Cyber Liability - Trusted Partner or Criminal Hacker: Are you certain you can tell who sent the email?

The continuing risk to law firms and their lawyers was highlighted once again late last month when the Warminster, Pennsylvania law firm, O’Neill, Bragg & Staffin, P.C. filed a 55-page complaint against Bank of America Corporation alleging, inter alia, that the Bank breached its contractual obligations to the firm after... Read more →


Are Fraud and Legal Malpractice Claims Duplicative? NY Court Grants Motion To Dismiss Legal Malpractice Suit When Fraud Was Also Alleged*

It is well-settled that in order to adequately plead legal malpractice the complaint must allege negligence, but-for-causation and ascertainable damages1. These allegations must be supported with factual assertions. Bare legal conclusions devoid of factual specificity will not suffice. Yet under CPLR § 3211, the pleading standard is broad and lenient.... Read more →


Quick Tip - How Subpoena Assistance Can Benefit Your Law Firm

Subpoenas serve a very important function in the litigation process, but the wrong response when served can result in serious consequences. Responding to a subpoena in a proper, adequate, and prompt way is extremely important, but not always easy. Although the receipt of a subpoena is typically an infrequent event,... Read more →


Under [Cybersecurity] Pressure: Law Firms are Feeling the Pressure to Employ Effective Cybersecurity Measures

To say that much has been written about data breaches over the past several years would be to state the obvious. Every industry, sector, business size, and geographical location has in some way been impacted by data breaches and the increasing need for better and more effective cybersecurity and data... Read more →