Robert Bird is Associate Professor of Legal studies and an Ackerman Scholar at the University of Connecticut School of Business. After receiving his J.D. and M.B.A. at Boston University, Professor Bird practiced law in Connecticut and served as a law clerk for the Connecticut Appellate Court, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, and the Massachusetts Superior Court. His more than forty articles on employment law, intellectual property law, and strategy have appeared in the American Business Law Journal, Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, Stanford Journal of Law, and others. Professor Bird has lectured at several prestigious universities, and has received multiple awards for his teaching and scholarly research. Jonathan J. Darrow received his law degree from Duke University, and an M.B.A from Boston College. In 2009, he completed the L.L.M. program at Harvard Law School, where he is currently a candidate for the discipline's highest degree, the S.J.D. Mr. Darrow has practiced corporate law in the Silicon Valley offices of Cooley Godward, and later with Wiley Rein & Fielding in Washington, D.C. Formerly, he served as a lecturer at Boston College and Assistant Professor of Business Law at Plymouth State University. His scholarship on intellectual property has appeared in the Stanford Technology Law Review, the NYU Journal of Legislation & Public Policy, the Northwestern Journal of Technology & Intellectual Property, and the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology. Jeffrey Aresty is a founder of the Internet Bar Organization (IBO). IBO's mission is to promote and shape the emerging online justice community by using technology and the Rule of Law to promote human rights and alleviate poverty. IBO is currently engaged in several different initiatives, including the PeaceTones Initiative, empowering artists in the developing world with legal and technology tools to bring their music to the world online. The PeaceTones Initiative was awarded one of the first Opportunity Fund grants ever awarded by the World Justice Project. Mr. Aresty formerly was the senior partner of Aresty International Law Offices, P.C., where he led its e-commerce, mediation and international law practice. He has published many articles and book chapters on the use of technology in the practice of law; and, he is the co-editor of The ABA Guide to International Business Negotiations. Mr. Aresty holds a BA from The Johns Hopkins University and a J.D. and two L.L.M.s from the Boston University School of Law. Jacqueline Klosek is an attorney with Goodwin Procter in New York, where she advises clients on privacy issues and technology agreements. She is the author of five books, including PROTECTING YOUR HEALTH PRIVACY (Praeger, 2010) and THE RIGHT TO KNOW (Praeger, 2009), and is at work on her sixth book, WHY HEALTHCARE REFORM IS NOT ENOUGH. A Certified Information Privacy Professional, Ms. Klosek is active in the International Association of Privacy Professionals and the ABA. She received NJBiz magazine's "40 Under 40" award, as well as the Telford-Taylor Fellowship in Public International Law. Ms. Klosek holds a B.A. from New York University, a J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, and an L.L.M. from Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Stephen D. Lichtenstein has a B.S. from Boston College, a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School, and a Certificate in Mediation. He has published numerous law review articles on many business law-related topics with a major focus on privacy. Publication awards include two Ralph C. Hoeber awards and the prestigious Bentley College Adamian Award for Excellence in Teaching. Professor Lichtenstein is past president of the North Atlantic Business Law Association, and currently serves on its executive committee and the board of editors of the Business Law Review. He is a legal consultant to businesses and individuals, and a member of the Massachusetts and Federal Bars. An attorney and Chair of the Law Department at Bentley College, Gerald R. Ferrera's course in cyberlaw was the first to be offered in business schools across the nation. A nationally recognized teacher and author, Professor Ferrera has led Bentley University's effort to develop a national model for a law curriculum that addresses the intersection of business law and information technology. He is the recipient of several teaching honors, including the Gregory H. Adamian Professorship in Law, Charles M. Hewitt Excellence in Teaching Award, Ralph C. Hoeber Award, Bentley Innovation in Teaching Award, and Scholar of the Year. A past president of the North Atlantic Regional Business Law Association and a former editor-in-chief of its Law Review, Professor Ferrera has been published in several legal journals, including the American Journal of Jurisprudence, Pepperdine Law Review, American Business Law Journal, and is the co-author of BUSINESS LAW: TEXT AND CASES and THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENTS OF BUSINESS. A faculty member at Boston College in the Carroll School of Management, Margo E.K. Reder teaches introductory law, as well as electives covering e-Commerce and cyberlaw issues in the M.B.A. and J.D./M.B.A. programs, with an emphasis on entrepreneurial business strategies in the technology sector. Professor Reder was a member of her law school's Law Review, and has published more than twenty law review articles. In addition to teaching, Professor Reder consults with area businesses on technology transfer strategies and outsourcing for U.S. businesses, and serves as a mentor and judge for the students in the business plan competition at Boston College.
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