Join WWM on January 31, 2012 for “The Web is Round: Reinsuring Cyber Risks”

Join us on January 31, 2012 at 10:00 C.S.T. for “The Web is Round: Reinsuring Cyber Risks,” the third webinar in our Webinar Series on Cyber and Privacy Breaches and their Insurance Impact

Our third webinar (PDF) on January 31 addresses reinsurance and cyber/privacy risks.

You can register here for the January 31 presentation – “The Web is Round: Reinsuring Cyber Risks.”

Our continuing series topics will address cyber risks for the Retail and Financial Services industries, and Professional Liability.

We look forward to seeing you in cyber space on the 31st!

WWM Wins Summary Judgment in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

WWM attorneys Robert Conlon and David Koury won summary judgment on behalf of WWM’s client, a professional liability insurance carrier, in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. WWM’s client declined coverage for a third-party claimant’s lawsuit for legal malpractice against one of the insured law firm’s attorneys on the basis that the lawsuit related back to another claim against the attorney made outside of the policy period and, thus, did not constitute a “Claim” made during the policy’s term of coverage. In response to the denial, the insured attorney and law firm filed a declaratory judgment action against WWM’s client in New Jersey state court alleging that the client breached the insurance contract by declining coverage for the claim. WWM successfully removed the matter to the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and thereafter the insureds filed a motion for summary judgment. WWM’s client also filed a cross-motion for summary judgment. Continue reading

WWM Gives Back to Community

On Friday October 14, WWM personnel participated in a Produce Day of the YMCA Community School Program at Libby Elementary School in Chicago. The event was a partnership between the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago and the Greater Chicago Food Depository. WWM’s partners, associates and staff joined Y workers and volunteers to unload trucks containing produce and other perishable items, sort the donated food items, package it into grocery store-size plastic bags, and distribute it to several hundred low-income seniors and families in this “food desert” area of the city. It was hard but rewarding work and WWM was privileged to once again be helping the Y and GCFD.

Click here for a letter from Linda Dean, Director of Volunteerism of the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, thanking WWM for volunteering at the Libby Community School Program’s Produce Day, which is co-sponsored by the YMCA and the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

Join WWM on November 15, 2011 for “Say Ahhh… Cyber Risks and the Health Care Industry”

Join us on November 15, 2011 at 10:00 C.S.T. for “Say Ahhh…Cyber Risks and the Health Care Industry,” the second webinar in our Webinar Series on Cyber and Privacy Breaches and their Insurance Impact

Our second webinar on November 15 will focus on Cyber and Privacy Risks and Regulations for the Health Care industry and their Insurance Impact. The series will continue in 2012 with Cyber and Privacy Breach webinars focusing on the Retail and Financial Services industries, Professional Liability and Reinsurance.

You can register here for the November 15 presentation – Say Ahhh…Cyber Risks and the Health Care Industry.

We look forward to seeing you in cyber space on the 15th!

Cyber Data If You Use It, Don’t Lose It An Introduction into Cyber Risks and the Insurance Impact

If you were unable to make our first webinar: “Cyber Data: If You Use It, Don’t Lose It: An Introduction to Cyber and Privacy Breaches and Their Insurance Impact,” please feel free to contact us at cyber@wwmlawyers.com for the slides and a link to the recorded webinar.

Our Webinar Series on Cyber and Privacy Breaches and Their Insurance Impact will continue on November 15th focusing on Cyber and Privacy Risks, Regulations and Insurance for the Healthcare Industry.

WWM Announces Webinar Series on Cyber & Privacy Breaches & Their Insurance Impacts Kicks

Join WWM on October 4, 2011 at 10:00 C.S.T. when we kick-off our Webinar Series on Cyber and Privacy Breaches and Their Insurance Impacts.

Our first webinar on October 4 will provide an overview of Cyber and Privacy Risks and Regulations and their Insurance Impacts. This will be followed by a second webinar on November 15 focusing on Cyber and Privacy Risks, Regulations and Insurance for the healthcare industry. The series will continue in 2012 with Cyber and Privacy Breach webinars focusing on the retail and financial services industries, professional liability and reinsurance.

You can register here for the October 4 introductory presentation – Cyber Data:  If You Use It, Don’t Loose It:  An Introduction to Cyber and Privacy Breaches and Their Insurance Impact.

We look forward to seeing you in cyber space on the 4th!

WWM participates in 18th annual Race Judicata

CVLS
On Thursday July 21, WWM personnel participated in the 18th annual Race Judicata® 5K Run/Walk benefiting Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Foundation. CVLS is recognized as the most comprehensive, efficient and cost-effective civil legal aid provider in Chicago. Its nearly 3,000 volunteer attorneys donate free legal services to thousands of low-income Chicagoans each year.

WWM takes its commitment to pro bono seriously. WWM and its attorneys have consistently demonstrated their commitment to pro bono by both providing pro bono legal services through various pro bono organizations, including CVLS, and through financial support. 2011 was the third consecutive year that WWM sponsored CVLS’s Race Judicata®. WWM subscribes to CVLS’s mission of providing high quality legal service at no cost to the poor and working poor of Chicago, “Because equal access to justice is everyone’s fight.”

Race Judicata 2011 WWM Team Photo

CyBIR: Cyber and Privacy Breaches – Insurance and Reinsurance

We are pleased to announce the formal launch of our new blog—CyBIR: Cyber and Privacy Breaches — Insurance and Reinsurance. The blog will keep you up to date on developments pertaining to cyber risks and privacy breaches, as well as their insurance and reinsurance implications. Our CyBIR blog can be found at www.cyberprivacynews.com. You can also join our companion LinkedIn group at http://www.linkedin.com/groups?mostPopular=&gid=3947069.