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Health Care providers can learn about the latest states to enact consumer privacy & data protection laws related to Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and Protected Health Information (PHI) and the status of proposed federal privacy legislation and more during a free webinar presented by the Butzel Health Care Industry Group.

The presentation – Compliance Update: The End of COVID and the Increase in Cyber Security for Health Care and Human Resources Professionals – will address reporting obligations, current threats, and steps to take to avoid becoming a victim. Presenters also will provide a “crash course” in how the expiration of the COVID-19 emergency declarations will impact group health plans. In addition, webinar participants will get an update on how the federal government push for greater transparency in health benefits is proceeding.

Featured speakers include the following Butzel attorneys:

Debra A. Geroux is a co-chair of Butzel’s Healthcare Industry Group. Her healthcare practice focuses on health care compliance, cybersecurity and privacy, and statutory/regulatory reporting obligations. She has assisted health care practitioners in defense of state and federal debarment, fraud, waste and abuse investigations and litigation, licensing and credentialing, government and commercial payor audits and a host of other health care issues. She earned her Certified in Healthcare Privacy Compliance (CHPC) designation from the Compliance and Certification Board. She also holds a Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC) designation. Geroux’s cybersecurity practice focuses on counseling companies through incident response / notification, as well as assisting with the post-breach investigations.

Claudia Rast chairs Butzel’s Intellectual Property, Cybersecurity and Emerging Technology Practice Department. She is the co-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Cybersecurity Legal Task Force and recently co-authored a chapter in the ABA Cybersecurity Handbook on cyber incident response. Blending her expertise in law, business, and science, she counsels companies in their strategic use of technology in the areas of privacy, cybersecurity, data security and governance, intellectual property licensing and registration, and the forensic preservation and analysis of electronically stored information. Much of her cybersecurity practice involves companies’ HIPAA notification obligations post data-breach.

Lynn McGuire concentrates her practice in the area of employee benefits law and executive compensation. She regularly works with defined benefit pension plans, 401(k), 403(b) and 457(b) and (f) retirement plans, insured and self-insured group health plans, cafeteria plans, health reimbursement arrangements, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, qualified transportation fringe benefits, on-site clinics, wellness programs, employee assistance programs, group life insurance, STD, LTD, opt-out cash benefits, pre-tax premiums, and tuition assistance benefits. She prepares and advises on equity-based compensation arrangements and non-qualified deferred compensation plans. McGuire frequently advises employers and plan service providers on the Affordable Care Act (Health Care Reform) and other federal laws affecting employee benefits.

Mark W. Jane practices in the areas of employee benefits and executive compensation, with a focus on complex issues arising from the sponsorship of group health and welfare plans. He has worked with employers of all shapes and sizes, providing incisive counsel regarding the tax and employment implications on the design and ongoing maintenance of a wide array of employee benefit plans, primarily comprehensive health and welfare plans, cafeteria plans, 401(k) plans, and profit-sharing plans. He has experience representing clients with respect to their benefit plans before various governmental agencies, including the Internal Revenue Service and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.

About Butzel
Butzel is one of the leading law firms in Michigan and the United States. It was founded in Detroit in 1854 and has provided trusted client service for nearly 170 years. Butzel’s full-service law offices are located in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing, and Troy, Mich.; New York, NY; and, Washington, D.C., as well as an alliance office in Beijing. It is an active member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms.