Journal of Law & Health/Global Business Law Review Symposium Day

Friday, April 8, 2022 - 8:00am - 4:30pm
Location: 1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)

Two of Cleveland-Marshall's excellent journals, The Global Business Law Review and the Journal of Law and Health, are pleased to present CMLAW's 2nd Annual Symposium Day, hosting expert panels to address timely legal issues in a six-hour CLE event. 


Students and those not seeking credit - FREE: 


Those seeking CLE credit - 1/2 Day - $90 or Full Day - $150: 



Sponsored by the Global Business Law Review

8:30 - 9:30 AM: Female Thought Leaders in Immigration Law in Modern Day America

This panel, featuring Margaret Wong, will discuss immigration law issues that are prevalent in today’s immigration process, and Ms. Wong’s experiences in this field of law.

9:45 - 10:45 AM:  Female Thought Leaders in Cybersecurity, Technology and Data Privacy

This panel will discuss hot button issues in international law and technology, as well as hot topics in data privacy and cybersecurity today.  Panelists: Arianna Evers and Bethany Houghton

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM:  Female Thought Leaders in Business Organizations

This panel, featuring Eaton Corporation General Counsel Nancy Berardinelli-Krantz, will discuss issues faced by corporations and businesses in a post-pandemic world, and what law practitioners need to know to overcome them.

**Attendance for this session earns 3.0 CLE Hours


Sponsored by the Journal of Law and Health

 12:30 - 1:30 PM:  Keynote Speaker - Prof. I. Glenn Cohen - "Medical AI: Humans in the Loop, Ethics in the Loop"

Professor Cohen, Harvard Law School, will discuss an overview of hot topics in artificial intelligence in healthcare, including prominent issues in artificial intelligence in healthcare in the evolving digital age.

1:45 - 3:15 PM:  Academic Individual Presentations

Sharona Hoffman:  "Artificial Intelligence and Discrimination in Healthcare"

Charlotte Tschider:  "Exploitation and Individual Autonomy in AI Healthcare"

Sara Gerke:  "Data Privacy Questions in the Digital Health World"

3:30 - 4:30 PM: Emerging Issues in Healthcare, Technology, and Data Privacy and Protection

This panel will discuss rising concerns regarding digital health & technology with a focus on compliance for telehealth and data privacy and protection concerns in the new digital age.  Round table discussion of digital health & technology with a focus on compliance and legal issues in telehealth, data privacy and protection, and the impact of evolving technology in healthcare in the new digital age. Panelists:  Jeffrey Kapp, Gregory Tapocsi, Bradley Reed and Faisal Khan.

**Attendance for this session earns 3.5 CLE Hours


Nancy Berardinelli-Krantz is General Counsel for the Eaton Corporation, a Fortune 500 multinational power management company with multi-billion dollar sales.  She was previously featured in Crain’s Cleveland Business 40 under 40 in her role as Senior Legal Counsel for The Goodyear Tire Company.


Professor I. Glenn Cohen is a leading expert in digital health & technology, bioethics and law and health. His current research is focused on artificial intelligence, medical tourism, and digital health including artificial intelligence, mobile health, and reproductive technology. He is Faculty Director of the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology & Bioethics at Harvard Law School.


Arianna Evers is Special Counsel with WilmerHale and advises and advocates for clients on privacy, data security and consumer protection issues arising under federal, state and international laws. Ms. Evers represents clients in investigations and litigation with state attorneys general concerning alleged privacy and consumer protection violations, and in enforcement actions and regulatory investigations brought by the Federal Trade Commission under its Section 5 Authority. Ms. Evers advises clients on their obligations under federal and state data breach notification laws and coordinates data breach investigations, including working with forensic firms and providing notice to regulators and affected individuals. She also consults on privacy and data security issues for congressional inquiries, including preparing senior executives for hearings and meetings with Capitol Hill staff. 


Professor Sara Gerke joined Penn State Dickinson Law as Assistant Professor of Law in July 2021. She previously served as a Research Fellow in Medicine, Artificial Intelligence, and Law at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School for the Project on Precision Medicine, Artificial Intelligence, and the Law (PMAIL). Professor Gerke’s current research focuses on the ethical and legal challenges of artificial intelligence and big data for health care and health law in the United States and Europe. She also researches comparative law and ethics of other issues at the cutting edge of medical developments, such as the clinical translation of stem cell research, biological products, such as somatic cells, tissues, and gene therapy, reproductive medicine, such as mitochondrial replacement techniques, and digital health more generally. Professor Gerke’s work has appeared in leading law, medical, scientific, and bioethics journals, and she is also the first editor of a stakeholder book on the clinical application of human induced pluripotent stem cells published with Springer in 2020. Professor Gerke was also recently named a 2021 Health Law Scholar by the American Society for Law, Medicine & Ethics and the Saint Louis University School of Law Center for Health Law Studies.

Professor Sharona Hoffman is the Edgar A. Hahn Professor of Law, Professor of Bioethics, and Co-Director of the Law School's Law-Medicine Center. She teaches Health Law courses, Employment Discrimination, and Civil Procedure and  has won several distinctions for her teaching and scholarship. Professor Hoffman received her B.A. from Wellesley College, her J.D. from Harvard Law School, an LL.M. in health law from the University of Houston, and an S.J.D. in health law from Case Western Reserve University. Prior to becoming an academic, Ms. Hoffman was a Senior Trial Attorney at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Houston, a litigation associate at O'Melveny & Myers in Los Angeles, and a judicial clerk for U.S. District Judge Douglas W. Hillman (Western District of Michigan). In 2013, Professor Hoffman was selected by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for a scholar-in-residence fellowship in public health law. Professor Hoffman has published over sixty articles and book chapters on health law and civil rights issues and is the author of two books. She has developed particular expertise and a national reputation in the area of health information technology. Her work has appeared in numerous law review journals. Professor Hoffman has lectured throughout the United States and internationally and is widely quoted in the media.


