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Key Business Risk Management StrategiesRisk management strategies are keys to success for any business. Whether it’s a small business or a giant corporation, these protections guarantee the safety and security of a company. A successful risk management plan involves a clear purpose, reliable inputs, and processes that add value to the company. Your clients can achieve the foundations of a successful Risk Management Program by implementing the following intuitions from Corporate Compliance Insights.

The first step is to identify the risks in a business. This..



Posted:March 10, 2016

The Risks of “Shadow IT”The use of cloud-based services such as Dropbox and Evernote may be contributing to a rise in cyber liability exposures for businesses. While they are convenient, these programs are often not endorsed by the company’s IT program and are inadvertently creating more risk. This “shadow IT” of sharing information casually needs to be addressed in order to reduce Privacy and Network Security Liability.

According to a new study from the legal services provider Consilio, “Risks of Cloud Apps and Shadow IT..



Posted:March 9, 2016

Common D&O MythsDirectors and Officers, or board members, are the backbone for a variety of industries including nonprofit organizations, public companies and the private sector. While there are some misconceptions about the insurance needed for each sector to reduce Directors and Officers Liability, it’s important to note that companies are not required to have shareholders to be eligible for getting sued. Here are some common myths about the coverage and how important it is for these professionals to be protected.

What is Directors and Officer’s Insurance?

According to Novick..



Posted:March 8, 2016

Common Liability Exposures for Professional Service ProvidersCommon Liability Exposures for Professional Service ProvidersThe quality of the services provided are the backbone of professional service businesses. While there are numerous factors that can cause loss of revenue and time, they are often preventable. In order to reduce the risk of losing clients and diminishing their reputation, professional service companies need to acknowledge the common mistakes that occur and learn how to prevent them. In addition, a Professional Liability Insurance Package is required to manage the risks.

Miscommunication with Clients

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Posted:February 29, 2016

Law Compliance with Internal CommunicationLaw Compliance with Internal CommunicationAs technology is modified and improved, so is the way in which businesses communicate. As electronic means are the typical form of exchange, companies must ensure that the messages sent are not capable of landing them in hot water. While litigation can arise out of these exchanges, it is important for companies to protect themselves with a sound Errors and Omissions Insurance policy.

Inside Counsel states that with the volume of information exchanged, companies should take great..



Posted:February 25, 2016

New Survey Indicates Cloud Storage is SecureAs risks vary, your clients need to safeguard their interests with comprehensive insurance policies that cover commercial crime, fiduciary liability, and Errors & Omissions for Attorneys. As clients also expect that the data they manage is secure and easily accessible, efficiency has been a primary goal. For years, businesses have turned to cloud-based solutions to improve productivity. Many others, particularly law firms, have steered clear of the cloud fearing it could jeopardize data security. However, a new survey indicates cloud storage is..



Posted:February 19, 2016

In-House Counsel 3 Tips on Transitioning from a FirmAs many corporate leaders are seeking to move their general counsel in-house, the structure and policies can prove to be a big transition for traditional law firm employees. In order for your clients to better serve their corporate customers, they are advised to follow these steps and equip themselves with Attorney Professional Liability.

Business Comes First

Ultimately, as in-house counsel for one company, every matter is essentially a business matter rather than a legal one. As Inside Counsel..



Posted:February 18, 2016

Requiring a Multifaceted Approach to Cyber Attacks As we have discussed in many posts, the looming threat of cyber-attacks is a growing concern for all businesses. As stolen sensitive and confidential data can lead to devastating consequences for the victim, this Privacy and Network Security concern needs to be a top priority for all businesses.

Inside Counsel states that most of these data breaches fall into three categories: Those motivated by financial gain; Breaches of U.S. government organizations by foreign governments to steal government secrets for military, intelligence,..



Posted:February 17, 2016

Employee Hotlines An Effective Crime Deterring ToolAs most business owners are aware, implementing change can be difficult. Maintaining best practices is something that every business needs to promote and can benefit from. One such example is creating an employee hotline. With the implementation of hotlines, fraud can be reduced and tips can be given anonymously to report any unlawful or suspicious behavior. While not all procedures are easily enforced, consider the usage of effective employee hotlines to reduce Employment Practices Liability.

Moving toward hotlines seems to be a..



Posted:February 15, 2016

The Risks of Not Carrying Professional Liability InsuranceProfessional Liability, otherwise known as Errors and Omissions, is a fundamental coverage for any business to include in their portfolio. This broad coverage provides protection against the scope of risks that any professional who offers advice or services might face. Litigation resulting from either of these types of claims has the potential to cause financial devastation and reputational ruin for these clients. While small businesses might believe themselves to be immune from such claims, professional liability is a required coverage..



Posted:February 10, 2016

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