Cybersecurity & Privacy

  • July 25, 2017

    UK Gov't Creating New Cybersecurity Innovation Center

    Britain’s government announced on Monday that it wants to capitalize on London’s position as a global financial technology leader by pumping £14.5 million ($18.9 million) into a new cyberdefense innovation center in the capital.

  • July 24, 2017

    Wells Fargo Seeks Return Of Inadvertently Leaked Client Info

    ‎Wells Fargo Advisors LLC asked a New York state judge on Monday to prevent further dissemination of reams of client data inadvertently provided in a response to a subpoena, saying the release was a mistake and a former employee and his counsel should be forced to return it.

  • July 24, 2017

    'Click Fraud' Trial To Test Reach Of Feds' Cybercrime Powers

    Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn are gearing up to try an Italian citizen who allegedly created a global network of infected computers to fuel a "click fraud" scheme against advertising companies, a first-of-its-kind trial experts say will mark a pivotal test of the government's ability to tie individuals to complex cybercrimes that are growing in both size and sophistication.

  • July 24, 2017

    Class Says Experian Can’t Block American Eagle TCPA Deal

     A class that reached a proposed $14.5 million settlement with American Eagle Outfitters in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act suit over unsolicited texts told a New York federal court Friday that Experian's marketing unit lacks standing to object to the deal because it was dismissed from the case.

  • July 24, 2017

    Medidata Win Fortifies Policyholders In Digital Fraud Fights

    A New York federal judge recently ruled that a thief's use of emails to trick employees of Medidata into wiring money overseas was a covered incident under the company's computer fraud policy, weakening insurers' arguments that such coverage is meant to apply only to hacking into policyholders' computers.

  • July 24, 2017

    Consumer Urges 2nd Circ. For En Banc Review In TCPA Suit

    A consumer suing Lincoln Automotive Financial Services for violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act has asked for the full Second Circuit to rethink his case, saying the smaller panel decision finding that consent given in contracts isn’t revocable conflicts with many other courts of appeal.

  • July 24, 2017

    Fla. To Pay $1.1M In Atty Fees In 'Gun Gag' Law Case

    Florida will pay $1.1 million in legal fees to the doctors who successfully challenged the constitutionality of a state "gun gag" law curbing doctors from asking patients about firearm ownership, the doctors' attorneys announced Monday.

  • July 24, 2017

    Hilton Denied Bid To DQ Atty, Expert In Robocall Suit

    A Florida federal judge Monday rejected a Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. subsidiary’s motion to disqualify the counsel and expert witness for consumers in a proposed class action over alleged unwanted robocalls, ruling that the hotel company had not shown it had a confidential relationship with the witness. 

  • July 24, 2017

    EPIC Loses Bid To Block State Voter Data Collection

    A D.C. federal judge on Monday shot down the Electronic Privacy Information Center’s bid to stop the president’s voter fraud commission from collecting state voter records, saying the organization has standing to bring the action, but it’s a “Pyrrhic victory” because the court lacks authority to review the challenged process.

  • July 24, 2017

    TCPA Suit Over Facebook Hack-Alert Texts Stays Tossed

    A California federal judge refused Monday to revive a putative class action against Facebook Inc. from a man alleging he was bombarded with unwanted security notification text messages, saying a Ninth Circuit reversal in a different case didn’t trigger a review of his earlier dismissal.

  • July 24, 2017

    Google Reaches New $2.2M Email-Scanning Settlement

    Google Inc. and a proposed class of non-Gmail users accusing the internet giant of unlawfully scanning their emails are back with another proposed $2.2 million settlement, filed Friday, after a California federal judge struck down the original proposal in March.

  • July 24, 2017

    Venezuelan Sentenced For $2.2M Tax Fraud With Hacked Info

    A Venezuelan citizen pled guilty Friday in Pennsylvania federal court to one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States in a case accusing her of filing $2.2 million in false tax returns for more than 900 University of Pittsburgh Medical Center employees after hacking the university’s database.

  • July 24, 2017

    TNT Express Remains Plagued By Massive Cyberattack

    TNT Express BV is still feeling the effects of a late June cyberattack that swept across the globe, and full recovery of impacted systems and data might not be possible, the international delivery service admitted in a recent securities filing.

  • July 24, 2017

    KPMG Exec Says Real Estate Firms Lag On Cybersecurity

    Although cybersecurity is on the radar of real estate firms, many haven’t done adequate due diligence and lack appropriate security and insurance, and all too often they wait until an attack occurs to make a change, KPMG partner Michael Smith told Law360 in a recent interview.

  • July 24, 2017

    Plaintiffs Bar Perspective: Labaton Sucharow's Mike Stocker

    Young lawyers should take advantage of their own ignorance. When you are starting out, you can ask questions and seek explanations from more experienced attorneys without losing face, says Mike Stocker of Labaton Sucharow LLP.

