GREENSBORO, N.C.—Womble Bond Dickinson attorney Allen O’Rourke is among the speakers at the 2018 Health Law Section Annual Meeting and Joint CLE with Litigation. 

In addition, Womble Bond Dickinson attorney Tony Brett served on the planning committee for the meeting.
O’Rourke will take part in a panel discussion on “Preparing for, Responding to and Recovering from a Data Breach — The Practitioner’s Guide”. The far-reaching impacts of a data breach require businesses to view cybersecurity as an enterprise-wide priority, as opposed to just an IT issue. The panel will provide practical strategies and best practices to prepare for, respond to and recover from a data breach.

Joining O’Rourke in the panel discussion will be Souwei Ford of Willis Towers Watson and John Riggi of BDO USA LLP.
The NCBA 2018 Health Law Section Annual Meeting and Joint CLE with Litigation takes place April 27 at the Greensboro Marriott Downtown. Other presentations will cover such topics as professional medical liability and its regulatory consequences, advance directives, the opioid epidemic, a legislative update and the state of healthcare in North Carolina.

Tony Brett represents hospitals and other health service providers in North Carolina and elsewhere. He provides an overall industry perspective and an understanding of the multifaceted issues confronting health care providers, including regulatory compliance, business planning needs and administrative issues. He has extensive experience in all aspects of hospital operations, including contractual arrangements with physicians, operational policies, and revenue management systems.

Allen O’Rourke co-chairs the Privacy and Cybersecurity Team at Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP, and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US).  He conducts cyber investigations and represents clients facing regulatory actions, consumer litigation, and business disputes arising out of cybersecurity incidents.  Allen also handles data breach response, and he counsels clients concerning data privacy compliance, cybersecurity preparedness, and legal aspects of computer network defense. Prior to joining Womble, Allen was a cybercrime prosecutor who helped lead the Cyber Unit at the US Attorney’s Office in Washington, DC, where he received two Special Achievement Awards for his work to combat cybercrime.