Cyberattacks Put Firms In Crosshairs For Waiving Privilege

Law360, San Francisco (September 11, 2014, 10:06 PM EDT) -- Law firms must do more to prevent cybersecurity breaches and data loss in order to avoid inadvertent waivers of the attorney-client privilege that can lead to huge malpractice liability, an expert panel said Thursday at a conference in San Francisco.

Lawyers and executives with Duane Morris LLP, Fenwick & West LLP, L’Abbate Balkan Colavita & Contini LLP and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California told attendees at the American Bar Association’s Fall 2014 National Legal Malpractice Conference that lawyers are increasingly being targeted for their clients’ sensitive information, and as a result, firms that lack adequate security...

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