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Here's How Law Firms Can Ward Off Disgruntled Atty Leaks

By Aebra Coe (November 5, 2020, 7:53 PM EST) -- As Cole Schotz PC grapples with the fallout of a breach of client information caused by a disgruntled former associate, other law firm leaders are likely reexamining their own information security policies, which experts say in many cases leave a good deal of room for improvement.

Over the last decade or so, law firms have focused considerable effort on improving information security, but much of that focus has been on external threats where nefarious outsiders attempt to access a firm's data, according to David Craig, head of HBR Consulting's information governance practice.

The threat of attorneys or staff stealing information, called...

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