Hon. Thomas I. Vanaskie (Ret.) and Stacey A. Scrivani Present at the Association of Corporate Counsel Annual In-House Counsel Conference
READING and SCRANTON, PA, Aug. 17, 2020 – Hon. Thomas I. Vanaskie (Ret.), Chair of Stevens & Lee’s Appellate and Mediation, Neutral Services and Alternative Dispute Resolution practice groups, and Stacey A. Scrivani, Co-Chair of Stevens & Lee’s Litigation Department, presented at the 12th Annual In-House Counsel Conference hosted by the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel on July 23, 2020.
Judge Vanaskie and Ms. Scrivani were joined by Michelle Hammel, Counsel and Chief Ethics Officer with the Delaware River and Bay Association, in presenting “To Tweet or Not to Tweet and Other Ethical Dilemmas of Practicing Law in the Digital World.” The speakers analyzed recent ethics opinions on attorneys’ use of social media, cyber security obligations, email tracking, and use of ephemeral messaging applications. The panel also focused on maintaining the attorney-client privilege, recognizing confidentiality obligations and ensuring evidence is preserved.
Judge Vanaskie is Of Counsel with Stevens & Lee’s Litigation Department. He is a former Judge with the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
Judge Vanaskie was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in 2010 where he served with distinction for eight years, participating in and deciding many complex, high profile cases. Before 2010, he served as a district judge for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania for 16 years, including seven years as chief judge.
Ms. Scrivani is a Shareholder and, in addition to her role as Co-Chair of the Litigation Department, and leads the litigation practice in our Wilmington, Delaware office. She is an experienced commercial litigator who represents private and public companies and their officers and directors in lawsuits with shareholders in the Delaware Chancery Court, Pennsylvania and New Jersey state courts, and in federal court.