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Practical Considerations under HIPAA for “Business Associate” Start-ups

February 15, 2019 at 9:24 AM - HIPAA compliance,

     

As a start-up tech company, you’ve likely poured hundreds of hours into the development and testing of a marketable product, and have pitched your idea to countless investor groups and prospective customers. After your product is launched and customers are being signed up, a whole new set of concerns will present themselves. For start-ups targeting customers in the healthcare industry, these concerns will likely include the adoption of critical compliance and risk mitigation protocols mandated by HIPAA for the so-called “Business Associates” of “Covered Entities.”

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How the Nonprofit Landscape Will Change in 2019

January 29, 2019 at 1:48 PM - Nonprofits,

     

Nonprofit legal departments can expect changes in 2019 due to new federal and state laws passed last year. Lakshmi Sarma Ramani, a member with our Washington D.C.-based team, offers an overview of the key issues that may impact nonprofits in her latest ACC Docket article.

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Immigration Alert: H-1B Visa Cap Filing Season begins 4/1/19

January 15, 2019 at 12:34 PM - Immigration

     

New H-1B visa petitions (including change of status petitions) can be filed with the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (“USCIS”) beginning April 1, 2019 for an effective start date of October 1, 2019.  H-1B petitions are accepted on a "first-come-first-serve" basis, and the demand for H-1B visas is expected to be very high again this year. We therefore plan to file all cap-subject Petitions for USCIS receipt on April 1, 2019.  

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4 Ways To Ensure HIPAA Compliant Business Associate Agreements

December 18, 2018 at 9:10 AM - HIPAA compliance,

     

In the wake of an historic, multi-state lawsuit filed against a “Business Associate” earlier this month, it is imperative that companies with business associate agreements (BAA) in place with health care/plan customers review internal data security policies and procedures to ensure they are in compliance with their obligations arising under HIPAA, state privacy laws and the BAAs.

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Update on the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield's Status

October 31, 2018 at 9:18 AM - EU-U.S. Privacy Shield,

     

Outside GC Member Stephan Grynwajc continues to keep a close eye on the fate of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield data-sharing arrangement. 

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Political Activity for Tax-Exempt Organizations

October 25, 2018 at 10:53 AM - Nonprofits,

     

In this timely ACC Docket piece, Lakshmi Sarma Ramani (Washington D.C.-area team) reviews the IRS rules related to general lobbying and political campaign activity which apply to tax-exempt organizations.

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