Experience

Health Information Exchange

Worked on behalf of a client to effect statutory changes to a state law that would allow for the creation of one of the nation's first state-wide health information exchanges.

Privacy/Security Compliance Strategy

Advised a health technology company on privacy and security compliance strategy for its behavioral health services website and mobile application.

Privacy Shield

Assisted a client with all aspects of its initial certification of compliance with the European Union-United States Privacy Shield (Privacy Shield), advising its leadership on the benefits and risks of proceeding with Privacy Shield certification, the privacy and security self-assessment required in order to proceed with Privacy Shield certification, drafting and revising relevant privacy and security policies, and the submission of the Privacy Shield application.

Data Breach Investigation

Investigated data breaches by hospitals and medical groups, drafted Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and state breach notifications, and negotiated settlements with the Office for Civil Rights.

HIPAA and HITECH

Created HIPAA and Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act policies and procedures for covered entities and business associates.

European Union GDPR—Pharmaceutical Company

Advised pharmaceutical company on all aspects of compliance with the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), including gap analysis, policy and procedure development, and vendor and other third party contract revisions.

European Union GDPR—Institution

Drafted policies, notices, consent documents, and data processing agreements for compliance with the GDPR for various academic medical centers and health systems in relation to research, clinical and other activities.

Firm Highlights

Matter

Copyright Litigation: Software

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

News

65 Verrill Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers® 2022, Including Eight Named Lawyers of the Year

(August 31, 2021) – 65 Verrill attorneys were recognized as "Best Lawyers" by Best Lawyers® 2022 , including 8 attorneys named “Lawyer of the Year,” a distinguished recognition for only a single lawyer in...

Blog

Longtime Verrill Attorney Begins New Role as Senior Advisor at Maine Governor’s Energy Office

Publication/Podcast

Workers' Compensation and Employers' Liability Committee

In the spring of 2021, employment and labor attorney Beth Smith published an article in the American Bar Association's The Brief publication. Entitled "Workers' Compensation and Employers' Liability Committee," Beth discusses how this committee...

Blog

HR Power Hour with Scot Mattox - What's Covered? Identifying Impairment in the Workplace

News

New COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Impacts Many Maine Employers and Workers

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...

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...

Blog

Self-Insured Group Health Plan Sponsors: Action Steps to Mitigate Risk Under the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act

The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (“MHPAEA”) provisions of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (“CAA”) introduced a requirement that group health plans and insurance providers offering both medical and surgical benefits (“M/S...

Publication/Podcast

Using Legal Project Management in Merger and Acquisition and Joint Venture Transactions, Third Edition

Dennis J. White co-edited the 2021 American Bar Association publication entitled Using Legal Project Management in Merger and Acquisition and Joint Venture Transactions: A Guidebook for Managing Deals More Efficiently and Effectively, Third Edition...

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