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The Present and the Future of BIPA

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On Tuesday September 21st, Barack Ferrazzano Litigation Group partner Connor T. Gants joined the Chicago Bar Association’s Cyber Law & Data Privacy Committee for a webinar to discuss “The Present and the Future of BIPA.” Connor’s presentation addressed common challenges facing BIPA defendants as well as more novel issues, such as how the law applies to innovative technologies like augmented reality and the scope of its exception for government contractors. It also addressed potential defense strategies, such as moving to dismiss certain claims for punitive damages or to arbitrate. Finally, Connor addressed recent developments regarding the applicable statute of limitations, preemption under various labor laws, and standing in federal court. Connor presented alongside Illinois State Senator Jason Barickman, the author of legislation that would amend BIPA, as well as Professor Charlotte Tschider of Loyola University Chicago, a leading scholar and author in the field of data privacy.

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Connor Gants is a partner in the Firm's Litigation group. His complex litigation experience includes matters relating to commercial contract disputes, data privacy, business torts, class actions, professional liability, antitrust, government contracting, non-competition issues, and reinsurance. He has experience in all aspects of litigation and arbitration, from pre-litigation advising through discovery, trial or arbitration hearing, and appeals.

About the Chicago Bar Association 

Founded in 1874, The Chicago Bar Association is one of the oldest and most active metropolitan bar associations in the United States. The Association's voluntary membership of 17,000 consists largely of lawyers and judges from Cook County and the State of Illinois. However, they do have a growing out-of-state membership of lawyers who want to take advantage of the Association's many membership services and benefits.

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