Peter Guffin to Present at Maine State Bar Association's Summer Meeting

Pierce Atwood Partner Peter Guffin will be making a presentation on cloud computing at the 2012 Maine State Bar Association's Summer Meeting, which will be held on June 21-23, 2012 at the Harborside Hotel, Spa & Marina in Bar Harbor. 

Fair Weather Clouds: Legal and Ethical Considerations of Cloud Computing

Cloud computing represents a revolutionary shift in how businesses and law firms purchase and use information technology.  Cloud computing is effectively an out-sourcing model of IT hardware, software, and data, that relies on the internet and third party service providers to deliver all aspects of IT as a service.  This shift comes with new risks and undefined intersections between traditional legal constructs around liability, regulatory compliance, confidentiality and data protection. 

This program will:

  • Describe cloud computing and its relevance to lawyers and their clients;
  • Highlight the risks associated with movement of IT to the cloud; and
  • Discuss key developments in the law, and ethical considerations that lawyers need to be aware of, arising from this new approach to IT


Ande Smith, COO and General Counsel of Tilson Technology Management

Peter Guffin, Partner, Pierce Atwood LLP