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By McDermott Will & Emery on Jun 10, 2020
Posted In Consumer Protection, Ecommerce, Mobile Apps
Stay-at-home orders and business closures during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic have led to a sharp increase in online shopping. While e-commerce has helped businesses stay afloat during this challenging economic time, there has also been a spike in litigation alleging that certain websites are not accessible to individuals with disabilities. In an article for Bloomberg Law, Jeremy White, Matthew...
More Than a Decade at the Top; McDermott Earns 11th Chambers USA Band 1 Healthcare Practice National Ranking
By McDermott Will & Emery on May 6, 2020
Posted In Uncategorized
We are pleased to announce that our Healthcare Group received a national Band 1 ranking for the eleventh year in a row in the 2020 edition of Chambers USA. After more than a decade at the top, we are once again the only one to rank Band 1 nationally. The Health team also earned Band...
By McDermott Will & Emery on Mar 13, 2020
Posted In Telehealth
Government, media and industry have all pointed to the potential for telemedicine to assist in combating the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, steps have been taken by the government to ease the burdens associated with the use of telemedicine during this crisis. Unfortunately, the complexity of the regulatory infrastructure has left a fair amount of confusion...
By McDermott Will & Emery on Mar 5, 2020
Posted In General Interest, Telehealth
In our global economy, Coronavirus (COVID-19) raises serious concerns for employers in all industries. Workers may be on the front lines caring for patients and developing vaccines, travelling for business, or in close contact with individuals who travel or may have been affected. At this time, there is no vaccine or medication approved to prevent...
By McDermott Will & Emery on Feb 21, 2020
Posted In General Interest
Digital health companies are producing innovative products at a rapidly accelerating pace and experiencing a boom in investments and demand as the regulatory environment becomes more supportive of digital health services to both improve patient care and stay profitable. Protecting intellectual property (IP) and building a feasible data strategy to support the research and development...
By McDermott Will & Emery on Feb 6, 2020
Posted In Data Privacy, General Interest
The digital health space had a strong start to 2020 with two of the industry’s largest conferences leading the conversation on what’s to come for digital health companies, deals, products and the regulatory outlook in the coming year. The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) launched its Digital Health programming track in Las Vegas this year and...
By McDermott Will & Emery on Jan 28, 2020
Posted In Consumer Protection, Data Privacy, General Interest
Throughout the past year, the healthcare and life science industries experienced a proliferation of digital health innovation that challenged traditional notions of healthcare delivery and payment, as well as product research, development and commercialization, for long-standing and new stakeholders alike. Lawmakers and regulators made meaningful progress towards modernizing the existing legal framework to both protect...
By McDermott Will & Emery on Sep 26, 2019
Posted In Big Data, Data Privacy
The demand for healthcare innovation is driving collaboration between formerly disparate healthcare companies and bringing in new players, such as technology companies and start-ups, into an already complex space. As companies build partnerships and pool resources – particularly healthcare data – data ownership presents numerous challenges that need to be addressed throughout the lifecycle of...
By McDermott Will & Emery on Sep 24, 2019
Posted In Data Privacy
In preparation for GDPR compliance, organizations around the globe worked months in advance of the deadline to ensure compliance. But what happened after the date of effectiveness? McDermott set out to learn how companies fared across the United States, Europe, China and Japan. In digging deeper, we discovered valuable findings, including: Countries and regions are...
By McDermott Will & Emery on Jun 24, 2019
Posted In Uncategorized
International law firm McDermott Will & Emery was named 2019 “Healthcare Team of the Year” by Chambers USA at its awards ceremony celebrating legal excellence. This is the fourth time McDermott has received the honor – more than any other law firm in the awards’ history. The “Healthcare Team of the Year” award comes on the heels of McDermott’s...