2018 in Review: USI Affinity's Best of 2018

2018 is gone, but not forgotten! We are celebrating the best of 2018 by reviewing the most popular blogs for the year. 2018’s Top 5 Most Read Blogs: 1) PA Court Holds Legal Malpractice Claimant to Shorter Negligence SOL, Not Longer Breach of Contract SOL 2) Legal Malpractice Claims Driven... Read more →


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 →