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Recent Water-related Cases That May Impact NPDES/SPDES Dischargers

ClearWaters | December 21, 2016

A discussion of five cases that might impact wastewater permitting regulations for holders of SPDES permits, written by Rochester senior environmental health engineer Libby Ford, San Francisco Energy and Environmental associate Alison Torbitt, and Albany counsel Peter Trimarchi.

Why even insured businesses should beware TCPA violations

Law360 | November 08, 2016

Albany commercial litigation associate Leah Bojnowski authored this column about how the Third Circuit recently held that a business’s commercial general liability insurance policy does not cover a TCPA settlement and the implications this has for business owners.

Proposed Class Action Data Breach Suit Against Health Insurer Quashed for Lack of Sufficient Injury

Privacy & Cybersecurity Report | September 01, 2016

Government investigations and white collar defense partner Tina Sciocchetti and commercial litigation associate Michal Ovadia co-authored this column that discusses a federal district court’s dismissal of a putative class action filed on the heels of the health insurer’s disclosure of a data breach involving approximately 1.1 million plan members.

DSRIP: NY Medicaid Program’s Transition to Value Based Payment Arrangements

NYSBA Health Law Journal | September 01, 2016

A team of health care attorneys including partners Laurie Cohen and Michael Taubin and associate JoAnna Nicholson authored this column discussing the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program and its efforts to transform the New York Medicaid system.

The Risk of Data Misuse by Health Care Co. Employees

Law360 | May 25, 2016

Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Tina Sciocchetti, health care partner Laurie Cohen and commercial litigation associate Michal Ovadia co-authored this column discussing the risks companies that collect or maintain sensitive personal information face when a rogue employee compromises data security.

NY Launches E-Prescribing in Attempt to Curb Opioid Abuse

Law360 | March 28, 2016

Albany health care partner Laurie Cohen is quoted in this article discussing a New York law that went into effect on March 27 requiring physicians to issue prescriptions electronically in an attempt to crack down on opioid addiction.

OCR now focusing on business associate agreements

Health Data Management | March 22, 2016

Albany health care partner Laurie Cohen and Chicago health care partner Valerie Breslin Montague are quoted throughout this feature article discussing the HHS Office for Civil Rights’ increased efforts sanctioning healthcare covered entities with corrective action plans and financial fines for major violations of the HIPAA privacy and security rules.

Nixon Peabody Adds DOJ Vet to White Collar Group

Law360 | March 02, 2016

This feature story highlights the arrival of Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Tina Sciocchetti.

Schools Claim $1.1B in Aid Lost Due to Funding Policies

New York Law Journal | December 08, 2015

This article notes that eight small-city school districts are requesting funding to eliminate existing inequities. Albany Commercial Litigation partner Bill Reynolds is noted among the districts’ counsel.

Justices Reject Biolitec's $70M Contempt Appeal

Law360 | November 30, 2015

Albany Commercial Litigation partner Bill Reynolds, counsel for AngioDynamics, is quoted in this feature article discussing the Supreme Court’s decision in Biolitec AG, et al. v. AngioDynamics, Inc. The Court rejected Biolitec AG’s challenge to a $70 million contempt penalty and an arrest warrant for its CEO for going through with a merger expressly forbidden by a lower court’s order.

Margination focuses on small Troy entrepreneurs

Albany Times Union | October 24, 2015

This article highlights Nixon Peabody’s pro bono support for a new nonprofit organization focused on developing business and creating job opportunities in low-income neighborhoods in the Albany area.

Here's everyone who contributed to hire a consultant to craft the Albany region's economic development plan

Albany Business Review | October 22, 2015

Albany office managing partner Andy Rose is noted among the team of business leaders who worked to select the consultant for the Capital Region to best craft the area’s economic development plan.

Nixon Peabody Adds Former Bond Schoeneck Partner

Law360 | September 24, 2015

This feature story highlights the arrival of Albany Commercial Litigation partner Bill Reynolds.

Health Pulse: Changes to Docs' Profiles

Crain's New York Business | May 19, 2015

Albany Health Care counsel Barb Asheld is quoted in this article on changes to New York State’s physician profile requirements.

Will NY Expand the Scope of Providers' Duty of Care?

Law360 | May 19, 2015

Albany Health Care partner Laurie Cohen and Albany Commercial Litigation associate Jena Rotheim coauthored this article on whether New York’s state’s highest court is willing to significantly expand the scope of individuals to whom medical providers owe a duty.

Albany Business Review 40 Under 40 Event Draws 750

Albany Business Review | May 13, 2015

Albany Commercial Litigation associate Leah Threatte Bojnowski is among this year’s “40 Under 40” class.

Are Employers Responsible for an Employee's Unauthorized Review of a Patient's Confidential Health Information?

Journal of the American College of Radiology | May 01, 2015

This contributed column discusses employer liability for employees who improperly access confidential patient information. This piece is authored by Albany Health Care partners Laurie Cohen and Peter Millock, counsel Barbara Asheld and Long Island associate Brooke Lane.

Executive Profile: 10 Minutes with Andy Rose of Nixon Peabody LLP

Albany Business Review | April 17, 2015

Albany office managing partner Andy Rose is featured in this weekly Q&A with local business leaders. In the profile, Andy discusses his career path and practice, the outlook for the legal sector and how Albany can develop in the future.

7 Issues to Watch in 'Doc Fix' Aftermath

Law360 | April 15, 2015

Albany Health Care partner Laurie Cohen is quoted in this article on Congress’ newly minted “doc fix” changing the Medicare reimbursement formula for physicians.

LNG Facilities Outside NYC? Not So Fast

Law360 | February 12, 2015

Albany Energy & Environmental partner Ruth Leistensnider and Albany Energy & Environmental counsel Pete Trimarchi co-authored this column discussing New York State Department of Environmental Conservation guidelines creating a regulatory program allowing the construction and operation of new liquefied natural gas facilities in the state.

Surprise-Billing Law Casts Wide Net

Crain's New York Health Pulse | February 02, 2015

Albany Health Care partner Laurie Cohen and Long Island Health Care partner Rebecca Simone are quoted in this article discussing New York's surprise medical bill law. The piece also contains a link to Laurie and Rebecca's original client alert on the topic.

Confusion Persists Over Medical Marijuana Enforcement

Law360 | January 21, 2015

A team of Commercial Litigation attorneys including Albany partner Dan Hurteau, Manchester associate Anthony Galdieri, Albany associate Jena Rotheim and Washington, DC, associate Angela Buckner co-authored this article discussing the omnibus spending bill that allows for state implementation of existing medical marijuana laws.

NYS Revises Certificate-of-Need Rules

Crain's New York Business | October 21, 2014

Albany Health Care partner Laurie Cohen is quoted in this column discussing the New York State ACO regulations.

Employers Bracing for Penalties under the Affordable Care Act

Albany Business Review | August 18, 2014

Rochester Labor & Employment partner Kate Saracene provides commentary in this feature story on the top challenges facing employers under the Affordable Care Act.

St. Peter's Health Partners and Ellis Medicine pursuing health care partnership

Albany Business Review | June 13, 2014

This article highlights the partnership between Albany-based St. Peter's Health Partners and Schenectady-based Ellis Medicine. A Nixon Peabody Albany Health Care team advised Ellis.

Albany region executives share sales secrets at business forum

Albany Business Review | May 21, 2014

Albany Private Equity & Investment Funds partner Todd Tidgewell is featured among the industry leaders at the Business Opportunities to Success Summit.


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