Daliah Saper is a regular guest on national broadcast news networks, and is a frequent lecturer, panelist and instructor for organizations around the world. Daliah’s presentations focus on tech, internet, social media and business-related issues.

Book Daliah for a presentation custom-tailored to your organization. For examples of past topics, check out the list below or visit the Past Events Page. For Daliah’s full bio, check out the Attorneys Page.

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Sample Topics

In this seminar, Daliah explains the following:

  • the difference between copyright infringement and fair use when sharing content online
  • FTC disclosure guidelines regulating endorsements via social media
  • what to do if your company is the subject of a derogatory post or review online
  • the pros and cons of having a detailed social media policy
  • how to defend your brand/trademark from domain name and username squatting

As a transactional lawyer and litigator, Daliah regularly negotiates on behalf of her clients. However, most business negotiations take place before lawyers are involved. In this seminar, Daliah explains how to successfully negotiate your business deals. Along with overseeing mock negotiation exercises, Daliah will address the following commonly asked questions:

  • What are the common barriers to a successful negotiation?
  • Which bargaining style is most effective?
  • How do you prepare for a successful negotiation?
  • What questions do you need to ask during the negotiation?
  • What clues does your counterpart’s body language give away?

Alongside the rise of selfies, smartphones, and social media, a more sinister phenomenon has emerged: non-consensual pornography. Sometimes called “revenge porn” because it often involves a disgruntled ex, this unscrupulous behavior can be onerous to combat. It is, of course, notoriously difficult to permanently remove anything from the internet, and those responsible often act anonymously. Daliah Saper has emerged as a leader in the fight against revenge porn, representing several victims in court and discussing the topic at major venues including SXSW and The New York Porn Film Festival. At this seminar, Daliah will discuss the options available to victims as well as steps being taken to generally combat the phenomenon.

In this seminar, Daliah reviews the legal challenges small business owners need to address. She will cover business entity selection, formation, and maintenance, and will explain the difference between trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and patents. She will also discuss the legal implications of social media such as online defamation, intellectual property infringement, and social media policies.

New online tools and popular social networking sites allow for greater collaboration and exchange of ideas, but these same sites can be used to spread false statements that cause harm to individuals or their businesses. Indeed, some sites exist solely to encourage users to vent or divulge inside information about employers, employees, organizations, and even ex-girlfriends or boyfriends. For this seminar, Daliah will provide an overview of defamation law and use relevant examples of cases she has handled to illustrate the challenges involved with prosecuting or defending online defamation cases. Topics will include discovering the identity of anonymous posters, tolling of the statute of limitations, jurisdictional issues, and the liability (or lack thereof) of websites like yelp.com, ratemyprofessor.com, ripoffreport.com, and glassdoor.com.

It has been over six years since the FTC issued its revisions to the Federal Guidelines Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising, but many businesses are still not sure how to properly abide by these standards and are ignorant of their liability for deceptive advertising. For example, popular apparel company Ann Taylor recently received a warning letter from the FTC for its blog-for-gifts program, and Legacy Learning Centers coughed up $250,000.00 to settle with the FTC after the FTC filed a formal complaint against the company. This Saper Law seminar seeks to demystify the FTC disclosure rules. Daliah Saper will first provide an overview of the FTC regulations and then recommend tools businesses can use to comply with these rules. It doesn’t have to be complex or difficult for advertisers to ensure that blog posts, Facebook updates, and even Tweets meet disclosure obligations under FTC, FDA, SEC, and other regulations.

Avoiding accidental copyright infringement is more important than ever in the realm of social media. Websites all over the internet invite you to “share” their content with your Facebook friends or tweet it to your Twitter followers. What are the legal limitations on what you can share and where you can post it? Can you post an entire newspaper article to your personal blog? Make your professional wedding photos into an album on Facebook? Upload that amazing news story to YouTube? Daliah answers these questions and more during this seminar.

The 2016 presidential campaign saw extreme hostility between candidates, the increased importance of social media campaigning, and the rise of “fake news.” These new phenomena coalesce to raise important legal questions. When does mudslinging become defamation? What legal responsibilities do social media services and users face when dealing with misinformation? How can these services monitor their high-profile users’ actions without provoking backlash? At this seminar, Daliah will explore the increasingly important intersection between politics and Internet Law.

Building a new website for your business, or overhauling an existing but outdated site? Unless you’re especially tech-savvy, you’re probably planning on outsourcing the work–but if you aren’t properly prepared, using a web developer can cause more problems than it solves. What if the developer quits midway through the project, reuses the code to build a site for a competitor, or leaves and steals your ideas? Daliah represents dozens of small businesses and has seen their web development process go well and not so well. This seminar is a chance for business owners to review best practices and potential pitfalls.

As children’s unsupervised access to the internet increases, so does their exposure to online harassment. Social media is often misused for bullying or worse, and it can be difficult for parents or other guardians to monitor and stop this behavior. As a result, cyber harassment has become profound enough a problem that most states have enacted laws to combat it. In this seminar, Daliah will review high-profile cases of cyberharassment and cyberharassment laws, and discuss what to do if your child is bullied online.

This seminar centers on the idea that while IoT opens the door to a lot of exciting opportunities, it also presents many new legal challenges.  In this seminar, Daliah will highlight a few key legal considerations to keep in mind when dealing with businesses, products, or new innovations that operate within the IoT.

