On Monday, The Wall Street Journal reported that big banks are demanding that their trusted third parties, their law firms, take extra measures to protect sensitive information from being exposed to cyberattacks from hackers.
These demands come on the heels of a letter that Benjamin Lawsky, the superintendent of New York State's Department of Financial Services, sent to several dozen banks asking for information on the security risks associated with law firms. Read More
Is it possible to be a successful entrepreneur if you suffer from O.C.D.?
The term “O.C.D.” gets flippantly thrown around a lot these days, and most of the time it’s used to denigrate someone’s meticulousness or extreme attention to detail surrounding the completion of a task, like-“It’s fine the way it is. Stop with your O.C.D..” But O.C.D. is a very real psychiatric disorder, and while not openly-discussed, more common than you think in the business and entertainment world - Donald Trump, Justin Timberlake, and Cameron Diaz are just a few of the more well-known personalities who suffer from O.C.D. Read More
Our CEO answers a question found on Quora: How does he function and remain productive on less than a few hours of sleep per night? Read More
“Why do you sound so miserable?” my mother asked.
“I’m doing my time,” I explained.
She paused, then observed, “Prisoners do time, not lawyers.” Read More
Here's what happens when you grant anonymity to in-house and outside counsel and invite them to speak about their pet peeves with each other. Fantastic inside scoop! Read More
There’s an idiom that gets thrown around a lot in the business and investment community when it comes time for a business owner to sell his or her business, and that is:
“It’s hard for me to part with my baby." Read More
Client value and legal sourcing programs have become more and more prominent in both law firms and in-house. Firms are realizing that the selection of outside counsel involves a holistic evaluation of experience, quality, value and cost-effectiveness. Finding innovative ways to provide value and contain legal costs for clients while focusing on fostering client relationships and producing a high-quality legal product is crucial. For clients, measuring value and quality to help the selection process while achieving savings is a top priority. Read More
Here's your chance to ask prominent legal scholar and Viewabill co-founder Alan Dershowitz your burning question ON ANY TOPIC - and have him personally answer it for you.
Each week we will feature Alan's answers to the best of your questions, and as an added bonus, if your question is selected, we'll throw in some free Viewabill swag for you - because that's just the kind of start-up we are. Read More