Rhode Island – January 13, 2021 – 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 be a featured speaker on “Social Media Conduct and Content” for the American Society of Appraisers/Boston Chapter’s webinar on Tuesday, February 2, beginning at noon. Attorney Lamoureux will address the pros and cons of using social media for business purposes, how the rules of ethics and etiquette should be part of a social media strategy for solicitations and representations, and he will provide a checklist of do’s and don’ts, as well as pitfalls to be aware of when using social media for appraisers.
“Social media is a powerful tool but it has the potential to derail your business and destroy your reputation if not managed appropriately. A clear view and a cautioned approach can help you avoid unintended negative consequences,” said Attorney Lamoureux. “With the current spotlight on Big Tech, censorship, and the role of social media in society, I look forward to exploring these topics with the American Society of Appraisers and discussing how its members can implement best practices when using social media.”
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. And, in 2019, he received Providence College’s Excellence in Teaching 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.