Alan S. Wernick Presenting "Privacy/Cybersecurity Issues in Virtual Mediation" at the Chicago Bar Association's Advanced Workshop for Improved Negotiation and Mediation Skills


Aronberg Goldgehn attorney Alan S. Wernick will present “Privacy/Cybersecurity Issues in Virtual Mediation” at the Chicago Bar Association’s Advanced Workshop for Improved Negotiation and Mediation Skills: Sophisticated Mediation Strategies for In-Person and Virtual Mediation.

The session will be presented online on Nov. 11, 2020.

Program Description

Virtual mediations provide many opportunities for parties, counsels, and mediator to work together to amicably resolve disputes in a cost-effective and safe manner. In this presentation, Alan will provide a brief overview of some: (1) privacy/cybersecurity risks that may occur in virtual mediations; and (2) preventive steps that may help mitigate those risks.

The entire CBA online workshop starts Nov. 11, 2020. It will include cutting-edge strategies for successful negotiation and advocacy and will provide insight on how to mediate difficult disputes. The presenters will discuss methods to resolve issues on their merits rather than through a haggling process. They will highlight strategies for participants to employ in order to be fair while negotiating, yet not be taken advantage of due to their fairness.

A certificate of completion will be issued by The Chicago Bar Association, which will qualify participants to act as an arbitrator in the Circuit Court of Cook County Commercial Section, Mandatory Arbitration Program. The program also satisfies the training requirement necessary to join the CBA Mediation Program.

Participants must complete the full on demand Webcast by Nov. 20, 2020, to earn a certificate of completion.


Program cost:

  • CLE Advantage Members/Law Students: $525
  • CBA Member: $525
  • Non-Member: $675

CLICK HERE to Register or call 312.554.2056

About Alan S. Wernick

Alan S. Wernick 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. He has an 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 clients.

For more than 35 years, Alan has worked as an arbitrator/mediator in ADR in both private settings and for the U.S. federal courts. He has arbitrated and mediated cases involving business-critical computer user and vendor disputes, technology disputes (including e-commerce and outsourcing), website development disputes, licensing disputes, software ownership and intellectual property disputes. He is a member of several neutrals panels for the American Arbitration Association, including Commercial, Technology, Intellectual Property (Licensing), Cyber Security and Large Complex Cases. He was recently selected as a mediator for the Chicago Bar Association’s newly launched Mediation Service.

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