CLE Program

2019 Health Law Symposium


Date: Friday, March 22, 2019
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


Massachusetts Bar Association
Conference Room 101
20 West St
Boston, MA, 02111

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Privacy, Cybersecurity, and the Health Care Industry: Threats, Risks and Mitigation

Join us for the 2019 Health Law Symposium on Friday, March 22, at the newly renovated MBA, 20 West St., Boston.

Symposium Agenda

8-8:45 a.m.: Registration and Networking

8:45-9 a.m.: Welcoming Remarks

9-9:30 a.m.: Lessons Learned: A Discussion of Recent Breach Settlements from the Perspective of OCR, OAG, and Hospital Counsel
Joshua Abrams, Esq., senior attorney, Office of the General Counsel, Partners HealthCare System, Inc. 
Erin Feeney Walker, Esq., attorney/investigator, DHHS Office of Civil Rights 
Michael W. Wong, Esq., assistant attorney general, Health Care Division, Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General

9:30-10:30 a.m.: How Safe is Your Organization from Hackers? Recent Risks and Tips from an Insider
Kathryn Rattigan, Esq., Robinson & Cole
Tom Doyle, FBI Cyber Task Force

10:30-10:45 a.m.: Networking Break

10:45-11:30 a.m.: General Data Protection Regulation 101: What You Need to Know
Ben Jensen, Esq., Robinson & Cole
Kathleen Porter, Esq., Robinson & Cole

11:30 a.m.-Noon: A Review of MassHealth's Privacy Obligations: Examining HIPAA, FIPA, Medicaid Confidentiality, and Other Legal Requirements
Robert Ciccia, Esq., Assistant General Counsel, EOHHS Privacy Office

Margaret Schmid, Assistant General Counsel, EOHHS Privacy Office 

Noon-1 p.m.: Lunch and Networking

1-1:30 p.m.: 42 CFR Part 2
Shannon Choy-Seymour, Esq., Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan/Well Sense Health Plan
Connie Peters, VP for Addiction Services, Association for Behavioral Healthcare

1:30-2:15 p.m.: Cyber Insurance
Judith M. Feinberg Albright, Esq., Rath, Young & Pignatelli
Shawn McLaughlin, National Healthcare Practice Leader, HUB International Limited  

2:15-3:15 p.m.: Ethics Lawyers' Duty for Technological Competence
Heidi Alexander, Esq., deputy director, LOMAP
Heather LaVigne, Esq., assistant bar counsel, Board of Bar Overseers

3:15-3:30 p.m.: Closing Remarks and Adjournment

Space is limited. We strongly recommend attendees register in advance.

The Massachusetts Bar Association would like to thank this year's symposium sponsors:


James T. Downes, Esq., Program Chair
Law Office of James Downes, Boston
Kathryn M. Rattigan, Esq., Panelist
Robinson & Cole LLP, Providence
Michael J. Barrows, Esq., Panelist
Devine Barrows LLP, Wellesley Hills
Joshua Abrams, Esq., Panelist
Partners HealthCare System Inc., Somerville
Heidi Alexander, Esq., Panelist
Supreme Judicial Court, Boston
Shannon Choy-Seymour, Esq., Panelist
Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan / Well Sense Health Plan, Charlestown
Robert Ciccia, Esq., Panelist
EOHHS Privacy Office, Boston
Tom Doyle, Panelist
FBI Cyber Task Force, Boston
Judith M. Feinberg Albright, Esq., Panelist
Rath, Young & Pignatelli, Boston
Benjamin C. Jensen, Esq., Panelist
Robinson & Cole LLP, Hartford
Heather LaVigne, Esq., Panelist
Board of Bar Overseers, Boston
Shawn McLaughlin, National Healthcare Practice Leader, Panelist
Hub International Limited, Cambridge
Connie Peters, VP for Addiction Services, Panelist
Association for Behavioral Healthcare, Natick
Kathleen Porter, Esq., Panelist
Robinson & Cole LLP, Hartford
Margaret Schmid, Esq., Panelist
Assistant General Counsel, EOHHS Privacy Office
Erin Feeney Walker, Esq., Panelist
DHHS Office of Civil Rights, Boston
Michael W. Wong, Esq., Panelist
Office of the MA Attorney General, Health Care Division, Boston

Sponsoring Sections:

Health Law Section

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