The Defense Information Systems Agency has awarded slots on its $17.5 billion Encore information technology services contract to 20 small businesses, the agency announced.
Adidas has been hit with a proposed class action over a June data breach that saw hackers make off with the private information of millions of customers, with the lead plaintiff claiming they now face “severe” ramifications due to the data security “failures” that led to the breach.
For starting attorneys, the financial crisis casts a long shadow, even though the worst is past. Here’s our breakdown of the data showing its impact and where the industry’s headed.
It’s been almost 10 years since Lehman Brothers collapsed — kicking off a global recession and putting two Skadden partners on a path to building a firm that would weather the storm. Here's how upstarts and their larger rivals are positioning themselves for the next downturn.
A California federal judge approved $14.4 million to cover lead counsel attorneys' fees as part of an $80 million settlement finalized Friday in a consolidated shareholder action accusing Yahoo of trading stock at artificially high prices while the company covered up large data hacks in 2014 and 2016.
A Fifth Circuit panel has rejected an administrative subpoena from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that sought documents and other information from a Texas-based public records search company, marking only the second time that an appeals court has declined to enforce one of the consumer watchdog agency’s so-called civil investigative demands.
Former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos was sentenced to 14 days behind bars Friday for making false statements to the FBI, closing out a page in the special counsel's probe into Russian interference in the U.S. election and possible collusion with President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign.
Equifax was aware of, but failed to fix, major vulnerabilities that led to its infamous data breach in 2017 in which hackers stole sensitive personal information of more than 145 million Americans, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office’s report released Friday.
A Russian national has been brought to New York on charges of assisting three other men in the "gargantuan" hack of 83 million JPMorgan Chase & Co. customers and using the information to operate a pump-and-dump securities fraud operation, the Manhattan U.S. attorney's office said Friday.
Facebook users leading litigation over Cambridge Analytica’s data collection scandal told a New York bankruptcy judge Thursday that Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP shouldn't be given permission to stop representing the political consulting shop until the firm finds a replacement in order to protect the interests of everyone involved.
A data management company has agreed to implement cybersecurity measures as part of a settlement to resolve an investigation by New Jersey authorities into a data breach that exposed the personal information of car dealership customers across the country, including Garden State residents, the state attorney general's office announced Friday.
A Denver-based law firm has been hit with a proposed class action alleging it routinely publishes consumers’ credit scores in court filings when attempting to collect on debts in violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
Brazil's first-ever national privacy regime could set up South America's biggest economy to work out a lucrative data-sharing pact with the European Union, despite a presidential veto that axed the agency intended to enforce it, attorneys say.
A national security attorney with experience at the FBI and the departments of Justice and the Treasury has rejoined Covington & Burling LLP as partner where she’ll work on cybersecurity issues, sanctions and law enforcement compliance, the firm has announced.
Attorneys general from California, Massachusetts, Illinois, New York and several other states urged the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold an $8.5 million privacy settlement requiring Google to pay millions to third parties and nothing to class members, going against 19 fellow state attorneys general who in July stumped for the opposite result.
Aimbridge Hospitality LLC has removed to Florida federal court a proposed class action brought in state court by a former laundry attendant who claims her personal information was leaked in a data breach, with the hotel operator arguing that damages could total more than $5 million.
The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday charged a North Korean hacker and alleged spy in connection with some of the most damaging cyberattacks in recent memory, including the 2014 breach of Sony Pictures, the theft of $81 million from a bank in Bangladesh and the release of the WannaCry 2.0 virus that ground computer systems worldwide to a halt.
Members of the "Five Eyes" intelligence-sharing alliance have urged tech firms to provide backdoor access to their systems, arguing national security and other legitimate government reasons for accessing private data are being undermined by increasingly sophisticated encryption and suggesting they may compel compliance if companies don't voluntarily act.
A proposed breach of contract class action alleging Uber failed to safeguard app users' and drivers’ private information and exposed them to identity theft risks in a 2016 data breach must be sent to arbitration, a California federal judge ruled Wednesday.
David H. Laufman, a former official in the U.S. Department of Justice's national security division, announced on Wednesday that his private practice in Washington, D.C., is open for business after his “action-packed” stint investigating Hillary Clinton's email server and Russian interference in U.S. politics.
Notwithstanding the latest salary war among prominent law firms, I urge my middle-aged and older colleagues to help the recent graduates we know focus on the long term. Even if the salary is the same, there is a big difference between an institutional firm and the relatively younger firms matching BigLaw, says J.B. Heaton, a University of Chicago business law fellow and former partner at Bartlit Beck.
Law professor Nathalie Martin's new book, "Lawyering From the Inside Out: Learning Professional Development Through Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence," can be of value to any lawyer aiming to achieve greater productivity, relieve the stress of the legal profession and focus on goals, says U.S. District Chief Judge Denise Page Hood of the Eastern District of Michigan.
Now that the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation is in effect, multinational organizations should look at China's evolving privacy landscape, says Yodi Hailemariam of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP.
Next week, the Federal Acquisition Regulation will be amended, and federal contractors will have until Oct. 1, 2018, to tie their information systems to the bedposts, get out their cybersecurity holy water, avoid long staircases, and exorcise Kaspersky products and services from their systems, say Franklin Turner and Alexander Major of McCarter & English LLP.
The blockbuster e-discovery cases, with big sanctions and bigger controversies, have been few and far between this year. But that doesn’t mean the legal questions around e-discovery have been answered. Let’s take a closer look at three cases worthy of our attention, says Casey Sullivan, an attorney at discovery technology provider Logikcull.
A Florida magistrate judge's finding last month that tokens issued and sold by technology startup Centra Tech are investment contracts could serve as a road map for the evaluation of token sales in other cases, say attorneys with DLA Piper.
The Aleynikov case demonstrates that employees who attempt to use the proprietary source code of their former employers without authorization may face not only the risk of civil liability, but also prosecution under local criminal statutes. And they could also face liability under the recently expanded federal Economic Espionage Act, says Jonathan Waisnor of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP.
Later this week, Harvard Law students will begin bidding on interview slots with the nation’s top law firms. Our institutions owe it to their students not only to require firms to disclose mandatory arbitration provisions in new associate contracts, but also to bar employers from on-campus recruiting if they require these provisions, says Isabel Finley, a third-year student at Harvard Law School and president of the Harvard Women’s Law Association.
Many legal teams involved in cross-border matters still hesitate to use technology assisted review, questioning its ability to handle non-English document collections. However, with the proper expertise, modern TAR can be used with any language, including challenging Asian languages, say John Tredennick and David Sannar of Catalyst Repository Systems.
Organizations seeking to comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation should look beyond the unambiguous duties. For Article 15 — the right to request personal data being processed — this means implementing a thoughtful data verification protocol to amicably resolve requester inquiries while protecting the underlying personal data from misuse, says Corey Gildart of Resolution Economics LLC.