CMM Legal Blog

Preserving Attorney-Client Privilege When Responding to a Cybersecurity Breach

By: Jack Harrington, Esq.

Posted: May 25th, 2017

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You are the CEO of a small or medium-sized company and someone from your IT team runs to your office, pale-faced, to tell you that the company’s network has been hacked.  They don’t know how the penetration occurred, when, or whether any data or confidential material has been stolen.  Who do you call first?  Your […]

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Waves, Waivers, and More: A Guide to Summer Recreation

By: Scott Middleton, Esq.

Posted: May 25th, 2017

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The warm weather has finally arrived.  As many of us get ready to participate in – or allow our children to participate in – summer activities, we will invariably be confronted with a waiver/release form. Are these waivers enforceable in New York?  As with many things in law, it depends.  Generally speaking, any contract, membership […]

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“Fearless Girl” and “Charging Bull” Square Off

By: Eryn Truong, Esq.

Posted: April 26th, 2017

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Last month, on International Women’s Day, the “Fearless Girl” statue was installed in New York City’s Financial District as a symbol of female empowerment, standing opposite the iconic “Charging Bull” statue that has come to symbolize Wall Street.  However, earlier this month, the sculptor who created the “Charging Bull” said “Fearless Girl” violates his copyright […]

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Five Questions To Ask About Your Company’s Cybersecurity Insurance Policy

By: Jack Harrington, Esq.

Posted: April 26th, 2017

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Companies of all shapes and sizes understand the importance of general commercial liability coverage. But, with the unprecedented rise in cyber attacks—particularly against businesses that collect and store the personal, medical, or financial data of their customers—how many companies have invested in the necessary cybersecurity insurance coverage?  PwC estimates that cyber insurance premiums will reach […]

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Next Slide, Please: The Use of PowerPoints at Trial

By: Patrick McCormick, Esq.

Posted: April 26th, 2017

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    PowerPoint presentations have become a staple of law school classes, business presentations, and educational seminars – so it’s no surprise that they have also made their way into the courtroom.  But at what point does a PowerPoint cross the line from helpful to harmful?  The Court of Appeals recently addressed this question in […]

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Secondary Reasons to Protect Your Assets

By: Martin Glass, Esq.

Posted: April 26th, 2017

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In past articles I’ve discussed some key reasons to try to protect your assets – namely, protection from the cost of estate taxes and long-term care.  However, there are other less widespread but nevertheless important events and situations in which you need to try to protect your assets.  These include bankruptcy, litigation, and divorce. Attorneys […]

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Is It Time to Take the Keys?

By: Martin Glass, Esq.

Posted: March 29th, 2017

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We’ve all been behind someone on the road, wondering if the driver can even see over the steering wheel.  But just because someone has gotten older (and shorter) does not necessarily mean that he or she no longer has the ability to drive.  However, at some point, that time may come.  It often comes when […]

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Is Your Insurance Company Really on Your Side? Be Sure.

By: Christine Malafi, Esq.

Posted: March 29th, 2017

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    Liability insurance policies provide both indemnification and defense coverage to insureds when they are sued for injuries and/or damages. Insurance policies also contain various exclusions, or exceptions, from insurance coverage. After an insured notifies its insurance company of a lawsuit brought against it, the insurance company investigates the claim and the coverage provided […]

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When in Doubt, Yell “Fore!”

By: Devon Palma, Esq.

Posted: March 29th, 2017

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    It is officially spring and that means that golf season is here. For golfers, there are few things better than their first time back on a golf course after the snow melts and the weather gets warm. The last thing you are thinking about as you are breathing in the fresh spring air […]

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Roadmap to a Valuable Teaming Agreement, Part 2

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Posted: March 29th, 2017

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The focus of this article is the enforce-ability of Teaming Agreements. To recap, teaming arrangements (memorialized in a Teaming Agreement) are organized so that one company is the prime contractor and one or more other companies are subcontractors.  The prime contractor generally interfaces with the government.  The prime contractor agrees that if awarded the government […]

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