Thursday, November 17, 2011

Webinar: Managing Insider Risk at Law Firms (CLE Eligible)

We've had tremendous interest in our risk webinar series and are pleased to announce our latest session: Managing Insider Risk at Law Firms

Date: Tuesday, November 29
Time: 9 am Pacific / 12 pm Eastern / 5 pm BST

Description: In the past 18 months, surprising stories of lawyer and staff misuse of sensitive client information have dramatically raised the profile of this issue among law firms, clients, regulators and the media. [See previous blog updates: here, here, here and here.] In response, many firms are re-evaluating the policies and protections they have in place to mitigate insider risk.

This session is presented as part of the Risk Roundtable initiative and includes panelists from the Risk Roundtable Compliance Consortium, a working group focused on developing firm risk response guidelines:


Most firms have programs to educate lawyers and staff about their obligations not to act on inside or price-sensitive information. Yet in an environment where individuals generally have broad access to electronic repositories where sensitive information is stored, such as document management libraries, temptation may lurk. This is particularly true as new search tools make it even easier to locate sensitive materials (either accidentally or intentionally).

While most firms take steps to control risk by using matter "code words" and emphasizing the need to control document distribution, organizations are increasingly pursuing greater confidentiality protections and the ability to better demonstrate compliance if required to do so by clients or regulators.

In this session, panelists will review several methods for dealing with insider risk, including ways to:
  • Encourage professional responsibility
  • Prevent inadvertent access
  • Prevent unauthorized use
  • Track suspicious behavior
CLE Credit: Certificates will be provided to attendees upon request. (Attendees outside of California are responsible for confirming CLE reciprocity in their particular jurisdiction.)
 
Attendance: Attendance is by invitation only. Risk Roundtable members and qualified parties are invited to request more information by emailing: dan@riskroundtable.com.

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