ABA Formal Opinion 483 Suggests that Attorneys Have Certain Obligations to Clients After a Data Breach, But Declines to Propose Detailed Requirements

On October 17, 2018, the American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility issued Formal Opinion 483 on a lawyers' obligations after an electronic data breach or cyberattack. This opinion acts as the compliment to Formal Opinion 477R which opines on a lawyer's obligations to safe guard protected... Read more →


When is Expert Testimony Necessary in a Legal Malpractice Case?

In New York, expert testimony is generally required at trial or on a motion for summary judgment to successfully establish (or defend) each element of a legal malpractice claim. A major exception to that rule exists when the issues to be determined are within a layperson’s experience and comprehension1. In... Read more →


Cyber Liability - Cybersecurity Concerns of Corporate Clients: Navigating Client Expectations

We counsel all types of clients about the importance of protecting themselves and those they serve from the dangers of cyber attacks and intrusions into their electronic systems and digital lives. When we offer such counsel, we talk about things such as the importance of identifying cyber risk, ways to... Read more →


The "Real" Deadline for Travelers to Have a REAL ID Compliant License

As states continue to become compliant with the REAL ID Act, which sets universal, nation-wide standards for identification (i.e. driver’s licenses), there is still mounting confusion for companies and their corporate travelers over which enforcement deadlines to pay attention to. To break it down, there are two deadline types you... Read more →