War on Terrorism

Thursday, November 06, 2008


Terrorism, Crime and Business Symposium: Understanding the Fundamental Legal and Security Liability Issues for American Business

March 5th-6th, 2009

Federal Reserve Bank, Houston Branch
1801 Allen Parkway
Houston, Texas

Symposium Focus:
This first of its kind symposium presents a unique opportunity for American business entities to receive critical information on the emerging area of
civil liability lawsuits brought by victims of terror or Crime against an "affected target," i.e., a particular business. Not only will internationally recognized subject matter experts in law and security provide the latest developments in this area, but participants will receive actionable information regarding specific ways that businesses - both in the United States and overseas - can mitigate potential legal liability as a result of acts of Terrorism or Crime. The symposium focuses on these issues as they operate in both cyberspace and the physical world.

Events at a Glance:
An overview of the aims and objectives of the global terror threat posed by al-Qa'eda-styled terror groups, sub-State terror groups, and "lone-wolf" terrorists.

An analysis of the specific threats to American business sectors that are deemed part of the nation's "critical infrastructure," i.e., energy, petrochemical, electric utilities, communication, transportation, health, banking and finance, agriculture, water and shipping.

An understanding of the varied legal issues associated with
Terrorism and criminal negligence claims against businesses that have suffered a terror attack or serious criminal act in cyberspace or the physical world.

A comprehensive overview of how to develop appropriate physical security methods.
Location, Cost and Registration:

The symposium will be held from March 5-6, 2009, at the Federal Reserve Bank, 1801 Allen Parkway, Houston, Texas. The registration fee is $300, which includes breakout refreshments, a hosted lunch, and extensive printed materials, e.g.,
Terrorism Law: Materials, Cases, Comments 5th Edition. Participants may qualify for Continuing Legal Education Units (CLE). For registration information and details, contact Faithe Campbell at (210) 431-2219 or fcampbell@stmarytx.edu.

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