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Release of “Global Social Media Law for Business Lawyers” Handbook

Seven Rimon attorneys, along with 22 other legal professionals in corporate law, information and records management, cyber terrorism, defamation, international law, ethics and social media, have united their knowledge and broad expertise to create an indispensable tool for attorneys and their daily work.

This new handbook deals with social media law and related governance and although principally focused on the United States, there are contributions from foreign lawyers in key regions around the world, including Canada, the European Union, Australia, Russia and Asia. Current, timely and practical, this guide covers a range of relevant topics, including:

  • Use of social media as a tool in recruitment of employees
  • The effect of privacy on an employer's ability to govern its employees
  • The FTC's general social media disclosure guidelines
  • Cybersecurity and risk, including hacking, corporate espionage, data loss, data breach, and more
  • Intellectual property issues in social media
  • Defamation and “fake news” — elements of a social media crisis plan and the attorney's role in a crisis
  • UK and European social media legislation

See the full table of contents


Read a sample chapter


"What a wonderful work." - Publications Board of the Business Law Section of the ABA


Meet the authors and co-authors

John Isaza (Editor in Chief, Introduction, and Chapter 3: Records)
John Isaza, Esq., FAI heads the Information Governance & Records Management practice at Rimon. Mr. Isaza is internationally recognized in the emerging legal fields of information governance, as well as records and information management (RIM). He is one of the country’s foremost experts on RIM issues, electronic discovery, and legal holds. He has developed information governance and records retention programs for some of the most highly regulated Fortune 100 companies, including related regulatory research opinions. His clients range from the Fortune 100 to startups.

Joseph Rosenbaum (Chapter 7: Defamation, Discovery, and Fake News) 
Joe is an internationally recognized and highly valued media, entertainment, marketing and promotions, corporate-commercial transactional lawyer, known as much for his strategic advice and policy acumen, as his legal skills and judgment.  Prior to joining Rimon, Joe was a partner in the New York office of Reed Smith LLP and prior to private practice, served for 17 years as an in-house lawyer for American Express, including 4 years in Toronto as Vice President & General Counsel of Amex Canada.

Natasha Dorsey (Chapter 1: Employment)
Natasha Dorsey is an associate in the Employment Law group of Rimon, P.C. She has experience in multiple areas of civil litigation, including extensive experience in state and federal labor and employment law.  Ms. Dorsey has successfully defended numerous charges by employees filed with state and federal anti-discrimination agencies and the National Labor Relations Board. 

Pamela M. Egan (Appendix I: Russia)
Pamela Egan’s practice focuses on corporate restructuring, bankruptcy and other insolvency-related matters.
In addition, she counsels clients on fraudulent conveyance, illegal dividend, preferential transfer, fiduciary duty and corporate formalities issues.

Paul Beattie (Chapter 6: Intellectual Property)
Paul Beattie is an experienced litigator and trial lawyer with over 80 victories and a 90% success rate in trials and commercial arbitrations. He has taken or defended hundreds of depositions. Mr. Beattie’s practice focuses on intellectual property counseling and litigation, including patent, plant patent, design patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, unfair competition, non-compete, and licensing cases. He also represents clients in other types of business disputes, including employment, breach of contract, tax, partnership dissolution, and various kinds of tort cases. 

Q. Scott Kaye (Chapter 11: Australia and Asia)
Scott has extensive experience advising companies, lenders, sponsors, and private equity funds and their portfolio companies on M&A, restructuring and finance matters, as well as technology companies from start-up to exit on equity and debt financing matters. 

Thomas M. White (Chapter 1: Employment)
Thomas M. White specializes in the full scope of human resources management, such as Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation, Healthcare, and Employment Law. He began his practice shortly after ERISA was enacted. In this capacity, he has undertaken a full range of contentious, non-contentious and transactional benefits and employment work, and also has extensive experience in the development, documentation and administration of executive compensation programs. 

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Publication by ABA Business Law Section