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Does Your D&O Policy Cover Cyber Breach?
With the emergence of cyber-breach risk, there is a whole new category of liability for company directors and officers. It’s new, that is, in the sense that it has emerged since the last time many D&O policies...
- Posted 2 months ago
Facebook Legal Takes A Media Hit
In a New York Times article about alleged misuse of the Facebook platform by Russian operatives, the slant is clearly tilted against legal, which comes off as secretive and cautious on the matter of disclosure, in contrast...
- Posted 3 months ago
In-House Lawyers Can Be FCPA Targets
In one case, the company itself got off the hook on the basis of full disclosure and cooperation, but no such luck for the former GC...
- Posted 4 months ago
Why Hackers Love C-Level Executives
“Every statistic I’ve seen shows that executives are the least likely to adhere to policies that they expect everyone else to follow,” observes one security consultant. “In part, this is because they are the people most willing...
- Posted 5 months ago
Fear Of Sex Transgressions Is Bridling Holiday Parties
What a difference a year makes. A survey released in November by executive outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas finds pronounced shifts in how companies are planning for holidays parties this year, likely the result of the...
- Posted 6 months ago
In-House Privilege “More Difficult” Says Fed Court
A recent decision from a federal district court in Louisiana provides a “ short but instructive privilege opinion for in-house lawyers,” writes Todd Presnell in his Presnell on Privileges blog. Privilege is more difficult to apply in-house,...
- Posted 7 months ago
Court Oks Privilege For Non-Attorney Emails
A recent opinion from the Northern District of Illinois sided with defendant Experian, in a case where a plaintiff wanted to see email exchanges involving Experian non-attorney employees. The question in this matter devolved, in part, to...
- Posted 7 months ago
If An Employee Claims Sexual Harassment, Whose Interest Does HR Represent?
Revelations about film mogul Harvey Weinstein, and with it a growing awareness that sexual harassment may be deeply ingrained in the work culture of companies that have ignored or kept it under wraps, have led to questions...
- Posted 8 months ago
Equifax Cyber Insurance Won’t Cover The Hit
The expense of the breach could be “ multiples higher than the insurance payout” after the monumental hack...
- Posted 9 months ago
Are Spoof Victims Covered By Computer Fraud Insurance?
Spoofing, sometimes known as “payment instruction fraud,” typically involves a phony invoice or an instruction to wire funds to an offshore account. These schemes, although rare, have become increasingly sophisticated and have bilked victims out of millions....
- Posted 10 months ago