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As lawyers, communicating with our clients is a vital part of our practice. Not only are our communications with clients a critical part of simply being able to handle matters on their behalf but keeping clients informed on active or ongoing matters is also an ethical obligation. Read more →


As cyber professionals often counsel, it’s “when, not if” a cyber attack will affect you, your firm and your clients. Our duties and obligations as practitioners require that we take steps to protect ourselves and our clients from the risks associated with such attacks, including developing and implementing plans and... Read more →


More law firms of all types and sizes use outsourcing as a means to help them practice law and to manage their law practices. Outsourcing encompasses the delegation of legal work or administrative tasks to third-party providers outside the law firm. Intellectual technology services, document processing and records management constitute... Read more →


As financial pressure from the Great Recession becomes the new normal and even the least tech-savvy Americans tackle most errands from behind a computer screen, consumers have cast a critical eye toward the traditional attorney-client relationship. For many, the cost of a full-service representation creates a barrier to any legal... Read more →


Pleading and Proving a Fraud Cause of Action - Case Update 2019: Epiphany Community Nursery School v. Hugh W. Levey, et.al The recent New York Appellate Division, First Department, decision of Epiphany Community Nursery School v. Hugh W. Levey, et.al, 2019 NY Slip Op 00842 (1st Dept. 2019) sheds light... Read more →


It was 2:32 a.m. in January 2019 at EQT’s headquarters. A senior level employee who was slated for a layoff the next day, entered the premises and connected his company-issued laptop to a private network, transferring confidential trade secrets to his personal Google drive. In addition, he removed a portable... Read more →


Lawyers must become accustomed to the risk of giving advice. A lawyer’s role and duty is to give advice—advice that might not be well received, advice that when followed might not result in the best outcome, advice that even when objectively correct ends up placing the lawyer in a defensive... Read more →


Clients expect their attorneys to be available. A law firm that ignores client emails or phone calls will not be a law firm for long. Even in an age when most firms measure their response times in minutes, inattentiveness and inadequate communication are among the most common allegations in disciplinary... Read more →


Since the cost of “full service” representation is cost-prohibitive for many, it is not uncommon for clients to retain an attorney to perform designated legal services. In the corporate world, it is also not uncommon for corporate clients to divide legal representation into discrete tasks and to retain different lawyers... Read more →


It is “black-letter law” in New York that the four elements a plaintiff must plead and prove to succeed on a legal malpractice claim are: (1) the existence of an attorney-client relationship; (2) negligence on the part of the attorney or some other conduct in breach of that relationship; (3)... Read more →