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Health Care IT 2015: Critical Issues

Speaker(s): Alexis S. Gilroy, Ann K Moceyunas, Anshu Prasad, Cora Tung Han, Edward M. Stroz, Gwendolyn Ponder, Jeff P Johnson, Joseph Pennell, Milton Petersen, Peter F. McLaughlin, Richard Chang, William A. Tanenbaum
Recorded on: May. 28, 2015
PLI Program #: 58855


Health Care
Life Sciences Emerging Companies
Health Care Private Equity


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Named one of five "Rising Stars" in health law by Law360 (2014)


American University (J.D. 2002); University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A. in Political Science with honors and distinction 1998; Morehead Scholar; Dean's Fellow)


District of Columbia and Georgia

Alexis Gilroy advises health care and technology companies on health care and corporate matters with an emphasis on e-health topics (telemedicine, telehealth, and mobile health). She counsels and directs transactions involving venture capital, private equity, debt financing, joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions, management arrangements, physician engagement, hospital affiliation, and other general and complex contractual needs.

Alexis has broad experience with the practical and legal needs of health care companies, especially the unique legal issues faced by e-health companies. Prior to joining Jones Day, she managed more than 20 strategic M&A transactions for a publicly traded health care company that involved cyberknife, imaging centers, teleradiology companies, and radiation oncology  centers. In addition, she advised on business strategy and implementation matters specific to e-health programs, business models, devices, and products; counseled on regulations regarding e-consults, online prescribing, patient consents, credentialing by proxy, corporate practice of medicine, physician supervision, reimbursement, anti-kickback, and licensure matters specific to e-health providers and businesses; developed and negotiated e-health specific customer, vendor, and affiliation contracts and documentation; structured research arrangements involving HIT (health information technology); and led strategy and communications with medical boards and other regulators and policy makers on e-health matters.

Alexis has spoken extensively on matters involving e-health, including testimony before legislative and

regulatory bodies. She serves on the Board of Directors of the American Telemedicine Association, and as appointee to the Maryland Governor's Telemedicine Taskforce, member of the Federation of State Medical Boards' workgroup on telehealth, and leader of the American Health Lawyer Association's E-Health and Telemedicine Affinity Group.

Anshu leads a global team focused on applying advanced analytic techniques to improve results, primarily from supply chain, operations and logistics engagements. With over 18 years in consulting, Anshu has worked with clients across a range of industries, including consumer products, process/heavy manufacturing, and retail.

Primary Areas of Practice:

Law School/Graduate School:
Oxford (MBA)

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.  


Jeff Johnson represents public and private clients, from large public companies to new startups and emerging companies, in the hardware, software, data, Internet, financial, FinTech and other markets. The core areas of his practice include the development and commercialization of technology and products.

Mr. Johnson's practice focuses on technology and patent licensing, joint ventures and collaboration agreements, domestic and international distribution and reseller agreements, outsourcing agreements, services and consulting agreements, and acquisition and sale of technology assets. His technology licensing practice involves negotiations and drafting of hardware, software, data and other intellectual property licenses; development agreements; manufacturing agreements; sales representative agreements; hosted service agreements; 'Software as a Service' contracts; Internet advertising and use agreements and related arrangements. He also advises clients generally on the protection and commercialization of intellectual property assets. Learn more about Jeff's practice and how he can support your startup on

Prior to joining the firm in 1999, Mr. Johnson was associated with another firm, where he represented a number of large and small public corporations in general corporate and securities matters.

Honors & Awards

  • Named a 2013 and 2014 leading practitioner in patent law by IAM Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Practitioners 
  • Selected in 2009–2013 as one of the 250 "World's Leading IP Strategists" by IAM Magazine (UK)

Recent Highlights

  • Represented Alcatel-Lucent in their sale of their LGS subsidiary for $200 million
  • Represent Oxford Instruments (UK) in global product distribution agreements for scientific instruments and materials
  • Represented an international investment bank in its licensing of foreign exchange trading data and algorithms
  • Represent Benu Networks in commercialization and distribution agreements for telecom equipment and software
  • Represent Booz Allen Hamilton in intellectual property and transactional matters
  • Represent Tego, Inc. in product commercialization agreements with aircraft suppliers and manufacturers

Professional Activities

Mr. Johnson is a member of the American Bar Association and the Licensing Executives Society. Mr. Johnson was Co-Chair of the Boston Chapter of the Licensing Executives Society from 2007 to 2012.

