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Welcome to CyberInquirer. This is an educational, not-for-profit blog published by Richard J. Bortnick of the Law Offices of Richard J. Bortnick. This blog isn’t “work” for me. I publish the articles on my own time and collaborate with others who have similar interests. That’s the fun of it!

Through this blog, we hope to share our legal perspectives and invite discussion on cyber law and insurance issues that individuals, businesses, insurance industry professionals and lawyers are facing today. We are always thrilled to receive comments and feedback. To foster a meaningful and constructive dialogue, we follow these guiding principles:

  • We will provide unique, individual perspectives on what’s going on in the worlds of cyber law, privacy and insurance;
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  • We will reply to comments promptly, when appropriate;
  • We will respect proprietary information and confidentiality; and
  • We will be respectful when disagreeing with others’ opinions.

We invite you to visit the site regularly, read what’s on our minds, and join in the discussion. For more information about our blog, please see our Disclaimer.

About the Administrator

Richard J. Bortnick

Richard J. Bortnick litigates and counsels U.S. and international clients on cyber and technology, directors’ and officers’ liability, securities fraud, professional liability, insurance coverage, products liability, and commercial litigation cases. He also drafts professional liability insurance policies of varying types, including Cyber/Tech policies.

Rick serves as a member of the Executive Corporate Committee of The Franklin Institute science museum and sits on the Board of Directors of the nonprofit organization Need In Deed and the Steering Committee of the PLUS Mid-Atlantic Chapter. He is the Pennsylvania Chair for the Council on Litigation and is a Co-Chair of the Computer & Technology Subcommittee of the ABA Section of Litigation, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee; he also serves as Vice-Chair of the ABA TIPS Professionals’, Officers’ and Directors’ General Liability Committee, and is editor, Intellectual Property Hot Topics, for the ABA Section of Litigation, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee.

Rick is an internationally recognized lecturer and author with an extensive list of speeches and publications, some of which can viewed here.

Rick received his bachelor of science degree, summa cum laude, from Boston University in 1981. In 1985, he received his law degree, cum laude, from the Villanova University School of Law. That same year, Villanova’s men’s basketball team won the NCAA Championship. No wonder Rick is a huge Villanova fan! He is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey and is admitted in the United States Supreme Court, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the District of New Jersey, and the Western District of Michigan, and the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the First, Third and Eleventh Circuits. Rick is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell.


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