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Law Firm Cybersecurity Requirements You Never Dreamed of: Emerging Threats, Ethical Obligations to Clients, and Survival Tactics

August 02, 2019

Lucian Pera will serve as a panelist for a discussion on law firm cybersecurity requirements at the ABA Annual Meeting, August 9 in San Francisco, California. The session, titled "Law Firm Cybersecurity Requirements You Never Dreamed of: Emerging Threats, Ethical Obligations to Clients, and Survival Tactics," is presented by the ABA Cybersecurity Legal Task Force.

Law firms are prime suspects for cybersecurity attacks, and they may be under attack without even knowing it. But law firms are relatively unprepared for continually emerging threats, according to the panelists. Clients, in turn, are imposing cybersecurity requirements on their law firms. Ethics opinions on cyber/technology obligations (including recent ABA Formal Opinions 477R and 483) are at play, and every lawyer and law firm must address cybersecurity issues.

Lucian and his fellow panelists will discuss law firm cybersecurity requirements, how to avoid titanic mistakes (solos/small firms vs. megafirms/corporate giants) and survival tactics.