Growing exposures in the area ofcyber liability are creating new pockets of insurance needs withinthe lawyers' professional-liability (LPL) market.

A security breach that results in a client's data being stolenand used in a damaging fashion can lead to third-party liabilityclaims. And beyond that exposure, the theft of information througha hack brings with it other potentially expensive losses.

The law firm may need to hire a forensic IT investigator todetermine what went wrong—and then will incur costs related tonotifying everyone whose information has been compromised. And if ahacking event causes the law firm to shut down for any period oftime, those business-interruption losses would likely not becovered under a standard LPL policy.

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