  • July 21, 2017

    The Best Law Firms For Female Partners

    Although women have made some strides toward gender parity in the lower ranks of law firms, breaking into the equity tier remains elusive. These 20 firms, however, are leaders in advancing equality at the top, earning them the designation of Law360 Ceiling Smasher.

  • July 21, 2017

    The Best Law Firms For Female Attorneys

    While the legal industry continues to struggle with gender parity, this year’s Glass Ceiling Report shows that some firms are ahead of the rest. Here, Law360 reveals its third annual ranking of the best law firms for female attorneys, based on their representation of women at the nonpartner and partner levels.

  • July 21, 2017

    The 2017 Law360 Glass Ceiling Report

    U.S. law firms have long been overwhelmingly dominated by men, particularly at the partnership level, and Law360’s latest Glass Ceiling Report shows that recent progress has been — at best — only incremental.

  • July 21, 2017

    How 4 Firms Are Moving The Needle On Gender Diversity

    A handful of law firms of various sizes and types are outpacing their peers on including women in their ranks. Here’s why four of them are positioned toward the front of the pack.

  • July 21, 2017

    Could An NFL Diversity Rule Be A BigLaw Game-Changer?

    In a bid to elevate more women to positions of authority, law firms are taking a page from the National Football League's playbook.

Expert Analysis

  • 5 Questions Firm Should Ask Before Approving Litigation AFA

    Gregory Lantier

    Law firm management should understand the client’s reasons for requesting an alternative fee arrangement, and whether approving the fee will help grow the relationship with the client, say attorneys with WilmerHale.

  • For Law Firm Offices, Business Savvy Is The New Cool

    Craig Braham

    Having embraced the notion that the right space can reinforce the right firm culture, law firm leaders have been evaluating real estate primarily for its physical properties. However, It's hard to be collegial, even in the coolest of in-house coffee bars, if your cost structure is untenable, says Craig Braham of Advocate Commercial Real Estate Advisors LLC.

  • The Best Documents In Your Case May Be From 3rd Parties

    Wyatt Dowling

    Cases are built on evidence and evidence comes from discovery. But discovery is largely a voluntary process. Serving a document subpoena on a third party can be an efficient and creative way to fill in the gaps that may exist in the productions of opposing parties, says Wyatt Dowling of Yetter Coleman LLP.

  • Autonomous Vehicles And European Data Protection: Part 2

    Oliver Yaros

    Many industry stakeholders are interested in making use of the vast amount of data that will be generated by connected and autonomous vehicles. But the need for compliance with Europe's strict data protection laws will require a “privacy by design” and “privacy by default” approach, say Oliver Yaros and Ryota Nishikawa of Mayer Brown LLP.

  • Planning A Legal Career With A Future Relocation In Mind

    Jacqueline Bokser LeFebvre

    Lawyers move to New York City to work on some of the most sophisticated work the legal market has to offer. This exposure and experience is an amazing asset and many of the skills developed will make associates very marketable in the event they consider relocating to another market. However, this isn’t always the case, says Jacqueline Bokser LeFebvre of Major Lindsey & Africa.

  • Northern District Of Illinois Is Botching TCPA Fax Rule

    David Almeida

    While the D.C. Circuit’s recent decision eliminating the solicited fax rule under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act seems clear on its face, at least two opinions from the Northern District of Illinois have inexplicably disregarded that holding, say David Almeida and Mark Eisen of Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP.

  • 4 Female Perspectives On BigLaw Leadership

    Only a handful of the largest U.S. law firms are led by women. Here, in their own words, are perspectives from Shook Hardy & Bacon Chair Madeleine McDonough, Crowell & Moring Chair Angela Styles, Morgan Lewis & Bockius Chair Jami Wintz McKeon and Goodwin Procter Chair Emeritus Regina Pisa.

  • The Elephant In The Room: Advancing Women To Partnership

    Anusia Gillespie

    Despite more focus and investment, the numbers continue to show little progress in advancing women to the top tiers of firm leadership. Considering the irreversible nature of the transformation of the market for top talent, it is time to start experimenting and innovating from the core, rather than from the periphery, say Anusia Gillespie and Scott Westfahl of Harvard Law School.

  • How Midsize Law Firms Can Minimize Cybersecurity Threats

    K. Stefan Chin

    It can be challenging for midsize law firms to develop an enterprise cybersecurity program that mitigates the eminent threat of data breach and meets the regulatory and compliance requirements of the firm and its clients. This challenge becomes daunting when considering the steady rise in client audits, say K. Stefan Chin of Peckar & Abramson PC and John Sweeney of Logicforce.

  • Autonomous Vehicles And European Data Protection: Part 1

    Oliver Yaros

    The emergence of connected and autonomous vehicles will lead to industry participants collecting and analyzing immense amounts of data from those vehicles for many purposes. But first, key legal issues must be addressed. European data protection laws present particular challenges, say Oliver Yaros and Ryota Nishikawa of Mayer Brown LLP.