Ethical Obligations in Data Security: Webinar July 30, 2019

UPDATE: A recording of this webinar is now available here. Join Procopio Partner and General Counsel Carole J. Buckner for a one-hour webinar July 30, 2019 on an issue critical to lawyers in our digital age. "Ethical Obligations in Data Security: Significant Compliance Practices" is a live webinar from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET …

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Protecting Privilege in a Cyber Breach, and Handling Ethics in Partnerships

Protecting attorney client privilege in the event of a cyber-breach is critical given the likelihood of later class action litigation. Learn the latest from my article in San Diego Lawyer Magazine on Protecting Privilege in a Cyber Breach Incident Response. Representing a 50/50 partnership can put an attorney in perilous ethical waters. Read my latest …

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Do You Have a Cyber Attack Incident Response Plan?

Every attorney’s ethical duty of competence requires a lawyer to provide competent representation to a client, applying the legal knowledge, skill, thoroughness and preparation reasonably necessary for the representation. This in turn requires that a lawyer keep abreast of technology, including associated risks and benefits, including continuing study and education. As a matter of best …

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Key Legal Updates to Start the Year Right

I'm helping kick off 2019 with two colleagues from Procopio on key legal issues at an event we'll be hosting at Procopio's downtown San Diego office for alumni of UC Hastings College of the Law. Alums are invited to an MCLE presentation titled "Key Updates to Start the Year Right" on Saturday, January 26, 2019. …

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A Lawyer’s Road Map Following a Cyberattack or Data Breach

Lawyers have ethical obligations following a cyberattack or data breach involving confidential client information, where such information is misappropriated, destroyed or otherwise compromised, or where the data event impairs the lawyer's ability to perform client services. The ethical obligation of lawyers following a data breach depend on the lawyer's role, level of authority, and responsibility …

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Updates on Legal Ethics as 2018 Concludes

As 2018 comes to a close, I've been busy presenting on key developments in legal ethics in what has proven to be a year of significant developments. On December 29 I spoke before the Orange County Bar Association at their annual Ethics Update 2018 presentation. I covered recent legal developments in legal ethics, legal malpractice …

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New Rules of Professional Conduct for Defense Lawyers

California’s new rules of Professional Conduct go into effect next week and all California lawyers must be familiar with the new rules to avoid potential fines or disciplinary action. On Tuesday, October 23rd, as part of a panel titled “The New Rules of Professional Conduct: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You”, I will be …

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