The attention being paid to cybersecurity by both government and businesses in the U.S. has reached unprecedented heights, according to a new cybersecurity outlook report from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.
The first thing many lawyers envision when someone starts talking about a "virtual firm" is bathrobes. Walking from your bedroom to your home office, encased in terrycloth, has become an iconic stereotype of lawyers who work from home. So much so that Garry Berger, co-founder and managing director at Berger Legal, sent holiday gifts of plush bathrobes, monogrammed with the firm name, to all 17 lawyers (15 of whom are women).
In my last column, we identified a mini-audit that in-house counsel can administer remotely to assess a firm's attitude about predicting budgets for a project. In this article, we offer a second mini audit, to determine if firms capitalize on economies of scale.
Paul is a brilliant, tech-savvy junior partner nearing the end of his 12-hour day. He responds to dozens of emails from a midtown cab, finalizes a settlement agreement at the corner Starbucks, and researches case law on a the firm's largest-ever M&A deal on the train ride home, moving effortlessly from iPhone to tablet to laptop. As he arrives at his stop, his phone rings.
As competition among service providers and law firms heats up, cooperation remains the key to a successful e-discovery engagement.
Harvard University faculty members were up in arms this weekend over news, first reported in the Boston Globe, that administrators had secretly searched the email accounts of 16 resident deans, in a search for information about media leaks related to a cheating scandal.
In the swiftly evolving field of electronic discovery, courts are moving away from harsh sanctions and toward more creative and proportional solutions to what has become a very costly problem for many companies.
With practically all the people you know walking around with more computing power in their pockets than could have been mustered by an army of lab-coated technicians a few decades ago, it's not surprising that Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is the now thing.
The America Invents Act (AIA), which was signed into law on Sept. 16, 2011, will convert the U.S. patent system from a "first-to-invent" system to a "first-to-file" system on March 16, 2013.
Many corporate law departments faced with adversity in terms of significant litigation or government investigations are often told it is a "bet the company" event and thus no effort should be spared in the defense of the organization. In the world of electronic discovery, this has translated into legal and service provider bills in the millions of dollars.
When mobile forensic investigators and e-discovery experts work with the latest generation of Apple Inc. mobile devices, they remain stumped about how to view password-protected emails.
The Obama administration's new push to strengthen the nation's cybersecurity will require significant help from private industries as well as Congress to be successful, federal officials said on Feb. 13.