News, commentary and conference updates on legal developments that impact corporate risk.
Among the key findings from The Global Risks Report 2017:
Trends such as rising income inequality and societal polarization triggered political change in 2016 […]
Many app developers overlook privacy and security by failing to do one of the most basic first steps of data protection – informing consumers […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Stefani C Schwartz of Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso LLC, an HB speaker alumni, writes about employment under the new president for the LexisNexis […]
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 […]
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. […]
Excerpt from post by Christine N. Czuprynski of McDonald Hopkins
A malicious phishing virus that impersonated Google Docs was discovered and quickly shut down […]
Excerpt from an article by Thomas Quigley, Communications, Media & Technology, US Practice Leader, Marsh
The mention of disruptive technology risks often spurs a laser […]
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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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. […]