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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

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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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Bitcoin Exchange Operator Faces 40 Years in Jail for Lying to SEC

Bitcoin Exchange Operator Faces 40 Years in Jail for Lying to SEC

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The virtual currency operator absconded with investors’ assets, exchanging them into U.S. dollars to buy groceries and to pay for travel and other personal expenses, reports Bloomberg Law.

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Invitation: SCCE’s Compliance & Ethics Institute

Invitation: SCCE’s Compliance & Ethics Institute

Event, Oct. 21-24, 2018, Las Vegas
The Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics will present its 17th Annual Compliance & Ethics Institute, October 21-24 in Las Vegas, with top industry experts and professionals from around the world.

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$17M Target Data Breach Settlement Affirmed on Second Try

$17M Target Data Breach Settlement Affirmed on Second Try

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The settlement, which provides for a $10 million fund for customers and $6.75 million for plaintiffs’ attorneys, won final approval in November 2016, according to Bloomberg Law.

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In-House Forum: Guard Your Company Against Internal Cybersecurity Threats

In-House Forum: Guard Your Company Against Internal Cybersecurity Threats

Event, June 27, 2018, San Francisco
The event will dissect one of the most pressing issues affecting the modern corporate workplace: cybersecurity threats from its own employees.

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Dismiss Big Law Malicious Prosecution Suit, Judge Recommends

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The recommendation could bring an end to one of several high-stake lawsuits that LabMD Inc. is pursuing against cybersecurity firm Tiversa Inc. and some of the nation’s largest law firms, writes Bloomberg Law.

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Biglaw Firm, Former U.S. Attorney Accused of Hacking Cover-Up

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The allegations are in a suit against former U.S. Attorney Mary Beth Buchanan and Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, the global megafirm where she is now a partner, according to Bloomberg Law.

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Michael Best Expands Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice with Addition of Velvet Johnson

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Michael Best announced that Velvet Johnson has joined the firm’s Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice Group as senior counsel in Washington, D.C.

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Webinar: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Open Source Software

Webinar: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Open Source Software

Webinar, April 18, 2018, 12 p.m. CDT
Data shows that most companies are significantly under-counting their use of open source software (OSS), leading to potential legal and security concerns that need to be respected, monitored, and — if needed — resolved.

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Webinar Recording Available on SEC Cybersecurity Guidance

Webinar Recording Available on SEC Cybersecurity Guidance

On-Demand
Hunton & Williams LLP has posted an on-demand webinar discussing the Securities and Exchange Commission’s recently released cybersecurity guidance.

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Webinar: Data Privacy: The Current Legal Landscape

Webinar: Data Privacy: The Current Legal Landscape

Webinar
Troutman Sanders speakers will cover the ongoing evolution of the legal landscape for data-based products, so that organizations can continue to succeed in their development of data-based products.

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Memo to Law Firms: Raise Cybersecurity Bar or Risk Client Losses

Memo to Law Firms: Raise Cybersecurity Bar or Risk Client Losses

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Cybersecurity protections are becoming a serious factor in client decision-making at law firms, and large firms stand to lose business if they don’t take care of cybersecurity.

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FTI Consulting’s Advice from Counsel Study Examines Data Privacy and Security

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Fortune 1000 corporations worry about budget, GDPR compliance, data security and other information fovernance initiatives, according to the 12th Advice from Counsel study from FTI Consulting, Inc.

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Download: Are You Ready For The GDPR?

Download: Are You Ready For The GDPR?

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Zapproved says that half of all affected businesses won’t be ready for the May launch of the GDPR, putting them at risk of fines that can be as much as 4 percent annual corporate turnover, or €20 million &ndash whichever is greater.

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Webinar: Open Source Security and Compliance – Lessons Learned

Webinar: Open Source Security and Compliance – Lessons Learned

Webinar, Feb. 21, 11 a.m. CST
Flexera will present a complimentary webinar on how open source has grown to be a big part of the cybersecurity and legal portfolio.

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Webinar: Contractors and the New Era of Cyber Compliance

Webinar, Jan. 25, 2018, 2 p.m. EST
Washington Technology will present a complimentary webinar on Jan. 25, 2018, to discuss new compliance requirements for securing government data contractor networks.

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2018’s Top 10 Legal Challenges in Privacy and Data Security

2018’s Top 10 Legal Challenges in Privacy and Data Security

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In an article for Bloomberg Big Law Business, Wiley Rein LLP’s Kirk Nahra details the top-10 U.S. and international developments in 2018 that companies must be aware of to ensure an effective information security program.

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