2016 HIPAA Settlements Demonstrate HIPAA Compliance Challenges in a Mobile Society

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) has been actively enforcing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”) in 2016. As of August, covered entities and business associates (the organizations who are subject to HIPAA) have paid OCR more than $20 million to resolve allegations of

How Technological Disruption is Only Strengthening Financial Intermediation

Mobile Phone Payments

Intermediation is a fundamental fact of finance. Intermediaries like commercial banks, investment banks, stockbrokers, mutual funds, and stock exchanges form the fabric of modern finance. Despite all these financial links, entrepreneurs and innovators continue to endeavor towards the possibilities of fundamentally disrupting and disintermediating these existential financial ties with new financial technology. In a new

Competition Law for a Post-Scarcity World

Futuristic Roads

Talk of a post-scarcity society can easily sound like the stuff of science fiction, or techno-utopianism, or worse, blithe ignorance of the billions of people on the planet for whom real scarcity of basic needs is very much an entrenched difficulty of the present. Nevertheless, the convergence of a series of technological developments has convinced

Should Lawyers Learn To Code?


Few groups within our society are as confident in our intellectual abilities as attorneys. After all, we excelled in our primary and secondary educations, attained high honors in undergraduate studies, tackled the LSAT, successfully ran the gauntlet of law school, and now we are trusted advisors to our clients on a daily basis in a