Data Breach Response
We assisted a large company in responding to a data breach involving the inadvertent disclosure of information by a third party vendor. The company's vendor disclosed personal information for over 1,500 individuals when the vendor transmitted data to a second vendor. The affected individuals resided in 42 different states and 1 foreign country. We advised our client regarding its federal and state reporting and notification obligations, negotiated a coordinated response with the vendors involved, prepared incident reports for state agencies, and provided assistance in moving the vendor's investigation to completion. We also advised our client as to best practices in responding to a breach, helped design a communications strategy, and prepared notification letters to affected individuals.
Sale of Medicaid Managed Care Plan
We represented our client in the sale of assets of a 501(3) tax exempt Medicaid managed care plan to a 501(c)(4) Managed Care Plan.
Our representation of this client involved providing advice throughout the negotiation on corporate, labor, benefits and regulatory issues. Members of Verrill's Labor & Employment, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation and Health Care Groups worked in conjunction with the M&A Group on the matter.
Sale of Teaching/Community Hospital
We represented this client in the sale of their teaching/community hospital to the teaching hospital of a major university. Our client has annual sales over $500 million. An interesting aspect of this matter is that it involves the sale of a Catholic institution to a secular academic medical center, while maintaining the Catholic heritage on the client's site.
We are representing our client on corporate, Catholic, employee benefit and related issues. Verrill's Labor & Employment, Bankruptcy, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation and Health Care Groups are working in conjunction with the M&A Group on this matter.
State-Wide Electronic Health Information Exchange
Verrill incorporated and obtained tax-exempt status for our client, a state-wide electronic health information exchange. Kate Healy served as legal counsel to our client. On their behalf, she served on each of the state's Health Information Technology Legal Working Groups. The Legal Working Groups, comprised of a wide variety of stakeholders, developed and recommended statutory changes to state law to facilitate the exchange of electronic health information among health care providers. Kate Healy and Charlie Bacall collaborated in the representation of this long-time client in the negotiation of contracts with multiple integrated delivery systems across the state to participate in the health information exchange.