The Business Litigation and Insurance Practice Groups hosted a complimentary webinar in ALFA International's Spring into Ethics CLE Webinar Series on May 27th at 12:00 p.m. Central Time titled: Protecting Your Firm’s Data While Permitting Remote Work: Technological Competence and Ethical Requirements. Ethics CLE credit can be acquired in most states.
*If you viewed the recording and would like CLE information, please contact Taylor Doherty.
ABOUT THIS WEBINAR:
A true nightmare scenario for any law firm would be a data breach that exposes a client’s sensitive and confidential information. The ethical rules require that attorneys stay sufficiently apprised of technology to prevent and properly respond to cyber security incidents. This webinar will address those ethical obligations, walk webinar participants through an imagined cyber breach at a law firm, and provide lawyers and clients with practical tips on how to better protect their data.
DEVIN J. CHWASTYK is a member with ALFA International member firm, McNees Wallace & Nurick, in Harrisburg, PA, and is the chair of the Privacy & Data Security Group of McNees. Devin counsels clients on policies and procedures to limit the risk of data exposure events, including developing data security policies, privacy disclosures, breach response plans, and associated training programs. He regularly advises clients on compliance with federal, state, and international privacy laws, including the EU GDPR. He also helps businesses respond to data breaches, including in rectifying and reporting those events, and in limiting their potential liability for such events. Devin is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/US (CIPP/US) through the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
SHANNON “A.J.” SINGLETON is a member of and general counsel to ALFA International member firm, Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC, in Lexington, KY. A.J. is part of the Firm’s Business Litigation Practice, concentrating on business torts and trust and estate litigation, and on legal ethics and professional responsibility. He served as the Firm’s deputy general counsel from 2007 to 2018, when he became its general counsel. He advises lawyers and law firms facing the breakup of their law firms or lawyer departures, and he is a frequent lecturer on law industry issues, including conflicts of interest, client confidentiality, attorney-client privilege, law firm advertising, and risk management. A.J. is the vice chair of the ABA’s Business Law Section’s Professional Responsibility Committee, the chair of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government’s Ethics Commission, and a member of the Kentucky Bar Association’s Ethics Committee.