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Editor

Cynthia Larose

Cynthia Larose

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Cynthia Larose is a Member in Mintz Levin’s Corporate Group and leads our Privacy and Security practice. She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional, working with clients in various industries to develop comprehensive information security programs on the front end, and providing timely counsel when it becomes necessary to respond to a data breach.

E-Discovery Editor

John Koss

John Koss

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John is a Special Counsel in the firm’s Boston office. A founding member of the firm’s e-discovery practice, John focuses exclusively on counseling clients on e-discovery and large data matters, including commercial litigation, investigations, and governmental inquiries. He leverages extensive experience both in practice and discovery project management to help clients develop and implement processes for preserving, collecting, and processing electronic data; prepare defensible discovery plans addressing production of electronically stored information; implement best-in-class early case assessment tools; adopt technology-assisted review approaches; and utilize innovative workforce arrangements.

Contributors

Dianne Bourque

Dianne Bourque

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Dianne is a Member in the firm’s Health Law Section. She advises a variety of health care clients on a broad range of issues, including licensure, regulatory, contractual, and risk management matters, and patient care.

Christopher Harvie

Christopher Harvie

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Christopher Harvie is a Member in the Washington, DC office. Chris focuses chiefly on legal, policy, and legislative issues affecting cable and telecommunications companies. He has represented clients in proceedings before the Federal Communications Commission, Congress, federal and state courts, and state and local regulatory bodies. Chris assists clients on a broad range of cable television legal and policy matters, including cable franchising and regulation, privacy, programming agreements, content licensing and copyright, rate regulation, set-top box issues, inside wiring, and broadband network policy.

Michael Katz

Michael Katz

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Michael is an Associate in the firm’s Boston office. His practice focuses on corporate law matters. Michael served as a Project Analyst at Mintz Levin for two years, and worked with the firm’s Corporate & Securities, Health Law, Litigation, and Immigration Practices. During law school, Michael was a Summer Associate at the firm. He was a member of the Pro Bono Board and president of the Health Law Society.

Brian Lam

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Brian is an Associate in the firm’s San Diego office. His practice focuses on corporate law matters. He has extensive experience in patent litigation and intellectual property matters, as well as privacy and data protection matters, particularly as to data aggregation, network security, and technology transactions. He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (US Specialization), and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), endorsement pending.

Kevin M. McGinty

Kevin M. McGinty

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Kevin is a Member in the firm’s Boston office whose practice is concentrated in complex corporate and class action litigation. Kevin chairs the firm’s Class Action Working Group and has experience defending consumer, antitrust, unfair trade practice, contract, mass tort and employment class actions.

 

Kate Stewart

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Kate Stewart is an Associate in the firm’s Boston office. Kate’s practice involves a variety of regulatory and transactional matters for healthcare providers, including hospitals, physician groups, clinical laboratories, retail health clinics, and pharmacies. Kate counsels health care clients on HIPAA compliance, telemedicine practice, licensure and scope of practice issues, clinical trial compliance, physician contracting and the federal Physician Payments Sunshine Act.