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Health Care Technology 2018: New Risks and How to Plan for Them in Cyber Threats, Digital Medicine, IoT and Technology Agreements

Speaker(s): Amy S. Leopard, Cora Tung Han, Diana J.P. McKenzie, Gerard Nussbaum, Linda Sanches, Prof. Anna Lysyanskaya, William A. Tanenbaum
Recorded on: Jun. 4, 2018
PLI Program #: 220330

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. 

Cora Han is a senior attorney in the Federal Trade Commission’s Division of Privacy and Identity Protection.  She works on a range of policy, outreach, and litigation matters, including the Internet of Things, and health privacy and security.  


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.

Anna Lysyanskaya is a Professor of Computer Science at Brown University.  She joined Brown in 2002, after obtaining her Ph.D. at MIT.  Her research area is cryptography, especially privacy-preserving cryptographic protocols.  She is famous for her work on anonymous credentials, which are algorithms that allow users to prove that they are authorized without disclosing any additional information.  She is a recipient of the NSF Career award and numerous other grants, the Sloan Foundation Fellowship, and the Google and IBM Faculty Fellowships.

Gerard Nussbaum

Experienced strategic advisor and healthcare executive with mastery of digital health, information technology, healthcare operations, legal and regulatory issues; deep experience in information technology strategic planning, technology system acquisition and implementation, regulatory compliance programs, merger and acquisition planning and execution; and interim management; frequent public speaker and author.


Gerard has provided leadership and expertise to academic medical centers and health sciences entities, health systems, community hospitals, children's hospitals, specialty cancer care providers, and health industry vendors clients in many areas, including:

  • Digital health planning and execution
  • Information technology strategic planning;
  • Interim executive leadership;
  • Regulatory compliance and planning (including HIPAA, Stark, Anti-Kickback);
  • Systems acquisition, negotiation, and implementation planning;
  • Contract negotiations
  • Academic research strategic planning;
  • University enterprise strategic planning and enterprise infrastructure operations;
  • Information technology division structure and reorganization;
  • Accountable care organization technology planning;
  • Community EHR planning, program development, EHR Donation rule compliance, provider pricing and delivery options, program marketing; Electronic health record incentive program compliance (meaningful use);
  • Privacy and security planning, policy development, incident response planning, HIPAA compliance;
  • Software development partnerships and innovation center planning;
  • Medical device product planning and market viability
  • Health information exchange strategic planning, operations development, and policy development;
  • New facilities technology planning, design, and visioning; and
  • Health system merger, consolidation due diligence, planning; and separation transition planning.

Affiliations:  Vice Chair, Health Information and Technology Practice Group, American Health Lawyers Association, Member: ABA Health Law Section, HIMSS, IAPP.

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.