Rhode Island – September 27, 2022 – Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC (PLDO) Partner Brian J. Lamoureux, a prominent business litigator and employment attorney who is a national voice on social and digital media law, presented “A View from the Trench: Tweets, Snaps, TikTok and Social Media in the Courts” to members of the Rhode Island Judiciary at the 2022 Fall Judicial Conference on Friday, September 23, 2022.
Attorney Lamoureux’s presentation addressed how the widespread use of social and digital media have the propensity to complicate court proceedings, particularly when it comes to using a person or businesses’ profile page, posts, tweets, photos, and videos as evidence in legal proceedings.
“As people continue to share many aspects of their daily lives on social media, information that was once considered private is now easily accessible and finding its way into the courtroom,” said Attorney Lamoureux. “Social media content is increasingly a focus in discovery and impacting how judges and jurors make their decisions. Not surprisingly, there are important implications, particularly as it relates to privacy matters. It was an honor to address the prestigious members of the judiciary and to share my knowledge and insight on this ever-evolving world of social media that has transformed our society.”
Attorney Lamoureux is a member of PLDO’s Employment, Litigation 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, broadcast commentator, and published author on various legal issues, including cybersecurity, social and digital media, data privacy rights, employment law topics, and the pandemic’s impact on individuals and businesses.
As a Providence College Practitioner Faculty member, he created and teaches an MBA-level course called “Digital and Social Media in the Business Environment.” In 2019, he received Providence College’s Excellence in Teaching award. Attorney Lamoureux graduated from Providence College with a B.A. in Political Science, cum laude. He 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 and is a member of the Rhode Island Bar Association.