Our privacy and security attorneys help clients navigate the complexities of state, federal, and international privacy and security laws and regulations. We assist clients by:

  • Advising on corporate transactions that require an assessment of privacy and security compliance
  • Counseling with respect to data breach reporting and notification under state and federal law, including drafting and coordinating individual and agency notifications with OCR and across states and foreign countries, and developing and implementing remediation efforts and corrective action plans
  • Responding to government investigations and negotiating resolution agreements with OCR
  • Analyzing privacy and security issues arising in the research context, including requirements for the use and sharing of data with research sponsors and among academic collaborators
  • Providing workforce training regarding the HIPAA Privacy Rule, Security Rule, and Breach Notification Rule as well as other federal and state laws, with a focus on the practical implications of those rules for the client's workforce
  • Helping clients comply with non-U.S. data protection laws such as the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Drafting data use and sharing agreements, customized policies and procedures, training materials, and business associate agreements

Firm Highlights

Publication/Podcast

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation 2021 Summer Client Advisory

Click here to view as a PDF. This Client Advisory summarizes developments in the law governing employee benefit plans prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We explain what these developments mean for plan sponsors and...

Blog

Geoff Why to Moderate "The Future is Now: 5G Wireless Networks"

Publication/Podcast

House Democrats Propose Estate and Gift Tax Law Changes: Important Estate Planning Implications

Please note: this alert was updated on September 30, 2021. What you need to know : On September 13, 2021, the House Ways and Means Committee released its proposed tax plan to fund President...

News

Jim Cohen Comments on Toxic Local Politics

Event

Maine State Chamber of Commerce: The Future is Now: 5G Wireless Networks

On October 26, Verrill telecommunications attorney Geoffrey Why will be moderating the virtual event, “The Future is Now: 5G Wireless Networks,” hosted by The Maine State Chamber of Commerce. The Wireless Summit will explore...

Matter

Trademark Litigation: Software

Represented trademark owner in litigation with foreign software company. Successfully defeated motion to dismiss on jurisdictional grounds, which was affirmed on appeal. Also successfully defeated summary judgment motion, which resulted in case settling before...

Matter

Copyright Litigation: Software

Defended equipment manufacturer in copyright dispute involving firmware for digital subscriber line access multiplexers (“DSLAMs”). Case resolved favorably.

Event

Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association Annual HR/Labor Forum

Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association will be virtually hosting their Annual HR/ Labor Forum on October 26th from 9:00AM to 11:15AM. Human Resources professionals in the Healthcare field face an ever-evolving labor and employment...

News

Portland Charter Commission Delves Into Balance Of Power Between Elected Mayor and City Manager

On Thursday, October 14, 2021, The Portland Press Herald reported that Portland’s charter commission has begun discussing the topic of balancing the power between the elected mayor and the city manager. Currently under the...

Blog

Myth Buster: Employers, Vaccine Information, and HIPAA

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