Deborah Gersh to Speak at Knowledge Congress’ LIVE Webcast

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NEW YORK - April 15, 2014 - PRLog -- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Deborah Gersh, Partner, Ropes & Gray LLP  will speak at a 2-hour webcast entitled “HIPAA/HITECH Act in 2014: What You Need to Know LIVE Webcast.” This two-hour event is scheduled on May 16, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM ET.

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Event Synopsis:

In a two hour live webcast, a panel of thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will discuss the significant and latest HIPAA/HITECH issues.

Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:

·         HIPAA/HITECH Act in 2014: An overview

·         Emerging trends and issues

·         Enforcement and compliance

·         Penalties and exemptions

·         Best practices

·         Latest regulatory updates

About Deborah Gersh

Deborah Gersh is the co-chair of Ropes & Gray’s health care practice group.  Debbie is a recognized expert in the field of privacy and data security and advises clients on an array of data privacy, protection and security matters under HIPAA as well as state privacy and security laws. Deborah has represented  clients involved in security incidents involving protected health and other sensitive personal information, including representing clients in matters involving the United States Department of health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, as well as HIPAA security audits and qui tam actions initiated by state and federal government authorities. She is a frequent speaker on privacy and data security issues and author of articles highlighting trends in the field.

About Ropes & Gray LLP

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.

Ropes & Gray’s 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.  Ropes & Gray’sprivacy and data security attorneys are leaders in the fields of data privacy and security compliance, counseling, response and prevention.  Ropes & Gray’s attorneys  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.  Ropes & Gray’s attorneysroutinely 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.  Ropes & Gray’s attorneysare currently advising clients on the impact of the newly enacted HIPAA Omnibus rule on their operations.

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. Its mission is to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webcasts that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format.

The organization brings together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcasts to study the impact of changes and emerging trends. Hear from leading government officials/regulators, key thought leaders, and industry experts objectively analyze the latest trends and issues and their impact on industries.

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