PLDO Partner Brian J. Lamoureux to Address The Government vs. Big Tech: Who Will (and Should) Win? at the Compass IT Annual Cybersecurity Symposium

Rhode Island — September 18, 2019 — Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC (PLDO) Partner Brian J. Lamoureux, a prominent business and employment lawyer and leading voice on social and digital media law, will present “The Government vs. Big Tech: Who Will (and Should) Win?” at the Compass IT Compliance 3rd Annual Cybersecurity Symposium on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Twin River Casino in Lincoln, RI. The symposium will bring together cybersecurity experts and industry leaders to explore the latest cyber threats organizations face and offer actionable steps to mitigate the overall risk of a breach or attack.

Attorney Lamoureux’s remarks will address whether government should aim to break up Big Tech companies such as Facebook and Google. He will discuss whether the solution to perceived problems around privacy and data usage is better solved by government regulation or market forces. His presentation is scheduled from 1:15 p.m. to 1:55 p.m. For more information on the symposium and to register, visit COMPASSIT2019.

“Congress has Big Tech in its sights. Big Tech is facing a serious and critical threat to its business model and future in the form of increased government regulation and oversight,” said Attorney Lamoureux. “With the persistent flood of information about data breaches and questions concerning the control and misuse of our data, users need to ask whether government control and oversight is the answer. These are the major, consequential questions we face today. Whatever solutions result from this national conversation will impact generations to come. My presentation will raise these important issues and I’m looking forward to a robust discussion with symposium attendees.”

Attorney Lamoureux is a member of PLDO’s Employment, Litigation, Cyber Law, and Corporate & Business Teams. His extensive practice areas include complex commercial litigation, employment law, construction law, social media law, and creditors’ rights.  In addition to being an accomplished business litigator, he is a frequent guest speaker, published author and broadcast commentator on cybersecurity and social and digital media legal issues in the news, having made appearances on WPRI-TV, WJAR-TV, WPRO-AM, MYRI-TV, and NECN-TV. He also created and teaches an MBA-level course called “Digital and Social Media in the Business Environment” at his alma mater, Providence College, where he is also a Practitioner Faculty member. In 2011, he was honored for his achievements by Providence Business News with a 40 Under Forty award.

Attorney Lamoureux holds a Master of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Rhode Island and earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from the Syracuse University College of Law. At the same time, he received a Master of Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. He is qualified to serve as a receiver in Rhode Island Superior Court.

To contact Attorney Lamoureux, please call 401-824-5100 or email For information about PLDO, visit and follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

About Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC
Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara (“PLDO”) attorneys are highly skilled with a proven track record of achievement representing clients with respect to complex matters in a wide range of disciplines and industries. The founders of PLDO were formerly partners in an international law firm and are trained in multiple disciplines. The primary areas of practice for the firm include business law, special masterships, government relations and legislative strategies, civil litigation, real estate development, commercial lending, municipal law, nonprofit law, cyber law, health care law, white collar defense, estate planning, probate administration and trust litigation. The core values of respect, integrity, quality service and responsiveness are stressed each day at PLDO and the firm is committed to supporting the community in a meaningful way. The firm is headquartered at 1301 Atwood Avenue in Johnston, RI with offices in Massachusetts and Florida. For more information, visit

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