New Trends in Law Firms: What is Law New?

Whether they are creating new ways to serve clients or looking at alternative fee structures, law firms today are seeking to grow their businesses. One of the newest trends is “law new,” a concept that encompasses everything from working with underserved populations to finding different ways to practice law. Ultimately, it is about offering clients the help they need without impacting other areas of the legal field that are the primary focus for the firm.

Federal laws

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State laws

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City laws

This bill would require City agencies that have suffered a security breach involving private identifying information to promptly disclose such information to the City’s Chief Privacy Officer, the Office of Cyber Command and the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications; this information is currently required under City law only in cases involving NYPD data breaches. It would also amend the City’s data breach notification laws to align them with requirements in New York State’s SHIELD Act. It would also add a license requirement for third-party food delivery services, and repeal subchapter 22 of chapter 5 of title 20 of the Administrative Code, which contains existing laws regulating such services.