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  • Please join Bluetowne and YCRLAW for a free discussion on Cyber Breach Protection and Response. We will test your knowledge of cybersecurity best practices and privacy laws, and we’ll provide some tips for handling the hours and days following an attack. Please email your request for a spot to mriddle@ycrlaw.com by the 3rd of April.

  • The South Carolina Insurance Data Security Act went into effect on January 1.  Most insurance carriers and TPAs licensed in South Carolina (“licensees”) must be ready now to comply with a breach response plan.

    On July 1, 2019, all “licensees” are required to have a completed risk assessment and a written information security plan.  The requirements are extensive.

    Penalties for non-compliance can include revoking the carrier’s license to insure in South Carolina, so please make sure you are ready.  To learn more, please read our article here.


  • YCRLAW is pleased to announce that Michael A. Molony was unanimously reappointed as a City of Charleston Municipal Judge for a two year term by the Charleston City Council.

  • YCRLAW is pleased to announce the formation of the Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Law Practice Group.  Our attorneys are available for advisory services in these areas, as well as guidance and referrals when data is breached.  The group chair, Leslie Whitten, is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/US (CIPP/US) through the International Association of Privacy Professionals.  The CIPP is the global standard in privacy certification.

  • YCRLAW is pleased to announce that Perry M. Buckner, IV and Jason A. Daigle have been named Partners at our firm.  Perry practices primarily with the firm’s Professional Liability and Commercial Litigation groups.  Jason practices primarily in the firm’s Construction Practice Group.

  • YCRLAW is pleased to announce that Gaillard “Gilly” Dotterer, III has joined the firm as an Associate.  Gilly will practice primarily in the Professional Liability group.  Gilly obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School Of Law.  His undergraduate degree, in Business Administration, also was obtained from the University of South Carolina. Prior to joining YCRLAW, Gilly served as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Doyet A. Early, III, Circuit Court Judge in the 2nd Judicial Circuit.


  • On behalf of YCRLAW, thank you to all of our clients for another successful year.  To read our firm’s 2018 update, click here.

  • YCRLAW is honored to announce that the law firm has received a Tier 1 Ranking in the 2019 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”. This Tier 1 ranking was determined from the firm’s overall evaluation, which was derived from a combination of factors including clients’ feedback and the high regard that lawyers in other firms in the same practice areas have for the firm.

  • Leslie Whitten has earned the ANSI-accredited Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) credential through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).  The CIPP is the global standard in privacy certification. Developed and launched by the IAPP with leading subject matter experts, the CIPP is the world’s first broad-based global privacy and data protection credentialing program. The CIPP/US demonstrates a strong foundation in U.S. private-sector privacy laws and regulations and understanding of the legal requirements for the responsible transfer of sensitive personal data to/from the U.S., the EU and other jurisdictions.  For more information on the IAPP, go to www.iapp.org.

  • The following YCRLAW attorneys have been selected as part of the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©: