Esports industry sources continue to view intellectual property and cybersecurity issues as top legal risks, but cyberbullying and labor and employment are increasingly emerging as areas of concern, a Foley & Lardner LLP survey released Tuesday reveals.
Ex-White House lawyer Don McGahn told the D.C. Circuit on Monday that when the current Congress ends in January, the subpoena seeking to force him to testify about President Donald Trump's alleged attempts to impede the investigation into 2016 election interference will expire.
Apple is breaching the European Union's electronic privacy rules by tracking iPhone users' browsing activity without their consent in order to deliver targeted advertising, a prominent consumer advocacy group alleged in a pair of complaints filed with regulators in Germany and Spain on Monday.
The role of the general counsel continues to change — and in many cases expand — in 2020, as the majority of top corporate lawyers during the pandemic manage employee well-being and worry about privacy and data protection, according to a new study shared with Law360 on Monday.
The New Jersey Legislature on Monday unanimously passed a bill that would bar the online posting of judges' and prosecutors' home addresses or phone numbers after a shooting at the residence of U.S. District Judge Esther Salas left her son dead and husband wounded, sending the measure to Gov. Phil Murphy for his consideration.
A California federal judge has signed off on a settlement resolving claims that Facebook negligently allowed a 2018 cyberattack that affected 29 million users, with the tech giant agreeing to reform its security protocols but not pay monetary damages.
Fourteen law firms plan to steer 10 initial public offerings that could raise nearly $4 billion combined in the last full week of market activity before Thanksgiving, including two health care-related businesses eyeing billion-dollar-plus IPOs.
Internal Revenue Service criminal investigators identified more than $10 billion in financial crimes, including $2.3 billion in tax fraud as well as cases tied to COVID-19, in the government's most recent fiscal year, the agency said in a report Monday.
Two insurance companies have asked a Texas federal court to throw out RealPage Inc.'s suit accusing them of wrongfully denying coverage on the software firm's claims of $6 million in losses due to a phishing scheme, arguing they're not liable because the losses were indirect.
The European Union's data protection regulators have issued guidance to assist companies in transferring data to other countries while complying with the EU's landmark General Data Protection Regulation, months after the EU's top court invalidated a popular tool used to transfer data across the Atlantic.
Medical tech producer Becton Dickinson & Co.'s Alaris infusion pump has cybersecurity weaknesses that, if exploited, could force users, typically hospitals, to operate them manually, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced Friday.
Health supplement maker ViSalus is doubling down on its bid to ax a $925 million statutory damages award it's facing after an Oregon federal jury found it placed nearly two million unsolicited robocalls, arguing that no consumers suffered any "true harm or injury" that would warrant such a "devastating" judgment.
The federal government has urged the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court's appeals branch not to revive the American Civil Liberties Union's case urging the spy court to declassify certain court decisions, saying it doesn't have the authority to decide the case.
Capital One shouldn't be allowed to score a quick win on some of the allegations in a proposed class action over a massive data security breach that allegedly affected more than 100 million of its customers in the U.S., members of the putative class said Friday.
Hackers linked to the Russian and North Korean governments have launched recent cyberattacks on "prominent" pharmaceutical companies and other institutions researching vaccines and treatments for COVID-19, Microsoft said Friday.
The Trump administration gave the Chinese owner of popular short-form video app TikTok an extra 15 days to resolve national security issues with the platform before it's forced to sell the app, the company told the D.C. Circuit Friday.
An Illinois federal judge ruled Thursday that medical and agricultural equipment maker Brandt Industries must face a former employee's finger scan privacy suit, allowing his claims under Illinois' landmark biometric privacy law to move forward.
The former chief investigative counsel to the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee returned to Venable LLP as a partner in Washington, D.C., focusing on e-commerce, privacy and cybersecurity.
Akin Gump has urged the Federal Communications Commission to turn down an auto company's request to take a closer look at a September ruling that only broadcasters of junk faxes, not unknowing advertisers, are liable under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
Britain's data protection regulator said on Friday that it has fined Ticketmaster £1.25 million ($1.65 million) for failing to secure its customers' personal details, exposing tens of thousands of account-holders at Barclays Bank to fraud.
Atlanta-based law firms Taylor English Duma LLP and Robbins Ross Alloy Belinfante Littlefield LLC on Thursday denied an alleged conflict of interest over their involvement in representing Georgia election officials in one voting suit and the Donald Trump campaign and Georgia Republicans in another.
