Balough Serves on National Internet of Things Institute Panel

(May 14, 2018) For the second time in its three-year history, the National Institute of the Internet of Things (IoT) welcomed Richard C. Balough as a panelist.

The annual two-day institute in Washington, D.C. is sponsored by the American Bar Association’s Section of Science & Technology Law.

Mr. Balough participated in a panel discussion of evolving business and legal issues in artificial intelligence, big data, and the IoT. Also participating on the panel were Lisa R. Lifshiz of Torkin Manes LLP, Theodore ...

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Cheryl Dancey Balough Discusses GDPR at PLI Program

(May 3, 2018) Cheryl Dancey Balough discussed “Global Privacy and Cybersecurity Challenges and Compliance Strategies” with corporate compliance attorneys at PLI’s 2018 Compliance & Ethics Essentials program.

With the May 25, 2018 deadline fast approaching for compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Ms. Balough identified who is impacted by the new regulation, reviewed the GDPR’s requirements, and shared steps that affected companies can take now to comply.

Ms. Balough also discussed the status of biometric privacy laws across the ...

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News Media Looks to Balough Law Offices for Opinions

(March 17, 2018) The news media has reached out to Balough Law Offices for comments regarding three recent developments in the law.

Cheryl Dancey Balough was interviewed by the Cook County Record regarding whether embedded content in social media violate copyright law. For our story on the case, click here.

Richard C. Balough was interviewed by two reporters for Bloomberg News. The first interview concerned the potential legal issues from the Uber self-driving car fatality. He also was interviewed regarding ...

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Notre Dame Class Discussion Focuses on Libel Law in the Trump Era

(February 14, 2018) Richard C. Balough discussed libel and privacy law in the Trump era as part of a journalism class at the University of Notre Dame.

Mr. Balough explored President Trump’s statement that “our current libel laws are a sham and a disgrace and do not represent American values or American fairness” in light of the history of the development of libel laws in the United States.

Concerning privacy, Mr. Balough noted that today’s instant messaging, tweeting, and the pervasive ...

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Cheryl Dancey Balough Selected as Rising Star by Super Lawyers

Cheryl Dancey Balough has been selected by a second attorney review group for her legal skills by being named as a “Rising Star” for 2018 in the field of business and corporate law by Super Lawyers.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

In addition to being selected as a Rising Star ...

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Cheryl Dancey Balough Selected As Leading Lawyer

Cheryl Dancey Balough has been selected as a Leading Lawyer in Chicago in the field of closely

and privately held business law for 2018. The designation was made by Leading Lawyers, a division of Law Bulletin Media, which publishes the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.

Leading Lawyers is used by lawyers and potential clients to locate reputable, experienced lawyers. Leading Lawyers surveys lawyers, asking them which of ...

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Cheryl Balough Heads Cyberspace Law Committee

(October 20, 2017) Cheryl Dancey Balough has been appointed chair of the Cyberspace Law Committee of the ABA Business Law Section.

The committee provides a forum for the analysis of corporate, transactional, and regulatory issues related to the internet and digital technologies. The committee’s areas of expertise include privacy, information security, cybersecurity, e-commerce, mobile/telecommunications, digital media and internet infrastructure and governance.

In addition to her duties as chair, Ms. Balough has made numerous presentations on legal issues related to the internet and ...

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Autonomous Vehicle Legal Issues Explored by Richard C. Balough

(May 11, 2017) As autonomous and driverless vehicles take to the roads, drivers, car manufactures, programmers, and insurance companies will face new legal challenges, said Richard C. Balough in a presentation at the 2017 Intellectual Property Litigation Seminar sponsored by DRI.

“Because today’s and tomorrow’s cars are computers that happen to move physically on the roadway, there are subject to performance failures by inadequate design, malware, or hacking,” Mr. Balough told the group of defense and in-house counsel.

The code used in ...

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Satisfying Food Entrepreneurs Hunger for Information on Protecting IP

(May 4, 2017) The Hatchery, a food business incubator in Chicago, hosted Cheryl Balough on April 20, 2017 for a presentation on “Trademarks & Trade Secrets: Protecting Special Features in Your Food Business.”

Ms. Balough shared guidelines for selecting trademarks, reviewed the trademark clearance and registration process, and discussed the intersection of trademarks and domain names. She also reviewed what constitutes a trade secret, how food businesses can ensure their trade secrets stay secret, and the limits to trade secret protection. ...

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Richard C. Balough Pens IICLE Copyright Chapter

(November 28, 2016) Richard C. Balough again is one of the contributing authors to the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education’s (IICLE) publication Intellectual Property Law 2017 Edition. Mr. Balough wrote the chapter on Ownership and Transfer of Copyrights.

The guidebook was first published in 2005 and has been revised several times. Mr. Balough has been an author for each of its revisions, including the latest published on November 28, 2016.

IICLE is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to supporting the professional ...

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