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Cyber Security at the Core of Your Law Firm – Part II: Breach Notification in the Real World: A Case Study from the Trenches!

  • McKool Smith New York (map)

Educational Session Summary

Large or small, and like any other company today, law firms are not immune to a data breach or cybersecurity risk.  Many of the largest corporate clients are demanding that their law firms take more steps to guard against online intrusions that could compromise sensitive information. Data breaches, hacking, phishing, malicious insider activity, and other cybercrimes, not to mention employee and third-party vendor carelessness or negligence, can lead to data and proprietary information loss, economic loss, civil and regulatory litigation exposure, fines, remediation costs, and irreparable damage to your law firm’s brand and reputation. When security threats emerge, quick response is imperative to contain risk and protect data assets.  In addition, due to professional ethical requirements, law firms are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of client information.

About the Panelists                                                 

Rob Kleeger is the Founder and Managing Director of Digital4nx Group, Ltd., a boutique firm which offers regional digital forensics services for plaintiffs and defendants in various civil and criminal legal matters.  Digital4nx Group provides Digital Forensic Investigations, Electronic Discovery Consulting and Advisory Service, Incident Response to Data Breaches and Cyber Security services.  Rob has over a decade of experience serving the legal services industry and a nearly a quarter century in providing consulting solutions and professional services.  Rob has a broad background in various litigation matters and is focused on assisting clients prior to filing a complaint by providing expert technical consulting by providing efficient and cost-effective digital forensic investigations, early case assessment, Incident Response services relating to data breaches and e-discovery services.   Rob routinely assists attorneys, business owners, general counsel, human resources, and IT professionals in their handling various types of litigation and legal disputes in both the federal and state courts. Simply put, Digital4nx Group specializes in "Digital Autopsy's" using proprietary technology and tools to recover active and deleted information off computer systems and other electronic devices.

Khizar A. Sheikh, Esq. is a Partner at Mandelbaum Salsburg in Roseland, New Jersey where he chairs the firm’s Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice Group. Khizar counsels his clients on privacy, cybersecurity, corporate governance, and digital advertising/marketing laws, and litigates complex business, privacy, and intellectual property cases.

90 minutes of CLM credit for Legal Industry / Business Management (LI)