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Webinar: The Role of In-House and External Counsel in Managing Open Source

Webinar: The Role of In-House and External Counsel in Managing Open Source

Webinar, April 18, 2019
Flexera will present a complimentary webinar discussing the role of in-house and external counsel in managing open source software in the business environment.

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Hackers Shut Down Boston Legal System for Weeks, Seeking Payment in Bitcoin

Hackers Shut Down Boston Legal System for Weeks, Seeking Payment in Bitcoin

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A cyberattack on the agency overseeing Boston public defenders has caused a weekslong slowdown, disabling e-mail systems, delaying some hearings, and hanging up payments for the private attorneys who represent clients, reports The Boston Globe.

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Download: The Changing Face of In-House Legal Departments

Download: The Changing Face of In-House Legal Departments

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From expanding data volumes and data types to increased budget pressures and new data privacy regulations, in-house legal teams find themselves needing to adapt to unprecedented demands.

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Facebook Fine Could Total Billions if FTC Talks Lead to a Deal

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Sources told The New York Times that the company and the FTC’s consumer protection and enforcement staff have been in negotiations over a financial penalty for claims that Facebook violated a 2011 privacy consent decree with the agency.

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Judge in Yahoo Data Breach Case Criticizes ‘Unreasonably High’ Attorney Fees

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Class counsel failed to explain why it took 32 law firms to do the work in the case, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh said.

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Lawyer Sues Apple, Says FaceTime Bug Allowed Secret Recording of Deposition, Caused Emotional Trauma

Lawyer Sues Apple, Says FaceTime Bug Allowed Secret Recording of Deposition, Caused Emotional Trauma

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The Houston lawyer, Larry D. Williams II, seeks punitive damages against Apple and unknown parties for claims of product liability, negligence, warranty and fraudulent misrepresentation.

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‘The Dark Overlord’ Didn’t Hack Systems, Husch Blackwell Says

‘The Dark Overlord’ Didn’t Hack Systems, Husch Blackwell Says

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The group says it has 18,000 documents that include emails and nondisclosure documents sent and received by two insurers and a Husch Blackwell predecessor firm.

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Natalie Friend Wilson Promoted to Langley & Banack Shareholder

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Natalie Friend Wilson has been promoted to shareholder at Langley & Banack, Inc. and will lead the firm’s cybersecurity practice.

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Download: 5 Future Tech Forces & Board Expectations

Download: 5 Future Tech Forces & Board Expectations

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The areas discussed in the NACD article include artificial intelligence, blockchain, cybersecurity, hyperconnectivity, and symbiotic systems.

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Lenovo $8.3M Spyware Class Action Settlement Gets Initial OK

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The federal court’s initial approval of the settlement comes four months after Lenovo and the consumer class filed with the court to end the spyware action.

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Fewer Lawsuits for Corporations, But More Oversight on Data andTax Risk

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Norton Rose Fulbright’s 2018 Litigation Trends Annual Survey polled 365 senior corporate counsel representing US-based organizations on disputes-related issues and concerns.

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Blockchain Alliance Reaches 100 Members

Blockchain Alliance Reaches 100 Members

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Steptoe & Johnson LLP announced that the Blockchain Alliance, a public-private forum to combat criminal activity involving cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, has grown to include 100 industry and government agencies in 19 countries.

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Access to Law Firm Data ‘Just Too Easy,’ Worrying Clients

Access to Law Firm Data ‘Just Too Easy,’ Worrying Clients

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General counsels’ offices have been expressing renewed concern about whether even the biggest law firms are adequately protecting highly sensitive data.

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Supreme Court Weighs Google Settlement That Paid Class Members Nothing

Supreme Court Weighs Google Settlement That Paid Class Members Nothing

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“How can you say that it makes any sense?” Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. asked a lawyer for the members of the class.

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Chinese Company Charged With Stealing Trade Secrets From U.S. Computer Firm

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Federal prosecutors said one of the defendants served as president of a company acquired by Micron five years ago.

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Foley & Lardner Hit With Cybersecurity Incident

Foley & Lardner Hit With Cybersecurity Incident

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Foley & Lardner LLP experienced a cybersecurity incident earlier this month, but said there was “no unauthorized access to client data.”

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3 Key Takeaways: How Blockchain Technology will Reshape Legal Contracting

3 Key Takeaways: How Blockchain Technology will Reshape Legal Contracting

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A recent presentation at the ACC Colorado Fall Frenzy in Denver addressed how blockchain platforms are reshaping contracting, particularly how blockchain can be used to protect the security and integrity of contracts and automatically execute based on external conditions.

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Registration Open for 2018 Eastern District of Texas Bench Bar Conference

Registration Open for 2018 Eastern District of Texas Bench Bar Conference

Event, Oct. 17-19, 2018
The 22nd annual EDTX Bench Bar Conference is set for October 17-19 at the Marriott Legacy Town Center in Plano.

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Judge Slashes Attorneys’ Fees in Anthem Data Breach Settlement

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The judge ruled that attorneys for the class action plaintiffs are entitled to $31 million in fees, $2 million in expenses, and $132,000 for other operation costs, according to Bloomberg Law.

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Recovering Data Breach Losses from Non-Contractual Parties

Recovering Data Breach Losses from Non-Contractual Parties

Insight
Often, the loss initially falls on the financial institution through account or card agreement provisions or deadlines imposed by statutes or regulations, according to a Dykema blog post.

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