Braden Perry Discusses Growing Trend of Law Firm Hacking
Former CFTC Attorney Braden Perry Quoted in June 2016 Issue of Of Counsel: The Legal Practice and Management Report
Recent Law Firm Hacking Underscores the Need for Action
June 10, 2016
Even a casual monitor of recent news knows that BigLaw has been hacked—again. In late March The Wall Street Journal reported that several of the nation’s most prestigious law firms, including Cravath Swaine & Moore and Weil Gotshal & Manges, suffered cyber- security breaches, potentially jeopardizing clients’ confidential files.
It seems that countless other such intrusions have occurred at law firms across the nation, but it’s hard to know just how many partnerships have been broken into. “There is no real good answer to the question of how extensive hacking is because law firms have no duty to report these incidents,” says Braden Perry, a partner at Kennyhertz Perry, who closely follows what appears to be a disturbingly growing trend. “The only way you know about this is through the media such as the report in March that indicated a number of the AmLaw 100 firms had been hacked.”
Read the full Of Counsel published by New York-based Wolters Kluwer here.