Peter Vogel

Of Counsel

Overview

Peter Vogel is of counsel, a litigation lawyer, and a member of Foley's Privacy, Security & Information Management, and Technology Transactions & Outsourcing Practices. Peter combines his technical and business background with his legal knowledge to help companies with IT, cyber intrusion, internet litigation, dispute resolution, and contract negotiation matters. Peter has also been involved with the IT industry, internet, and electronic data for his entire career. Prior to practicing law, he worked as a mainframe programmer, systems analyst, and management consultant for companies acquiring IT and related services.

Peter has clients in industries ranging from healthcare, international manufacturing, state and local government, utilities, blockchain, and eCommerce that often seek his advice about practical business issues relating to IT and the internet. These matters often include cyber intrusions, colocation sites, cloud solutions, ERP implementation projects, website business management, outsourcing, software patents, copyrights, and trade secret protection. Due to being a seasoned IT professional with an accounting and marketing background, Peter also often advises clients about financial and marketing issues regarding IT and the internet. His experience is an Adjunct Professor in the Law of eCommerce keeps him current on the fast-moving evolution of cyber intrusions and the internet. He currently writes a legal column for eCommerceTimes.com and is often quoted in the media about internet issues and crises. Additionally, Peter's Internet, IT & e-Discovery blog is widely recognized for timely topics and thought-provoking ideas.

Peter guides clients through legal, technology, and business mazes of electronic evidence, cybersecurity and cyber insurance, intellectual property, contracts, government regulation, and litigation. He also assists many clients with Electronically Stored Information (ESI) issues and the related creation, development, and implementation of records retention policies.

Awards and Recognition

  • Recipient, Pat Nester Innovation in Professional Development
  • Recipient, Gene Cavin Award for Excellence in Continuing Legal Education
  • Recipient, Lifetime Achievement Award for Promoting Technology in the Law
  • Recognized, Best Lawyers in America
  • Recognized, Top Lawyers in Dallas
  • Recognized, Texas Super Lawyers
  • Recognized, America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Chambers USA

Education

  • St. Mary's University School of Law (J.D.)
  • The American University, Computer Science (M.S.)
  • University of Texas, Austin (B.B.A.)

Admissions and Affiliations

  • Texas    
  • Texas State Courts
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas
  • Texas Fifth Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • President, Dallas Bar Association
  • Board of Directors, State Bar of Texas
  • Founding Chair, State Bar of Texas, Computer & Technology Section
  • Adjunct Professor, SMU Dedman School of Law
  • Founding Board of Advisors, SMU Computer Law Review and Technology Journal
  • Co-founder, American College of e-Neutrals

Selected Recent Presentations

  • “Complex Technology & eDiscovery Disputes During COVID-19 & Cyber Turmoil: How can Special Masters Can Help,” American Arbitration Association, June 2020, WEBINAR
  • "Blockchain and Cryptocurrency: The Impact of COVID-19 and Cyber Threats,” State Bar of Texas, June 2020, WEBCAST
  • “eCommerce Update: Helping Clients Do Business on the Internet in the midst of COVID-19 & Cyber Turmoil,” Texas Society of CPAs, June 2020, VIDEO
  • “COVID-19 & Cyber Impact the Courts: How Special Masters can help in eDiscovery & Complex Technology Litigation,” Dallas Bar Association, June 2020, WEBCAST
  • “COVID-19 & Cyber Impact the Courts: How Special Masters can help in eDiscovery & Complex Technology Litigation,” Texas Society of CPAs, May 2020, VIDEO
  • “Helping Clients Protect Data Privacy and Cyber Security During COVID-19,” Dallas Bar Association, May 2020, Dallas, WEBCAST
  • “2020 Update to Help Clients Do Business on the Internet in the Midst of Cyber Turmoil,” State Bar of Texas, March 2020, WEBCAST
  • “10 Commandments of Information Technology (IT) Contracts,” Texas Society of CPAs, February 2020, VIDEO
  • “M&A Due Diligence Legal & Ethical Advice regarding Cyber, Cloud, and Service Level Agreements,” State Bar of Texas, February 2020, WEBCAST
  • “M&A Due Diligence Legal & Ethical Advice regarding Cyber, Cloud, and Service Level Agreements,” Texas Society of CPAs, February 2020, VIDEO
  • “Legal & Ethical Issues regarding Privacy, Cybersecurity, and the Cloud,” International Law Section, Dallas Bar Association, January 2020, Dallas
  • “Legal & Ethical Issues for Protecting PHI In the Cloud,” Health Law Section, Dallas Bar Association, January 2020, Dallas
  • “M&A Due Diligence Legal & Ethical Advice regarding Cyber, Cloud, and Service Level Agreements,” Mergers & Acquisitions Section, Dallas Bar Association, December 2019, Dallas
  • “Legal & Ethical Advice on Negotiating Cloud Agreements to Avoid Cyber Disasters,” Government Law Section, Louisiana State Bar, December 2019, Baton Rouge
  • “Legal Issues with the Internet, Social Media, & Privacy,” North Texas Mensa Society, November 2019, Dallas
  • “Helping Clients with Privacy in the Cloud and Related Ethical Responsibilities of Lawyers,” Oak Cliff Clinic, Dallas Bar Association, November 2019, Dallas
  • PANEL: “The Board’s Rule in Overseeing Cyber Security,” Foley National Directors Institute, November 2019, Chicago

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