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The First and Fourth Amendments in the Age of AI, Bots, and the Evolution of Electronic Communications

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Produced on June 29, 2018

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Course Information

Time 64 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Course Description

As the prevalence of the use of artificial intelligence-powered physical and virtual robots (“bots”) that can communicate in human language with or on behalf of people and companies rises, so too will issues of speech rights and restrictions rise to the forefront. Consumers speak and write to bots on a daily basis, ranging from the usage of robo-advisors to e-commerce bots. Companies use bots to keep the public informed and communicate with its customers. Governments use bots to provide better customer service.

Join Huu Nguyen, Franklin Monsour, and Corrine Irish of Squire Patton Boggs as they discuss how the use of artificial intelligence (“AI”) implicates constitutional law, specifically the First and Fourth Amendments. They will also discuss how AI and data is being used in social media (e.g., on Twitter and Facebook) as the new digital quasi-public forum, government speech using AI, content discrimination via data bias, and wiretapping of the public's conversation with bots.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the rise of bots today from robo-advisors to robot-reporting to E-Commerce bots
  2. Examine Alexa as witness in recent murder case, and the underlying First and Fourth Amendment Issues
  3. Analyze US v. Miller, and the expectation of Privacy in financial records
  4. Explore the role of bots and electronic accounts in government speech
  5. Review the impact of the use of the Internet as a quasi-public forum, and its censorship by AI

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Huu Nguyen

Squire Patton Boggs

Huu Nguyen is a deal lawyer who focuses his practice on cross-border commercial and corporate transactions. On the commercial side, he assists established and emerging companies on a range of national and international transactions, including Fintech transactions, supply chain agreements, reseller and distributor relationships, technology transactions, manufacturing and licensing arrangements, outsourcing, and many other commercial areas. On the corporate side, Huu advises on innovation program formations, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance, among other corporate matters. Huu’s prior experience before becoming a deal lawyer includes intellectual property litigation and patent prosecution. Huu holds both a B.S. and an M.S. from University of Texas at Austin and a J.D. from University of California, Berkeley, Law School.

Corrine Irish

Squire Patton Boggs

Corrine Irish maintains a diverse practice representing individuals and companies in commercial, civil rights and criminal/regulatory matters. 

Corrine litigates and counsels clients on a wide range of complex commercial disputes, many involving complicated issues of international law. Corrine has significant experience representing companies and individuals in internal investigations, government enforcement actions and white collar criminal matters. Her practice also includes advising and litigating issues of First Amendment, media and intellectual property rights.

As a member of the Public Service Initiative, Corrine has litigated death penalty cases, as well as civil rights and federal habeas cases for indigent clients, at the trial and appellate level. Corrine has also served as counsel for amici clients before the US Supreme Court.

Corrine has been recognized as a Rising Star in the 2011-2016 editions of New York Super Lawyers – Metro Edition magazine, featuring outstanding young lawyers, a distinction that recognizes New York lawyers under the age of 40 or those in practice for 10 years or less.

From 2005 to 2007, prior to joining Squire Patton Boggs, Corrine served as a law clerk, first to the Honorable William G. Young of the US Court for the District of Massachusetts and then to the Honorable Barrington D. Parker of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Corrine is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. She was also appointed to the Pro Bono Panel for the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Corrine is a lecturer-in-law at Columbia Law School and was an adjunct professor at Brooklyn Law School in 2008 and 2009.

Franklin Monsour

Squire Patton Boggs

Franklin Monsour served as an Assistant US Attorney for the Southern District of Florida (the third largest US Attorney’s Office), where he focused on criminal and civil healthcare fraud and pharmaceutical cases, money laundering and asset recovery matters, and False Claims Act actions. He was lead counsel in negotiating over US$100 million in settlements on behalf of the US, including US$80 million against one of the largest pharmacy chains in the country – the then largest civil penalty ever recovered by the DEA. Franklin criminally prosecuted numerous cases involving fraud, narcotics and violent crimes, and successfully tried multiple cases to verdict. He tried the case of United States v. Serge Francois and Patrick Tonge in a one-month jury trial, convicting a compounding pharmacist and his employee of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud, paying kickbacks and money laundering, in an over US$30 million fraud scheme. 

Drawing on this experience, Franklin now represents clients under investigation by Federal and State authorities, and provides guidance on compliance matters in various industries, including health care and banking.


Craig H.

Good panel

William J.

This is the best Lawline CLE I’ve listened to

Katharine W.

Thought provoking and articulate discussion

Sharon A.

Very helpful information

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Ingrid P.

Very interesting and informative

Sam W.

The course moved along briskly

Heidi M.

Excellent session and very current.

Rebecca O.

Very interesting and timely topic.

Yoshisuke Y.

This course was very informative. Thank you.

William S.

Excellent presentation on current law and what may happen in the future.

Naim P.

Truly fascinating.

Janet S.


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John FX W.

I liked the interaction between 3 speakers.

Myrna T.


Rebecca T.

Very interesting and well done.

Joseph G.

Strong program

Andre O.

Keep up the good job

Melissa B.

Great course! That was a topic I knew nothing about and I thought the class was very informative.

Marissa C.

Ms. Irish and Mr. Monsour were very effective in their delivery. They stayed on track with the written materials and explained the material in a clear and concise manner.

Edward S.


Angelique P.

Thank You!

Silvia C.

Very educational

Jacqueline C.

I like the interactive/panel format.

Jaimi B.

I appreciated having a panel to discuss the topic. Made the topic more dynamic.

Colleen W.

Speakers were excellent and the presentation was great.

Matthew L.

Incredibly interesting topic.

Mark K.

Excellent program. Thank you.

Teresa S.


Rosa L.

This course adressed an interesting and developing area of the law and was dynamically presented.

Cheryl B.

Interesting topic, great discussion

Christopher B.

Great presentation of a multifaceted and interesting topic. Thank you!

David M.

Fascinating subject and very interesting discussion.

Mark G.


Stephanie A.

Enjoyable. Very personable presenters.

Eileen M.

This was incredibly interesting. The speakers were great. The slides were intriguing.

Alan S.

Very interesting presentation. Enjoyed it and got a lot out of it.

J. Donald H.

very interesting program - I enjoyed it.

Danice K.

Very good presenters. Timely topic.

Kevin F.

Bravo Zulu. Very well done.

Hirobumi A.


John F.

The faculty was excellent. Great presentation!

Anthony D.

A good primer for someone whose practice does not include this area

Robert S.

The faculty was excellent. The material was instructive

shawn P.


Elizabeth F.

This format with three knowledgeable practitioners presenting was much better than the single person, reading.

Ingrid S.

Very interesting

Edward P.

This course was especially good on Fourth Amendment rights.

Marc A.

I like the panel dynamic. Thank you for such a timely topic.

thomas l.

presentation poses some interesting theories on AI

Chartrisse A.


ann l.

The three person format was actually more enjoyable bc it kept you interested.

Martha L V.

I liked the panel discussion format. Great speakers and interesting topic.

James R.

Evolving area of law.

Tanya C.

really interesting topic

Lewis M.

Great discussion

Shannon G.

This is not your 'average bear' attorney CLE. I would recommend it to those with a relative practice, but not in general.

Michael B.

Please repeat this corse again in the future because it provides relevant and up-to-date information for all attorneys to understand.

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