Rapho Township appointed Shannon Brown to serve a four-year term on the Rapho Township Planning Commission. The appointment occurred in January 2015. The Planning Commission reviews subdivision and land use applications in Rapho Township and makes recommendations to the Rapho Township Supervisors. Attorney Brown brings past experience in land…
Attorney Brown Receives Cybersecurity Technical Certification
Attorney Shannon Brown passed the new, performance-based, CompTIA Security+™ certification exam on September 16, 2014. CompTIA Security+™ certification provides an industry-recognized method to objectively demonstrate technical skills in computer security, data security, or cybersecurity. The new cybersecurity certification is believed to be a first for an attorney in Pennsylvania. The…
Texas Bar Opinion 642 and Today’s Legal Profession
In May 2014, the Texas Bar Association’s Professional Ethics Committee released Opinion 642 barring law firms from using the title “officer” or “principal” in non-lawyer job titles such as Chief Information Officer. Shockingly, the opinion unleashed a howl of protest from lawyers—even…
Attorney Brown Files Drone Aircraft Comments
Attorney Shannon Brown filed official comments on the FAA’s proposed, drone aircraft (UAS) regulations and explanations. The FAA printed the Interpretation of the Special Rule for…
Attorney Brown Quoted on PBS NewsHour Regarding Drones
PBS NewsHour quoted Attorney Shannon Brown in a recent article discussing the commercial use of drones. The article addressed the March 6, 2014, NTSB administrative law decision, FAA v. Pirker. The controversial decision dismissed a $10,000 fine levied against a…
Attorney Brown Interviewed for Article on Cloud Computing
California Lawyer Magazine interviewed Attorney Shannon Brown for a forthcoming article on cloud computing issues facing lawyers and focusing on Software as a Service (SaaS) options. Cloud computing vendors heavily promote SaaS options to lawyers. The article will help lawyers to understand sometimes complex…
Attorney Brown Presenting at ShmooCon 2014
Attorney Shannon Brown will present Technology Law Issues for Security Professionals at ShmooCon 2014. The talk will generally discuss emerging and current legal issues for security researchers including the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), Stored Communications Act (SCA), the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), and state Computer Crimes Code. attend the talk at 10:00AM on Saturday, January 18, 2014.
Attorney Brown Completes Harvard Law School’s First Online Copyright Course
Attorney Brown completed Harvard Law School’s first, online, course (in Copyright) offered during the Spring semester 2013. The 12 week course covered statutes, case-law, and theory about US and international copyright. The course ended with a comprehensive final exam (in law school format and taking four hours or more to complete). As Professor William (Terry) Fisher describes the exam,
“the exam was comprehensive…. [T]he exam was difficult; it was very similar to the final examination that I gave this spring to the students in my course on Copyright at Harvard Law School. “
Attorney Brown Completes Statistics: Making Sense of Data Course
Attorney Brown earned a Statement of Accomplishment for the the eight week Statistics: Making Sense of Data course offered by the University of Toronto via Coursera. The noncredit course covered many areas of statistics including data interpretation, confidence intervals, sample size calculation, significance tests, and linear regression.
Article Published—Prolorem™ Predictive Coding Project
The Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division published Shannon’s article about the Prolorem™ eDi predictive coding eDiscovery software project. The article describes the objectives of the software project for eDiscovery , a brief synopsis of how predictive coding (analytics) works, and why predictive coding…
Machine Learning Technical Presentation
Attorney Shannon Brown delivered a presentation on 06 April 2013 entitled “An Overview of Machine Learning” at BarCamp Harrisburg. The presentation provided basic information about machine learning including
defining machine learning,
distinguishing supervised and unsupervised machine learning,
Selected for Harvard Law School’s edX Copyright Course
Harvard Law School’s edX program selected Attorney Shannon Brown to participate in an experimental, online learning course on copyright law. The 12-week, non-credit course addresses the law, theory, and practice of copyright in depth.
Completes Information Security and Neural Networks Courses
Attorney Brown recently completed two online, non-credit courses—Information Security and Risk Management in Context offered by the University of Washington and Neural Networks for Machine Learning offered by the University of Toronto.
Attorney Brown Launching an eDiscovery Software Company
Attorney Shannon Brown recently launched a new, “community-benefit,” eDiscovery software company. Prolorem™ LLC’s first product is a Computer Assisted Document Analysis (CADA) software package called Prolorem™ eDi
Head in “the Clouds” Published
Attorney Brown closed 2011 with a fifth, print publication titled Head in “the Clouds” … And Don’t Know It?. Head in the Clouds addresses the challenges for Pennsylvania lawyers when assessing cloud computing use by lawyers.
Named Charter Member of Lawyer Sustainability Program
The Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Environmental and Energy Law Section named Attorney Brown one of nine, charter members of the Pennsylvania Lawyers United for Sustainability (PLUS) Program.
S/MIME Encrypted Email Available
Attorney Brown now offers an additional method for client’s to encrypt emails sent to Attorney Brown and for Attorney Brown to authenticate emails.
Hiatus Explained—Technology & Ethics CLE Pending
For the past few weeks, Attorney Brown took a brief hiatus from blogging and website articles to prepare for a forthcoming Legal Ethics & Technology CLE. Attorney Brown is scheduled to deliver the CLE at the Lancaster Bar Association on September 9, 2011. The CLE will address (as time permits) emerging issues for lawyers related to technology
Attorney Brown Attends VirtualLegalTech 2010
VirtualLegalTech explored emerging technology issues in the legal community—from e-Discovery to cloud computing—all in an online, virtual conference environment.