect the reputation of corporations and senior management? This program is designed for corporate counsel and other stakeholders charged with managing, controlling and building reputation, including: chief information officers, compliance officers, risk managers, chief technology officers and privacy and communications officers. The program, organized and moderated by Hines, was designed to address the challenges of protecting reputation through legal solutions, content management and communications strategies, best practices corporate governance, insurance and compliance.

The speakers included:

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.



Michael D. Greenberg



is a senior behavioral scientist at the RAND Corporation, director of the RAND Center for Corporate Ethics and Governance (CCEG) and a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. He is a lawyer and a clinical psychologist by training. Greenberg's work at RAND has included empirical research projects in areas including civil justice, law and business, health care, and national security. He has led or co-led projects at RAND in all of these areas; examples of his work include studies on fair value accounting and systemic risk; medical malpractice litigation and hospital-based patient safety; and the impact of the financial collapse on the civil justice system.



Patricia M. Sulzbach



is a senior counsel member of Clark Hill’s Litigation Practice Group. She is based in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office where she focuses her practice on white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, corporate monitorship, compliance and litigation.



Brandon M. Willey is a leading business professional committed to creatively improving the human experience in the worlds of business and technology. He brings considerable startup experience in both marketing and business leadership as well as a core desire for rapid development and innovation. To quote Alan Kay, Brandon adheres to the belief that “the best way to predict the future is to invent it.” As a result of this world view, and with an eye for change, for constant improvement of the world around him, he founded his first company in 2006 to begin making this passion a reality. He now serves at as the Director of Consumer & SMB Operations.





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