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Husch Blackwell is emphasizing that it was not directly subject to a data breach after a hacker claimed on New Years Eve that it was in possession of legal documents created by its predecessor firm pertaining to the 9/11 attacks.

As reported by the Financial Times, a hacker or group of hackers calling itself The Dark Overlord announced that it had hacked insurers Hiscox and Lloyds of London, along with World Trade Center owner Silverstein Properties. In doing so, The Dark Overlord said it had obtained a trove of documents from Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin, which is now Husch Blackwell.

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Dan Packel

Dan Packel covers change and innovation in the legal services market, and writes a weekly briefing for Law.com, "The Law Firm Disrupted," on these subjects. He is based in Philadelphia. Contact him at [email protected] On Twitter at @packeld

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