Can Washington DC Do Anything To Help BigLaw on Cyber-Security?
June 2, 2016 (Mimesis Law) — What can Washington do to help law firms face down cyber-security risks? Depends on who you ask. Former US Senator and partner at DLA Piper, Saxby Chambliss, tells Lee Pacchia that Congress often fails to address issues until a major crisis develops. Chambliss emphasizes that as soon as measures are put in place, they will inevitably be out of date. John Evangelakos, partner at Sullivan & Cromwell, talks about the steps being put in place by law firms to protect themselves from hacking intrusions. For Roger Meltzer, global co-chairman at DLA Piper, it is almost irrelevant what Congress is doing in this field, as firms must stay ahead of the game in order protect their interests and their clients’ interests. Aurora Cassirer, partner at Troutman Sanders, talks about the importance of streamlining cyber-security processes and the need to adhere to international standards. Their comments were made at Mimesis Law’s Cy-Pher Executive Roundtable at Barclays Rise in New York City.