Report Of NSA Spying On Mayer Brown Rattles Other Firms

Law360, New York (February 18, 2014, 9:09 PM EST) -- Fears that the government is spying on law firms, prompted by a recent report that the National Security Agency snooped on Mayer Brown LLP, have the potential to poison attorney-client relationships and force firms to finally take seriously a 2012 ethics rule and complete costly security overhauls.

In a Saturday article, the New York Times fueled attorneys' surveillance concerns by reporting that a top-secret document leaked by former government contractor Edward Snowden indicated that the NSA's Australian counterpart had monitored communications between Indonesian officials and the...
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