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FBI Agent Shares Cybersecurity Tips For Big Law

FBI Agent Shares Cybersecurity Tips For Big Law

Corporate clients are now checking to ensure their law firms are taking steps to secure valuable information. In April, the Association of Corporate Counsel issued its first-ever guidance on what data security measures in-house counsel should expect from their firms, Bloomberg BNA reported. Aristedes Mahairas, special agent-in-charge in the cyber division of the New York

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E-Discovery Giants Feud Over Trade Secrets in SDNY

For a sense of how competitive the fast-growing e-Discovery services sector has become, consider the accusations flying in a federal lawsuit in Manhattan between one vendor and its former top salesmen. DTI Global, which provides e-Discovery services such as document review, is accusing its rival, LDiscovery, of dangling a total of $24 million in potential bonus

U.S. President Donald Trump pauses after signing executive orders in the Hall of Heroes at the Department of Defense in Arlington, Virginia, U.S. on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017. Photographer: Olivier Douliery/Pool via Bloomberg

Wake Up Call: Will Trump Hire a ‘Tough Washington Lawyer’?

• Better get a “tough Washington lawyer” to help with growing legal complications, a longtime private attorney for Trump said he advised the White House. (Washington Post) • Mayer Brown partners picked litigation partner Sally Davies to be the firm’s first female London senior partner. (The Lawyer) Appointed for a five-year term starting July 1, Davies replaces Sean Connolly, who is stepping down

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Wake Up Call: Seyfarth Shaw Lays off 40 Lawyers and Staff

• Labor and employment law firm Seyfarth Shaw made a big round of layoffs, cutting about 40 lawyers, including associates, as well as a number of staff members. The cuts affect the firm’s New York City office and possibly other offices, according to a source. (BLB) • A federal appeals court rejected the argument that “Google” has become

Inside the Plantronics, Inc. plant in Tijuana, Mexico on October 14, 2010. Photographer: David Maung/Bloomberg

Sanctioned For Deleting Emails, Plantronics Could Lose Fed Contracts Too

Plantronics, a California company that manufactures telephone headsets, may soon be barred from doing business with the federal government — less than one year after a judge imposed $3 million in “punitive” sanctions on the company for discovery violations. Earlier this week, the U.S. General Services Administration, which helps manages federal government agencies, proposed “debarment” for Plantronics and its senior vice

Mark Lanier, circa 2005.  Photographer: Tim Johnson/Bloomberg News.

Wake Up Call: Johnson & Johnson Claims Star Plaintiffs Attorney Lied

• Johnson & Johnson is accusing Houston plaintiffs attorney W. Mark Lanier of misrepresenting facts about payments to experts witnesses in a hip implant trial in Dallas last year. J&J wants a $150 million damage award thrown out. The jury’s original $502 million verdict was reduced to comply with a cap under Texas law. (SE Texas

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Wake Up Call: Lawyers Set to Lose Millions in Wake of Collapse

• Some 70 lawyers from 66 law firms worldwide are set to lose millions because of the bankruptcy of King & Wood Mallesons’ Europe and Middle East operation. (The Lawyer) • Hogan Lovells confirmed that it has hired four Silicon Valley partners from Weil Gotshal: M&A partners Richard Climan, Keith Flaum and Jane Ross and IP and

The reflections of pedestrians are seen in a window of the International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) Watson headquarters in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. To help commercialize the technology famous for beating humans on the "Jeopardy!" game show, new languages such as Portuguese and Japanese are being added to the Watson service this year, said Stephen Gold, vice president of the Watson Group business. Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Wake Up Call: IBM Expands eDiscovery Technology

• IBM said it is updating the discovery service of its artificial intelligence-powered platform Watson with an expansion of its eDiscovery and business research technology. (Legaltech News) • Big banks and technology companies are fighting over control of a very valuable commodity — users’ personal data. (New York Times DealBook) • Is Deutsche Bank’s refusal to pay junior lawyers

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Wake Up Call: Missing Oxford Comma Leads to Ruling

• Who knew Oxford commas could mean so much? A Maine federal appeals court’s ruling in favor of dairy drivers seeking overtime pay came down to a single missing comma in a law detailing jobs that don’t qualify for it. The court held that Maine overtime law was grammatically ambiguous, and therefore, the drivers were eligible for overtime. (Quartz.com)

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