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Cyberattack Fallout: Law Firm to Disclose Clients as SEC Challenges Privilege

Law Firm Ordered to Disclose Client Names Following Cyberattack

Key Points:

  • Covington & Burling LLP must reveal the names of seven clients affected by a cyberattack
  • US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) demands the information
  • Law firm and others argue that disclosure would weaken attorney-client privilege

Hot Take:

In a significant decision, Covington & Burling LLP has been ordered to disclose the names of seven clients whose data was compromised in a cyberattack. The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) demanded this information, despite objections from the law firm and others who believe that such disclosure would undermine the attorney-client privilege. This case highlights the growing concerns surrounding data security and privacy in the legal industry and raises questions about the balance between protecting client confidentiality and complying with regulatory requirements. Law firms must remain vigilant in safeguarding their clients’ information and be prepared to navigate the complex legal landscape in the event of a cyberattack.

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