Originally written and published by USI Affinity Professional Liability Practice Leader Mike Mooney on August 17, 2020. The current COVID-19 pandemic has shaken how, when and even where lawyers do business. With that said, we need to look forward and prepare for the reality of a post-COVID world. Solo practitioners... Read more →


With a significant portion of the current U.S. workforce having shifted to a remote environment, many businesses, law firms included, are finding that their employees may not return to the “actual office”. This disruption has opened the doors for Cyber Criminals to do what they do best - mayhem. From... Read more →


The New York Court of Appeals recently issued a favorable decision affirming the dismissal of a Judiciary Law §487 claim in the case Bill Birds, Inc. v. Stein Law Firm, P.C., _ N.Y.3d __, 2020 N.Y. Slip. Op. 02125 (March 31, 2020). Under Judiciary Law § 487 (1), an attorney... Read more →


On an almost daily basis, almost every one of us provides sensitive personal information electronically to businesses, including law firms, simply assuming that cyber attackers will be unable to access the information. Often, they can, regardless of the reasonable safeguards in place. Criminals seeking to profit by misusing, unlawfully acquiring... Read more →


As of the total number of cases of COVID-19 continues to rise, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more and more businesses have closed their doors and sent their employees home to work. Many people may be finding it difficult to stay stuck inside during self-quarantine.... Read more →


March 8th marks International Women’s Day 2020 - a day dedicated to the celebration, remembrance and recognition of women across industry, racial and national lines. This annual holiday, surrounded by Women’s History Month, recognizes women’s contributions to society as a whole as well as the barriers still before them all... Read more →


Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) The costs associated with the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) are mounting. Throughout the world, governments, businesses and individuals are taking action against the threat, and reality, of a pandemic event. The Coronavirus has already affected many organizations, causing business disruptions and supply chain issues. Still, despite warnings... Read more →


The New York Appellate Divisions, in both the First and Second Departments, recently reaffirmed that a party’s failure to demonstrate that an attorney’s actions proximately caused their alleged damages is fatal to a legal malpractice action. The First Department decision of Marder’s Antique Jewelry, Inc. v. Bolton, 2020 NY Slip... Read more →


Tolling the Legal Malpractice Statute of Limitations by Reason of Plaintiff’s Disability or Insanity - Case Update: Jemima O. v. Schwartzapfel, P.C.* The recent New York Appellate Division, First Department, decision of Jemima O. v. Schwartzapfel, P.C., 2019 NY Slip Op 08793 (1st Dept. 2019) sheds light on the often... Read more →