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Hickey Smith Awarded ISO 27001 Certification for Fourth Consecutive Year

Proven information security management system demonstrates risk mitigation and commitment to protecting sensitive client information

PASADENA, CA, June 7, 2018 — Hickey Smith LLP, a technology-driven law firm providing legal services worldwide, announced today that it has, for the fourth consecutive year, successfully achieved ISO 27001 certification. By continuously meeting the extensive criteria for ISO 27001, Hickey Smith affirms its ability to adhere to the most rigorous and recognized international security controls and standards for Information Security Management Systems (ISMS). Read More

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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Sexual Harassment: The Office Holiday Party Survival Guide For Employers

By Bernard E. (Jude) Quinn

It is that magical time of the year again. Time to reflect on the achievements of the year, contemplate the year ahead and enjoy a bit of well-earned downtime. It is also that time of year for the holiday office party. The one party of the year at which many otherwise reasonable and sober individuals often convince themselves before, during, or after that the rules do not apply.
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Barry J. Trilling Joins Hickey Smith, Leads the Firm’s Environmental Business, Regulatory and Litigation Practice

Hickey Smith welcomes Barry J. Trilling to the firm as Of Counsel and leader of the firm’s Environmental Business, Regulatory and Litigation practice area. Barry serves clients with cross-disciplinary experience in the interaction of environmental law with commercial business and real estate transactions, borrowing and lending, business formation, corporate disclosure, estates and trusts, insurance, land use, historic preservation, officer/director liability, tax incentive policy.
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12 Days of Online Scams

12 Days of Online Scams: A Cybersecurity Holiday Gift for You

By Jason O. Balogh

Hackers love the holidays.  When countless holiday promotions, season’s greetings, and travel messages piling up in your Inbox, it creates the perfect environment for hackers to attempt to steal your confidential information using phishing messages and websites.
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