Richard J. Bortnick

Senior Counsel at Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP

RICHARD J. BORTNICK is Senior Counsel at Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry. Richard litigates and counsels U.S. and international clients on cyber and technology risks, exposures and best practices; directors’ and officers’ liability; professional liability; insurance coverage; and commercial litigation matters.  He also drafts professional liability insurance policies of varying types, including cyber, privacy and technology forms, and is Publisher of the highly-regarded cyber industry blog, Cyberinquirer.com. Richard is author of “Cyber Security and Data Breaches:  Why Directors and Officers Should Be Concerned,” the leading chapter in the 2012/2013 edition of Willis London’s Executive Risks, A Boardroom Guide (ISBN: 978-0-9565842-3-6),  White Page Ltd., August 2012, and “Coming Soon to a Courthouse Near You: A Chic D&O Lawsuit and An Eight-Figure (Or Greater) Settlement,” Inside the Minds: Professional Liability Law: Leading Lawyers on Strategies for Minimizing Risk and Increasing Success in Professional Liability Suits (ISBN: 1596221739), Aspatore Books, November 2005. He serves as a member of the Executive Corporate Committee of The Franklin Institute science museum and is Co-Chair of the Computer & Technology Subcommittee of the ABA Section of Litigation, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee. Richard also is Vice-Chair of the ABA TIPS Professionals’, Officers’ and Directors’ General Liability Committee, and Managing Editor, Coverage magazine, ABA Section of Litigation, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee.  He is a regular contributor and columnist for Advisen’s Cyber Law Journal.