An Inside Look at the Michael Mann Case

5 Dec 2012 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Sponsor:
Workshop

Ticketing Type:
Open to All

Section/Focus Group:
Public Affairs (PA)

Audience:
Attendee, Science Communication/Public Affairs, Student

Peter Fontaine
Location:
Moscone South: Mezzanine - Room 226

Join us for a brown bag lunch with Peter Fontaine, counsel to Michael Mann and a leader of Cozen O’Connor’s Brownfield Development and Climate Change practices.

Peter will use examples from recent Freedom of Information Act litigation American Tradition Institute v. University of Virginia to discuss the application of state public records acts to researcher electronic correspondence, the interplay between the Federal FOIA and state laws, practical issues related to document review, potential exemptions to protect correspondence from disclosure, and other legal theories for the protection of correspondence, such as the First Amendment and Academic Freedom, and emerging trends in this dynamic intersection between science and the law.

5 December 2012 from 12:30 – 1:30PM

Moscone South, Room 226