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Health Care IT 2016: Critical Issues


Speaker(s): Diana J.P. McKenzie, Douglas A. Grimm, Paul Alvarez, Samuel Pierre-Louis, Susan H Nycum, William A. Tanenbaum
Recorded on: Jun. 3, 2016
PLI Program #: 149691

Diana J. P. McKenzie has a nationwide practice focused on providing practical, efficient and strategic legal advice to clients on significant information technology and outsourcing transactions. Ms. McKenzie has practiced exclusively in information technology law since 1985.  This experience gives her the breadth and depth to offer an unparalleled sophisticated and holistic perspective on her client’s business challenges.  She has extensive experience with issues unique to the health care technology industry.  Ms. McKenzie is a nationally recognized writer and an internationally recognized speaker on technology and electronic commerce law.  She has given over 150 speeches in 50 cities and 14 countries.  Ms. McKenzie’s quotes and writings have been published in the Stanford Journal of Law, Business & Finance, The Licensing Journal, CIO Magazine, ComputerWorld, National Law Journal, and the Computer and Internet Lawyer.  Diana also has a background in computer programming.   She has been selected as one of America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and Technology by Chambers USA, as one of the top lawyers in the U.S.A. in Information Technology Law by The Best Lawyers in America, and as one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Illinois by Chicago Magazine. She is a Past President, of the ITechLaw Association and has been a Senior Member of HIMSS since 2002.  Diana currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Technology Association of Georgia, Savannah Chapter.  Ms. McKenzie received a B.A., magna cum laude, from Kenyon College, and an M.B.A. and a J.D. from Emory University. 


William A. Tanenbaum is ranked in top tiers by Chambers: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and in its Global Edition, Who's Who Legal, and Best Lawyers in America in technology, outsourcing, IP, AI and Data Law and recognized for his strength in healthcare technology.  He works closely with clients to bring actionable, industry-informed solutions to their business needs.

Bill has “expertise in technology transactions that puts him at the very top of the market” (Who's Who Legal) and "his technology approach and understanding of healthcare - his domain expertise - is a winning combination.” (Chambers)  According to Chambers, Bill “brings extremely high integrity, a deep intellect, fearlessness and a practical, real-world mindset to every problem.”  Bill is recognized as one of the “leading names” in AI and as a “go-to expert [on] data.” (Who's Who Legal/Global Data Review)  He was named as the “Lawyer of the Year” in IT in New York in 2013 by US News & World Report and one of the Top 30 IT lawyers in the U.S. (Best of the Best/Expert Legal Guide), and as one of the “IAM Strategy 300 - The World's Leading IP Strategists,” as an “IP Star” and as a “Life Sciences Star.” (Managing IP; LMG Life Sciences) Bill was President of the International Technology Association and is the Contributing Editor of the International Comparative Legal Guide to Digital Health 2020

Chambers also finds that Bill has a “solid national reputation,” “is a “prominent figure in technology and outsourcing,” “provides savvy representation,” and “uses his expertise to help [clients] successfully navigate negotiations.”  Bill also “has strong litigation experience” with patent victories in the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Who's Who Legal).  He was appointed by peer review to the “List of the World’s Leading Neutrals [Arbitrators]” and is Board Member of the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center.  He is also a past Vice President of the Society for Information Management, an  industry CIO association (New York Chapter). 

Prior to joining Moses & Singer, Bill was the Chair of IP and Technology Transactions at a Wall Street firm, a partner in an international IP firm, and the Practice Co-Chair of Healthcare Technology Transactions at an Am Law 100 firm. 

 

 


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.


Susan H. Nycum is an independent commercial arbitrator and mediator serving on panels of the AAA, CPR, ICDR, ICC, and WIPO. In the 1960s she was a member of the team that performed the seminal work in the field of information storage and retrieval for lawyers at the Health Law Center of the University of Pittsburgh. Susan was an international partner of Baker & McKenzie, where she headed the North America IP and high technology practice group and was a coordinator of its global high technology practice group. She is a member of the Board of the College of Commercial Arbitrators, the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, and the Mediation Society. She is a former Chair of the ABA Section of Science and Technology and former President of the ITech Law Association. She can be reached at susan@nycum.net.