BigLaw In Crosshairs As Firm Plans Data Breach Litigation

Law360, New York (March 31, 2016, 12:35 PM EDT) -- Following reports that Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP and Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP suffered data breaches at the hands of hackers, a plaintiffs law firm said Thursday that it plans to bring class action legal malpractice litigation against legal industry players over the exposure of client information.

Law firms have a professional duty to protect the privacy of client information, but most of them are not doing a good job when it comes to protecting that information from hackers, according to Jay Edelson, founder and CEO of privacy class action law firm Edelson PC, which nearly a year ago began...

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