• Insider Trading Liability

    Steep sanctions and reputation damage to the company often follow an insider trading event. Insider trading can be an elusive concept, mostly because the law has developed primarily through the judiciary and administrative proceedings. No statute or...

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  • Senate Bill Would Send Tech Execs To Prison For Data Misuse

    In the wake of continuing privacy violations and what some perceived as tone-deaf Congressional testimony from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, some senators are taking a close look at a bill first introduced last year by Senator Ron...

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  • Ransom Attack Hits A Case-Management Provider; Client Law Firms Feel The Pinch

    One of the nation’s largest case-management firms has been targeted by a ransomware attack. Early in October, it alerted customers regarding what it first characterized as a security breach caused by a.....

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  • #MeToo Two Years Later: Some Unintended Consequences

    Consciousness has been raised, and training and reporting procedures have improved, but some new laws have had mixed results, writes Littler attorney Helene J. Wasserman in this Today’s General Counsel article. Settlement short of trial has become...

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  • Why Big Law Firms Are Hiring National Security Experts

    Several of the largest U.S. firms have been bringing in lawyers with national security backgrounds as client demand mounts in two key areas. Not surprisingly, privacy and cybersecurity is one of them, given recent history of data...

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  • In-House Counsel, PR Consultants And The Privilege

    Formerly PR, and PR crises in particular, were handled internally and with extensive involvement of the legal department. Today the handling of PR crises is often outsourced, and crisis management is a recognized specialty industry. “Unfortunately,” writes...

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  • Cyber Insurance Said To Be Fueling Ransomware Attacks

    An article from ProPublica makes the case that the economics of the insurance business is resulting in decisions that effectively fuel ransomware attacks, and there is evidence that ransomware hackers are specifically targeting companies that do have...

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  • Re-Purposing E-Discovery Software To Field DSARs

    Among the provisions of the California Consumer Privacy Act will be a requirement for affected companies to respond to a Data Subject Access Request. The “subject” of a Data Subject Access Request could be any consumer who...

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  • A Few Rules Of Thumb About Press Releases

    Press releases, even social media posts, can draw attention from both regulators and the plaintiff bar. “Treat your posts on social media with the same caution as SEC filings and formal press releases,” say the authors of...

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  • Sour View Of Lawyers From Multinational Corporate Group

    A jaundiced take on the legal profession from its purported origin as a loose association of medieval scribes, in an age when few could write, to an ignoble present, “preying on the insecurity of someone trying to...

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