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War in Ukraine: Tracking the Conflict’s Reverberations Across The Legal Industry

Our global newsroom is closely monitoring the impact Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the ensuing sanctions have had on the legal industry. From the impact on in-house counsel and corporate operations to the work law firms may need to shed and the reputational and financial risks across the industry, we will continue to update this space with the news, data and analysis that will help law departments and law firms navigate this crisis. We will also highlight the pro bono and humanitarian efforts being undertaken by the industry. This content has been made publicly available and draws from across ALM’s industry sectors, including legal, insurance and financial services.


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man at bank of computer screens managing cyber security In this heightened threat environment, senior management should empower CISOs by including them in the decision-making process. (Photo: khampiranon/AdobeStock)

U.S. businesses are at a heightened risk of cyberattacks following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

The federal Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the FBI issued a “Shields Up” warning this week regarding potential Russian cyberattacks against U.S. organizations related to Russia’s potential destabilizing actions against Ukraine. CISA advised that although there currently are not any specific credible threats to the United States, it recommends that all organizations, namely U.S. critical infrastructure including the financial services industry, adopt a heightened posture related to cybersecurity.

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