Recent Publications - Amanda Griner


Federal Courts Issue Orders Modifying Procedures for Highly Sensitive Documents
January 27, 2021 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law | Professional Liability

Cyber security breaches have been widespread recently, prompting business and government agencies alike to implement new rules, regulations and protocols to protect confidential personal information. Most recently, the federal Judiciary announced new protocols for filing court documents containing “highly sensitive material.” These new protocols come in the wake of the SolarWinds data breach, which compromised,

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CCPA’s Sequel Complicates Matters for U.S. Businesses
December 11, 2020 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law

On November 3, 2020, California voters approved the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), which amends the previously enacted California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA). As with the CCPA, businesses physically located outside of California may be subject to the CPRA if they do business in California.

The CPRA expands on the already vigorous privacy

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Supreme Court Decision Impacts Assistance-of-Counsel Claims
March 7, 2019 | Professional Liability

On February 27, 2019, in Garza v. Idaho, 586 U.S. _ (2019), the Supreme Court of the United States, in a split decision, eased a client’s burden of establishing harm for the purposes of making an ineffective assistance of counsel argument against his former criminal defense lawyer.

The Sixth Amendment provides that a criminal defendant

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ABA Formal Opinion Discusses Ethical Implications of Data Breaches
October 30, 2018 | Professional Liability

On October 17, 2018, the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility issued Formal Opinion No. 483 addressing lawyers’ and law firms’ professional responsibilities during and after a cyber event. A link to the Opinion can be found here. Although advisory in nature and not binding in a court of law, lawyers would do

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Equifax: Why This Data Breach Is Different from All the Others
December 7, 2017 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law

Shari Claire Lewis and Amanda Gurman authored an article, “Equifax: Why This Data Breach Is Different from All the Others,” which appeared in the November 2017 edition of Westlaw Journal White Collar Crime.

To read the article, click here.

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