Lawyers and Cybersecurity: How to be Savvy and Compliant with Ethical Obligations - CLE Event

The pandemic and remote work have changed the landscape for attorneys regarding obligations to be cybersecurity savvy and compliant. This expert panel will discuss those changes and the relevant provisions in state ethics rules and opinions addressing many aspects of the attorney’s obligation to keep abreast of the benefits and risks associated with relevant technology including data security breaches.  

This program qualifies for 2.0 CLE credits in Ethics and Professionalism.

Presented by Hofstra Law's Monroe H. Freedman Institute for the Study of Legal Ethics



Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Time: 6:10-8 p.m. ET

Location: Held via Zoom


This event is free, open to the public, and will be held via Zoom.

RSVP is required.

For more information, contact Deborah Grattan at


Tanya Forsheit
Partner, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC

Ms. Forsheit is Chair of the Privacy & Data Security Group and is Supervising Partner of the Los Angeles Office. She has advised on high-profile matters involving confidential data and other sensitive information for over 20 years. She advises on the protection, processing and monetization of data, including matters related to interest-based advertising, privacy policies, mobile apps, cloud computing, smart devices, and data analytics. Read more.


Ronald Minkoff
Partner, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC

Ronald C. Minkoff is a partner in the Litigation Group and Chair of the Professional Responsibility Group. Mr. Minkoff is also one of New York State’s leading practitioners in the field of attorney ethics and professional responsibility, representing attorneys in a wide variety of matters including law firm partnership disputes, disciplinary cases, legal fee disputes and legal malpractice and professional liability cases on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants. Read more.


Ellen C. Yaroshefsky
Howard Lichtenstein Distinguished Professor of Legal Ethics and Executive Director of the Freedman Institute

Ellen teaches a range of ethics courses, organizes symposia and writes and lectures in the field of legal ethics. Ms. Yaroshefsky counsels lawyers and law firms and serves as an expert witness.

She served as a Commissioner on the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics and was the co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Ethics, Gideon and Professionalism Committee of the Criminal Justice Section. Read more

The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University is certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an accredited provider of continuing legal education (CLE) in the state of New York. New York CLE credits are available to satisfy the mandatory, transitional/nontransitional requirements for attorneys attending the program. Lawyers admitted in jurisdictions other than New York should check with those jurisdictions to determine CLE requirements in their states.

For more information regarding CLE, please contact Judith Black at 516-463-6889 or


The Monroe H. Freedman Institute for the Study of Legal Ethics, founded in honor of one of the profession’s most influential legal scholars, seeks to focus the attention of law students, scholars, judges and practitioners on today’s most significant issues for the legal profession.

The Freedman Institute sponsors programs and conferences for scholarly inquiry and brings together practitioners, judges and scholars to examine critical aspects of the delivery of legal services.

It also trains law students to take responsibility for serving others, and it provides practical experiences to do so.

Monroe Freedman schooled generations of law students and implored colleagues to "make a difference." The Freedman Institute seeks to enhance his legacy.

Ellen C. Yaroshefsky, Howard Lichtenstein Distinguished Professor of Legal Ethics and Executive Director of the Freedman Institute
Deborah Grattan, Legal Ethics Coordinator


Wednesday, April 21, 2021



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