Jonathan M. Winer's soon-to-be published article, "When Public Records Become Private," focuses on the confusing differences between what are currently defined as public records available for use by business, and non-public records, which may only be used with consent. Mr. Winer is the former Deputy Assistant of State for Law Enforcement and Crime at the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement. He is currently a partner in Alston & Bird's Financial Services Practice Group, working out of the firm's Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Winer represents a variety of domestic and foreign clients in numerous key areas, including Internet commerce and privacy issues. W. Scott Blackmer, a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, co-authored the article.