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Privacy & Data Security: Healthcare — USA - Nationwide


Hogan Lovells US LLP - Privacy & Data Security

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Basic facts about the department
Key office is Washington, DC.

What the team is known for Remains one of the country's preeminent privacy and data security practices. A highly talented roster of attorneys advising clients on major data breaches and complex policy matters across a multitude of industries, including retail, automotive and media. Particular expertise in healthcare privacy issues such as HIPAA compliance, wearable technology and medical data cyberattacks.

Strengths "It is a real pleasure working with the Hogan Lovells team. They are knowledgeable, responsive and dedicated. The team goes above and beyond to understand our business, our operations and our internal structure to ensure that the advice is tailored and ready to implement in our specific business. The team is able to provide exactly what we need, when we need it," remarked one client.

Another client valued the team's responsiveness: "They are a fantastic, go-to firm for privacy counseling. They will drop everything when something is pressing and their work product is top-notch."

Work highlights Continue to counsel The Home Depot following a high-profile data breach affecting over 56 million payment cards.

Advised Anthem on a number of government investigations, civil litigation matters and customer liaison issues arising from the cybertheft of approximately 80 million health records.

Significant clients National Association of Broadcasters, Uber Technologies, Verizon, Salesforce.com, NASDAQ.

Notable practitioners

Marcy Wilder is praised by peers for the strength of her health privacy and cybersecurity practice. She provides advice on HIPAA compliance, data breaches and government investigations. One client enthused: "Marcy is the person you want in your team if you've had a major breach that you need to manage. I can't say enough about her."

Head of the firm's cybersecurity group, Harriet Pearson is singled out for her experience handling both proactive and reactive privacy and data matters. She has experience leading the response to some of the country's most significant breach incidents. "Harriet marries her expert knowledge of the law with her previous background in-house to deliver practical, timely, on-target advice that is customized for our business," comment clients.

Julie Brill is praised by clients for her "extremely valuable and unique insights into the world of privacy regulation." She joined Hogan Lovells in 2016 having served for six years as a commissioner at the FTC. She now advises clients on issues relating to data breaches, government policy and privacy initiatives.

"Policy guru" Christopher Wolf is a senior figure in the national privacy Bar and continues to advise clients on data and technology issues. He is commended for his foresight and innovative work in the internet space. Sources describe him as "incredibly well rounded," adding: "He knows the history of privacy."

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McDermott Will & Emery LLP - Privacy & Data Security

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Basic facts about the department
Key offices include Boston, Chicago and Washington, DC.

What the team is known for Continues to display impressive strength in the healthcare sector. Renowned for its excellent HIPAA practice, with a strong US base and key locations nationally to provide an expansive service. Also advises clients on privacy-related matters concerning M&A and other transactions. Recent hires have expanded the firm's additional expertise in cyber crises, e-commerce and internal investigations.

Strengths Client service was frequently highlighted by interviewees as a strength, with one commenting: "They were responsive and very knowledgeable in the area."

Work highlights Successfully argued a US Supreme Court case on behalf of Liberty Mutual, in which the Court ruled that Vermont cannot force health insurers to release medical claim payment data.

Has continued to act as privacy and data security counsel for healthcare company Premier.

Significant clients Willis Towers Watson, Radware, TD Bank, The American Registry for Internet Numbers, Steward Health Care.

Notable practitioners

Mark Schreiber, Michael Morgan and Daniel Gottlieb are co-leaders of the firm's global privacy and cybersecurity practice and are key contacts for the firm.

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Ropes & Gray LLP - Privacy & Data Security

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Basic facts about the department
Key offices include Boston, Chicago and New York.

What the team is known for Continues to be a powerhouse in privacy litigation and breach response work. Challenges major FTC decisions, defends indemnification claims and is well known for its fine track record in dealing with privacy violations linked to the payments industry. Recognized for its strength in matters pertaining to the healthcare sector.

Strengths The team is praised for its subject matter expertise and pragmatic approach: "They have an in-depth knowledge of the privacy landscape globally, and give very practical and actionable guidance," adding: "They understand our company and its culture."

Another adds: "They came highly recommended and lived up to it. They are very strategic, creative and keep commercial interests in mind."

