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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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Wake Up Call: Cravath Tops Law Firms on ‘Prestige’ Ranking

• Cravath, Swaine & Moore stayed atop the Vault 100 prestige rankings for law firms for a second-straight year, as law firm “associates clearly haven’t forgotten that the firm is responsible for industry-wide associate raises last year.” to $180,000. Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, which Cravath supplanted at No. 1 last year, stayed at No. 2

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Jackson Lewis Teams Up With Data Breach Management Firm

The law firm Jackson Lewis has struck an agreement with Merchants Information Solutions to pair their services for businesses that suffer data breaches. Under the arrangement, subscribers to Merchants’ SmartIDentity for Business Program can contact Jackson Lewis’ cybersecurity experts and breach coaches for legal counsel if a data incident occurs. This arrangement is “the first program in

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GC Requires Outside Law Firms to Encrypt Communications

Law firms seeking to protect client and firm communications from outside hackers should consider one simple form of security. Peter Beshar, general counsel of Marsh & McLennan Companies, says he has required many of his outside law firms to use what’s known as Transport Layer Security. Transport Layer Security, or TLS, is a form of encryption that

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Big Law Business Summit in 5 Minutes

  Highlights from the 3rd Annual Big Law Business Summit held last week in New York City. In order of appearance: Sona Pancholy of Bloomberg BNA; Eric Grossman, Chief Legal Officer of Morgan Stanley; Jon Lindsey of Major, Lindsey & Africa; Peter Beshar, General Counsel of Marsh & McLennan; Matthew Cooper, Head of Legal at Capital

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3rd Annual Big Law Business Summit Videos

Big Law Business hosted the 3rd annual Summit on May 24. The event took place at Bloomberg’s headquarters in New York City. Attendance was limited to senior business leaders in the legal profession, including chief legal officers, general counsel, managing partners, practice group leaders and C-Suite executives. Videos from the event are below.   Best

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Dorsey & Whitney Partner on Cybersecurity and Data Breaches (Video)

By Jimmy H. Koo, Bloomberg BNA Having “perfect” cybersecurity is almost an impossible task, but having a culture of awareness of the risks is half the battle for companies doing business in the modern world, Bob Cattanach of Dorsey & Whitney LLP told Bloomberg BNA in a video interview.   Companies often struggle with attuning their culture to be sensitive

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Wake Up Call: Microsoft and Cisco Test AI in Law Departments

• Microsoft and Cisco are using pilot projects to test artificial intelligence technology that could help their inhouse legal teams with contract management, before committing significant resources. (Legaltech News) • Climate scientists have hooked up with lawyers on legal and other actions to fight back at what they say is a campaign by Trump administration and Republican

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Wake Up Call: Proskauer Latest Firm Hit by Gender Bias Suit

• On Friday, Sanford Heisler Sharp filed a $50 million gender discrimination suit on behalf of an unnamed partner in Proskauer’s Washington, D.C., office, which among other things accuses Proskauer chairman Joseph Leccese of harassment. Sanford is the same firm representing former female partners suing Chadbourne & Parke for gender bias. (Am Law Daily) • The dozen-plus candidates

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Wake Up Call: Allen & Overy Tests New Performance Review Model

• A pilot program at Allen & Overy that eschews performance reviews and instead relies on “feedback and dialogue” to boost lawyers’ performance is getting rave reviews, especially from women lawyers. (Legal Business) This approach gets around gender bias inherent in performance reviews. Will other Big Law firms try it? (Above The Law) • Antitrust enforcement will