Lawyers are increasingly using social media to enhance their online presence, promote their achievements, and interact with clients, prospective clients, and adversaries. Christopher Farella, Deputy General Counsel of the law firm Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., explains the ethical minefields and guardrails facing lawyers in today’s social media age.
This course originally appeared as a part of our December 2018 Bridge the Gap Event.
Christopher Farella is a member of the Litigation Department of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. and also serves as Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.’s Deputy General Counsel with duties encompassing advice on ethical matters, resolution of conflicts of interest, and advising senior management on a wide-range of issues. Mr. Farella’s practice focuses on state and federal litigation in the employment, business, and white-collar criminal practice areas, with particular expertise on guidance and creative strategies regarding best practices for the preservation and collection of electronically stored information ("ESI"). Prior to joining Epstein Becker Green, Mr. Farella was an Assistant General Counsel at the North American headquarters of a global pharmaceutical company and he served as Chairperson for New Jersey Supreme Court District Ethics Committee.
Mr. Farella is a frequent speaker at CLE-accredited programs on ethics and attorney-client privilege topics. His most recent programs include:
Mr. Farella received his Bachelor of Arts degrees in History and Political Science from Rutgers University and his Juris Doctor from Seton Hall University School of Law. He is admitted to practice in the states of New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania, the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Courts of Appeal for the Third and Sixth Circuits, and the United States District Courts of New Jersey, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
I like that it was a live class and questions were taken from the audience. Presenter did an excellent job relaying the questions being asked and working discussion
Truly Excellent Presentation.
Clear, well done presentation with supporting rules of professional conduct.
A very great presenter with a realistic view on how attorneys conduct themselves
This was so helpful. The presenter was articulate and engaging. This provided relevant and immediately useful information. The presentation had a logical progression to it and it helped that there were attendees who asked questions.
Presenter was knowledgeable and well-prepared.
Nicely done and very informative.
Informative and entertaining!
Great lecture, very clear and informative!
Substantive, practical and enjoyable
He was a great speaker and was knowledgeable about the subject matter.
very informative and presented well.
Extremely good course and presentation!!
Very good overview of social media issues for attorneys that are not immediately apparent.
Engaging presentation and good information.
The very best and most relevant class yet!
Mr. Farella is excellent. I liked his style and his obvious deep knowledge of the areas he addressed.
very well done and informative
Best communicator yet.
An excellent course, and very informative.
the speaker was very knowledgeable and enjoyed listening to him.
Well presented. Much of teh material was a review of ethical rules in other contexts but is was good to go over them again and to get an excellent perspective on social media issues from an experienced litigator.
Appreciated the tips on handing today's "hang-ups"- such as emailing inadvertently and text messages.
Excellent information was shared and clearly presented.
Helpful, comprehensive program. Thanks!
Presenter was very knowledgeable and gave great tips on using social media.
information relevant to many aspects of our lives.
Very informative course and format
Best course so far!
Examples used in the course were easy to understand. This was a very good course.
Truly excellent course. Informative and entertaining!
Very practical and real-world-type material. This course has affected how I will go about certain things regarding client communications going forward. Thank you.
This was very informative. The slides were great.
Interesting and well done presentation.
there were many points I had never thought ot
This was a well done class.
Super practical presentation
The section on border searches was great.
slides and materials were excellent
This was quite good - I appreciated the notes This was quite good. I liked the recap at the end. I have been in practice for several decades and try to keep up with technology, but any information regarding cyber security is appreciated.
thanks, very good
The course shows how important it is to keep up with the latest technology and protection
great reminders, especially re border crossings.
Cogent and effective speaker.
Good highlights at the end
Keep up the good job
Thoroughly ENJOYED this course.
Very interesting examples. Overall excellent CLE.
One of the better seminars I've seen. Well presented and Mr. Farella kept it interesting.
Good presentation and substance,
Excellent course and highly relevant.
Clear, concise and eye- opening presentation highlighting the hidden (and not so hidden) pitfalls of technology and social media.
Excellent presentation and very informative.
Excellent program. Thank you.
Really enjoyed this course
Very good program with solid review of underlying principles to apply in the social media context.
Excellent program!...I would highly recommend for all attorneys.
Excellent speaker! I really enjoyed this presentation. Thank you!
One of the best CLEs I’ve seen. Eye opening reminder of the ethical pitfalls of technology. An absolute must watch for any attorney under 35.
I have found it very resourceful.
Excellent and informative program and also enjoyable to watch.
One of the better presentations.
Fast paced and relevant
Useful content, well delivered!
Very good program