What do you do at 4:30 p.m. on Friday when your data is encrypted and a message tells you it will take 500 Bitcoin to decrypt it? This scenario has become a routine occurrence across the United States for local governments, non-profit organizations, and for-profit companies. What should an organization do when it discovers its systems are locked? Don’t Just Replicate, Backup Hopefully the organization has a backup. Many organizations routinely create a copy of…
Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen has been ranked in the 2020 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” list regionally in 26 practice areas.   This list recognizes firms who exhibit professional excellence with impressive ratings from their clients and peers. Ranked firms are presented in tiers on a national and/or metropolitan scale.  Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen received the following rankings in the 2020 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”: Metropolitan Tier 1 Des Moines Banking…
Organizations need to be careful when purchasing “cyber-insurance,” because the coverage may not be as broad as they assume. Many “cyber-insurance” policies only cover costs related to sending notices to customers whose data may have been compromised during a cybersecurity incident. If an organization loses its own money or data, however, it may need to look to forgery, computer fraud, social engineering, ransom, or funds-transfer fraud coverage. This blog has covered numerous cases of insurance…
Biotech companies on the cutting edge aren’t immune from on occasional workplace crisis. Join IowaBio for its Business Essentials CLE session on Navigating Company Emergencies on Oct. 24th and you’ll learn best practices and strategies to prepare for and triage various business and legal emergencies in a complex and regulatory-driven world. Dickinson Law attorney Melissa Schilling will be presenting at the event on how to handle a workplace harassment claim. Attorney John Lande will also be presenting…
Dickinson Law is pleased to announce that Andrea Rastelli has joined the firm as an Associate. Andrea is a recent Juris Doctor graduate of the University of Iowa College of Law and holds a B.A. in International Relations and Latin American Studies from Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. Her legal training includes serving as an intern at John Deere Financial and Comcast Corporate, and as an extern at ACT where collectively she gained experience on…
Dickinson Law is pleased to announce that Andrea Rastelli has joined the firm as an Associate. Andrea is a recent Juris Doctor graduate of the University of Iowa College of Law and holds a B.A. in International Relations and Latin American Studies from Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. Her legal training includes serving as an intern at John Deere Financial and Comcast Corporate, and as an extern at ACT where collectively she gained experience on…
Cybersecurity incidents can have a dramatic impact on the lives of individuals. This blog has covered numerous cases of individuals and businesses trying to pick up the pieces after fraudsters are gone with their money. That was true for the King family when they realized they sent $90,000 to fraudsters instead of the bank to pay off a mortgage. This blog has previously discussed the risks to homebuyers of fraudsters infiltrating the closing process and…
Cybersecurity incidents can have a dramatic impact on the lives of individuals. This blog has covered numerous cases of individuals and businesses trying to pick up the pieces after fraudsters are gone with their money. That was true for the King family when they realized they sent $90,000 to fraudsters instead of the bank to pay off a mortgage. This blog has previously discussed the risks to homebuyers of fraudsters infiltrating the closing process and…
Dickinson Law is pleased to announce that Andrea Rastelli has joined the firm. Andrea is a recent Juris Doctor graduate of the University of Iowa College of Law and holds a B.A. in International Relations and Latin American Studies from Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. Her legal training includes serving as an intern at John Deere Financial and Comcast Corporate, and as an extern at ACT where collectively she gained experience on issues such as…
This blog has covered numerous cases of hackers impersonating parties to commercial transactions, and rerouting funds meant to pay for equipment or services. Fraudsters have impersonated high-level executives to induce accounting employees to transfer funds. Fraudsters impersonated a company’s vendor, and provided fraudulent wiring instructions for the company to send payments. That same kind of fraud led to litigation between a company and its insurance company over whether there was coverage for stolen payments.…