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Free the Data! . . . Better Think Twice . . . . Legal Issues regarding Data Sharing and Secondary Data Use

Data is king!  A robust privacy, security and data governance approach to data management can position an organization to avoid pitfalls and maximize value from its data strategy. In fact, some of the largest market cap firms have successfully harnessed the power of data for quite some time.  To illustrate this point, the Economist boldly published an article entitled “The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data.”  This makes complete sense when research shows that 90% of all data today was created in the last two years, which translates to approximately 2.5 quintillion bytes of data per day.

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Our firm went RED today in support of American Heart’s Go Red For Women.

National is held the 1st Friday of Feb to raise awareness about heart disease being the #1 killer of women. Our offices raised more than $1,300 today!

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Connolly Gallagher attorney, Holly receives 2019 Del-Mar-Va Boy Scouts of America Award

Congratulations!

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Second Court Calls into Question Viability of Employee Non-Solicitation Agreements

As we’ve discussed, the California Court of Appeal in AMN Healthcare, Inc. v. Aya Healthcare Services, Inc., recently ruled that a broadly worded contractual clause that prohibited solicitation of employees for one year after employment was an illegal restraint on trade under California law.

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Governor Cuomo Announces Proposal to Crack Down on Wage Theft

On January 24, 2019, Governor Cuomo’s office issued a press release announcing a new proposal to be included in the 2020 Executive Budget aimed at cracking down on wage theft and bolstering the State’s efforts to hold accountable employers who attempt to improperly withhold wages. This proposal would increase the criminal penalties for employers who either knowingly or intentionally commit wage theft violations to bring them in line with other forms of theft.

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FDA Issues Draft Guidance Related to Biomarker Qualification

On December 11, 2018, the Food and Drug Administrative (“FDA”) issued a draft guidance for comment entitled, “Biomarker Qualification: Evidentiary Framework” (the “Guidance”).  The Guidance provides insight regarding standards for biomarker qualification under the 21st Century Cures Act (“Cures Act”).[1]

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RSS hires four articled students after their call to the Bar

The last few days of 2018 were highlighted by the call to the Bar of four articled students who accepted our offer to join the firm as lawyers.  We are proud to have within our ranks:

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RSS continues to excel before the courts

January 29, 2019 — The hard work and experience of RSS’s litigators continue to yield positive results.

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Healthcare Cybersecurity Preparedness Tops HHS Priority List

Recently, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (“HHS”) issued guidance for healthcare cybersecurity best practices.  As required under the Cybersecurity Act (CSA) of 2015, this four-part guidance was generated by a Task Group charged with the following:

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ILN Partners on Competition Policy Event

Competition Policy
Need for a paradigm shift?
23 May 2019 | Chatham House, London

The annual Chatham House Competition Policy conference will assess how a range of public interest considerations — such as unemployment, discrimination or protection of small businesses — and rapidly evolving marketplaces, are reshaping thinking on antitrust policy and the regulation of markets to the extent that changes to the scope and nature of the consumer welfare standard are being advocated.

Confirmed speakers so far include:

  • Cecilio Madero Villarejo, Deputy Director-General, DG Competition, European Commission
  • Andreas Mundt, President, Bundeskartellamt
  • Sarah Cardell, General Counsel, Competition and Markets Authority
  • Makan Delrahim, Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, US Department of Justice

See all speakers and read the agenda on the conference webpage: https://cht.hm/2MlHQXm

Book online: https://cht.hm/2R0S7ZD

Contact: Charlie Burnett Rae – cburnettrae@chathamhouse.org or +44 (0)20 7957 5727

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