Allen & Overy suffered a “data incident,” the London-founded law firm said on Thursday, after social media posts suggested it had been hacked by the Lockbit cybercrime gang. An Allen & Overy spokesperson said the firm had “experienced a data incident impacting a small number of storage servers,” but its email and document management system had not been affected. Read more.
The cyber attack on Allen & Overy follows last month’s confirmation of its merger with U.S. law firm Shearman & Sterling, to create one of the world’s largest legal practices.
The Democratic-led Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday postponed a planned vote on authorizing subpoenas to a pair of influential conservatives with ties to the U.S. Supreme Court as part of anethics inquiry spurred by reports of undisclosed largesse directed to some conservative justices.
The Democratic-led Senate Judiciary Committee is considering subpoenas for billionaire Republican donor Harlan Crow, a benefactor of conservative Justice Clarence Thomas, and conservative legal activist Leonard Leo, who was instrumental in compiling Republican former President Donald Trump’s list of potential Supreme Court nominees. Read more.
A Brooklyn federal judge ruled on Monday that the Brooklyn U.S. Attorney’s office crossed a line in its February 2023 press release announcing the indictment of the once high-flying entrepreneur Carlos Watson for defrauding investors in his now-shuttered television and entertainment company Ozy Media. As a remedy for including potentially prejudicial statements in the release, Komitee ordered the government to do … nothing. Which is exactly what prosecutors have done in response to the judge’s decision. Alison Frankel explains why Watson’s lawyer still believes prosecutors will take down the improper press release.