Maricopa County Community College security breach update: Board votes to extend law firm's contract

TEMPE, AZ - An extension of the contract for the law firm hired to handle the fallout from the Maricopa County Community College breach was approved during Tuesday's board meeting, but not everyone is happy with the outcome.

It's the first time we've heard from the board regarding anything about the security lapse that may have exposed the personal information of 2.5 million people.

During discussion, board member Debra Pearson expressed frustration with law firm Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker. 

At one time saying she has a "complete and total lack of confidence" in the attorneys.

Pearson went on to say she is "disgusted" and "frustrated" and that "the legal advice we have been receiving and the games that have been played, and comments that have been made to us as a board are inappropriate."

Issues with the law firm were discussed during a board meeting that was closed to the public earlier in the day, so board members were not allowed to say exactly why they are fed up with the firm.

Board member Randolph Lumm also voiced reservations about continuing with the firm.

In the end the board voted 3-2 to continue its $2.7 million contract with Wilson Elser through December 2014.

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