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New Treatise! Cybersecurity: A Practical Guide to the Law of Cyber Risk


The many recent sophisticated cyber threats—from hacktivists and empowered insiders to organized criminals and state-sponsored cyber attacks—means that the task of managing cyber risks, once the near-exclusive realm of IT professionals, is now also borne by attorneys, senior executives, and directors. PLI’s new Cybersecurity: A Practical Guide to the Law of Cyber Risk provides the practical steps that can be taken to help your clients understand and mitigate today’s cyber risk and to build the most resilient response capabilities possible.

Cybersecurity: A Practical Guide to the Law of Cyber Risk provides a comprehensive discussion of the complex quilt of federal and state statutes, Executive Orders, regulations, contractual norms, and ambiguous tort duties that can apply to this crucial new area of the law. For example, it describes in detail:

  • The leading regulatory role the Federal Trade Commission has played, acting on its authority to regulate “unfair” or “deceptive” trade practices;
  • The guidance issued by the SEC interpreting existing disclosure rules to require registrants to disclose cybersecurity risks under certain circumstances;
  • The varying roles of other regulators in sector-specific regulation, such as healthcare, energy, and transportation; and
  • The impact of preexisting statutes, such as the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, on current cybersecurity issues.

In addition, the authors of Cybersecurity: A Practical Guide to the Law of Cyber Risk have supplemented these more traditional sources of law with industry practices and the most important sources of soft law:

  • An explanation of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework and information sharing environments from a former Department of Homeland Security official,
  • The views of the U.S. Secret Service on partnering with federal law enforcement and effective information-sharing,
  • The guidance of leading consultants about the appropriate steps to prepare for cybersecurity incidents,
  • The perspective of a leading insurance company on the evolving role of insurance in protecting companies from the financial losses associated with a successful cyber breach, and
  • The views of one of the most sophisticated incident response organizations on the proper elements of effective incident response.

Throughout the book, Cybersecurity: A Practical Guide to the Law of Cyber Risk includes practice tools developed during the hundreds of breaches that the authors have weathered with their clients. These valuable practice aids include checklists, an overview of the legal consequences of a breach, and a tabletop exercise.

If you’d like to order Cybersecurity: A Practical Guide to the Law of Cyber Risk, please email the PLI Library Help Desk or call 877-900-5291.


PLI Treatises Updated in May 2013

In May 2013, PLI published the following Treatises and Supplements:

If you are on standing order for any of these titles, these releases have already been shipped. If you would like to place an order, please email the Library Relations Help Desk or call 877-900-5291.

Just Published: Employment Law Yearbook 2013

employmentThis new 2013 edition of Employment Law Yearbook covers the most important issues facing today’s employers and employment law practitioners. In this tight employment market and amid the rapidly changing global economy, it is imperative that employers and employment law practitioners understand the legal implications of a wide range of workplace actions.

Authored by Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP’s Global Employment Law Practice Group, a nationally recognized leader in this field, Employment Law Yearbook 2013 revises the 2012 edition and provides a review of current developments in the law, including case decisions, statutes, and other events of interest to employers in the past year, as well as practical steps employers can take to minimize their risks and comply with the law.

Revised annually, Employment Law Yearbook 2013 is an essential reference for in-house and outside corporate attorneys, human resource professionals, attorneys representing employees in lawsuits, and employees involved in lawsuits.


IPO Book Wins Burton/ALA Award

IPOWe are pleased to announce that our esteemed faculty member, David A. Westenberg of WilmerHale has won the 2013 Burton/ALA Award for Outstanding Authoritative Book by a Partner in a Law Firm. Westenberg is the author of Initial Public Offerings: A Practical Guide to Going Public (2nd Edition) and a partner in WilmerHale’s Corporate Practice Group.

Click here to buy Initial Public Offerings ($335.00) on PLI.edu. For more information about The 2013 ALA Award, check out Burton Awards’ website.



New Edition of The Trial Handbook



“A valuable reference tool that should be a part of every litigator’s library.”
— New York Law Journal

PLI’s Trial Handbook is the one-stop resource you can trust in the planning, trial and post-trial stages of litigation – now in an all-new format designed for ease of use both in your office and in the courtroom. Designed for quick reference at trial, the Handbook is keyed to the Federal Rules of Evidence, and focuses on the presentation of proof and the evidentiary problems faced by counsel.

Packed with practical checklists, charts, outlines, and sample jury selection questions, Trial Handbook gives you the knowledge and tools to:

  • Develop solid trial briefs and strong case plans
  • Prepare lay and expert witnesses and organize your exhibits more effectively
  • Master voir dire to maximize your chances of getting the most sympathetic jurors
  • Make a clear record at trial to aid jurors’ understanding of your case
  • Build a rapport and your credibility with the jury throughout the trial
  • Use opening statements to put your cases, clients, and proof in the most favorable light
  • Give summations that blend evidence and issues to paint a thoroughly persuasive picture
  • Exploit discovery materials at trial to get an additional edge
  • Lay the proper foundation for various forms of evidence
  • Capitalize on the powerful probative impact of visual aids at trial
  • Apply proven direct-examination and cross-examination techniques
  • Use pretrial, trial, and post-trial motions to gain strategic advantages
  • Draft clear, legally sound jury instructions that subtly sway judges

Included with the 2012 edition is a laminated fold-out Federal Rules of Evidence at a Glance, which is designed to be used as an easy reference during the trial.

At the heart of Trial Handbook is its unique Evidence Guide, which clearly explains the meaning, purpose, operation, and history of every rule, including how each rule applies to other cases and how leading cases construe a particular rule.

To order the book, click here or contact libraryrelations@pli.edu.

April 2012 Treatise Updates

In April 2012, PLI published new editions of the following treatises:

In addition, the following PLI treatises were updated:

If you are on standing order for any of the above titles, these releases have already been shipped. If you would like to place an order, please write libraryrelations@pli.edu.

Happy Law Day!

Did you know that May 1st is Law Day? This year’s theme is “No Courts, No Justice, No Freedom”, which according to the American Bar Association, “underscores the importance of the courts and their role in ensuring access to justice for all Americans.”

To celebrate, PLI is offering 35% off all of our publications, including treatises, course handbooks, and answer books. Click here make a purchase or contact PLI’s Library Relations Department by email (libraryrelations@pli.edu).

How are you celebrating?

December 2011 Treatise Updates

In December 2011, the following Treatises were updated:

  • Manning on Estate Planning Rel. #6
  • Financial Product Fundamentals Rel. #16
  • Evidence in Negligence Cases Rel. #13
  • IRS Practice & Procedure Deskbook Rel. #3
  • Estate Planning and Chapter 14 New 2nd Edition

Please write libraryrelations@pli.edu if you have any questions or would like to order a title.