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Cybersecurity Best Practices for Legal Services Providers 2019

Practising Law Institute


Date: February 4, 2019

Location: PLI New York Center, 1177 Avenue of the Americas, (2nd floor), entrance on 45th Street, New York, New York

Topic: Cyber Security Regulations and Risks for Law Firms with Banking/Financial Services Clients


  • Cynthia Larose, Member, Mintz
  • Michael Graif, Member, Mintz
  • Taylor Milligan Crotty, Vice President, Global Information Security, BlackRock
  • E.J. Yerzak, Director of Cyber IT Services, Ascendant Compliance Management

Legal Services providers are under increasing pressure from government regulators and clients to ensure that sensitive client data stored in law firm servers is secure. The Securities and Exchange Commission, for example, is taking a closer look at cybersecurity breaches in public companies – viewing them as fiduciary lapses. Legal services providers, like most vendors, are required to adhere to the same security standards as their clients. Recently, several large law firms formed a coalition for sharing best practices.  The expert faculty will discuss the technical, ethical, and security challenges legal services face in guarding against cyberattacks.

The “Cyber Security Regulations and Risks for Law Firms with Banking/Financial Services Clients” panel will report on law firms that have been hacked, data found most attractive by hackers, client issues with secrecy, and more.   

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Cynthia J. Larose is Chair of the firm's Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice, a Certified Information Privacy Professional-US (CIPP-US), and a Certified Information Privacy Professional-Europe (CIPP-E). She works with clients in various industries to develop comprehensive information security programs on the front end, and provides timely counsel when it becomes necessary to respond to a data breach.