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Cybersecurity & Privacy

  • May 29, 2018

    How Women Are Changing The Law Firms They Lead

    Female law firm leaders have scraped their way to the top. Now they want to pull up other women, too. And this may be their toughest challenge yet.

  • May 29, 2018

    The Best Law Firms For Female Partners

    Our latest Glass Ceiling Report shows that women remain underrepresented in the legal profession, particularly at the top levels of most — but not all — law firms. Here are this year’s Ceiling Smashers, our annual ranking of the firms with the most women in the equity tier.

  • May 29, 2018

    Deals Rumor Mill: Verint, Vitol, Carlyle

    Verint Systems is reportedly negotiating a deal to buy Israeli cyber intelligence firm NSO Group, Vitol plans on publicly listing its Viva Energy unit, and the Carlyle Group's deal for Expereo valued the Netherlands-based company at more than $369 million.

  • May 29, 2018

    SEC Halts 'Blockchain Evangelist's' Alleged $21M ICO Scam

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Tuesday it had shut down an allegedly fraudulent initial coin offering operated by a self-described “blockchain evangelist” that scammed $21 million from U.S. and overseas investors.

  • May 29, 2018

    9th Circ. Affirms Experian Win In Data Reporting Row

    The Ninth Circuit on Tuesday affirmed a win for Experian in a proposed class action accusing the company of misreporting short sales as foreclosures with a confusing coding system, finding that Experian plainly and accurately disclosed to borrowers all of the credit data it had recorded.

  • May 29, 2018

    8 Supreme Court Blockbusters Awaiting Decisions

    With the end of the U.S. Supreme Court's historic term just a month away, there are still a number of controversial cases awaiting decisions, touching on hot-button issues ranging from LGBT rights to public-sector unions. Here, Law360 breaks down the big-ticket items for which court watchers are eagerly on the lookout.

  • May 29, 2018

    FCC's O'Rielly Seeks Amazon, EBay Set-Top Box Crackdown

    Federal Communications Commissioner Michael O’Rielly has urged online retail giants Amazon Inc. and eBay Inc. to do more to combat the sale of illicit set-top boxes and other streaming devices that infringe content providers' copyrights or contain malware.

  • May 29, 2018

    Overlap Voids Background Check Laws, Calif. High Court Told

    A school bus company said Tuesday that it shouldn’t be held liable for not complying with California’s Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act requiring employers to get job applicants’ consent before conducting background checks, arguing before that state’s Supreme Court that because the ICRAA overlaps with another state law, both are unconstitutionally vague and invalid.

  • May 29, 2018

    4 Things GCs Need To Know About Net Neutrality

    In the wake of the Federal Communications Commission's decision to undo Obama-era net neutrality rules, it's become apparent that the change-up is poised to affect more than just tech firms, landing the issue on the radar of many GCs. Here’s a look at four things GCs need to know about net neutrality.

  • May 29, 2018

    Lord & Taylor Wants Data Breach Suit Moved From Del. To NY

    Lord & Taylor LLC has told a Delaware federal judge that a proposed class action over the retailer’s alleged failure to safeguard customer data, leading to the theft of credit card information from millions of customers, belongs in New York because it has very little connection to the First State.

  • May 29, 2018

    Wendy's, Customers Settle Data Breach Row

    Wendy’s has settled a proposed consumer class action in Florida federal court over a data breach the fast-food chain first revealed in early 2016 that has also sparked lawsuits from banks and shareholders.

  • May 29, 2018

    Apple Report Says Gov't National Security Requests Up Again

    The U.S. government lodged more national security-related requests for Apple Inc. customer data than ever before in the latter half of 2017, surpassing the record it set during the first part of the year, according to a recent report by the tech giant.

  • May 29, 2018

    High Court Limits 4th Amendment’s 'Automobile Exception'

    The Supreme Court held Tuesday that Virginia police needed a warrant to walk onto a private driveway and inspect a motorcycle suspected to have been used to evade police, ruling that there are limits to a legal doctrine saying warrants aren’t needed for automobile searches under the Fourth Amendment.

  • May 25, 2018

    Law360's Glass Ceiling Report, By The Numbers

    Our latest survey of the largest U.S. law firms again paints a bleak picture for female attorneys. Here’s our breakdown of the data from this year’s Glass Ceiling Report.

  • May 25, 2018

    Law360's Pro Say: Why Are All The Partners Still Men?

    Are you looking around your firm and still seeing a lot of men in leadership? On the latest episode of Law360's Pro Say podcast we discuss our annual Glass Ceiling report, which reveals little progress for women in the law, and we speak with Kerrie Campbell, an attorney who filed a high-profile gender bias suit against her firm.

  • May 25, 2018

    What Does Gender Parity In The Legal Industry Look Like?

    Law360 asked more than 40 women how we’ll know when the legal industry has achieved true gender parity. Here’s what they had to say.

