Information governance and the protection of corporate data are top concerns for law firms. To ensure standards are met, some clients are now tying payment to compliance with Outside Counsel Guidelines (OCG). OCG have moved from guidelines to actual contracts that provide for indemnification of the client for cyber breach and violation of privacy laws.
Part Two of a Two-Part Article
Professionals in e-discovery and privacy, including lawyers, are hungry for growth opportunities and may be ripe to transition into certain security-centric positions; however, the security job landscape is far more expansive and far less commoditized than ESI or privacy — for now. Part Two provides a road map for how certifications can assist an individual or an organization in reinventing, repurposing, creating or maintaining cybersecurity talents.
Scott R. Jones
Biopharma companies and their insiders often possess material, nonpublic information. And since company equity usually makes up a large part of insiders' compensation, legal issues arise when they have access to such information and want to trade their equity.
A Checklist for In-House Counsel
Every general counsel over the course of his or her career will face the need to conduct an internal investigation into events at the company. Many of these may be routine in nature, such as matters dealing with individual employees or human resources issues. But at times, the company may be required to examine issues affecting the core of its business, with potential serious impact on its financial performance or with regulatory exposure.
Annette K. Ebright and Sarah F. Hutchins
What Can We Tell So Far?
How can companies plan for enforcement under the Trump administration? Here are five areas of compliance to consider.
While they are a prime responsibility for attorneys facing litigation or regulatory investigations, legal holds are not always executed as effectively as they should be. For many, it is a problem of managing data in multiple locations; for others, it's the challenge of having unreliable data custodians.
India E. Vincent
The scope of WannaCry changed our perceptions of ransomware attacks. It made it clear that ransomware could reach a broad cross-section of computers worldwide, at essentially the same time.
The energy in the legal industry surrounding artificial intelligence (AI) is undeniable. Law firms are investing in innovation or undertaking experiments to test the viability of applying AI-enabled tools to various disciplines. Legal professionals are packing presentations to learn if, how and when the heralded disruption will impact their careers.
A procrastinator’s guide to overcoming technical challenges in GDPR compliance.
Preston Burton, Bree Murphy and Leslie Meredith
Recognizing a Fifth Amendment privilege for corporations — whether through wholesale abolition of the collective entity doctrine or by recognizing some limited exception for custodians of smaller corporations — would not foreclose meaningful white-collar prosecutions, but it would restore protection of the Fifth Amendment rights of individuals who are sacrificed under the current bright-line rule. Will Justice Gorsuch help in this endeavor?