HIPAA/HITECH Act in 2014: What You Need to Know

Broadcast Date: Friday, May 16, 2014 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm (ET)
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Deborah Gersh
Jennifer J. Daniels
Jennifer Romig
Michael D. Ebert



Ropes & Gray is one of the world’s premier law firms, with approximately 1,100 lawyers serving clients in major centers of business, finance, technology and government. The firm has offices in New York, Washington, D.C., Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, London, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo and Seoul.

Our leading national privacy and data security practice is ranked nationally by Chambers USA and Chambers Global and has been named “Privacy Group of the Year” by Law360.  Our privacy and data security attorneys are leaders in the fields of data privacy and security compliance, counseling, response and prevention.  We have advised clients on the impact of HIPAA, the HITECH Act, and accompanying regulations since the inception of the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rule over ten years ago.  We routinely advise clients on the full array of data privacy and security matters, including creation of privacy and security compliance programs, compliance and risk assessments, development and implementation of remediation and corrective action plans, development and implementation of workforce training, advice in connection with data breaches, representation of covered entities and business associates in regard to negotiation of business associate agreements, development of model documents and templates for policies and business associate agreements (“BAAs”), and preemption analyses to determine whether existing state laws are more stringent than the HIPAA requirements.  We are currently advising clients on the impact of the newly enacted HIPAA Omnibus rule on their operations.

Website: https://www.ropesgray.com/

About Blank Rome LLP

With more than 500 attorneys serving clients across the globe, Blank Rome LLP is an international law firm representing businesses and organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies to start-up entities. The Firm’s services include cybersecurity, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, public companies and capital formation; tax; commercial and corporate litigation; financial services; bankruptcy and financial restructuring; employment benefits and labor; government relations; intellectual property; maritime, international trade and procurement; privately held and emerging companies; product liability; public finance; real estate; trusts and estates; and white collar, internal and government investigations. 

Website: https://www.blankrome.com/

About KPMG


KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm (www.kpmg.com/us), is the U.S. member firm of KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”). KPMG International’s member firms have 155,000 professionals, including more than 8,600 partners, in 155 countries.

About KPMG International

KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We operate in 155 countries and have 155,000 people working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”), a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such.

Website: https://www.kpmg.com/