Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Professor and Center for Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection Co-Director Brian Ray first explored the issues of cybersecurity five years ago – practically a lifetime considering the rapid speed of the digital world. His initial interest was in eDiscovery, and the concerns it created for civil litigation, but he quickly realized that this only scratched the surface of legal challenges developing in the electronic age.
Terry Gilbert ’73 sees law as an instrument of social change where human rights take precedence over property and corporate interests. As a legal and social activist, Gilbert has dedicated his legal career to promoting human and political rights, as well as progressive approaches to criminal justice.
Cleveland-Marshall graduates hold judgeships in impressive numbers throughout Northeast Ohio and the entire state. C|M|LAW also has a national presence on the bench, including a sitting judge in a location that would not be expected – the northern-most city in the United States.
Linda Klein, President of the American Bar Association (ABA), will deliver the commencement address at Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law’s graduation ceremony for the class of 2017. The ceremony will take place Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Playhouse Square’s historic Ohio Theatre.
The Entertainment and Sports Law Association will be hosting their 7th Annual Symposium in the Moot Court room of Cleveland-Marshall College of Law on Friday, April 14, 2017. Registration will open at 9:30 a.m. and the event will run from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. All attendees will be eligible for 4 CLEs. A light breakfast along with lunch will be provided to all in attendance. Tickets for this event are $10 in advance, and can be purchased through EventBrite, or $15 at the door during registration the morning of the event.
9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Registration
10:00 - 11:20 a.m. Legal Issues in Sports Law - the CBA and the Major Leagues and Concussion Litigation
- Peter Carfagna, Chairman/CEO of Magis, LLC.
- Vince Calo, NFL Agent and Expert
- Richard Volante, Attorney, Buckley King LPA
11:30 a.m. - 12:50 p.m. Event Management at Sports and Entertainment Facilities
- Laurie Kosanovich, General Counsel, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
- Kollin Chupa, Sales and Marketing Manager, The Covelli Centre
- James Convertino, Director, Professional Athletes & Entertainers Insurance Solutions
- James Levin, Founder, Cleveland Public Theatre
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Music Licensing and Streaming Rights Roundtable Discussion
- Neeta Ragoowansi, SVP, Business Development & Legal Affairs, National Performing Rights Exchange
- Steven W. Day, Partner, Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP
- Sean Biddle, Owner, Bid Muzik
Join the Center for Health Law and Policy for "Regulating Data: A Candid Conversation About HIPAA and Privacy."
- Sharona Hoffman, J.D., L.L.M., Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Topic: Electronic Medical Records (EMR), Medical Big Data and Privacy Concerns
Hoffman is the Edgar A. Hahn Professor of Law, Professor of Bioethics, and Co-Director of the Law-Medicine Center at Case Western Reserve University. She has published over 60 articles and book chapters on health law and civil rights issues. Hoffman has developed particular expertise and a national reputation in the area of health information technology. She is the author of two books: Aging with a Plan: How a Little Thought Today Can Vastly Improve Your Tomorrow (Praeger 2015) and Electronic Health Records and Medical Big Data: Law and Policy (Cambridge University Press 2016).
- Peggy Beat, J.D., R.N., CareSource
Topic: 42 CFR Part 2 and HIPAA
Beat is Associate General Counsel at CareSource. Prior to that, she was employed by the Cleveland Clinic for 25 years. While at the Cleveland Clinic, Beat was an attorney in the Office of General Counsel and Senior Director in Corporate Compliance. At the Cleveland Clinic, Beat helped physicians, nurse and others to navigate the complex laws and regulations. At CareSource, she does the same for leadership, management, and health care workers in the field. Beat is an adjunct professor at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, where she teaches courses in Health Care Compliance I and II.
- Joseph Dickinson, J.D., Tucker Ellis, L.L.P.
Topic: HIPAA and Managing Business Associates
Dickinson is a litigator and counselor at Tucker Ellis, L.L.P. A former privacy and chief information security officer for a large academic medical system, he focuses on developing and implementing data privacy and security programs, HIPAA compliance, addressing data breaches, and conducting internal investigations related to corporate compliance. Dickinson's practice also includes evaluating the software development process, litigating intellectual property cases, advising clients in responding to software audit requests and on the risks associated with the use of the Internet on an international basis.
- David Schweighoefer, J.D., Brouse McDowell
Topic: Predictive Healthcare Analytics: HIPAA Liability and Vulnerability
Schweighoefer is a partner in Brouse McDowell's Health Care Practice Group. He represents and counsels numerous clients regarding regulatory and corporate compliance program development, patient rights, informed consent policies and procedure development. Schweighoefer advises hospital providers on HCQIA Fair Hearing procedures and compliance audits for HIPAA and HITECH policies. He currently serves as outside general counsel for FrontLine Services, Inc., formerly known as Mental Health Services, Inc. Schweighoefer is an adjunct professor at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.
Moderator: Professor Matthew Green, J.D., L.L.M.
Green is an associate professor at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.
Cleveland State University students now have the opportunity to complete their undergraduate and law degrees through an accelerated 3+3 program with the University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and Cleveland State University's Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs will co-sponsor a TedX Salon Friday, March 31 on The Resurgent City. C|M|LAW Professor Jonathan Witmer-Rich and Interim Dean Lee Fisher will be among the Salon's speakers.
The Office of Student Life, in cooperation with The Mental Health and Wellness Committee of the Cleveland Bar Association, will host a panel on promoting mental health and wellness. The panel will aim to provide a better understanding of treatment success rates and to reduce the stigma associated with a diagnosis of mental illness.
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law is celebrating its 120th Anniversary with plans for a yearlong celebration of its heritage. The 120th Anniversary campaign will include special activities and events to highlight the accomplishments of the law school and its distinguished alumni.