What Attorneys Should Know About Cyber Risks: Ethical Duties to Prevent Them, and What a Good Cyber Insurance Policy Will Do to Cover Them

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 2.0

Friday, March 15, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
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Wednesday, April 10, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
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MCLE Credit: 2.0 (Ethics: 2.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 2.0 (all dates, all formats) Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
Registration Fee: $150

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Why Attend?

  • Examine the different types of cyber risks and the latest legal trends affecting data privacy and security
  • Understand the ethical requirements to protect client data
  • Learn cybersecurity prevention strategies
  • Find out how cyber liability insurance can help mitigate a law firm’s risks

Major cybersecurity attacks are increasingly common and sophisticated, affecting large and small firms alike. Law firms are particularly prized targets for cybercriminals. The potential impact of a coordinated attack on a firm, its brand, and its clients trust is significant, regardless of whether an attack results in data breaches or data theft. Cybersecurity against today’s threats requires full attention and engagement across the firm, including its affiliates, suppliers/vendors, and professional companies, such as law firms, extending well beyond the realm of IT.

This seminar will address the key cyber risks from the perspective of an insurance attorney and an expert who specializes in this field. It will focus on an attorney’s duty of competency under Rule 1.1, duty of confidentiality under Rule 1.6, and duty to communicate under Rule 1.4, while discussing cybersecurity prevention strategies to help mitigate a law firm’s risks for inadvertent disclosure of confidential information, in addition to legal and ethical requirements and best practices to stay ahead of emerging threats. The program will also discuss cyber insurance and how it can help mitigate the risk and the potential gaps in coverage in the event there is a breach.

 

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Cancellation Policy: Cancellation/transfer requests will be honored until 5:00 p.m. the day preceding the seminar. You will, however, be charged $40 if you cancel or transfer your registration to a different seminar after the link to the materials has been e-mailed by Virginia CLE.

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Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE (March 15) (Eastern Time)

12:00 What Attorneys Should Know About Cyber Risks: Ethical Duties to Prevent Them, and What a Good Cyber Insurance Policy Will Do to Cover Them
2:00 Adjourn
  • Sign-in for live seminar attendees in Charlottesville begins at 11:30 a.m.
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

COURSE SCHEDULE (April 10) (Eastern Time)

12:00 What Attorneys Should Know About Cyber Risks: Ethical Duties to Prevent Them, and What a Good Cyber Insurance Policy Will Do to Cover Them
2:00 Adjourn
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

Faculty

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Jonathan V. Gallo, Vandeventer Black LLP / Norfolk

Jonathan Gallo has practiced law for over twenty years and is Of Counsel at Vandeventer Black LLP.  He is a member of the firm’s cybersecurity and data privacy group and the business practice group.  Mr. Gallo focuses his practice on issues concerning data privacy and security, data breach planning and response, cyber risk liability and legal compliance, software development and licensing, and other technology-related issues. He frequently presents on data privacy and security-related issues and has written numerous articles on data privacy and security and legal compliance affecting multiple industries. He is a member of the ABA Section of Science and Technology Law and the Virginia State Bar Special Committee on the Future of Law Practice.  Mr. Gallo recently authored the article “Cybersecurity Risks—If You Think the Construction Industry Is Immune, Think Again” for the VBA Journal.

Eileen Garczynski, Ames & Gough / McLean

Eileen Garczynski is a senior vice president and equity partner of Ames & Gough. She is a lawyer by training and has more than 30 years of risk management and insurance experience. She leads the law firm initiative at Ames & Gough, focusing on the risk management and insurance needs of law firms. She is a Special Liaison to the American Bar Association's (ABA) Standing Committee on Lawyers' Professional Liability, having been a former member of that committee. She is also the former vice chair of the Insurance & Risk Management Committee for the Section of Intellectual Property Law of the ABA. Ms. Garczynski recently authored a book on How to Place a Cyber Liability Insurance Policy for the American Bar Association.

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