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Robison appointed co-lead counsel of Space Generation Advisory Council

Thursday, May 19, 2022

The Space Generation Advisory Council has announced the appointment of McDonald Hopkins Associate Stephen Robinson as Co-Lead Counsel for the global, non-governmental, non-profit organization.

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McDonald Hopkins welcomes Alexander Koenig to Business Department and Commercial Finance team

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Alexander Koenig has joined McDonald Hopkins as an associate in the firm’s Business Department, adding his experience to the firm’s Commercial Finance team.

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Spencer Pollock quoted in The American Lawyer article: "For Small and Midsize Firms, Threats of Data Breaches Loom Large"

Monday, May 16, 2022

McDonald Hopkins Member Scott Pollock was quoted in the April 20 edition of The American Lawyer in Justin Henry’s article “For Small and Midsize Firms, Threats of Data Breaches Loom Large.”

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McDonald Hopkins Chicago attorneys raise money to fight rare cancers during Cycle for Survival

Monday, May 16, 2022

A team of attorneys from McDonald Hopkins LLC spent the afternoon of Friday, May 13, in Chicago’s Daly Plaza riding stationary bikes to raise money for Cycle for Survival and its fight to defeat rare cancers.

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McDonald Hopkins welcomes Sean Bowen to national Data Privacy and Cybersecurity practice

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Sean Bowen has joined McDonald Hopkins as an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department, adding his experience to the firm’s national Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice Group. He is accredited by the International Association of Privacy Professionals as a Certified Information Privacy Professional for the United States, the gold standard certification for information privacy professionals.

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Employment Law Lessons: Happy Birthday Edition

Monday, May 9, 2022

Two recent cases highlight how seemingly common workplace situations can end up erupting into employment litigation when employers ignore the sensitivities raised by employees. Both cases involve birthday celebrations where the employee indicated they’d rather not engage. 

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McDonald Hopkins welcomes paralegal Gabriel (Sam) Groves to federal government contracting team

Friday, May 6, 2022

Gabriel (Sam) Groves, a former Department of Defense and United States Air Force contracting professional with over 30 years of federal contracts education, training, leadership, and management experience, has joined McDonald Hopkins as a paralegal in the firm’s Federal and Local Government Contracting & Procurement practice group.

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McDonald Hopkins welcomes Joshua Benrubi to Business Department and Real Estate Practice Group

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Joshua Benrubi has joined the West Palm Beach office of McDonald Hopkins LLC as an associate in the Business Department and Real Estate Practice Group.

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McDonald Hopkins welcomes Patrick Campbell to national Healthcare Practice Group

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Patrick Campbell has joined the Cleveland office of McDonald Hopkins LLC as an associate in the Business Department and part of the firm’s national Healthcare Practice Group. As an American Society for Clinical Pathology board certified medical laboratory scientist, Patrick spent 10 years working for the Cleveland Clinic Foundation before the start of his legal career as a healthcare attorney.

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2022 maximum charges for copies of medical records in Illinois

Friday, April 29, 2022

In Illinois, health care facilities and practitioners shall be reimbursed for all reasonable expenses by the person requesting copies of records, including the costs of independent copy service companies, handling charges for processing the request, and the actual postage or shipping charge, if any, plus copy charges. The Illinois Code of Civil Procedure (735 ILCS 5/8-2001(d)) initially set the maximum fees that can be charged and the actual dollar amount is adjusted annually by the Comptroller for the State of Illinois.

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Practical Perspective on the DOL Cybersecurity Rules

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

McDonald Hopkins' Elliot Raff recently sat down with Curcio Webb to share his perspective on how the DOL Cybersecurity rules apply to retirement plan sponsors. 

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Kall in Crain's Cleveland Business Tax Tips: Potential risks and benefits of compensation in cryptocurrency

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

McDonald Hopkins' David Kall, Cleveland Office Managing Member and Chair of the Tax and Benefits Practice Group, authored the April 24 edition of Crain's Cleveland Business' Tax Tips on "Potential risks and benefits of compensation in cryptocurrency."

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Spencer Pollock discusses growing threat of cyber attacks on CBS-Baltimore WJZ TV-13

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Spencer Pollock was featured on Baltimore CBS affiliate WJZ-13, where he discussed the growing threat of cyber attacks, including the need for individuals and businesses to be more vigilant as the potential risk increases following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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‘5 Questions With’ Mark Abood, Senior Vice President of Colliers International

Monday, April 25, 2022

A monthly segment from the McDonald Hopkins Public Law Group that asks local, regional and statewide leaders to pass along their wisdom on items of current and lasting interest. This latest installment features Mark Abood, Senior Vice President and Principal for Colliers International in Cleveland. Mark is a specialist in real estate auctions, and discusses the nuances and benefits of both public and private entities listing real property for sale in this way.

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Dominic Paluzzi selected to Cybersecurity Docket's Incident Response 40

Friday, April 22, 2022

McDonald Hopkins is proud to congratulate member and Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Co-Chair Dominic Paluzzi on his selection to Cybersecurity Docket's Incident Response 40 for 2022.

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FTC considers new rule to address deceptive or unfair marketing using earnings claims

Thursday, April 21, 2022

The Federal Trade Commission published an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking on March 11, 2022 that it is considering a rule to address deceptive or unfair marketing using earnings claims. The commission is soliciting written comment, data, and arguments concerning the need for such a rulemaking. Comments must be received on or before May 10, 2022.

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Benchmark your success with PNPL's national pathologist productivity survey

Thursday, April 21, 2022

The Panel of National Pathology Leaders – a non-profit think tank dedicated to advancing best practices in pathology and laboratory medicine – has released its annual workload relative value unit (wRVU) productivity report with data on wRVUs from over 1,400 pathologists.

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Surprise billing arbitration system for out-of-network payment disputes goes live

Monday, April 18, 2022

The Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and the Treasury (Departments) last week announced the opening of the federal Independent Dispute Resolution (IDR) system for initiating arbitration under the No Surprises Act process and updated their guidance to certified IDR entities for determining out-of-network payment amounts.

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DOL issues guidance on cryptocurrency retirement plan investments

Monday, April 18, 2022

Earlier last month, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued guidance relating to cryptocurrency as an investment option in participant directed 401(k) plans. It was the closest the DOL has ever come to saying “No way!” on a fiduciary issue.

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McDonald Hopkins announces expansion into Baltimore with additions of Pollock and Campbell to national Data Privacy and Cybersecurity team

Thursday, April 14, 2022

McDonald Hopkins LLC announced the opening of a new Baltimore office and the addition of member Spencer C. Pollock and associate Kelly Campbell to the firm’s growing national Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice Group. Pollock and Campbell will serve as the foundation of the firm’s increased presence on the East Coast. 

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