Australasian Lawyer: Legal Metrics Portal propels in-house legal teams’ use of data and analytics. “Key features include a library covering topics such as how to build and improve a legal metrics program, a detailed catalogue of more than 500 legal metrics organized in categories of legal operations and practice areas, and a self-guided wizard that provides metrics recommendations based on what users seek to achieve.” Access is free.
TechCrunch: Fragomen, a law firm used by Google, confirms data breach. “Immigration law firm Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy has confirmed a data breach involving the personal information of current and former Google employees. The New York-based law firm provides companies with employment verification screening services to determine if employees are eligible and authorized to work in the United States.”
Security Boulevard: High-Profile Data Thefts Shine Spotlight on Dark Web. “Recent ransomware threats leveled at President Trump, Lady Gaga and Madonna have raised awareness of the need to not only better secure data but also devoting more resources to determine what data has been exposed on the Dark Web. The cybercriminals who make up the REvil (Sodinokibi) ransomware gang this week launched an auction site where they plan to sell stolen data they were unable to ransom. Previously, REvil claimed to have stolen data from Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks, a law firm that primarily serves celebrities, and Agromart, an agricultural company based in Canada. Other apparent victims include Wartman Law Firm, Fraser Wheeler and Courtney LLP and Vierra Magen Marcus LLP.”
The Register: Lawyers sued for impersonating rival firm online to steal clients. “An Illinois law firm is suing a rival it says was impersonating it online in a bid to steal clients.”