Today, the FBI, together with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), put out an alert advising that they have credible information of an imminent cybersecurity threat to US hospitals and healthcare providers.  The alert can be found here.  Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this alert, please contact Elizabeth Galletta at egalletta@murthalaw.com or Daniel Kagan at dkagan@murthalaw.com.

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Photo of Elizabeth A. Galletta Elizabeth A. Galletta

Elizabeth A. Galletta is a Partner in Murtha Cullina’s Business and Finance Department and a member of the Intellectual Property (IP) Practice Group.  She represents clients from a variety of industries in all aspects of intellectual property law.  Elizabeth serves as Chair of…

Elizabeth A. Galletta is a Partner in Murtha Cullina’s Business and Finance Department and a member of the Intellectual Property (IP) Practice Group.  She represents clients from a variety of industries in all aspects of intellectual property law.  Elizabeth serves as Chair of the Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice Group.

Elizabeth’s comprehensive practice includes procurement of intellectual property rights and transactional matters surrounding intellectual property rights. Elizabeth’s comprehensive knowledge of U.S. patent prosecution allows her to successfully advocate for her clients at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office during prosecution and the appeal process.  She has extensive experience in patent procurement for clients in a variety of technologies in the chemical, biological, and mechanical arts and has drafted and prosecuted patent applications in the following technologies:
•    Organic chemistry
•    Pharmaceuticals
•    Mining
•    Medical devices
•    Nanotechnology
•    Semiconductors
•    Batteries
•    Bearings
•    Clean technologies
•    Business methods and software

In addition to her patent prosecution experience, Elizabeth also counsels clients in the identification and protection of trade secrets, trademarks, and copyrights. Elizabeth also has significant experience in conducting due diligence review of IP assets in asset purchase transactions.

Elizabeth is involved in Connecticut’s vibrant start-up community by giving presentations regarding intellectual property, attending pitch competitions, and serving as a mentor at MEWS+, which is the entrepreneur program offered by the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce.

Photo of Daniel J. Kagan Daniel J. Kagan

Dan Kagan is an Associate in the Health Care, Long Term Care and Privacy and Cybersecurity Groups. He represents hospitals, physicians, nursing homes, assisted living communities, CCRCs and other health care clients with a wide range of regulatory, compliance, risk management, transactional and…

Dan Kagan is an Associate in the Health Care, Long Term Care and Privacy and Cybersecurity Groups. He represents hospitals, physicians, nursing homes, assisted living communities, CCRCs and other health care clients with a wide range of regulatory, compliance, risk management, transactional and reimbursement issues.

With regard to Privacy and Cybersecurity, Dan has experience drafting privacy policies and notices, website terms of use, written information security plans and incident response plans.  Dan counsels clients on compliance issues related to state, federal and international privacy laws including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  Dan also has experience representing both health care and non-health care clients that have suffered data breaches and assists such clients with breach response and applicable reporting obligations.  Dan writes extensively on privacy and cybersecurity issues and is a co-editor of Murtha’s Privacy and Cybersecurity Perspectives blog.

As a member of the Health Care and Long Term Care groups, Dan has experience representing clients with HIPAA compliance, Stark and anti-kickback analyses, purchase and sale transactions, reviewing and drafting contracts, certificate of need requirements, rate appeals, Medicare and Medicaid audits, medical staff and credentialing matters, licensing and change of ownership proceedings.

Prior to joining Murtha Cullina, Dan clerked for the Honorable Lubbie Harper, Jr. and the Honorable Joseph H. Pellegrino of the Connecticut Appellate Court.

Dan received his J.D. with honors from the University of Connecticut School of Law where he was a Notes and Comments Editor for the Connecticut Insurance Law Journal. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from McGill University.