Practice Area

Intellectual Property
Post-Grant Patent Proceedings
Emerging Company
Technology Transactions and Licensing


JD, Stanford Law School, 1998
MS, Information Systems Policy, University of Maine, 1995
BS, Engineering, with Highest Distinction, University of Maine, 1993

Bar Admissions

New York

Peter McLaughlin is a partner in the Boston office of Womble Bond Dickinson and a member of the firm’s Privacy & Data Security practice. He has nearly 20 years of experience advising U.S. and international clients on their handling of corporate and personal information and complying with cybersecurity, privacy, and data protection standards.

After having been Assistant GC (Privacy & Security) and global privacy officer for Cardinal Health as far back as 2005, with a total 7 years of in-house experience, McLaughlin appreciates the importance of practical guidance to clients. McLaughlin advises clients with respect to a broad range of technology transactions, privacy and security issues. These predominantly touch: 1) the domestic and global handling of personal data, including the CCPA, EU GDPR preparedness, and Privacy Shield compliance; 2) information security programs (across industries), Internet of Things, US and multinational security reviews, and post-incident responses with management of forensic teams; and 3) innovative uses of information and technology, such as digital health and life sciences, advertising and consumer marketing, Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles, facial recognition, and analytics.

Mr. McLaughlin is a regular contributor to blogs, magazines, and journals, and he has presented at events by: PLI; Privacy Xchange Forum; RSA Conference; mHIMSS; IAPP; HIPAA Summit; World IP Forum; and others.

McLaughlin received his J.D. from Georgetown Law in 1993 and his B.A. from Columbia in 1986.

William A. Tanenbaum is recognized as one of the Who’s Who Legal “Thought Leaders Global Elite” and is ranked in top tiers by ChambersLegal500Best Lawyers and Who’s Who Legal in technology, outsourcing, IP and data law.  Bill is a shareholder in the 40-lawyer Technology Transactions & Data Privacy Practice at Polsinelli, an AmLaw 100 firm with 850 lawyers in 22 cities.  He is the Practice Co-Chair of the Health Care Technology & Innovation Group, which is the second largest of its kind in the country.  Polsinelli was named as the 2018 Health Care Firm of the Year by US News & World Report, and its Health Care Practice is the largest in the country.  

Bill’s practice includes the Industrial Internet of Things, Body Area Networks, AI, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing and data analytics, including data generated by networks of sensors and created by machines, as well as technology and IP transactions, and he leads teams that serve as IP counsel and as health care counsel in technology and M&A transactions.  Health Care is an early adopter of IoT and data analytics, and clients call upon Bill to use leading practices from that industry in other industries.  

Bill is a past President of the International Technology Law Association and was previously named as the IT Lawyer of the Year in New York by US News & World Report.  Clients and legal researchers find that “he has expertise in technology transactions that puts him at the very top tier of the market [and] he is a font of knowledge on creating new IT structures,” (Who’s Who Legal) and “that he brings extremely high integrity, a deep intellect, fearlessness and a practical, real-world mindset to every problem,” “provides savvy, zealous representation,” and understands the market and uses his expertise to help [clients] successfully navigate negotiations” (Chambers).  Bill is a graduate of Brown University (Phi Beta Kappa), Cornell Law School and the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving.