A California federal judge has refused to dismiss a proposed class action against legal services company Epiq Systems Inc. over a recent data breach, but signaled he may be willing to dismiss it in the future depending on what discovery reveals.
Two customers have sued Dallas-based Dickey's Barbecue Pit in California federal court over a data breach, saying the restaurant chain failed to prevent cyberthieves from stealing their credit card numbers and belatedly revealed that their personal identifying information is being sold on the black market.
The U.S. Department of Commerce announced Thursday that it will hold off on new restrictions against TikTok in the wake of a court ruling that slammed the brakes on the administration's plans to effectively ban the Chinese-owned social media network.
Del Monte Foods Inc. has been hit in state court with proposed class claims that the company has violated its Illinois workers' biometric privacy rights by requiring them to scan their faces to track work time without first obtaining their informed consent.
Before jumping to conclusions on the likely perpetrators of election cyberattacks, consider data breaches' intricate anatomy, the circumstantial nature of digital forensic evidence, and the extraordinary level of guesswork involved, says cybersecurity consultant John Reed Stark.
Steps law firms can take to attract and keep the best lawyers amid the pandemic include diversifying expertise to meet anticipated legal demands, prioritizing firm culture, and preparing for prospective partners' pointed questions, says Brian Burlant at Major Lindsey.
Contrary to predictions of a slowdown following the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2016 Spokeo ruling, Fair Credit Reporting Act class actions targeting the hiring process are accelerating under new theories of liability, but employers can avoid becoming a target with routine form audits and background check vendor scrutiny, say attorneys at Hunton.
Gerald Knapton at Ropers Majeski analyzes U.S. and U.K. experiments to explore alternative business structures and independent oversight for law firms, which could lead to innovative approaches to increasing access to legal services.
Christopher Jennison shares a view of his life working from home as a Federal Aviation Administration attorney preparing to first-chair a trial while splitting child care responsibilities with his lawyer wife.
As the pandemic accelerates the adoption of biometric technology, companies thinking about using or developing it should assess their litigation risk under disparate state laws regarding data use and storage, say Nicola Menaldo and Alison Caditz at Perkins Coie.
The U.S. Department of Defense interim rule for assessing government contractor implementation of cybersecurity requirements could implicate two distinct theories of False Claims Act liability and creates a positive incentive to bolster cyber defenses, say attorneys at Rogers Joseph.
Josephine Bahn shares a view of her life working from home as an attorney at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation while splitting child care responsibilities with her lawyer husband.
A first-of-its-kind ruling from a Louisiana federal court in Creasy v. Charter Communications — holding that Telephone Consumer Protection Act robocall violations occurring within a certain time frame are unenforceable — could be fatal to hundreds of class actions alleging autodialer violations, says Scott Shaffer at Olshan Frome.
In this brief video, Flavia Rebello at Trench Rossi and Daniela Fonseca Puggina at Baker McKenzie explain why U.S. financial institutions that do not have a presence in Brazil should still be up to speed with its newly effective General Data Protection Law to avoid potential issues with Brazilian regulators and courts.
To achieve long-term reduction in their legal expenses, companies must look beyond law firm hourly rates and better distribute their legal work among high-cost premier firms, low-cost practitioners and alternative legal service providers, and their own in-house teams, says Nathan Wenzel at SimpleLegal.
To build the ranks of female trial attorneys, law firms must integrate them into every aspect of a case — from witness preparation to courtroom arguments — instead of relegating them to small roles, says Kalpana Srinivasan, co-managing partner at Susman Godfrey.
It falls to senior male attorneys to recognize the crisis female attorneys face as the pandemic amplifies an already unequal system and to offer their knowledge, experience and counsel to build a better future for women in law, says James Meadows at Culhane Meadows.
The Paycheck Protection Program will undoubtedly give rise to False Claims Act enforcement, but the intangible nature of some contract benefits and differences in contract valuation between the circuits raise uncertainty about damages calculations, say Ellen London at Alto Litigation and Derek Adams at Potomac Law.
While Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's intellectual property agenda would likely strengthen patent rights and international trade secret enforcement, proposals to drastically reduce employee noncompete and no-poach agreements could weaken protections domestically, say Charles Barquist and Maren Laurence at Maschoff Brennan.