Digital Detectives hosts Sharon D. Nelson, Esq. and John W. Simek, president and vice president of Sensei Enterprises, Inc., welcome Stewart Baker of Steptoe & Johnson to discuss the 2013 Verizon Data Breach Report, cybersecurity legislation, and more.
- Stewart Baker has been described by The Washington Post as “one of the most techno-literate lawyers around.” His long list of experience includes serving as the first Assistant Secretary for Policy for the Department of Homeland Security and the General Counsel of the National Security Agency. His current law practice covers homeland security matters, travel and foreign investment regulation, international trade, cybersecurity, and data protection.
Tune in to hear Baker explain the difference between active defense against cyber-defense and vigilantism, the meaning of the Attribution Revolution, and what President Obama Cybersecurity Executive Order means and how it may be amplified by pending legislation.
U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth recently ruled to temporarily block federal funding of embryonic stem cell research, citing a violation of the Dickey-Wicker Amendment, a 1996 law that prohibits the destruction of human embryos. The ban has been temporarily lifted, but the court battle continues. Attorneys and co-hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams, welcome Russell Korobkin, Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law and Author of Stem Cell Century: Law and Policy for a Breakthrough Technology and Charles P. Kindregan Jr., professor of family law and assisted reproduction law at Suffolk University Law School, to explore this controversial debate, legislative, ethical and religious aspects of stem cell research and this recent legal ruling’s impact on scientific research.
2009 was a tumultuous year, filled with lows and highs. From the inauguration of President Obama and Captain Sullenberger’s miraculous landing on the Hudson to layoffs and cutbacks in the legal community and the passing of Senator Ted Kennedy. On Lawyer2Lawyer, attorney and co-host, Bob Ambrogi will talk to returning guest, Attorney Stephen L. Kaplan, principal in the law firm of Hicks, Mims, Kaplan & Burns, to reflect on 2009 and look ahead to the new year of 2010 and a new decade!
When the issue of medical liability reform came up in President Obama’s speech on Health Care reform in front of Congress, it was met with boos from Democrats and a standing ovation from Republicans. Co-hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams welcome medical malpractice reform expert, Professor Stephan Landsman the Robert A. Clifford Chair in Tort Law and Social Policy from DePaul University College of Law and Darren McKinney Director of Communications from the American Tort Reform Association to look at both sides of medical liability reform as the debate plays out for trial attorneys and the medical profession.
Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton are neck-in neck in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination and their experience as lawyers is a source of debate between the two. Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi, also lawyers, welcome the experts on Lawyer2Lawyer: Professor Paul Finkelman, the President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy at Albany Law School and Robert J. Spitzer, Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science at SUNY Cortland, to discuss lawyers as presidential candidates and presidents. Bob & Craig will also take a look at Obama/Clinton’s actual experience as attorneys.
More than half of the 43 US Presidents have been lawyers! On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, we look back throughout history and reflect on the lawyers who used their legal background as a springboard to reach our Nation’s highest office, and compare the backgrounds of the current list of lawyer candidates like Clinton, Edwards and Obama. Law.com blogger and host, J. Craig Williams turns to the experts, Dr. Barbara Perry, Carter Glass Professor of Government and Executive Director, at the Center for Civic Renewal at Sweet Briar College in Virginia, Professor Kinvin Wroth, Professor of Law at Vermont Law School and Professor David H. Bennett, Meredith Professor of History at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University, to talk lawyer-presidents. Don’t miss it!