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Ellen Moskowitz

Ellen Moskowitz

Senior Counsel

Ellen Moskowitz is a senior counsel in the Health Care Department. She focuses on assisting clients in the life sciences, health care, sports and non-profit industries on a wide range of issues, including licensure and regulatory compliance, health privacy and data security, health-related labor and employment matters, and corporate governance.

In the life sciences fields, Ellen has extensive experience with regulatory analysis and compliance, as well as with pharmaceutical development, commercialization and licensing arrangements, including the unique issues associated with biologics and human cellular and tissue-based products.

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Laptop Security Breach Leads to $850,000 HIPAA Settlement Payout

On November 19, 2015, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center (“Lahey”) entered into an $850,000 settlement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”), Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) for alleged violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 or “HIPAA”. As part of the settlement, Lahey must adopt a robust … Continue Reading

Connecticut Updates its Data Security Laws, Imposing Stringent New Requirements

On June 30, 2015, the Governor of Connecticut signed into law S.B. 949, “An Act Improving Data Security and Agency Effectiveness.”[1] The new law updates Connecticut’s data security laws, including by adding a 90-day hard deadline for data breach reporting, requiring companies in some cases to offer data breach victims a year of free identify theft … Continue Reading

Responding to the Anthem Cyber Attack

Authors: Roger Cohen, Paul Hamburger, Kristen Mathews, Ellen Moskowitz, Richard Zall Anthem Inc. (Anthem), the nation’s second-largest health insurer, revealed late on Wednesday, February 4 that it was the victim of a significant cyber attack. According to Anthem, the attack exposed personal information of approximately 80 million individuals, including those insured by related Anthem companies.… Continue Reading
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