Data Incident Response Team

Wyatt’s Data Incident Response Team has the knowledge and experience to help you manage the potential unauthorized exposure of personal information. When you experience a data security incident, you need lawyers who can help you determine the state and federal data privacy laws applicable to your situation. Depending on the facts, a security incident may trigger a requirement to notify individuals and regulatory authorities.

We maintain good relationships with insurers, regulatory agencies, law enforcement and cyber security experts. We also have worked with the top data security incident response and remediation consultants in the field. For additional information on how our Data Incident Response Team can assist with unauthorized disclosures of sensitive data and with security incident response, see our brochure.  Meanwhile, even before you call us or anyone else, read our Six Tips for what to do in the first 24-48 hour after a cyber security incident.

Here are our Team Members:

Kathie McDonald-McClure

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).


Margaret Young Levi

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.

Mary Fullington has a diverse practice in the areas of data privacy and security, bankruptcy and litigation.  In her data privacy practice, she helps clients comply with laws and industry standards related to the protection of sensitive information vulnerable to disclosure due to human error or criminal attack, both before and after disclosure, and assists them in responding to regulators, customers, employees and others whose information may have been disclosed.  In her bankruptcy practice, she regularly represents lenders, bondholders, buyers of assets from Chapter 11 cases, lessors, liquidating trustees, bankruptcy trustees, receivers, as well as debtors, in business bankruptcy cases and in federal and state court civil litigation proceedings.

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

Jennifer Wintergerst is a member of the Firm’s Health Care Service Team. She concentrates her practice in the area of regulatory compliance, Medicare and Medicaid billing compliance and claims litigation, Medicare and Medicaid provider enrollment, governmental audits and investigations, RAC, MIC and ZPIC audits and appeals, and false claims litigation. Ms. Wintergerst assists clients with the development, review, and maintenance of effective compliance plans, and conducts internal investigations regarding potential overpayments and data security incidents. She also assists providers with disciplinary actions before regulatory boards and with HHS/OIG exclusion and reinstatement.

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.

Dan Soldato is a member of the Firm’s Health Care Service Team and focuses his practice on corporate services and regulatory matters for healthcare organizations.

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.

Matthew Williams is a member of the Firm’s Intellectual Property Protection & Litigation Service Team. He concentrates his practice in the area of intellectual property law including trade secrets, copyrights, client counseling, transaction support, IP licensing, and IP litigation. In addition to representing his clients in trademark and patent prosecution and enforcement matters, Mr. Williams prepares and reviews website terms of use and privacy policies, web development and hosting agreements, and software development and license agreements.

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.

For more information about Wyatt’s Data Privacy & Security and Health Care practices, please follow the links below:

Data Privacy & Security

Health Care

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2 thoughts on “Data Incident Response Team

  1. Thanks Mark! I just recently discovered you blog as well, through a LinkedIn weekly update. If you include the tag “linkedin” on your blog posts, then I think your new posts get posted to your LinkedIn profile and may even show up in the weekly updates. We’ll have to share blogging stories soon!


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