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Alicia Gilleskie Speaks at CAPLAW National Training Conference

June 23, 2009

Raleigh (June 22, 2009) – Alicia Gilleskie, Smith Anderson associate, is speaking at the 2009 Community Action Program Legal Services, Inc. (CAPLAW) National Training Conference in Seattle, Washington on Wednesday, June 24. The conference attracts a nationwide audience, with over 500 attendees that include Community Action Agency (CAA) executives, attorneys and representatives from federal and state government agencies.

Ms. Gilleskie’s presentation provides an overview of Privacy laws and standards that apply to the collection, use and maintenance of clients’ and employees’ personal information. The discussion includes an overview of Section 5 of the FTC Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS), state data breach notification laws and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). Organizations will learn what restrictions apply to their use and disclosure of personal information, and what they should be doing to protection personal information.

Ms. Gilleskie practices primarily in the areas of technology law and information privacy and security. She advises clients in the software, information technology, health care, data aggregation and Internet and e-commerce industries. During her tenure as in-house counsel prior to joining Smith Anderson, she developed an extensive knowledge of corporate processes and operations, and is adept at transforming legal concepts into practical, hands-on advice for clients.

About CAPLAW

CAPLAW services the national network of CAAs established by the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 and which is made up of approximately 1,100 private nonprofit and public organizations, all of which are federal grantees. For nearly 40 years, this network has worked to reduce poverty, revitalize low-income communities, and empower low-income individuals to become self-sufficient.

About Smith Anderson

Since its inception in 1912, Smith Anderson has grown to become the largest Triangle-based law firm and one of the largest in North Carolina. Representing diverse organizations with local, state, national and international interests, our lawyers focus on building and strengthening relationships by understanding our clients' businesses and customizing our legal solutions accordingly. Our commitment to our clients also extends to our community and profession.

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