Monthly Archives: February 2017

Hickey Smith LLP Launches New York Office

Hickey Smith continues its nationwide expansion with Manhattan-based office to service corporate clients across the New York metropolitan area

PASADENA, CA, February 21, 2017 — Hickey Smith LLP, a recognized leader in technology-driven, innovative legal services worldwide, announced today the opening of the firm’s New York Office. With the addition of the firm’s New York office, Hickey Smith now has a presence in seven of the country’s largest metropolitan areas (New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta, Miami and Jacksonville (Florida)).  The New York office will provide corporate, litigation, and legal process improvement services across a wide array of practice areas and industries, with a focus on servicing the firm’s corporate clients located in the New York tristate area, and our international clients with corporate and dispute matters related to New York.
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New York Leaves Groundbreaking Cybersecurity Regulation for Insurance Companies, Banks, and Financial Institutions Largely Intact

By Jason O. Balogh

As we discussed in a prior blog post, in September 2016, the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) proposed the first statewide cybersecurity regulation of its kind. The proposed regulation mandated that insurance companies, banks, and other financial services institutions regulated by the DFS  (Covered Entities) establish and maintain a cybersecurity program designed to protect consumers and ensure the safety and soundness of New York State’s financial services industry. The proposed regulation was scheduled to become effective on January 1, 2017.
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