Jenner & Block Partner Gabriel A. Fuentes spoke at the recent annual convention of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) on September 3, 2015, in Boston. During a discussion titled “Social Media’s Ethical Implications,” Mr. Fuentes and other panelists addressed the ethical and regulatory implications of lawyers’ use of social media. Specifically, Mr. Fuentes discussed how some aspects of social media use heighten the need for lawyers to be aware of their duties to protect client confidences and to manage the potential for their creation of attorney-client relationships over the Internet. He also outlined practical advice for preserving social media content that may be useful as evidence and for laying the proper evidentiary foundation for authentication and admission of the evidence.
At the same convention, Mr. Fuentes, a past Chicago chair of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee, was also presented with the HNBA’s 2015 “Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year” Award. Mr. Fuentes is a member of the firm’s White Collar Defense and Investigations, Antitrust and Competition Law, and Media and First Amendment Practices. A former assistant US attorney with broad-based experience in complex civil and criminal matters, Mr. Fuentes has represented Japanese corporations and individuals in some of the most significant and complex international criminal antitrust investigations of the past decade.