This webinar will address two significant areas of risk for institutions of higher education and how to avoid those potential risks.
Risk one - false promises: In March, a federal court in New Jersey told disgruntled law students they had enough substance to their complaint to move forward with their class action asserting their law school had tortiously misled them as to their post-graduation job prospects. These students joined others in California who have similarly been permitted to pursue similar claims.
Risk two - lack of adequate security: In 2012, Team GhostShell took it upon themselves to hack the "Top 100" universities, but hacking isn't the only problem arising from computers and data. A review of the entries for just the first quarter of 2013 on the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse Chronology of Data Breaches, shows hacking, loss of equipment, insider wrongdoing and unintended disclosure all can—in the right circumstances—lead to daunting liability exposure.
Universities and other institutions of higher learning are facing serious risks in 2013. In this webinar we focus on two of them: alleged overstated self-promotion and cyber risk. We also provide important information the insurance coverage that may be available to either eliminate or at least lessen the sting out of claims arising from these risks.
Speakers: J. Wylie Donald
, Insurance Coverage Practice Group - With 20 years of experience, Mr. Donald litigates coverage issues solely on behalf of policyholders across a wide spectrum of policy lines. Most recently, his client prevailed before the New Mexico Supreme Court. He has written and lectured on coverage for the law school placement lawsuits, and also on cyberliability coverage. Scott Christie
, Information Technology Practice Group - Mr. Christie is a trial lawyer who actively litigates all types of intellectual property, information technology and data privacy cases. Prior to joining McCarter & English, Mr. Christie served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey where he headed the Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property Section of that office. Jennifer Black Strutt
, Insurance Coverage Practice Group - Ms. Strutt has followed the numerous class action lawsuits concerning law schools' allegedly deceptive post-graduate employment data. She co-authors a periodic newsletter chronicling and commenting on these claims. Additionally, Ms. Strutt counsels clients on insurance coverage matters, including commercial general liability, and provides advice to clients interested in assessing their potential risks and the adequacy of their existing insurance programs.
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This webinar is approved for one NY/NJ CLE credit hour.