CITP Luncheon Speaker Series – Is This Being Recorded?
Apr 26, 2016 12:30PM to 01:30PM
Department:Center for Information Technology Policy
Audience:Open to the Public
Eric Berg, Special Counsel with Foley & Lardner LLP.
Mr. Berg’s talk will provide an insider’s view of the strategies, mechanics, common practices, and likely trends involved in the state of government electronic surveillance. His talk will shed light on a number of widely debated issues in public life, and will feature:
The process by which the DOJ authorizes electronic surveillance
Establishing probable cause to authorize monitoring communications
Fighting a surveillance authorization — typical arguments
Trends: “going dark,” white collar investigations, and international concerns
Eric Berg is a former federal Prosecutor who will discuss the state of government electronic surveillance. As a trial lawyer with the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Criminal Division — first in Washington, D.C., then in the Southern District of California — Eric A. Berg was responsible for authorizing the use of electronic surveillance in undercover investigations involving foreign corruption, white collar crime, narcotics trafficking, and transnational crimes. Such matters required working on a daily basis with the complex technology, sophisticated criminal methods, and the challenges of one of the most controversial areas of law today.