September 26, 2018, 1-2pm Eastern
Cybersecurity and the Future of Legal Malpractice Claims
Joseph H. Jones, Jr., Esq., Director of Risk Management, Travelers
Robert Modica, Esq. and Joseph Salvo, Esq., Gordon & Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP
Data breaches around the world are front-page news every day and law firms, regardless of firm size or legal specialization, possess a “treasure trove” of information that can be used for profit in a multitude of ways. In the ever-evolving world of cybersecurity, the legal profession is faced with the daunting task of protecting the client information entrusted in its care. Faced with countless ethical, statutory and contractual obligations to protect this information, the modern law firm must be proactive and hyper-vigilant in its data security practices. With the benefit of hindsight and a largely undefined standard of care, plaintiffs will scrutinize the means by which a law firm attempted to secure client information in the event of a breach, with legal malpractice claims sure to follow.
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