News, commentary and conference updates on legal developments that impact corporate risk.

From Marsh: Under-Employed, Under-Inclusive, and Under Threat – The World in 2017

 

Among the key findings from The Global Risks Report 2017:

Trends such as rising income inequality and societal polarization triggered political change in 2016 […]

From Dan Solove: Privacy and Security in Health Tech — Improving Transparency About Practices

Many app developers overlook privacy and security by failing to do one of the most basic first steps of data protection – informing consumers […]

From Ankura Consulting: Implications of WikiLeaks Publishing Details of CIA’s Arsenal

On Tuesday, March 7th, WikiLeaks, the whistle-blowing website run by Julian Assange, released a cache of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) documents known as “Vault […]

From RSM: Revenue Recognition in the Tech Sector

 

In May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued new revenue recognition guidance that will, upon its effective date, replace almost all pre-existing […]

From Vedder Price: Challenging Personal Jurisdiction In Online Conduct Cases

An Article By Blaine C. Kimrey, Shareholder at Vedder Price

Judge Edmond Chang of the Northern District of Illinois rejected Google’s arguments that application of […]

From Jackson Lewis P.C.: Unanimous Supreme Court Decision in Favor of “Church Plan” Defandants

An article written by René E. Thorne and Charles F. Seemann of Jackson Lewis P.C. on June 5, 2017 for Benefits Law Advisor.
“Today, the Supreme Court handed a long-awaited […]

From Crowell & Moring: Supreme Court Favors Religious-Affiliated Hospital Retirement Plans

By David McFarlane, partner at Crowell & Moring’s Corporate, Health Care, Tax, and Labor & Employment groups in Los Angeles
In a surprising unanimous decision on June […]

NetDiligence Cyber Risk & Privacy Liability Forum • June 5-7, 2017 • Hyatt Bellevue • Philadelphia

Our 2017 Chairs

Darin Bielby, Managing Director, Navigant Information Security | Jason Glasgow, Vice President E&O Division, Allied World | Chris Keegan, Senior Managing Director, Beecher Carlson | Blaine […]

From LexisNexis: Corporate Ethics– Is Ethical Conduct on Your Checklist in Your Corporate Mindset?

Do your employees “live” your compliance program? Or do they see it as a necessary inconvenience that comes in the form of time-consuming training […]

From LexisNexis: Alternative Fees Arrangements — The Antidote to the ‘Poisonous’ Hourly Rate Paradigm?

The Chief Legal Officer of a $12.4 billion global company thinks the hourly rate is terrible for the attorney-client relationship. It puts attorneys and clients […]

From Lexis Nexis: Employment Rules & Regulations in the Trump Administration

Stefani C Schwartz of Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso LLC, an HB speaker alumni, writes about employment under the new president for the LexisNexis […]

From Symantec: WannaCry: Ransomware attacks show strong links to Lazarus group

Symantec Security Response Team provides valuable insight to Wannacry, where “similarities in code and infrastructure indicate close connection to group that was linked to […]

From LexisNexis: The Future of Mandatory Arbitration Shock: Sides Square Off in Consumer Contracts and Employment Arenas

Written by our own, Tom Hagy, Managing Director, HB Litigation Conferences
Mandatory arbitration clauses. They have been sitting there quietly and often unexamined in thousands or even […]

Episode one of Insurance & Artificial Intelligence: How do AI and internet of things impact the insurance industry? (From Argo Group)

A world of data available today is creating changes in commerce — including the insurance industry.
For those involved in risk assessment, new data techniques […]

From LexisNexis: China’s Internet Banking Industry Exploding — Can They Have Global Success? Can U.S. Companies Have Success in China?

China’s FinTech industry is way ahead in Asia, and the volumes rival some of the world’s biggest banks. The Chinese never really embraced plastic […]

From Kivu: What Real-Life Kidnappings Can Teach us About Dealing with Digital Ones

Excerpt from article by Alyssa Newcomb of NBCNews.com

Kidnappings for ransom have been dramatized on television and in the movies and detailed on the new. […]

From McDonald Hopkins: What you can learn from Google Docs email scam

Excerpt from post by Christine N. Czuprynski of McDonald Hopkins
A malicious phishing virus that impersonated Google Docs was discovered and quickly shut down […]

From Marsh: Should Cybersecurity Be a Catch-All for Disruptive Tech Risks?

Excerpt from an article by Thomas Quigley, Communications, Media & Technology, US Practice Leader, Marsh
The mention of disruptive technology risks often spurs a laser […]

From RSA: The GDPR & Your Data Protection Obligations

Excerpt from the RSA blog:
The focus is growing for the European Union’s forthcoming “General Data Protection Regulation,” or GDPR. As its May 25, 2018 […]

The Hiscox Cyber Readiness Report Ready for Download

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“Robust defences against cyber intruders and strong processes for eliminating careless or rogue behaviour internally are now the keys to business continuity […]

From Travelers: Data Management Tips for Business Continuity

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When you think “business continuity,” you should think about your data and networks as well as your employees, customers and property. Financial […]

Sedgwick LLP: Ransomware – a Global Wake-Up Call

U.S. Regulator Warns of “Evidence” of Global Cyber Assault Occurring Inside the U.S. and Steps Your Company Should Take Against a Ransomware Attack 
On Friday, May […]

Minerva Labs Discusses Its Role in the War on Malware

From ‘Evasive Techniques: An Introduction,’ a 2016 whitepaper from Minvera Labs. The company’s Co-Founder and VP of Research, Omri Moyal, is speaking on the ‘Cloud […]

Allianz Press Release: “Risk Barometer 2017”

 “Companies greatly fear the impact of rising protectionism and other potential shocks to markets.
Business interruption continues to lead risk rankings as new non-physical damage […]

Top Ten Practice Pointers for Dealing with E-Discovery by Carolyn Purwin Ryan

Warnings and best practices in dealing with e-discovery are outlined in a recent article by Carolyn Purwin Ryan, a partner in Cipriani & Werner’s Philadelphia office. […]