Bethany Houghton is Assistant Counsel at the Public International Law and Policy Group.  She is highly experienced in working with local NGOS and in technology.  The Public International Law & Policy Group is a non-profit organization, operating as a global pro bono law firm providing free legal assistance to developing states and sub-state entities involved in conflicts.


Jeffrey L. Kapp, Partner - Jones Day, counsels health systems, hospitals, emergency medical service providers, academic medical centers, and medical device companies regarding compliance matters, including Medicare fraud and abuse and Stark Law compliance, tax-exempt organization rules, HIPAA's privacy and security regulations, security breach notification laws, and other general health law issues. Jeff's outsourcing practice focuses on negotiating and drafting customer-side transactions for information technology, benefit plan administration, and other administrative services. Jeff is a member of the Firm's COVID-19 Task Force and has counseled dozens of clients regarding compliance with governmental orders and return to work issues.


Faisal Khan, Senior Counsel - Nixon Gwilt Law, inaugural Chair of the Enterprise Risk Management Affinity Group for the American Health Law Association's Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group, and mentor for Plug and Play Tech Center’s health program. Faisal draws upon years of experience as a healthcare attorney in both the public and private sectors to guide clients through legal, regulatory, and financial complexities and identify pragmatic solutions to their challenges. He is an expert in human subjects research compliance, quality improvement initiatives, virtual care services, labor and employment law, governmental investigations, policy development, enterprise risk management, procurement, and litigation (including tort, labor and employment, commercial, opioid, and healthcare fraud and abuse). Faisal provides regulatory compliance, corporate transactions, dispute resolution/litigation, and risk management services to clients in the healthcare industry.


Bradley Reed, Partner - Frantz Ward, works on a wide range of corporate, transactional, regulatory, data privacy/cybersecurity and employee benefits matters. Specifically, his practice focuses on working with hospitals, physicians, and other health care providers regarding complex regulatory and compliance issues. Brad regularly advises clients with respect to HIPAA compliance, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, health care fraud and abuse regulations, and medical staff management issues. He also works on a wide range of various data privacy and cybersecurity issues, financial services regulations, ERISA compliance, service provider and vendor agreement negotiations, and other commercial contracts for clients in numerous industries and sectors. Additionally, he has experience handling ERISA, general litigation and intellectual property matters. He assists in investigating data security incidents and advises clients with respect to data breach reporting, mitigation and responses. He regularly prepares breach risk assessments and notifications under HIPAA and various state data breach notification laws. 


Gregory Tapocsi, Of Counsel – Dinsmore & Shohl, focuses his practice on health care law, and leverages his background dealing with cybersecurity, data privacy, and health care issues to provide trusted counsel to clients on a variety of matters including risk assessment, operational compliance concerns, provider credentialing, administrative proceedings, and compliance program implementation and training.


Professor Charlotte Tschider is the author of International Cybersecurity and Privacy Law in Practice (Wolters Kluwer 2018), which will be published in its second edition in 2021, and of Cybersecurity Law: An Interdisciplinary Problem (West 2020, with Derek Bambauer, Gus Hurwitz, and David Thaw). Her academic writings have appeared or are forthcoming in the Washington University Law Review, BYU Law Review, Denver Law Review, the Oxford Journal of Law & Biosciences, and chapters in the ABA’s The Law of Artificial Intelligence and Smart Machines (2019), amongst others. She has appeared on NPR’s All Things Considered and has been featured in a variety of news media publications, including USA Today, Forbes, The Hill, and Morning Consult. Prior to her time in academia, Tschider served in various upper management and consultative capacities in information technology, cybersecurity, privacy, and legal compliance, for Target Corporation, Carlson Wagonlit Travel, and, most recently, for Medtronic Corporation, for nearly two decades. She holds certifications in the ISC2’s Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and is an IAPP Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) for both the U.S. and the European Union. She currently teaches at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law in the areas of information privacy, cybersecurity law, and artificial intelligence, with a focus on the global health care industry.


Margaret W. Wong, an award-winning practicing immigration lawyer, born in Hong Kong, is founder and managing partner of Margaret W. Wong & Associates, LLC, with offices in nine cities.  Adjunct professor of immigration law at Case Western Reserve University Law School, and author of the book, “The Immigrant’s Way”, Margaret Wong is also a National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) Trailblazer, was listed in US News & World Reports’ Best Lawyers, enjoys a “Preeminent AV” rating by Martindale Hubbell, and was appointed by The Ohio Supreme Court as charter member of the Continuing Legal Education Commission for Attorneys. She is a civic leader who educates and inspires others. While she was serving as the first Asian-American president of the Cleveland Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, the Cleveland chapter won the coveted Chapter Activity Award. She has presented numerous seminars on immigration and naturalization law for bar associations and the public. Committed to giving something back to the community and to mentoring young professionals, Ms. Wong has volunteered her time and expertise on boards of diverse organizations, including Notre Dame College, Cuyahoga Community College Foundation, Northeast Ohio Commission on Higher Education, Cleveland Bar Foundation, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Asian Bar Association, Town Hall, University Hospitals Health System, St. Vincent Hospital Health Care System, United Way Services, and the Cleveland State University and Case Western Reserve University Law School Advisory Boards. Ms. Wong is also a life member of both the Eighth Judicial District Court and the Federal Sixth Circuit Court.



CLE credit: 6.5 hours

Category: CLE Programs, Public Lectures, Student

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