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An Important Tool For Cybersecurity and Your Practice - Incident Response Plans Revisited

As cyber professionals often counsel, it’s “when, not if” a cyber attack will affect you, your firm and your clients. Our duties and obligations as practitioners require that we take steps to protect ourselves and our clients from the risks associated with such attacks, including developing and implementing plans and... Read more →


Beware of the Cyber Security Risks Created By Your Own Staff

It was 2:32 a.m. in January 2019 at EQT’s headquarters. A senior level employee who was slated for a layoff the next day, entered the premises and connected his company-issued laptop to a private network, transferring confidential trade secrets to his personal Google drive. In addition, he removed a portable... Read more →


CyberSecurity and Your Practice: Lessons from 2018

The dawn of a new year makes us pause for a moment and reflect upon the past year. Doing so within the cybersecurity space in 2018 reminds us once again that none of us are safe from the challenges and risks of living and practicing law in a technological society.... Read more →


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 →