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John Browning Shares Why He’s Thankful for the Weirdness with Law.com

Spencer Fane attorney John Browning provided humorous commentary on some of 2022’s strangest legal battles and news stories in a recent article published by Law.com.

John Browning Joins Panel for St. Thomas School of Law Fall Symposium

Spencer Fane attorney John Browning served as a featured speaker for the University of St. Thomas (UST) Law Journal Fall Symposium on November 4 in Minneapolis. The theme for this year’s UST Symposium was A Roadmap for Law School Modernity: Teaching Technology Competence.

John Browning’s Law Review Article Quoted by Reuters

Spencer Fane attorney John Browning was quoted in a Reuters article about a recent case out of the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals that held it is not prejudicial for jurors to decide the fates of Black people from inside a government jury room dedicated to the local chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy in the Giles County Circuit Court in Pulaski, Tennessee.

John Browning Discusses Potential Judicial Education Requirements

Spencer Fane attorney John Browning shared his thoughts on how judges can remain informed of today’s ever-evolving technology in a recent article published by Government Technology, a print and digital publication focusing on public-sector innovation for state and local government.

John Browning Outlines Alex Jones, Malpractice Claims in ABA Journal Article

Spencer Fane attorney John Browning was recently quoted in an American Bar Association (ABA) Journal article on the potential for malpractice claims by the client, legal disciplinary action by the state, and sanctions in a separate case in Connecticut in the latest Alex Jones defamation trial.

John Browning Discusses Ineffective Counsel Appeals, Alex Jones with Bloomberg Law

Spencer Fane attorney John Browning was recently quoted in a Bloomberg Law article on why Alex Jones will likely be unable to take advantage of his legal team’s mistake in releasing his text messages in his ongoing damages trial.

John Browning Highlights Often-Forgotten Legal Trailblazers in Texas Lawyer

Spencer Fane attorney John Browning recently authored an article published in Texas Lawyer on the courage of early legal trailblazers who broke through racial barriers and other major obstacles, as well as his own efforts to right past wrongs.

John Browning Wins American Bar Association Silver Gavel Award

Spencer Fane attorney John Browning has been honored with the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Silver Gavel Award for Media and the Arts, which recognizes outstanding work that fosters the public’s understanding of law and the legal system. It is the ABA’s highest honor in recognition of this purpose.

John Browning Examines Social Media’s Impact on the First Amendment

Spencer Fane attorney John Browning shared an in-depth look at social media and the First Amendment at the 2022 Western Michigan University Cooley Law School’s Law Review Annual Symposium on July 14.

John Browning Co-Authors Article on the Challenges of Fabricated Evidence in the Digital Age

Spencer Fane attorney John Browning recently co-authored an article featured on Law.com that highlighted the challenges of fabricated evidence in the digital age of increased technology in the work environment.

John Browning Earns Texas Bar’s Luke Soules Award

Spencer Fane attorney John Browning was recently recognized with the Luther (Luke) H. Soules III Award for Outstanding Service to the Practice of Law by the Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas.

John Browning Offers Insights in Multiple Media Outlets

Spencer Fane attorney John Browning was recently featured in articles in American Lawyer Media (ALM) publications, For The Defense magazine, the Journal of the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society, and the International Association of Defense Counsel’s (IADC) newsletter.

John Browning Named to Board of Trustees for TSCHS

Spencer Fane attorney John Browning was recently appointed to the Board of Trustees for The Texas Supreme Court Historical Society (TSCHS). He will serve in this leadership position through 2022.

John Browning Research Featured in LA Daily Journal

Spencer Fane attorney John Browning was recently featured in a Daily Journal article, where he was interviewed about his research on counseling and jurors.

John Browning Receives Maurice Merrill Golden Quill Award

Spencer Fane attorney John Browning was recently honored by the Oklahoma Bar Association (OBA) with the Maurice Merrill Golden Quill Award, which goes to “the author of the best-written article published this year in the Oklahoma Bar Journal.”

John Browning Provides Historical Insight for the Oklahoma Bar

Spencer Fane attorney John Browning recently published two articles on historical topics in the Oklahoma Bar Journal.

