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Health Care IT 2015: Critical Issues

Speaker(s): Alexis S. Gilroy, Ann K Moceyunas, Anshu Prasad, Cora T 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)

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

William A. Tanenbaum is Co-Head of the Technology Transaction practice at Arent Fox, the leader of the Health Care IT section, and a partner in the Corporate & Securities practice. He is a Past President of the International Technology Law Association. Bill’s practice focuses on technology, cybersecurity and intellectual property, with an emphasis on IT and IP transactions, Health Care IT, outsourcing, data transactions, cloud services, strategic intellectual property counseling, and the technology and IP aspects of corporate transactions. He advises clients on upgrading computer systems and integrating cloud, mobile, social media, Big Data and the Internet of Things into existing IT systems.

In 2016, Bill was named as one of the Top Five IT Lawyers in the U.S. by Who’s Who Legal, and recognized as one of the “Leading Lawyers in Outsourcing in Chambers Global.  He was previously named “Lawyer of the Year” in IT in New York by US News & World Report/Best Lawyers. Bill is ranked in Band One in Technology & Outsourcing in New York and in Band Two nationally by Chambers: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. He is recognized by Legal 500 as a “leading authority” on Technology & Outsourcing. Bill is also recognized as an “IP Star,” as a “Life Science Star,” as one of the “Clean Tech 100” (by Managing IP Handbook 2016, LMG Life Science Guide 2016, and LMG Clean Technology and Renewable Energy Guide), and is the only lawyer Officer of SIM (NY Chapter), an industry CIO association.

Bill has been ranked in Chambers since 2003. Chambers found that clients say that Bill: “is a brilliant lawyer. I cannot imagine working with anyone else;” “brings extremely high integrity, a deep intellect, fearless and a practical, real-world mindset to every problem;” is “at the stage in his career where no issue is unfamiliar or too complex or intimidating to take on;” and “is efficient, solution-driven and makes excellent judgment calls.”

Other leading legal ranking publications agree and find that Bill ‘is one of the “IP lawyers I have worked with” (Clean Tech Guide”); “has a fantastic reputation and clients ‘couldn’t wish for a more skilled lawyer’” (Who’s Who Legal); is “endorsed by all as a ‘strong, pragmatic lawyer who knows exactly how to get a deal done’” and "a leading authority security [and] privacy" (World’s 250 Leading Patent and Technology Lawyers); “draws on a truly impressive array of technology law expertise" and “has particular expertise in cloud computing, big data, social media [and] mobile computing” (Legal 500).

Clients also rely on Bill for IP litigations and settling disputes. He led a team that won a patent litigation victory for a health care client at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He serves as an advocate in arbitration and as an arbitrator. He was appointed to the 2016 “List of the World’s Leading Technology Neutrals.” The List is administered by the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center.

Bill founded and chairs PLI’s annual Health Care IT Conference, founded and co-chairs PLI’s annual Outsourcing Conference, speaks on IP Licensing and IT at PLI’s IP Law Institute, on outsourcing at Sourcing Interests Group Global Summits and on the cloud, data sharing and IT-enabled cybersecurity at other industry and legal conferences.

Peter F. McLaughlin advises US and international clients on their handling of personal information, with particular emphasis on international data transfers and the privacy and security of health data.

As the former Assistant General Counsel – Privacy & Security – and global privacy director of a Fortune 20 healthcare company, Peter developed and orchestrated the firm's global privacy and data protection program, including initiation of an EU binding corporate rules application. Currently, he advises clients across industry sectors with respect to rules governing employee, customer and patient data; responding to regulators from the Federal Trade Commission, US Department of Health and Human Services and state attorneys general; and supporting post-enforcement compliance obligations.

- Massachusetts
- New York

- American Bar Association
- American Health Lawyers Association

- Intellectual Property and Technology
- Data Protection, Privacy and Security
- Employment International Trade,
- Regulatory and Government Affairs
- Litigation, Arbitration and Investigations
- Investigations
- Media, Sport, Gaming and Entertainment
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Technology Transactions and Strategic Sourcing

- Healthcare
- Life Sciences
- Technology

Peter is a regular speaker at ABA, PLI, IAPP, mHIMSS and RSA events, among others, and has authored and co-authored books and articles for a range of publishers and publications.

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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.