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Consequences of Falling Behind Cyber Risk Management Standards: Federal Warning Beacons

The steady stream of high-profile data breach incidents we’ve seen over the last few years makes one thing clear: cyber risk is a serious concern for virtually any enterprise. Disruption of day-to-day business operations and damage caused by the exposure of critical intellectual property or consumer information are just a couple of examples of potential fallout from an information security incident, not to mention a tide of expensive and embarrassing litigation and the possibility of damaging regulatory inquiries or compliance actions.

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Corporate Compliance Insights
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October 7, 2014

Whatever You’re Doing Isn’t Good Enough: Paradigm Shift in Approach to Cybersecurity Needed to Minimize Exposure,Liability and Loss

Just days before the Home Depot story emerged, a Bloomberg report revealed that hackers, most likely professional cybercriminals operating out of Eastern Europe, had conducted a “coordinated attack” on JPMorgan Chase and at least four other banks in August 2014, stealing customer data that could be used to drain customer accounts.

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Thompson Reuters
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September 30, 2014

Fortune Favors the Bold - Best Practices for Insourcing

It is a truth, even if difficult for some to accept, that the golden age of the law firm is behind us. The once elite guild of expensive master legal craftsmen populating prestigious firms now faces increased competition from less expensive law firms and well-capitalized legal services organizations to deliver enhanced services better, faster and cheaper with more predictable pricing.

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Peer to Peer
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July 1, 2014

Leveraging UnitedLex and Questio for a Challenging e-Discovery Case

It’s no secret that both the time and money spent on e-discovery is skyrocketing. Fifteen years ago, discovery almost exclusively involved the collection and review of paper documents and was, in comparison to today’s costs, relatively cheap. Today, the amount of data that the world generates is estimated to be doubling each year, and with that comes increasing opportunities for human error or technical glitches that could have a dramatic impact on case outcomes.

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Legal Tech Newsletter
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July 1, 2014

Changing Tides for Law School Graduates

Remember the “old” days, when graduating from law school meant that graduates were in demand at law firms, and that a bar admission was the ticket to entry? Those days appear to be over, or at least, on hiatus.

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Inside Counsel
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June 9, 2014

Keys To Successful Legal Outsourcing

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Law360
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June 5, 2014

Trends for 2014 and Beyond: US Law Firms and Law Schools

Don’t expect the pace of change in the legal industry to slow in 2014. The industry remains in a state of frenzied transition, and a list of the key challenges reads like a compilation of the law firm executive’s worst nightmares: relentless budget pressures, out-of-control data volumes, increasingly complex cases, fewer new hires to address increasing workloads for associates, demand for more rigorous internal controls and accountability, and business models that seem to change with each new year. All of this is having a major impact on the business and culture of law firms, and frankly, there’s no turning back.

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Legal IT Insider
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March 26, 2014

E-discovery and the FRCP: What will the changes mean?

How proposed changes could alter the way your legal team engages in the discovery process.

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Inside Counsel
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March 25, 2014

Five Ways to Fortify Your Firm's Computer Security

In an age where data breach incidents have become a common occurrence, many corporations are beefing up security to protect themselves against data theft and the huge losses that accompany it — financial, IP and customer trust, among others. As a result, hackers have been increasingly turning their attention toward softer targets, including law firms and other service providers.

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Attorney at Work
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March 7, 2014

The Value Approach to Legal Process Outsourcing

As little as five years ago, GCs and law firms routinely kept most of their specialized legal work, such as managing document review, in-house. Most felt there was no reason to do otherwise—they could do the work, do it well, and maintain end-to-end control over the entire legal matter. Today, however, the economics have changed and outsourcing is much more common, but many old-school legal professionals are still wary of the practice for reasons that focus primarily on control. 

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The Legal Intelligencer
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January 28, 2014