John Browning Appointed Chair of the Institute for Law and Technology

Spencer Fane attorney John Browning was recently appointed as Chair of the Institute for Law and Technology (ILT) Advisory Board. In this leadership position, John will support the organization’s efforts to offer educational and professional opportunities for its members.

John Browning Provides Insight on Product Liability Case in Business Insider

Spencer Fane attorney John Browning was recently featured in a Business Insider article about a product liability case in California, which could potentially impact the future of Amazon’s, and other similar businesses’, third-party sales models.

John Browning Featured in California Judicial Ethics Opinion

Spencer Fane attorney John Browning was recently featured in the California Supreme Court Judicial Ethics Committee’s Judicial Ethics Opinion, where his research was cited as authority.

John Browning Emphasizes Need for Digital Hygiene

Spencer Fane attorney John Browning recently published an article in the Texas Bar Journal highlighting the need for attorneys to exercise proper social media hygiene. 

Employee Benefits Group Advises on a Post-Pandemic Action Plan

The Spencer Fane Employee Benefits group recently hosted the two-part webinar series, “Coming Out of Quarantine,” focused on COVID-19-related policy and regulation changes. Attorneys advised employee benefit plan sponsors on a post-pandemic action plan.

John Browning Provides Insight on Response to Offensive Social Media Posts

Spencer Fane attorney John Browning was recently featured in an article for the Texas Lawyer on a universities’ ability to revoke admissions because of offensive content on social.  Law.com and the ABA Journal also quoted John in the national news coverage.

Bad Reviews? John Browning Provides Guidance on Avoiding Ethical Missteps

Spencer Fane attorney John Browning was recently interviewed for an article in the ABA Journal outlining ethics issues attorneys regularly encounter.

John Browning Explains Ethics for Lawyers Dealing with Negative Online Reviews

Spencer Fane attorney John Browning was recently interviewed for multiple articles in explaining the ethics attorneys are compelled to follow when responding to reviews on social media.

John Browning Honored with Outstanding Achievement in CLE Award

Spencer Fane attorney John Browning was recently honored by the Texas Bar College, with the Patrick A. Nester Outstanding Achievement in CLE (Continuing Legal Education) award.

John Browning Highlights Social Media Vulnerabilities in Multiple Articles

Spencer Fane attorney John Browning recently published an article in the Texas Bar College Bulletin that spotlights a New York case in which a U.S. Attorney’s Office paralegal was indicted on federal witness tampering, obstruction of justice and conspiracy charges after having used her work computer to post a threatening video on YouTube.

John Browning Tackles Legal Industry’s Ethical Concerns with AI in DRI Magazine

Spencer Fane attorney John Browning recently published an article in For The Defense, a magazine of the Defense Research Institute, addressing ethical concerns the use of artificial intelligence in the work place raise for employment lawyers.

John Browning Provides Lighthearted Updates on Weird Legal News

In April, Spencer Fane attorney John Browning published three humor articles on bizarre and amusing legal news from the last few months. John has written numerous humor legal columns in the past, but acknowledges that we need a bit of comedy now more than ever.

John Browning Decodes Legislation to Provide Advice in the Digital Age

As a national thought leader at the intersection of technology and the law, Spencer Fane attorney John Browning helps clients across a broad array of industries with the demands of doing business in the digital age. Recently, John published articles on digital censorship, ransomware, and ethics. To read the full articles, please click the headlines below.

John Browning Honored with Best Legal Article Award

Spencer Fane attorney John Browning was recently selected to receive the award for “Best Legal Article in 2019” by the Houston Bar Foundation.

John Browning Provides Insight on Legal Industry AI

Spencer Fane partner, John Browning, was recently quoted in a LegalTech News article on how artificial intelligence (AI) may shape the legal industry.

John Browning and Shawn Tuma Provide Insight on Technology Law

Spencer Fane attorneys John Browning and Shawn Tuma will present at the State Bar of Texas Computer & Technology Section’s annual Technology and Justice for All CLE course.

Spencer Fane Adds Browning, Cole to Plano Office

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce the addition of John Browning and Ryan Cole to the firm’s Plano office. Browning joins as a partner, while Cole will serve as of counsel. Both will be part of the Litigation practice.