Ed Stroz is the founder and Executive Chairman of Stroz Friedberg, a global leader in investigations, intelligence and risk management. Ed oversees the firm’s growth and client development, while ensuring the maintenance of its distinctive culture. He also provides hands on strategic consulting in investigations, intelligence and due diligence, plus cyber and physical security. Before starting the firm, Ed was a Special Agent with the FBI where he formed their computer crime squad in New York. Trained as a Certified Public Accountant, he has extensive experience in investigations of white collar crime including bank fraud and securities fraud, and has testified in court numerous times as an expert witness. Ed is a trustee of Fordham University, his alma mater, and serves as an advisor to the Center on Law and Information Policy (CLIP) at Fordham Law School.  Ed sits on the Board of Directors of the Crime Commission of New York City, an independent non-profit organization focused on criminal justice and public safety policies and practices.  He also serves on the New York State Courts System E-Discovery Working Group, established to provide ongoing support and expertise to the New York State Judiciary in the area of e-discovery.

Joe Pennell is a senior associate in the Business & Technology Sourcing practice in Mayer Brown’s Chicago office.  Joe focuses his practice on information technology and managed services transactions, including cloud computing, software licensing and development, and the outsourcing of finance and accounting services, IT infrastructure services and support, managed network services, and application development and maintenance. He is a Council Member for the ABA Section of Science and Technology Law and the co-chair of that Section’s Cloud Computing Committee.  He graduated from Harvard Law School in 2008 and earned his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering (with high honors) from Michigan State University.

Milton L. Petersen is an attorney whose practice focuses on information technology (IT) related transactions, including outsourcing, ERP, cloud computing, and healthcare technology transactions, other software development and technology licensing/acquisition contracts, e-commerce and Internet-related issues, and privacy and confidentiality concerns.  Prior to attending The University of Michigan Law School, Mr. Petersen worked for over a decade as a computer and network performance consultant in the IT industry, helping provide him with an in-depth understanding of technology-related issues. Mr. Petersen has counseled a wide variety of clients, ranging from technology startups, to Fortune 100 companies, to various public sector entities, on a broad array of complex issues relating to IT law.  After practicing for over ten years at two law firms in Chicago, Illinois, Mr. Petersen joined HunterMaclean in Savannah, Georgia in 2010.  Mr. Petersen has authored various articles on IT law and has given presentations about IT law at conferences across the United States and in other countries.

Mr. Chang is a Director, within the Energy, Life Sciences, and Healthcare (ELH) vertical at Information Services Group (ISG), a leading technology insights, market intelligence and advisory services company.  Richard brings nearly 30 years of experience within the advisory services and strategic sourcing industry.  He has broad and extensive expertise across the entire Information Technology and Business Process outsourcing life-cycle.  Richard specializes in helping clients set and execute sourcing strategy, evaluate and select service providers, and especially in contract negotiations support for large scale, multi-national sourcing transactions.  He has led, advised, negotiated, and/or transitioned nearly 80 different client transactions with ACVs ranging from $5M to $50M.

Career History:
Prior to joining ISG, Richard was a Director at Alsbridge, Inc., a third-party advisory firm, developing and delivering successful ITO and BPO transactions for clients across life sciences/healthcare, manufacturing/supply chain, financial services, retail, hospitality and logistics industries.  Before that, Richard spent 20 years at Perot Systems – now a part of Dell - in various executive and operational leadership roles.  He was the President and General Manager of Perot Systems China, having launched the business unit in Shanghai in 2005 to broaden the off-shore delivery capabilities as well as focus on domestic customers, the first of which was the No. 1 Hospital Network of Hunan province.  Richard started his career at Electronic Data Systems (EDS) Corporation – now a part of HP - as a Systems Engineer on the General Motors account where he developed the mainline code for the Vehicle Tracking system.

Education and Credentials:
Richard is a recognized leader on strategic sourcing; he has been an invited keynote and guest speaker at various conferences, user groups, and international forums; he has been quoted in industry magazines and regularly publishes articles.  He has lived and worked throughout North America, Europe, and Asia, particularly China.  He speaks and understands Mandarin Chinese.  Richard holds a Master of Business Administration from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California, and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from Colorado State University.