Work highlights Represented LabMD in its petition of an FTC liability decision relating to an alleged patient information hacking incident.

Acted for Target in multiple class actions brought in connection with a major data breach in 2013.

Significant clients Under Armour, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Supervalu, Hilton Worldwide, The Weather Company.

Notable practitioners

Douglas Meal is regarded by market sources as the leading privacy litigator in the USA. He defends companies against privacy violation lawsuits following data breaches. Clients say: "Doug is extremely strategic, very quick on his feet and sees the big picture."

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Ropes & Gray’s privacy & cybersecurity practice has long been ranked as a leader by Chambers USA, Chambers Global and The Legal 500, and has been named a “Privacy & Consumer Protection Group of the Year” by Law360 four times. From managing complex global privacy and data protection advisory matters, to responding effectively to litigation and regulatory investigations stemming from security incidents and alleged privacy violations, Ropes & Gray is a leader in helping clients navigate the increasingly complex legal landscape surrounding privacy and cybersecurity.

To learn more about our practice, please visit: https://www.ropesgray.com/practices/Privacy-and-Cybersecurity.aspx

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Sidley Austin LLP - Privacy & Data Security

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Basic facts about the department
Key office is Washington, DC.

What the team is known for Excellent practice recognized for its litigation strengths and compliance expertise, maintaining a respected incident response and data breach team. Offers advice to clients on a wide array of issues, including big data, cybersecurity and cross-border information flow matters. Broad-ranging sector expertise includes consumer products manufacturing, financial services, retail, technology and transportation. Also highly regarded for its work in the healthcare and pharmaceutical arenas.

Strengths The group is commended for its full-service offering: "The team provides an integrated client experience and a range of talents to draw upon."

Work highlights Represented AT&T in a number of privacy litigation matters, including a high-profile Stored Communications Act (SCA) matter that was heard in the Court of Appeals.

Assisted Colgate-Palmolive in the development of a new data protection compliance program.

Significant clients Disney, Gannett Company, ICANN, Michael Stores, Microsoft.

Notable practitioners

Alan Charles Raul leads the firm's privacy, data security and information law group, and provides proactive and reactive counsel to a diverse client base. Respondents appreciate his technical knowledge: "Alan's natural fluency with technology issues is impressive - this combined with uncannily precise instincts, a deep knowledge of the complex legal landscape, and thorough legal analysis makes him a natural counselor."

Edward McNicholas co-leads the practice group and is noted by market commentators for his strength as a litigator. He represents companies in the aftermath of data incidents and provides ongoing counsel. "I tell people that he is an oracle who is incredibly connected in the privacy industry. He is very easy to work with, very personable and across the board shows a genuine interest in the work we are doing," enthused one client.

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For more information on the practice, please visit the practice's page at: https://www.sidley.com/en/services/privacy-and-cybersecurity

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Wiley Rein LLP - Privacy & Data Security

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Basic facts about the department
Key office is Washington, DC.

What the team is known for Acknowledged for its impressive work in healthcare privacy matters and considered highly adept at handling data breaches. Serves hospitals, pharmacies, insurers, advertisers and accountancy firms within the healthcare space. Experts in tax privacy, international and EU data transfer matters, as well as electronic surveillance and law enforcement.

Significant clients PwC, Privacy Analytics, Wolters Kluwer, Primary Care Coalition, Verisign.

Notable practitioners

Kirk Nahra is described by clients as "one of the best in the industry. He can balance reality and risk very well." They add: "He is pragmatic and practical." He is highly regarded for his work on healthcare privacy and data matters, including HIPAA, health technology, data breaches and risk management. He advises insurers on a variety of issues, defends companies against government investigations and facilitates internal investigations.

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The firm provides clients with an in-depth understanding of the current and potential rules and risks associated with privacy, data security, and cybersecurity principles, along with a broad range of compliance and strategic advice. The firm’s attorneys offer legal solutions that harmonize client needs with policy, best practices, and emerging information access restrictions across a wide range of privacy and security laws. The group provides guidance to businesses ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to small startups, to ensure compliance with data security rules, prevent breaches, and effectively respond if a data breach occurs. The firm has deep experience in the health care, communications, government contracts, insurance, and financial services sectors.

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