Category Archives: Document Management

Panama Papers: What Attorneys Can Learn from History’s Largest Data Breach

On April 3, 2016 the public learned that millions of client documents from the Panamanian law firm and corporate services provider Mossack Fonseca & Co. (MF) had made their way to an international organization, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), and that the information would be used to publish potentially damaging stories. In addition, …

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What Every Attorney Should Know About Their Client Database

Do you, as a lawyer, have a client database? Do you have a program (any program) that keeps their names, addresses, and phone numbers on file? If you do, fantastic! If not, you should. Creating (and constantly updating) a database is integral to retaining clients. For every person that you meet with, or even contacts you, you …

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Brace for Impact – Final HITECH Rules Will Require Substantially More Breach Reporting

The National Law Review recently published an article, Brace for Impact – Final HITECH Rules Will Require Substantially More Breach Reporting, written by Elizabeth H. Johnson with Poyner Spruill LLP:   The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has finally issued its omnibus HITECH Rules.  Our firm will issue a comprehensive summary of the rules shortly (sign …

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Government Sanctioned for Destruction of Documents

The National Law Review recently published an article by Eric W. Sitarchuk and Meredith S. Auten of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Government Sanctioned for Destruction of Documents:   U.S. district court decision may now allow defendants in False Claims Act cases to obtain sanctions where potentially relevant documents are lost or destroyed due to the government’s failure to issue a …

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Search Warrant Basics

Recently The National Law Review published an article from Risk Management Magazine a publication of the Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) regarding Search Warrants in the Office: When armed government agents enter your office, seize your computers and talk to your employees, the business day has gotten off to a rough start. It only gets worse when …

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The Inside Job: Can Employees Walk Out The Door With Your Company's IP?

Recently in The National Law Review was an article by Katie L. Clark, Rohan Massey, and Hiroshi Sheraton of McDermott Will & Emery regarding IP Security: With the economic downturn forcing redundancies, most employers are aware that the Q1 period brings an increase in employee movement. But have employers considered how much value could be walking out the door when an …

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Electronically Stored Information, Social Media and the Rules of Professional Conduct: Are you compliant with your duties of competence and diligence?

Recently published in The National Law Review was an article about Compliance and Diligence and Electronic Media by  Charles H. Gardner of  Much Shelist, P.C.: Electronically Stored Information and its increasingly complex progeny, social media evidence (collectively, “ESI”) are quickly being woven into the fabric of discovery and the practice of law.  As the cases and rules …

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The Anatomy of Data Risk Management

An article by Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) recently found in The National Law Review focused on Data Risk Management: Think of data as a living organism. Just like a human body, data has various components and life support systems that must be maintained to ensure the whole thrives and survives. You can think of …

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Entrepreneur’s Guide to Litigation – Blog Series: Discovery

Recently posted in the National Law Review an article by  Joseph D. Brydges of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP regarding the Discovery is a pre-trial phase of litigation.   Discovery is a pre-trial phase of litigation during which a party to a lawsuit seeks to “discover” information from the opposing party. Discovery is meant to facilitate the truth-finding function of …

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Implementing Effective Litigation Holds

Posted this week at the National Law Review by Laura Broughton Russell and David L. Woodard of Poyner Spruill LLP – Important things for Employers to Consider about Litigation Holds: Does your company have an established procedure for issuing timely litigation holds?  Recent court decisions make it clear that employers have a duty to preserve electronically stored information and paper documents they …

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