Successfully defending professional liability cases poses two unique challenges. First, by definition, the issues are as technical and complex as the disciplines we defend: architecture, engineering, medicine, accounting, finance, and many other areas of applied science. The second challenge concerns the nature of the defendants themselves. For these professionals, there is much more at stake than a monetary penalty. Where a quick settlement might be expedient in some other situation, in these cases there is an onerous cost, in both good will and professional standing.
At Galloway, we offer clients the means to address both of these challenges. Our professional staff includes attorneys who also hold degrees in other professional disciplines. And we have the resources and experience to address the technical issues that arise in professional liability cases. The firm also has brought these cases to trial with excellent results for its clients–defending not only the purses, but the reputations of the professionals involved, including architects, engineers, attorneys, physicians, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, accountants, and home health care services.
Technology Professional Liability
Just as the digital economy has evolved, however, so has the role of the information technology professional (IT) and chief information security officer within it. These professionals play an increasingly vital role in the everyday functionality and long-term business objectives of a company. With this increased influence, however, comes an equally enhanced potential for professional liability.
At Galloway, our attorneys understand the nuance and specialized nature of the IT and cybersecurity industries. Our attorneys advise our clients on a variety of matters within this context, including preparing and analyzing master service agreements; hardware and software licensing; cloud hosting and maintenance agreements; data processing; and litigation when it arises.