Brands are increasingly running contests and sweepstakes on social media platforms to engage their users and build brand loyalty. Is this type of promotion legal? Attend this session to make sure your version of the “ice bucket challenge” doesn’t get you into hot water.

Client Testimonials

I first came across Daliah and her organization in 2006 and I engaged her to represent me and my companies in a Federal matter where I was the plaintiff. Daliah proved to be an exceptional attorney. Methodical, timely, reliable and very, very strategic. I have come to trust her and her organization for my legal needs.  I will continue to do business with Daliah in the years to come.

Belal Faruki, Neotick

Daliah is an amazing and energetic person who is both creative and extremely professional in her approach to working with clients.  I consulted with Daliah on several business-related issues and found her business acumen and responsiveness to be most impressive. Daliah is also incredibly well-versed and immersed in social and emerging media – she not only tracks what is going on in the digital world, but she puts the many technologies and best practices to use or advises on the implications every business owner needs to keep in mind when conducting everyday operations. Overall, she is a valued business partner who is a forward thinker and trusted advisor.

Michael Parker, Astracom Solutions

I have had the opportunity to work with Daliah Saper and Saper Law Offices attorneys on three separate occasions. Daliah and her legal team are of the highest caliber and an absolute joy to work with. They produced a Copyright Assignment Agreement, Music License Agreement and Copyright Registration Certificate for my documentary. Each were handled in a timely manner with the upmost professionalism, congeniality, patience and ease. Daliah is also extremely active and highly regarded in Chicago’s filmmaker’s community; her reputation as mentor and advocate precedes her. Daliah Saper and Saper Law Offices have my very highest of recommendation

Barbara Sykes, Percolator Films
We’ve been working with Daliah for a couple years now and she’s helped us with many different Intellectual Property issues. She’s very responsive and knowledgeable about a huge range of issues facing a tech company like ourselves.
Train Signal, Iman Jalali
Daliah provided us with great counsel for our small business as we determined the legal impacts of our strategic directions. We were especially pleased with how accessible she was when we had any questions. She provides a great value for small businesses looking for legal advice with a personal touch.
Justin Chen, Menuism

It was an absolute pleasure working with the Saper Law firm. Daliah is an extremely dynamic and friendly person, with outstanding knowledge of law and intellectual property matters. Daliah and her legal team worked very diligently on our software license agreements, legal documents, and trademarking. Their work was of the highest caliber, and it was simply a great experience to work with them. We plan to continue using Daliah as a resource for all matters in licensing, copyright and trademark. I would highly recommend the Saper Law firm for legal advice and intellectual property matters.

David Zaretsky, Quickstream

I first hired Daliah Saper to file trademarks for my start-up venture. Her attention to detail and great advice was second to none. She is an excellent person to bounce ideas off of. I have referred her to others and will continue to do so.

Michael Farah, Berry Chill
We engaged Daliah’s services for contract negotiations and intellectual property advice. She has a remarkable ability to step back and view the situation from all sides. She has excellent knowledge and experience in contract negotiations. I have recommended and will continue to recommend Daliah in the future.
Leon Ginsburg, Sphere Consulting

Daliah is a superb Intellectual Property Attorney who guided my company to acquire seven Trademarks successfully. Throughout the process (during which we utilized the maximum number or extentions) she and her staff never allowed us to miss a deadline, consistently providing top notch service throughout a three year process.

Charles Altholz, Se-Kure Controls
We used Saper Law Offices for our trademark filing. Daliah was very informative in walking through the process and what to expect. She’s also very quick to respond to any questions or concerns along the way. Her monthly seminars are also very educational and a great way to network.
Scott Manley, FYInd Out
The team at Saper Law is amazing. I needed some assistance with a business related legal matter. Daliah and the other lawyers at the firm were very honest, and forthcoming about my options. Unlike so many lawyers, these are people I feel I can really trust when it comes understanding the law. I would highly suggest this place for small or large business that needs legal assistance.
Frank Moore, Chicago Lashes
I am an artist and Ms. Saper helped me with a contract to sell one of my sculptures to a large company, she helped me get more than the original selling price because they had delayed so long on their end to get the contract finished, she was a very detailed oriented advocate for me. I highly recommend her.
Victoria Fuller, Artist
Daliah provided great advice in the area of open source licensing. Her audit was extremely well conducted and provided critical insights. I suggest to anyone involved in the development or use of open source technologies to contact her so to better understand the legal issues and implications
Luigi Guadagno, Kenetica
Daliah has become an invaluable part of my professional network. I depend on her legal advice to help me avoid legal gotcha’s. I also know that when I need some legal reviews/assistance in a rush, she is able to get it done so I can meet my deadlines. Daliah is always giving to the community. She is considered an expert in Intellectual Property and Trademarks because of the outstanding work that she has done. If you are looking for someone to help you avoid or resolve issues, Daliah is the “Go To Person”. Oh, don’t miss her monthly workshops on technology and legal aspects as related to the technology. You will learn a lot
Jean Pickering, The Tektite Group

Daliah’s work was superb. When challenged with a unique problem and a tight time frame she went above and beyond to deliver what was asked and then some. In addition, Daliah possesses a deep understanding of emerging digital issues and is a true innovator in her field.

Nicholas Kinports, Maddock Douglas