Kermit Wallace, CIO of Day Pitney, was quoted in Legaltech News article, "Good Help Is (Still) Hard to Find in Legal IT and Cybersecurity." The article notes that the pool of legal-specific IT professionals in the market has always been shallow, but the rapid shift to remote working and other changes the industry has encountered post COVID-19 could make finding talented cybersecurity professionals even more difficult.
Wallace pointed out that many recruiters that law firms have previously collaborated with to find cybersecurity talent may have gone out of business during the general hiring freeze that accompanied the earliest days of the pandemic. He also postulated that the IT job candidates who are still on the market may be there for a reason, "because, not to be crass about it, but if they weren't employed or they couldn't get employed during this - and they are supposedly cybersecurity experts - they may not be the right candidate."
The full article is available here.
Day Pitney Alert
On May 19, Partner Jonathan Handler moderated a virtual book talk for the Massachusetts Chapter of the Federal Bar Association with Professor Jeff Kosseff, author of The Twenty-Six Words That Created the Internet.
On October 15, Jonathan Zelig served as a panelist on the topic, "Ransomware: Exposures and Opportunities," at the 2020 Massachusetts Insurance and Reinsurance Bar Association's Fall Symposium.
Day Pitney and the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Northeast Chapter co-hosted a virtual roundtable, "Basic Tech and Cyber Competency for In-House Counsel," on September 23.
Day Pitney Counsel Steven Cash will serve as featured panelist for the webinar "Decisional Advantage and Intelligence."
Kermit Wallace was quoted in Hartford Business Journal article, "Hartford area law firms seek more investment in technology, less on office space."
Ariel M. Risinger 's journey as a competitive powerlifter was featured in the Law360 Pulse article, "Day Pitney Attorney Does Her Heavy Lifting At Tournaments. "
Kermit Wallace was quoted in Legaltech News article, "What Pandemic Delay? Law Firms' Tech Roadmaps Back on Track."
Day Pitney and FH+H’s new strategic alliance was featured in Law360, and highlights how it will help clients from both firms, from defense contractors to wealthy families and individuals, navigate the evolving national security industry and other fields.
Day Pitney’s strategic alliance with FH+H, a midsize Northern Virginia-based law firm, was featured in Bloomberg Law’s Business & Practice section.