Celesq® Attorneys Ed Center

Cybersecurity and the Model Rules of Professional Conduct: Ethical Duties Lawyers Need to Know

Program Number: 29163

Program Date: 09/20/2019


Cybercriminals are targeting law firms for client information, personal data, and more. Through this course attorneys can learn about the interplay between cybersecurity and the Model Rules of Professional Conduct including the duty of competence (Rule 1.1), the duty of confidentiality (Rule 1.6), and what constitutes reasonable efforts to avoid inadvertent or unauthorized disclosure of client information. The course also provides guidance on what attorneys can do to mitigate their loss before a breach occurs and what actions they should take after a data breach is suspected or detected, including when to notify a current or former client (Rule 1.4 and Rule 1.9).

$95.00Audio Tape Add to Cart $95.00Online Audio Add to Cart

Available in states

California, Colorado Eligible, Georgia, New Jersey Eligible, New York, New York - Experienced Attorneys Only, Texas Self Study

Credit Information

50 minute credit hour - 1.0 General CLE credit, based on a 50-minute credit hour, including 1.0 Credit Ethics
60 minute credit hour - 1.0 General CLE credit, based on a 60-minute credit hour, including 1.0 Credit Ethics

State Program Numbers

Credit Eligible for Experienced Attorneys Only in NY


Caroline A. Morgan, Esq.

Fox Rothschild LLP

A former partner and claims manager with a global reinsurer, Caroline knows the importance of aligning litigation goals with short and long-term business objectives. She takes a practical, comprehensive and efficient approach to solving clients’ legal problems, investing time to understand their business priorities in order to meet their litigation needs in a cost-effective manner.

Caroline handles a wide range of business litigation, representing companies in a variety of complex disputes. Through her insurance industry experience, she provides informed advice and an insider’s perspective on an array of insurance and reinsurance matters.

In addition, Caroline counsels companies on compliance with state, federal and international data privacy and breach notification laws, including:

  • The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)
  • The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • New York’s Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act (SHIELD Act)

She helps clients assess, analyze and manage risks including cross-border discovery; mitigate losses; and achieve cybersecurity best practices.

Her experience includes defending airlines in state and federal courts across the country against claims brought under the Montreal Convention. Caroline was also a secondee in the Aviation Claims Department of a large insurer, where she managed airline hull and liability claims.



Antonia Savaria, Esq.

Atlantia Advisers LLC

Antonia Savaria is the Founder and CEO of Atlantia Advisers, a New York City-based strategic advisory, regulatory compliance and risk management boutique providing solutions to both traditional investment advisers, hedge funds, wealth managers and private equity firms, as well as FinTech and digital assets securities firms. Ms. Savaria’s current focus is on providing strategic guidance to innovative and disruptive technology firms that utilize blockchain and smart contract technologies while remaining fully compliant with applicable regulatory frameworks and jurisdiction-specific regulations in the US and select jurisdictions in Europe.

Prior to founding Atlantia Advisers, Ms. Savaria worked as a regulatory compliance attorney and risk management executive in the investment management space and acted in legal, compliance and risk management capacities at global multinationals as well as entrepreneurial ventures, including Morgan Stanley, KPMG and Focus Financial Partners. She has provided counsel on legal, regulatory and compliance issues arising under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, Investment Company Act of 1940, SEC and FINRA rules, as well as regulations of the FCA, the Ontario Securities Commission and Autorité des marchés financiers.

Ms. Savaria is a thought leader and writes and is quoted on topics related to regulatory developments and trends for FinTech and digital assets and other relevant subjects, including cybersecurity, for publications such as, The New York Law Journal and Hedge Fund Alert and participates as a speaker in discussions and panels, such as panels organized and hosted by Stifel, Fox Rothschild, and The Monday Club.

Passionate about FinTech innovation, Ms. Savaria is a strategic adviser to FinTech Connector, a mission driven global organization that revolutionizes the way professionals, investors and FinTech entrepreneurs connect and collaborate, using cutting- edge technology, a token-driven ecosystem to encourage and reward engagement, and community hubs in majors cities worldwide. Ms. Savaria is also a member of the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance’s Legal Working Group, a trade association for the global financial markets and financial firms.

In her spare time, Ms. Savaria enjoys theater, photography, jazz, traveling, writing poetry, and she also supports artists and arts organizations through pro bono work.