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Vulnerable Vendors: The Critical Role of Service Providers to Law Firm and Corporate Legal Department Security

January 28, 2021
Law Firm Risk Management Committee
Webinar

12:30 - 2:00 pm ET | 9:30 - 11:00 am PT 

Cybersecurity is only as strong as your weakest link. No matter how well you shore up your firm or corporate legal department, you can still become vulnerable through a vendor. Chances are you’ve heard of more than one company recently that has suffered costly, embarrassing, and damaging breaches that jeopardized customer relationships. For corporate legal departments, the weak link may be a deposition services provider.

What can happen if the vendor service provider systems are hacked?
   >  Personally identifiable information of lawyers, clients, witnesses and others can be grabbed from transcripts, scheduling, and billing systems.
   >  Confidential documents pertaining to undisclosed settlement terms can be exposed in the media or used for blackmail.
   >  Private health information can be exposed, risking a HIPAA violation.
   >  Deposition transcripts, exhibits, videos and more can be stolen, changed, destroyed, altered, or publicized.

All of these scenarios jeopardize cases and reputations, potentially putting law firms out of business. Companies that hire law firms and law firms that hire outside vendor service providers are becoming increasingly concerned about these risks. 68% of chief legal officers are very concerned with data breaches and the protection of corporate data, according to the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Chief Legal Officers 2019 Survey.

In this informative CLE course, panelists take a comprehensive look at security capabilities that law firms and corporations should consider in vendor services providers to address cybersecurity risks.

Featured Speakers:
Jim Ballowe
Chief Information Officer
Esquire Deposition Solutions, LLC

Mark McCreary, CIPP/US, Esq.
Co-Chair of the Privacy & Data Security Practice
Fox Rothschild LLP
Co-Chair of the Lawfirm Risk Management Committee
Philadelphia Bar Association

Nicholas Higgins
Client Executive
Esquire Deposition Solutions, LLC, Philadelphia

Jeffrey Jones
Client Executive
Esquire Deposition Solutions, LLC Philadelphia