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Investment Network In the Loop Code is Law – A Practical Primer on Software and Structured Data in Evidence

August 8, 2019
12:15-1:00 p.m. CDT

Stradley Ronon
191 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 1601
Chicago, Illinois 60606

Code Is Law – A Practical Primer on Software and Structured Data in Evidence

Nicole Kalajian, Stradley Ronon

Dr. Collin Starkweather, Starkweather Economics, LLC
Dr. Izzy Nelken, Super Computer Consulting, Inc.      

Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig famously proclaimed in the late 1990s that “Code Is Law,” a maxim that continues to resonate two decades later. This talk will examine one dimension along the nexus of code and law.

Software, structured data and related evidence such as computer code, databases and software project documentation may arise in the context of legal, investigatory and regulatory compliance matters. Understanding the nature and import of such evidence can present significant challenges. This talk is intended for professionals, particularly in the financial, compliance and legal services spaces, who may encounter this kind of technical evidence and would benefit from a more robust understanding its potential roles and usage.

This talk will provide a practical overview of potential roles and usage of technical evidence such as software and structured data in litigation, disputes and investigations with a focus on financial markets. We’ll discuss various contexts in which such evidence may arise and the types of materials that may be available in an evidentiary context, as well as tools and techniques to summarize or visualize those materials, either for the purpose of internal review or for the production of demonstratives. Finally, we’ll review select regulatory guidance and compliance considerations for financial firms with respect to technical documentation.

Attendees will benefit from the speakers’ combined decades of experience with software and database design, implementation and analysis, and litigation and compliance support, and will gain an improved understanding of how these materials may be used effectively or preemptively in a litigation, investigatory or compliance setting.

Illinois CLE credit is pending. 
The meeting is free of charge, but registration is required as space is limited.

Register by August 1

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