  • May 25, 2018

    The Best Law Firms For Female Attorneys

    While the latest Glass Ceiling Report again shows only incremental growth for female lawyers in private practice, some firms are proving that building a more equitable profession is possible. Here are the law firms leading the way.

  • May 25, 2018

    Trump Strikes Deal With ZTE, Roiling Capitol Hill

    President Donald Trump announced late Friday that he has struck an agreement with Chinese telecom giant ZTE Corp. to restore its access to the U.S. market, openly defying lawmakers on both sides of the aisle who had urged the White House to take a hard line on the company following its illicit sales to Iran and North Korea.

  • May 25, 2018

    5 Areas Of GDPR Compliance Where Member States Diverge

    The European Union's sweeping General Data Protection Regulation, which took effect Friday, allows member states to take their own path when it comes to issues ranging from the cut-off for obtaining parental consent to the ability to levy criminal penalties. Here, attorneys flag the top points of departure that companies will need to be sure of folding into their compliance plans.

  • May 25, 2018

    Chili's Parent Co. Sued For Negligence Over Data Breach

    The parent company of Chili’s Grill & Bar was hit with a putative class action in Florida federal court Thursday over hacked customer credit and debit card information, less than two weeks after the company announced that a data breach had affected some of its 1,600 restaurants.

Expert Analysis

  • What's New In NIST’s Updated Cybersecurity Framework

    Alan Raul

    On Tuesday, the National Institute for Standards and Technology released a revised version of its standard-setting Cybersecurity Framework, once again producing a useful, flexible document that can be applied or adapted by a wide range of companies, says Alan Raul, leader of Sidley Austin LLP's cybersecurity practice.

  • Opinion

    Gorsuch's 1st Year Shows He Is A Conservative Activist

    Elliot Mincberg

    In his first year on the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Neil Gorsuch has proven to be a narrow-minded elitist who consistently votes in favor of corporations and the powerful, acting to roll back protections for workers, consumers, LGBTQ individuals and other marginalized communities, says Elliot Mincberg of People for the American Way.

  • Equifax Cybersecurity Ruling Heightens Risk For Companies

    Heather Egan Sussman

    The Superior Court of Massachusetts' recent Equifax decision — the first-ever court ruling on allegations made by a state attorney general in cybersecurity litigation — is notable for siding with Attorney General Maura Healey on several key issues of concern to all companies that collect personal information, say attorneys with Ropes & Gray LLP.

  • Opinion

    There Is Middle Ground For US Lawyers On AML Regimes

    Matthew O'Hara

    The American Bar Association continues to oppose legislation that would impose certain European Union and U.K. anti-money laundering requirements on U.S. lawyers. The ABA should further consider its approach to this issue as there is a viable middle ground that protects privileged communications and confidential information while advancing the interests of the legal profession, says Matthew O’Hara of Freeborn & Peters LLP.

  • GDPR And HR: 8 Steps To Compliance For US Companies

    Sam Rayner

    American organizations with a European workforce, or presence, should not assume that they can ignore the General Data Protection Regulation in favor of a self-regulatory approach to employee privacy, as is often favored across the U.S., say Sam Rayner and Tom Mintern of Bird & Bird LLP.

  • Regulators' Jurisdictional Overreach In Crypto Enforcement

    Jason Gottlieb

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission both claim jurisdictional authority over cryptocurrency, yet no new legislation has been passed and very few court decisions have addressed the issue of who, if anyone, has regulatory authority, say attorneys with Morrison Cohen LLP.

  • Finance-Savvy Millennials Are Shifting Business Of Law

    Michael Perlich

    The impact of millennials has already been felt within the legal community by our eagerness to embrace new technologies. One way that we will have potentially even more impact lies in our willingness to embrace new ways of developing business and financing law, says Michael Perich of Burford Capital LLC.

  • Mass. Crackdown Reflects Increased State Regulation Of ICOs

    Christopher Conniff

    The top securities regulator in Massachusetts recently issued consent orders halting five initial coin offerings, reminding virtual currency market participants that they must be mindful of state regulators as well. This “sweep” is likely only the tip of the iceberg for ICOs in Massachusetts and in other states, say attorneys with Ropes & Gray LLP.

  • Opinion

    Attorney-Client Privilege Is Alive And Well

    Genie Harrison

    The FBI raid of the office of President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer set off a firestorm of controversy about the sanctity of the attorney-client privilege, epitomized by Trump's tweet that the "privilege is dead." But attorney-client privilege is never taken lightly — I have battle scars from the times I have sought crime-fraud exceptions, says Genie Harrison of the Genie Harrison Law Firm.

  • Roundup

    Dissolving Practice

    Dissolving Practice

    In this series, experts discuss the unique aspects of closing a law firm, and some common symptoms of dysfunctionality in a firm that can be repaired before it's too late.