Closing The Loop

Eric Pesale

Eric Pesale is an attorney who writes about eDiscovery, cybersecurity and other legal topics for law firms, publications, and companies. He is the founder of Write For Law, and is a graduate of New York Law School and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Eric can be reached at eric@writeforlaw.com or on Twitter at @writeforlaw.

Posts By Eric Pesale

The Dark Net: Where Attorneys' Information Is Bought & Sold

While the visible Internet is vast, the websites that you regularly access on your web browser represent only a fraction of what’s truly available online. There is, in fact, a significant section of the Interne... Eric Pesale   |     09 Aug 2017

Alternative Legal Service Providers Signal Disruption in the Big Law Business Model

As first year associate salaries rise and top-end Big Law billing rates approach the $1,500-per-hour mark, companies are growing increasingly weary of paying full sticker price for legal services. As a result, ... Eric Pesale   |     04 Aug 2017

Rise of Cryptocurrencies Could Pose Problems for eDiscovery

Welcome to the age of Bitcoin.  And Ether.  And Monero.  With roughly 970 cryptocurrencies currently circulating in the digital nethersphere, forms of payment that were once favored by cybercriminals and TOR ne... Eric Pesale   |     27 Jul 2017

Will SCOTUS Clarify How Far the Government Can Go to Get Cloud-Stored Data?

The cloud makes just about everything better, whether it’s email, online storage, or eDiscovery. That is, unless you’re a government lawyer trying to subpoena private user data, in which case the cloud can quic... Eric Pesale   |     13 Jul 2017

How Attorneys Can Incorporate Encryption Into Client Communications

From spear phishing to DNS hijacking, cybercriminals are increasingly turning law firm emails into entry points for accessing confidential data.  One of the easiest ways to safeguard against these types of atta... Eric Pesale   |     23 Jun 2017

Upcoming Supreme Court Case Could 'Jailbreak' Smartphone Privacy Standards

The cell phone has come a long way since its predecessor, the brick phone, became immortalized as Gordon Gekko’s favorite accessory.  Chief Justice John Roberts acknowledged as much in his majority opinion in R... Eric Pesale   |     13 Jun 2017

Blogging: A Double-Edged Sword for Attorneys?

In today’s competitive legal job market, both new and established attorneys face increasing pressure to pursue novel marketing avenues to build up their professional reputations and business. As a result, many ... Eric Pesale   |     02 Jun 2017

Are Sloppy Metadata Practices Putting You at Risk?

If you’re not paying attention to the metadata in your public files, you may be giving cybercriminals an open invitation to hack into your law firm’s servers. While cybercriminals use a number of methods to byp... Eric Pesale   |     19 May 2017
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