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—   INBLF Eighth Annual Asian-Pacific Summit – Singapore, March 8th – March 11th, 2018 Our INBLF’s Singapore member, Straits Law Practice LLC, looks forward to welcoming members to the Garden…

INBLF Supreme Court event featured in the National Law Journal

NLJ Article on INBLF’s Supreme Court dinner On October 10, 2014, about 200 INBLF members and guests convened in the Great Hall of the United States Supreme Court for the…

INBLF Annual Meetings and Black Tie Dinners

Fourteenth Annual Meeting and Black Tie Dinner San Francisco, California October 19-22, 2017 Hosted by the San Francisco Chapter Thirteenth Annual Meeting and Black Tie Dinner Chicago, Illinois September 15-17,…

INBLF European Summits

Ninth Annual INBLF European Summit Lisbon, Portugal May 25 – 28, 2017 Hosted by Coelho Ribeiro & Partners Associados                      …

INBLF Awards and Recognitions

The INBLF remembers the contributions of past leaders and recognizes the contributions of present members through its Memorial Awards. Alberto Lasheras Shine Memorial Award – Presented in loving memory of…

INBLF Asian Summits

Seventh Annual Asian-Pacific Summit Guangzhou, China – March 31st – April 2, 2017 Hosted by Robertsons                         Sixth Annual…

INBLF in the News

  INBLF press release – SelectUSA Summit June 2017   INBLF press release – SelectUSA Summit June 2016 INBLF in the New York Times INBLF in IP Law 360 INBLF…

INBLF Member Publications

James M. Mulcahy Mulcahy LLP Irvine, California Articles:  Ninth Circuit Dismisses Robinson-Patman and Sherman Act Claims, Stating: “We Must Return This Capitalist Rumble to The Forum Where it Belongs: The…

