• Securing your assets

    The highest profile hacks, the ones that get the most digital ink, are the ones that affect millions of people. When personally identifiable information (PII) is stolen from a major healthcare company or retail provider (think Target), millions of ordinary citizens find themselves in financial jeopardy, and the media and...

  • D&O insurance: Beware of 'professional services' exclusions

    Executives and their companies should beware of “professional services” exclusions in directors and officers liability (D&O) insurance policies. When plaintiffs sue service-focused companies and their directors and officers — even when the suits do not allege misconduct in the provision of professional services — insurers often cite professional services exclusions...

  • The role of patents in software-implemented inventions

    Intellectual property protection drives research and development and provides the incentives that are essential for America’s economic growth and job creation. Without these incentives the patent system provides, we risk innovative companies quickly moving resources and talent abroad.

  • Large data search is the biggest obstacle to finding ESI during e-discovery

    In-house professionals from global organizations respond to Exterro's “The Biggest Obstacles in Locating Responsive Data” survey

  • Cybersecurity and intellectual property: How protected are you?

    The biggest threats to your company's intellectual property may reside inside your own organization. Employees are frequently the primary threat to data security, whether it's a departing employee stealing trade secrets, a well-intentioned employee placing valuable intellectual property on an unsecured computer or device, or a hapless employee accidentally installing...

  • IWF petitions on behalf of Little Sisters against HHS contraception mandate

    The Independent Women’s Forum (IWF) is a conservative non-profit in the United States that recently filed an amicus curiae brief in support of Little Sisters of the Poor Home for the Aged — a group that has petitioned the Supreme Court to take up its case against the Department of...

  • Smarsh’s next-gen archiving platform proves one-size-fits-all doesn’t work anymore

    Smarsh’s enhancements and new standardized packages provide the optimal experience for individual customers and businesses

  • Kristine Blackwood joins Squire Patton Boggs as partner

    Squire Patton Boggs recently announced that Kristine Blackwood joined as partner in the Healthcare Public Policy Practice. She joins the Washington, D.C. firm after serving as Deputy Director for Congressional Oversight and Investigations at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Legislation....

  • A bird’s eye view of the legal landscape for cybersecurity

    Anyone tasked with responsibility for enterprise cybersecurity has to consider a legal and compliance landscape that is evolving and growing in complexity. Cybersecurity planning and implementation potentially implicates a broad range of federal and state laws, regulatory rules and guidelines, standards, and other forms of published guidance that could impact...

  • Crumel joins Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

    Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP recently announced that Dawn R. Crumel will be joining its healthcare and corporate practice group in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.

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