More Law Firms To Face Suits Over Sensitive Client Data

By Erin Coe (March 5, 2015, 11:07 PM EST) -- Nelson Brown & Co.'s suit accusing former attorneys of making off with firm-issued laptops containing sensitive client data when they left for Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP is one of an increasing number of such disputes at a time when lateral moves are commonplace and portable devices are regularly used to store vast troves of client secrets, lawyers say.

Nelson Brown and Lewis Brisbois failed to reach a settlement during a hearing before a California federal magistrate on Feb. 27. After 14 data security attorneys left to open a new Lewis Brisbois office outside Philadelphia in February 2014, Nelson Brown...

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