Ms. McDonald-McClure, the creator and editor of the Wyatt HITECH Law blog, is a partner and member of the Health Care Service Team at Wyatt Tarrant & Combs, LLP. Ms. McDonald-McClure draws upon her extensive legal career in healthcare to advise healthcare providers and suppliers in areas related to fraud and abuse, reimbursement, privacy and clinical trials.
The laws she regularly deals with include the anti-kickback statute, physician self-referral law (Stark), state and federal false claims acts, Medicare secondary payer law (including mandatory liability insurance reporting), HITECH, HIPAA, FTC Red Flag Rules (medical identity theft) and the many fraud and abuse related provisions buried in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Health Care Reform). She also assists clients with the development, review and maintenance of effective compliance programs and with risk and insurance issues. Ms. McDonald-McClure has the Highest Professional AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory (2015). She was selected by Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America® (Health Care Law) (2009-2015), and as a “Partner in Health Care” by Louisville Business First (2008-2015). For more information, visit her bio.
Ms. Underwood, CIPP/US and member of Wyatt’s Corporate & Securities Service Team, leads the Data Privacy & Security Team, bringing together the Firm’s experience in privacy and security in banking, healthcare and other industries in order to provide legal assistance on data security and privacy for clients across a multitude of industries.
She has counseled clients on an assortment of data privacy and security matters such as updating their website policies for compliance, counseling regarding preparing for and responding to data security incidents, and drafting and negotiating vendor agreements. Ms. Underwood is AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. For more information, visit her bio.
Ms. Levi is Counsel for the Firm’s Health Care Service Team. She has twenty years of experience advising healthcare clients regarding medical records (including HIPAA privacy and security issues and data breaches) as well as complex healthcare fraud and abuse issues and helps clients structure transactions and activities to comply with the Physician Self-Referral (Stark) Law, the Anti-Kickback Statute, the False Claims Act, and HIPAA privacy and security laws, among others.
Ms. Levi is a frequent contributor to the Wyatt HITECH Law blog, with over fifty posts written. Ms. Levi has given numerous presentations on health care reform, HIPAA, EMTALA and fraud and abuse. For more information, visit her bio.
Other Wyatt Contributors and Members of the Data Privacy & Security Team
Carole D. Christian is a Co-Chair of the Firm’s Health Care Service Team. She represents health care clients in certificate of need hearings, court appeals, Medicaid appeals, Medicare reimbursement and similar negotiations and disputes with state and federal regulatory authorities. Ms. Christian has many years of experience advising clients on all issues relating to medical records, including HIPAA compliance and data breach response
Martha A. Ziskind is a member of the Corporate and Securities Service Team. Before joining Wyatt, she enjoyed a twenty-nine year career at PNC Bank and its predecessor Kentucky bank, Citizens Fidelity, where she served as Chief Market Counsel and Corporate Secretary as well as PNC’s in-house privacy lawyer. Ms. Ziskind is a frequent speaker on privacy-related topics and has advised financial institutions on data breach and other privacy matters.
Mark Vorder-Bruegge, Jr. is the partner in charge of the Firm’s technology. The Intellectual Property practice is tightly integrated with the Data Privacy and Security team because so much modern-day information has both proprietary and privacy attributes. Mr. Vorder-Bruegge frequently assists clients with computer infrastructure, data housing, software licensing, application program language, third-party data vendor, and similar transactions and disputes. He has negotiated and counseled clients on security and other risks associated with over twenty data-related transactions over the past two years.
Douglas L. McSwain is a member of the Firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution Service Team. He concentrates his practice in constitutional law, business, professional, employment, civil rights, data privacy & security, and trade law.
Cornelius E. Coryell II is a member of the Firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Service Team. He has litigated a wide variety of civil disputes, including cases involving data privacy breaches, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, and alleged violation of fiduciary duties. Mr. Coryell concentrates his practice in the areas of complex commercial litigation, banking litigation, trust and estate litigation, and insurance disputes.
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