• What Law Firms Can Learn About Cybersecurity From Other Industries

    In some respects, law firms are at an advantage. Other industries, notably health care, have been hit earlier and harder, and for law firms, there are lessons to be learned. Among them: Encryption is a good investment....

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  • A Gaping Loophole In “Carbon Accounting”

    It appears that the U.S. and Europe have made good progress lowering their green house gas emissions in recent years, but there is a growing apprehension that the numbers leading to any such conclusion are based on...

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  • Tobacco Litigation: Blueprint Or Cautionary Tale For Opioid Plaintiffs?

    The toll, both in lives lost and dollars continues to rise, as does the number of lawsuits filed by cities, counties and states. Now it’s up to around 400, and the number of deaths is said to...

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  • Why It’s Dangerous To Even Say “Trade Secret” In A 10-K

    A recent study has found that companies that even mention the existence of trade secrets in their 10K filings are 30 percent more likely to...

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  • More U.S. Companies Getting Ensnared By Terrorism Law

    Companies that arguably would never expect it could find themselves having to defend a lawsuit under the Antiterrorism Act. Several large drug companies, for example, have been sued under the ATA by some veterans and relatives of...

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  • The Age Of Privacy Is Over

    Most people wouldn’t have even considered it an “age,” but according to this rather sour article in the Atlantic, it was one and now it’s over. But don’t make the likes of Google and Facebook into scapegoats,...

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  • Due Diligence For Socio-Economic Risk

    Investors are now facing the challenge of emerging socio-economic risk exposures, and they are bringing new diligence demands to deals. These risks, arising from an increasingly divided cultural and business environment, have to do with such matters...

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  • Embargoed PR, Hacked For Insider Trading Info, Nets Millions

    In a case that “exemplifies the way insider trading has been quietly revolutionized by the internet,” Ukranian hackers siphoned off embargoed public relations releases and, made a killing, in an ongoing operation involving numerous other players in Russia...

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  • A Law Firm’s Abandoned Domain Name Can Get Used By Hackers

    Security experts warn that when a law firm abandons an internet domain name (e.g. by way of a merger or by winding down), that name can be re-registered by someone else, and that someone else then has...

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  • $115M Payout In Anthem Data Breach Settlement Gets Judge OK

    This is one of the largest data breach settlements ever, and the payout exceeds the $100 million insurance policy Anthem had against cyberattacks at the...

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