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Cyber Liability - Can An Engagement Letter Protect You From Cyber-Related Liability?

Beginning with the assumption that all the lawyers in your firm are actually drafting and updating client engagement letters on a regular basis, are you also utilizing your engagement letter to guard against a cyber-related liability claim from your client and minimizing your risk? If not, you are missing a... Read more →


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 →


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 →


Cyber Liability - To Cloud or Not to Cloud: How Do Lawyers Decide What Cloud Based System is Right

Cloud based systems have become more common place and widely used by law firms. Generally, cloud computing allows for the storage and access of data and programs with compatible devices over the Internet instead of utilizing your computer’s hard drive. Cloud based systems can give us the ability to share... Read more →


Cyber Liability - It is Time for Law Firms to Get Serious about Personal Health Information

In September of 2013, the HIPAA Omnibus Rule became effective. The purpose of the Omnibus Rule was to strengthen the privacy and security of patients’ Protected Health Information (PHI), by among other things, expanding the HIPAA privacy and security obligations of healthcare organizations to business associates of healthcare organizations. Business... Read more →