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Health Care Technology 2017: Critical Issues in Cybercare, Digital Medicine, and Structuring Effective Agreements

Speaker(s): Amy S. Leopard, Diana J.P. McKenzie, Douglas A. Grimm, Forest Blanton, Nardo Manaloto, Steve Berman, Wen Dombrowski, William A. Tanenbaum
Recorded on: Jun. 13, 2017
PLI Program #: 186633

William A. Tanenbaum assists companies in the transactional, intellectual property, cybersecurity aspects of the Industrial Internet of Things, the Internet of Medical Things, Edge Computing and AI and analytics using data generated by IoT and Edge Computing to overcome the limitations of Cloud Computing.  

Bill has “expertise in technology transactions that puts him at the very top of the market” and is “highly recommended for his expert counsel.” (Who's Who Legal) He is ranked in top tiers by Chambers (New York, National and Global rankings), Who’s Who Legal (International “Thought Leader” and “Recommended” in Data and Technology), and Best Lawyers in America (Information Technology). Bill served as President of the International Technology Law Association. He was named as the “Lawyer of the Year” in IT in New York by US News & World Report and as one of the Top 30 IT lawyers in the U.S. (Best of the Best/Expert Legal Guide). Moses & Singer is ranked as a National Tier 1 Firm in Technology Law by US News & World Report/Best Lawyers. Bill works with technology companies and with mainstream companies that acquire technology.  

Chambers finds that Bill has a “solid national reputation,” is a “prominent figure in technology and outsourcing,” “is recognized for his deft handling of corporate deals relating to cutting-edge technologies,” “understands the market and uses his expertise to help [clients] successfully navigate negotiations” and “brings extremely high integrity, a deep intellect, fearlessness and a practical, real-world mindset to every problem.” Chambers also says that Bill's "technology approach and understanding of healthcare - his domain expertise - is a winning combination.” 

Bill is recognized as one of the “leading names” in AI and a “go-to expert [on] data.” (Who's Who Legal/Global Data Review) Chambers finds that Bill has “broad strengths” in the IP and technology aspects of M&A and corporate transactions and provides “savvy, zealous representation.” He also “has strong litigation experience” with patent victories in the Federal Circuit (Who's Who Legal), and helps clients avoid litigation. 

Chambers selected Bill to be the “Global Expert & Contributing Editor” of its 2021 “Global Practice Guide on Digital HealthCare.” He was appointed by his peers to the "List of the World's Leading Neutrals [Arbitrators]"  

He is a graduate of Brown University (Phi Beta Kappa), Cornell Law School, and the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving. 

Amy Leopard practices business law and advises a diverse array of clients in the healthcare and technology industries.

Amy is a valued business advisor in corporate matters involving healthcare and information technology law. She provides trusted counsel to healthcare providers, entrepreneurs, and service providers on licensing, payment, regulatory compliance, privacy and technology issues. As a former hospital executive, Amy has in-depth knowledge from over twenty years in the healthcare industry as vice president in both academic medical center and community hospital settings and an internship in the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division. She also teaches advanced courses on transactions for healthcare organizations as an Adjunct Professor at the Case Western Reserve Law School, where she was editor-in-chief of "Health Matrix: Journal of Law-Medicine" and worked on NIH grant projects. Amy has been selected by her peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America.

Mr. Blanton serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for the Memorial Healthcare System.  Mr. Blanton oversees the Information Technology, Clinical Engineering, and Health Information functions at Memorial.  Memorial is a six hospital system serving southern Broward County, Florida.  Mr. Blanton has worked at Memorial for over 30 years and has led the selection and design of numerous clinical and operational systems, as well as many strategic projects.

Mr. Blanton lives with his family in Southwest Ranches, Florida and received a Bachelors’ in Mathematical Sciences and a Masters’ in Operations Research, both from Stanford University.  Mr. Blanton has earned the following certifications:  PMP (Project Management Professional); FACHE (Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives); CMA (Certified Management Accountant); CDP (Certified Data Processor); and CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management).

Diana McKenzie is a partner and chair of HunterMaclean’s information technology and outsourcing practice group. She is internationally recognized for her work in information technology and outsourcing matters and is best known for her ability to provide practical, efficient, and strategic legal counsel.

Diana has practiced exclusively in information technology and privacy law since 1985. This experience gives her the breadth and depth to offer an unparalleled sophisticated and holistic perspective on her clients’ business and legal challenges. She has extensive experience with issues unique to the health care technology industry.

Diana is a nationally recognized writer and internationally recognized speaker in information technology, outsourcing law, and cybersecurity/privacy law. She has given over 170 speeches in fifty cities across the United States and in fourteen countries in Europe, South America, Asia, and Australia. Diana has published over fifty articles in various periodicals such as the Stanford Journal of Law, Business & Finance, The Licensing Journal, Intellectual Property and Technology Law Journal, and the Computer and Internet Lawyer. She has been quoted over 100 times in various periodicals such as the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Sun-Times, the Miami Herald, and Computerworld Magazine. Diana also has a background in computer programming.

Diana graduated from Kenyon College, magna cum laude, with honors in Political Science in 1981. She earned both her M.B.A. and J.D. from Emory University in 1985. Prior to joining HunterMaclean, she practiced at a major Chicago law firm where she founded and ran the information technology law practice group. Other leadership experience includes running the U.S. contracting for one of the top health care technology vendors. She has also served on the Management Committee for the first information technology law boutique in the country.


Douglas Grimm is a health care regulatory partner at Arent Fox who previously served as a former Chief Operating Officer of multiple acute-care hospitals throughout the United States. Douglas focuses his practice on the representation of hospitals and health care systems with an emphasis on regulatory counseling in the areas of compliance planning, government investigations, health information privacy and security, reimbursement issues, health information technology, peer review/medical staff and certificates of need, development of new service lines, licensure and provider enrollment, and insurance issues.