The NHS breach last week has – once again – highlighted the importance of cybersecurity in large organisations. Where are law firms at right now, and what more can they do to protect themselves? The Lawyer gathered a panel of experts to discuss the issues.
Concerns about information security — including cybersecurity and physical security — are increasingly permeating corporate life. As directors prepare to fulfill their duty of care in an informed way, what issues matter today? This checklist features the top 10 questions boards should ask themselves about their company’s cybersecurity readiness… If you are registered and logged […]
US firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has made up one lawyer to partner in London for the second year in a row. Real estate lawyer Samuel Charlton has made the cut, while another 9 lawyers have been promoted across the firm’s US offices in New York, Houston and Palo Alto. There is one promotion in […]
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) has launched a new legal operations consultancy arm to support in-house teams, in a general trend that sees law firms increasingly expanding into broader client services. The new division called Cantilever incorporates the consulting units from both legacy firms; Bryan Cave’s BCXponent and BLP’s Streamline. The team, led by Denver-based chief innovation […]
Mishcon de Reya’s head of white collar crime and investigations Alison Levitt QC is moving out of private practice for a new role in the Bar. Levitt will resume her full-time practice as a Silk, having founded Mishcon’s white collar group in 2014 when she joined from the Office of Public Prosecutions. She will join the […]
In its biggest pre-listing lateral hire to date, DWF has brought in Clyde & Co partner and global co-head of reinsurance David Abbott. Abbott joined Clydes as part of the 2012 merger with Barlow Lyde & Gilbert having started work there in 1998. It is thought that he will not have to serve his full […]
Reed Smith is beefing up its Middle East practice with two new hires, only one month after its regional managing partner exited to open HFW’s fifth Middle Eastern office. Commercial disputes partner Mahmoud Awad will join the firm’s Dubai and Abu Dhabi offices from Hadef & Partners, while Waseem Khokhar will take on a role […]
King & Wood Mallesons’ London office generated nearly £12m in the first year since its relaunch, The Lawyer has learnt. The office opened at the start of 2017, with its financials corresponding to its first 12 months of operating. KWM’s UK revenue of £11.8m would put it at the 183rd position in this year’s The […]