David White


Articles:

  • Thursday, November 16, 2017
    Taming budgets has long been a primary goal of all corporate legal departments. To this end, many companies have begun taking cost-cutting measures such as reducing the number of law firms they work with, developing alternative fee arrangements and putting pressure on firms to reduce their hourly rates for the more commoditized work. However, since...
  • Wednesday, October 25, 2017
    The new European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) formally takes effect in May 2018. The move from the current Data Protection Directive to the GDPR brings with it a whole series of new requirements forcing prudent companies to conduct assessments to identify compliance gaps. Among the key components are the requirements to implement data...
  • Thursday, September 21, 2017
    More businesses around the globe are moving their data to cloud-hosted environments than ever before. In fact, Gartner predicts the worldwide public cloud services market will grow to $246.8 billion this year, an increase of 18 percent from $209.2 billion in 2016. With this migration comes an increase in concern for information security.
  • Monday, August 28, 2017
    It’s been just over a year since the DOJ launched a pilot program designed primarily to motivate companies to voluntarily self-disclose misconduct related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The program was set to expire after 12 months, but in April it was extended for a second term.
  • Friday, June 30, 2017
    The issue of jurisdiction over data stored in cloud-hosted environments has been a hot topic lately. In early June, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Cisco and several other technology giants filed amicus briefs in support of Google’s move to overturn a federal court order requiring it to produce information stored on servers outside the United States in...
  • Friday, June 30, 2017
    Corporations that fall victim to data breaches are often faced with a deluge of lawsuits, especially when private or sensitive information is disclosed. It is not uncommon for the plaintiffs to pile up after a major breach, each with their own alleged claims for damages. Complaints typically come from the individuals to whom the data pertains, either...
  • Friday, June 30, 2017
    Responding to data breaches can be a tricky business. If not managed correctly, corporate liability can easily be exponentially compounded. The key to successfully managing any complex crisis lies in the planning. It’s important to develop a carefully laid-out process long before the fire alarms start ringing. Once they do, there’s usually not...
  • Saturday, April 15, 2017
    There was a lot of talk this year at LegalTech about corporate legal departments bringing e-discovery in-house. The purported justifications for doing so are many, ranging from reduced costs and risks to increased control, efficiency and compliance. However, since the e-discovery lifecycle is very broad in scope, the real world benefits realized by bringing...
  • Saturday, April 8, 2017
    Today’s litigators are keenly aware of the need to effectively preserve electronically stored information (ESI) when new legal matters arise. And dealing with various types of unstructured data such as user-created documents and email messages has become quite routine. But preserving and collecting structured ESI from enterprise-wide database systems...
  • Tuesday, March 7, 2017
    The role of corporate counsel has been rapidly evolving in the past few years. The scope of responsibilities has expanded beyond legal administrative tasks to include companywide risk management, cost control, regulatory compliance and other areas that affect the company’s reputation and bottom line. Data privacy and security, which used to sit...