Searching the Clouds: Fourth Amendment Rights in the Age of Cloud Computing – B09

Litigation and Advocacy Track
Criminal Justice Section 

Session B: 11:20 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.  

About the Program
In this program attendees will learn about the historical development of Fourth Amendment search and seizure jurisprudence and the reasonable expectation of privacy doctrine first espoused in Katz v. United States. The program will next consider the watershed case of Carpenter v. United States, No. 16-402, 585 U.S. ____ (2018). Finally, the program will consider, in light of Carpenter, the potential development of search and seizure analyses under the Fourth Amendment with regard to technological advances, such as cloud-based applications and data storage.   

You Will Learn

        • The significance of Carpenter v. United States, No. 16-402, 585 U.S. ____ (2018) on Fourth Amendment jurisprudence
        • The modern development of Fourth Amendment “reasonable expectation of privacy” doctrine
        • The development of Fourth Amendment privacy interests in light of modern technological innovation and developments, particularly remote data storage 


Cody N. Guarnieri, Brown Paindiris & Scott LLP, Hartford

Cody N. Guarnieri is a trial attorney at Brown, Paindiris & Scott.  His litigation practice focuses on criminal defense and personal injury litigation.  In his criminal defense practice, Cody defends both adults and juveniles who are being investigated by law enforcement or prosecuted by the state of Connecticut or the United States of America.  Cody also counsels clients in dealing with administrative agencies for professional licensing issues, including with the Department of Public Health, Connecticut Medical Examining Board, Connecticut Board of Examiners for Nursing, Department of Developmental Services, Department of Consumer Protection, Department of Children and Families, and others.  Cody regularly works with investigatory and disciplinary staff at the many boards, commissions and agencies of the State of Connecticut.

Cody is a Presidential Fellow Emeritus of the Connecticut Bar Association and is currently the vice-chair of the Criminal Justice Section of the Bar Association. Cody is also the co-chair of the Criminal Justice Section of the Hartford County Bar Association (“HCBA”) and was recently nominated and elected as a fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation (“CBF”).  Cody is also a member of the Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (“CCDLA”), the American Bar Association (“ABA”) Criminal Justice Section, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (“NACDL”), the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (“CTLA”), the American Association for Justice (“AAJ”) and the Litigation Section, Membership Committee and Medical Marijuana Committees of the Connecticut Bar Association.  Cody also serves as the president of the Catholic Lawyers Guild of the Archdiocese of Hartford.


CLE Credit: 1.0 Hours (CT: 1.0 General; NY: 1.0 AOP)