There’s great news for the Biederman Blog — we now have an associated Biederman Blog Group, open to students and entertainment professionals. And as part of its activities, Michelle Sherman, Esq., a great friend and supporter of the blog, will share her considerable expertise on social media and the law in a program on April 17 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 pm in room W311. Sherman is Of Counsel with Slater Hersey & Lieberman LLP and has established herself as a social media law expert, advising businesses on their and their employees’ use of social media and the internet. She shares her legal insights on these issues on her blog Social Media Law Applied. Sherman, who earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Phi Beta Kappa, from Smith College, was graduated Order of the Coif from UCLA School of Law. She has more than two decades of successful litigation and trial experience and was a partner and special counsel at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton in the firm’s Los Angeles office, where she was the head of the Social Media Industry Team and was editor and contributing author to the Firm’s Social Media Law Update blog. She managed the social media presence of Sheppard Mullin and was responsible for posting content on the firm’s Twitter account and set up and maintained the firm’s Facebook page. She writes a monthly Social Media Law column in the Cyberspace Lawyer (Thomson/West) and is a contributing author to the Journal of Internet Law. Sherman is an adjunct professor at USC Annenberg communications and journalism school,  where she teaches Law Of Mass Communication. She speaks regularly on social media and Internet legal issues, at Southwestern, as well as at law firms, corporations and in webinars for the Federal Publications Seminars, a division of Thomson Reuters.