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What is LinkedIn? Not a stupid question

I’ve heard this question from two different highly successful partners at big law firms in the last month. What is LinkedIn? Isn’t it obvious? It’s a collection of professionals networked using a common website where they...more

Social Media Is Part of Today’s Workplace but its Use May Raise Employment Discrimination Concerns

Experts Tell EEOC That Use of Social Media by Employers, Applicants and Employees May Implicate the Laws EEOC Enforces - WASHINGTON-The use of social media has become pervasive in today's workplace and, as a result, is...more

Announcing a Job Move on LinkedIn or Facebook - Breach of Contract or Fair Game?

It is always worthwhile to talk about current developments in the area of social media and employment law, and to look back at their contextual import. Much of the fun, however, lies in playing the forecasting game, and...more

No Need to Fear Profile Updates

During 2013, I spoke to thousands of lawyers across the United States, Canada and England about how to develop business using the professional social network LinkedIn.com. I heard almost every question imaginable, but the one...more

Get the Most Out of Your Conference Networking Using Social Media

The Catapult Conference is less than two weeks away. Have you started networking with the speakers on social media yet? If your answer is “no,” then you’re missing a big opportunity....more

Have you had your first social media breakthrough?

Did you give up on Twitter within 24 hours of signing up? Did you share a first tweet that said “so, I guess I’m on Twitter,” and then never return? You aren’t alone. And I think I know why. ...more

LinkedIn: Protecting confidential information

Lisa Hodgson, an Associate in our Birmingham office, comments: Social media is becoming an increasingly common business tool as it is easy to use, free and effective. Many of our clients, particularly in professional...more

Are LinkedIn Groups Are Out Of Control?

THE WILD, WILD WEST OF LINKEDIN - Many LinkedIn groups are out of control. Group members have discovered they can spam the group and get away with it. Many group admins are not doing a good job managing their groups....more

LinkedIn Claims Breach of Contract by Bot Users

LinkedIn, the social networking site popular among professionals, recently filed suit in the US District Court for the Northern District of California against unknown users who deployed automated software programs known as...more

Ownership of Business-Related Social Media Accounts

Social media platforms have become an increasingly important means for companies to build and manage their brands and to interact with their customers, in many cases eclipsing companies’ traditional “.com” websites. Social...more

Structured Thoughts -- Volume 4, Issue 14 -- December 2, 2013

In This Issue: Launching an Exempt Structured Products Program in the United States: Issues for Non-U.S. Banks to Consider; “Big-Boy Letters” Revisited: Pharos Decision Upheld by the Sixth Circuit.; SEC Addresses...more

LinkedIn Announces New Showcase Pages: Great For Law Firms

Yesterday, LinkedIn announced the addition of “Showcase Pages,” which are subsets of Company Pages. Read on as I discuss how this has great utility for law firms. WHAT ARE SHOWCASE PAGES? LinkedIn tells us...more

Employment Flash - November 2013

In This Issue: - OFCCP Releases VEVRAA and Rehabilitation Act Section 503 Final Rules - US Supreme Court to Decide Whether Severance Payments Are Subject to FICA - SDNY Rules That NYC Human Rights Law Does Not...more

Recent UK Court Rulings on Employees’ Use of LinkedIn

Following our post on U.S. lawsuits concerning the ownership of LinkedIn and Twitter accounts, we report on a recent United Kingdom High Court ruling that considered who was entitled to operate four LinkedIn Groups, and other...more

New Job? Think Twice Before Announcing it via Social Media

A lawsuit filed in Massachusetts state court recently raised the issue of whether a former employee’s LinkedIn post announcing a new job could violate an anti-solicitation clause of a non-compete contract with the former...more

Fortune 100 CMOs on LinkedIn: Who’s Best, Who’s Worst, and Why it Matters

Marketers are embracing LinkedIn as the hottest tool around. LinkedIn’s Influencer Program is drawing huge numbers. So you’d think CMOs of the Fortune 100 would use LinkedIn aggressively to strengthen their companies’ online...more

Listen, Learn, and Lead: PeopleLinx Best Practices for LinkedIn Groups

As a social business specialist at PeopleLinx, I’m asked by my clients every day: “What other tips do you have to help me reach my goals faster?” LinkedIn Groups is my go-to answer. If you’re not leveraging Groups, you should...more

Can I Use The Social Media Picture For My Story? – Part Two

Last time, we looked at whether the media can use images from social media sites applying fair use to several typical situations. Today, we look at the specific terms of service of various popular sites to see if some make...more

“I have a LinkedIn. But I don’t know where it is.”

I heard this last week, and I hear variations of it all the time. Lawyers are struggling with social media; they’re always asking me about it, how it works, and whether lawyers need it. ...more

New Feature Brief: LinkedIn Contacts

Once in a while, a new LinkedIn feature comes along that makes people rave with excitement. LinkedIn Contacts is generating that kind of buzz at PeopleLinx....more

How a Lawyer can Start a Successful LinkedIn Group for Business Development (Part 2 of 3)

In my previous post, we looked at some preliminary steps attorneys can take to plan a LinkedIn Group. Once you’ve laid this foundation, it’s time ask yourself three questions...more

How a Lawyer Can Start a Successful LinkedIn Group (Part 1 of 3)

While much has been written about how lawyers can have successful blogs, including two recent articles by us at Knapp (see Law Blog Best Practices and Five Ways Lawyers Screw up their Blogs), the truth is that some lawyers...more

Cozen O’Connor Wins the Case on LinkedIn

The new landscape for lawyers - Cozen O’Connor Chief Marketing Officer Lisa Haas knew the firm’s attorneys needed help with LinkedIn....more

Ignoring LinkedIn Has Consequences

“What happens if I don’t clean my room?” my son, Taylor, recently asked me. Originally posted in The National Law Journal on July 29, 2013...more

Taking Legal Control Of The Company Social Media Account

What happens when the employee who set up the company’s LinkedIn account leaves? ...more

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