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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‚Äôs 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 →


Quick Tip - Nontraditional Legal Conflicts That Can Get Attorneys into Hot Water

Attorneys and law firms rightfully focus a significant amount of resources on risk management practices to avoid costly malpractice claims, but there are other lesser-known conflicts that deserve some attention too. Casual Legal Advice Those outside the legal profession are often fuzzy about exactly constitutes an attorney-client relationship or how... Read more →


From Bates Stamping To Hashing - The Immeasurable Value Of Indexing Discovery

Discovery can be arduous and time consuming, made all the more taxing when the documents to be produced, or that have been produced, lack organization. Indexing documents through bates stamping - and now newer technologies - generally helps ease discovery and litigation in general, reducing time and saving money for... Read more →