Daliah Saper moderates panel at IATA conference in Shanghai, China

On February 5th, Daliah Saper traveled to Shanghai, China to moderate a social media law panel at the 2012 IATA Legal Symposium.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an international trade body, created over 60 years ago by a group of airlines. Today, IATA represents some 240 airlines comprising 84% of total air traffic. The organization also represents leads and serves the airline industry in general.  The annual IATA Legal Symposium has established itself as the world’s premier aviation law event. Every year the IATA Legal Symposium has traditionally brought together leaders in their fields, as in-house counsel, private practitioners, and government lawyers offer their knowledge and expertise in a unique learning and networking experience.

Daliah was invited to moderate and participate in the first ever social media themed legal panel, covering a wide range of social media topics. Her co-panelists included Michael Carbone, Director of Litigation for Jet Blue.

Full description below:

Facing up to Facebook:

The Significance and Legal Implications of Social Media for the Airline Industry.

This panel discussion will examine the pervasiveness of social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, their utility for the airline industry, as well as the legal issues and risks posed by social networking. From its role as a vital tool for marketing, customer relations, and crisis management, to the legal issues presented by employees’ social networking activities, to the growing discovery and use of evidence from social media sites in litigation, social media is here to stay. This lively panel discussion by legal experts and industry insiders will help you navigate the changing legal landscape.

• Daliah Saper, Professor at Loyola University College of Law, Chicago; Principal at Saper Law Offices (Moderator)

• Nigel L. Howard, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP

• Michael P. Carbone, Director Litigation, JetBlue Airways Corporation

• John D. Goetz, Partner, Jones Day, Pittsburg

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