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    • Boston University School of Law, J.D. cum laude, Law Review (Articles Editor) • Brandeis University, B.A. Economics • Attorney & Co-Founder, The Health Law Consultancy, U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” Chicago Metropolitan Tier 1 Health Care Law Practice (2010-17); National Tier 2 Health Care Law Practice (2013-17); Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in Healthcare in Illinois (2012-2016) • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in Healthcare in Illinois, Band 2 (2006-16); Best Lawyers in America in Health Care Law (2006-17) • Best Lawyers 2014 Chicago Health Law “Lawyer of the Year” • Law Bulletin Leading Lawyers in Antitrust Law and Health Law in Illinois (2006-16) • Thomson Reuters Illinois Super Lawyers in Health Care Law (2005-16) • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence 5.0/5.0 (1994-2016) • Chair, Marketing Task Force, International Network of Boutique Law Firms (May 2015–continuing) • Judge, Loyola University School of Law, Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy, Fifth Annual L. Edward Bryant, Jr. National Health Law Transactional Competition (Mar. 2015); Speaker, Symposium Organizing Task Force, State of Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace and Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management Symposium “State-Based Health Insurance Exchanges—The Way Forward” (Sept. 4, 2014) (Jan.-Sept. 2014); Member, Advisory Board, Bloomberg BNA, Health Law Reporter (2005-continuing); Member, Advisory Board, Atlantic Information Services, A Guide to Health Insurance Reform: Benefit Design Regulation under Federal Reform (2010-July 2012); Advisor, Bloomberg BNA, Health Care Program Compliance Guide (2005); Member, Executive Committee, and Chair, Coordination Subcommittee of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Regulatory Reform (2002); Member, Editorial Board, The Health Lawyer (ABA Section on Health Law) (1999-02) • Member, International Network of Boutique Law Firms (2010-present); American Health Lawyers Association (1983-present); American Bar Association (2011-present); Illinois State Bar Association (1993-present); Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys (2013-present) Publications • Author, Counsel’s Corner: Will King Change or Retain Congress’s ‘Exchange’?, 24 BNA HEALTH LAW REPORTER 737 (June 11, 2015) • Author, What King May Wrought: The Insurance Market Ramifications if the King Plaintiffs Prevail, 1072 LEGAL AFFAIRS BULLETIN 10 (Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, May 2015) • Author, ACA Meets HIPAA Chapter 2: Health Plan HIPAA Transactions Compliance Certification Delayed Until 2015, BNA INSIGHTS: HEALTH LAW RESOURCE CENTER COUNSEL’S CORNER (Mar. 13, 2014), 23 BNA HEALTH LAW REPORTER 375 (Mar. 13, 2014) • Author, ACA Meets HIPAA: Health Plan Certification of HIPAA Transactions Compliance, BNA INSIGHTS: HEALTH LAW RESOURCE CENTER COUNSEL’S CORNER (Sept. 26, 2013), BNA INSIGHTS: HEALTH INSURANCE & BENEFITS COUNSEL’S CORNER (Sept. 26, 2013), 22 BNA HEALTH LAW REPORTER 1443 (Sept. 26, 2013) • Co-Author, PPACA Meets HIPAA: HIPAA Transactions Compliance Certification is Coming to Blue Plans, 1052 LEGAL AFFAIRS BULLETIN 12 (Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Sept. 2013) (with K. Roe) • Contributor, A Guide to Health Insurance Reform: Benefit Design Regulation under Federal Reform (2010-12) • Co-Author, HIPAA/HITECH Compliance: Strategies for Motivating People for Effective Data Protection, 1031 Legal Affairs Bulletin 10 (Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Dec. 2011) (with K. Roe) • Contributor, Health Reform 2011: Impact on Health Plans, Hospitals, Providers and Purchasers (Jan. 2011) • Co-Author, Identity Theft Red Flags—A Health Insurer’s Compliance Obligations, 18 BNA Health Law Reporter 1380 (No. 40, Oct. 15, 2009), 8 BNA Privacy & Security Law Reporter 1508 (No. 41, Oct. 19, 2009), BNA Health Insurance Report (Oct. 21, 2009) & 1 BNA Health IT Law & Industry Report (No. 12, Nov. 2, 2009) (with K. Roe) • Author, Compliance Officers at Risk: Corporate Counsel as Corporate Compliance Officer, 1003 Legal Affairs Bulletin 12 (Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, August 2009) • Co-Author, “Scrapers,” “Spiders,” “Bots”: Legal Risks of Website Data Mining, 1001 Legal Affairs Bulletin 13 (Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, June 2009) (with K. Roe) • Co-Author, Impact on Group Health Plans of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program Expansion, 999 Legal Affairs Bulletin 21 (Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Apr. 2009) (with C. Wortham) • Co-Author, Primary or Secondary? New Rules Make Medicare Secondary Payer Reporting Mandatory, 50 AHIP Coverage 46 (No. 1 Jan.-Feb. 2009) (with K. Roe, S. Young and J. Steele) • Co-Author, Red Flags and Blue Plans, 994 Legal Affairs Bulletin 9 (Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Nov. 2008) (with T. Bixby, K. Roe and C. Wortham) • Co-Author, Compliance Officers at Risk: Personal Liability for Seeing without Doing, 978 Legal Affairs Bulletin 10 (Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, July 2007) (with M. Gurland) • Author, Avoiding Legal Pitfalls in Sleep Center Operations, 15 Advance for Managers of Respiratory Care 54 (No. 5, June 2006) • Author, The Privacy Crime: Justice Department Narrows the Targets of HIPAA Criminal Prosecutions, CCH Health Care Compliance Newsletter (No. 17, Aug. 22, 2005) • Author, Making Sense of HIPAA Privacy: Solutions for Complex Compliance Dilemmas, 37 Journal of Health Law 399 (Summer 2004) • Co-Author, The Thin Line Between Malpractice and Benefit Determination, 12 Managed Care 31 (No. 4, Apr. 2003) (with D. Hewitt) • Author, Don’t Let Fear of HIPAA Keep You from Crucial Data, 12 Managed Care 56 (No. 3, Mar. 2003) • Co-Author, Managing the Privacy Challenge: Compliance with the Amended HIPAA Privacy Rule, 15 The Health Lawyer 18 (No. 1, 2002) (with K. Roe and R. Glover) • Co-Author, HIPAA Compliance: Making the Dates, 920 Legal Affairs Bulletin 22 (Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Sept. 2002) (with K. Roe) • Author, Some Advice on Consent, 32 Modern Healthcare 21 (No. 18, May 6, 2002) • Co-Author, Recent Federal Legislation—HIPAA Update, Issues in Long-Term Care (Ill. Inst. for Continuing Legal Educ. 2002) (with J. Sherwin, S. Weiser & P. Berenz) • Author, Private Lives: Overview of the Final HIPAA Privacy Rules, 901 Legal Affairs Bulletin 10 (Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Feb. 2001) • Author, The HIPAA Clock Is Running: Will Your Organization Be Ready?, 17 QRC Advisor 7 (No. 2, Dec. 2000) • Author, When Collaboration Becomes Collusion: State of New York ex rel. Spitzer v. Saint Francis Hospital, 12 The Health Lawyer 1 (No. 6, 2000) • Author, Physician Unions: A Changing and Challenging Legal Landscape, 896 Legal Affairs Bulletin 7 (Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Sept. 2000) • Author, Purchasing Managers at Risk under Healthcare Fraud and Abuse Laws, 24 Healthcare Purchasing News 40 (No. 7, July 2000) • Author, Ignoring HIPAA Provisions Puts You at Legal Peril, 22 Healthcare Risk Management 54 (No. 5, May 2000) • Author, Federal Regulation Comes to Private Health Care Financing: The Group Health Insurance Provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, 7 Annals of Health Law 301 (1998) • Author, Managing Antitrust in Mergers and Acquisitions, Mergers & Acquisitions Quarterly 13 (Piper Jaffray, Fall 1998) • Author, Analysis of the Provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, 2 Best of ABA Sections 38 (No. 1, 1998) • Author, Mental Health Parity Act Regulations Require Large Health Plans to Implement Mental Health Parity, 10 The Health Lawyer 19 (No. 4, 1998) • Author, Balanced Budget Act Further Expands Health Care Fraud and Abuse Controls, 10 The Health Lawyer 1 (No. 2, 1997) • Author, Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control after HIPAA, 9 The Health Lawyer 17 (No. 6, 1997) • Author, Analysis of the Provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, 9 The Health Lawyer 1 (No. 3, 1996) • Author, Physician-Hospital Organizations: Antitrust and PHO Contracting Activities, 8 The Health Lawyer 10 (Early Winter 1995) • Author, Group Purchasing in Health Care Markets: An Ingredient in Health Care Reform, Antitrust and Evolving Health Care Markets 177 (1995) • Author, Avoid Fee Disputes and Other Practice Hazards with Retention Letters, 6 DCBA Brief 9 (April 1994) • Co-Author, A Look at a Provider-Payor Antitrust Battlefield: The Health Care Financing Market, 4 Antitrust Health Care Chronicle 2 (1990) (with R. Hack) • Author, Monopsony Power in Health Care Markets: Must the Big Buyer Beware Hard Bargaining? 18 Loyola-Chicago Law Journal 857 (1987) <a href="">Print bio</a>