Alan S. Wernick Co-Presenting "The Biometric Information Privacy Act After Rosenbach: A Survey of the Legal Landscape," at the CBA's Labor & Employment Law Committee's December Meeting

11.26.19

Aronberg Goldgehn attorney Alan S. Wernick will co-present “The Biometric Information Privacy Act After Rosenbach: A Survey of the Legal Landscape,” at the Chicago Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Law Committee’s December meeting.

The Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) 740 ILCS 14/1 et seq., is a comprehensive BIP statute that has given rise to a number of class-action lawsuits against businesses. In Rosenbach v Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, 2019 IL 123186 (January 25, 2019) the Illinois Supreme Court held “…an individual need not allege some actual injury or adverse effect, beyond violation of his or her rights under the Act [BIPA], in order to qualify as an ‘aggrieved’ person and be entitled to seek liquidated damages and injunctive relief pursuant to the Act.”

Alan and his co-presenter, Alejandro Caffarelli, will discuss the issues and liabilities under BIPA. They will also explain what lawyers should discuss with their clients to help them address or mitigate BIPA liabilities.

The meeting will take place on Dec. 11, 2019, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 321 S. Plymouth Court. It will also be broadcast live at www.chicagobar.org.

IL MCLE credit will be offered.

No pre-registration necessary.

About Alan S. Wernick

Alan is an experienced business transactions attorney, advocate and arbitrator/mediator handling legal matters for businesses in the areas of information technology, privacy/cybersecurity, and intellectual property (copyright, trademark, trade secrets, licensing).

Alan is a trusted leader and advisor, having worked in large law firms, as in-house counsel and as counsel to and advocate for middle market, Fortune 500, Fortune 100 and startup clients. He is recognized by peers and clients for his extensive track record advising organizations acquiring, using and selling/licensing technologies and related services, including the drafting and negotiation of a variety of technology and commercial agreements; data privacy/cybersecurity compliance and remediation, including responding to data breaches; IP protection; mergers and acquisitions due diligence; compliance processes, procedures and policies; and dispute resolution, including breach of contract claims and IP infringement claims.

Alan also handles litigation matters and represents businesses that have suffered a data breach. He is an advocate in the federal, state and appellate courts for client disputes concerning information technology and intellectual property, and also an advocate in dispute resolution through arbitration and mediation.





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