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AHLA Announces a New Video Series regarding Cybersecurity and Emerging Data Risks in Health Care

  • July, 14, 2022

Washington, D.C. – In partnership with dBase Media, AHLA is pleased to announce a new video series regarding cybersecurity and emerging data risks in health care. Health Law Disruption: Cybersecurity and Emerging Data Risk explores the legal framework that helps to protect health providers and systems from the emerging threats to their patients’ data records and other private information. The five-episode series features leading health law experts discussing a myriad of issues from how to mitigate risk and regulatory compliance to litigation tactics, and more, resulting from ransomware and dark web exchanges targeting health data. The program is presented by the American Health Law Association (AHLA) and produced by dBase Media (DBM), both based in Washington, D.C. 

“We are delighted to offer this video series to our members as they work diligently to protect their clients,” said David S. Cade, Chief Executive Officer of AHLA. “To effectively mitigate the current challenges of the health law field, health law professionals need to have a fundamental understanding of cybersecurity. This video series offers health law professionals the tools they need to protect their clients from privacy breaches.” 

The AHLA docuseries features:

  • Kirk Nahra, Partner at WilmerHale, talking about protecting patients’ privacy and understanding what is and isn’t covered by HIPAA regulations,
  • Camella Boateng, VP Compliance Operations University of Maryland Medical System, examining the importance of ensuring vendor compliance and knowing how their systems process protected data,
  • Ebunola Aniyikaiye, Asst General Counsel/Dir of Policy and Regulatory Affairs Homeward Health, exploring why it’s critical to know what data exists, how it’s stored and classified,
  • Ty Kayam. Digital Health Attorney Microsoft, discussing the many different data sets collected and the varying legal frameworks for secondary uses

Other featured participants in the series include:

Seyfarth Shaw, a legal advisory, litigation, and transactional law firm to global clients, discusses the depth and strength of knowledge and experience that makes their Healthcare Group a one-stop firm for care privacy and cybersecurity legal needs,

Arnold & Porter–an international firm with nearly 1,000 lawyers in 13 offices–unveils how they solve complex health data issues using an integrated approach to stay in front of clinical, technological, and regulatory developments,

Cozen O’Connor, a nationally recognized law firm shares how their health care cybersecurity attorneys work together with Cozen O’Connor’s ancillary business unit COSECURE to protect patients’ privacy and health care data as well as helping their clients comply with the myriad of data protection laws and regulations, 

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP (, a global law firm for Fortune 100 companies in industrial and financial, commercial and investment banks, high-growth companies, governmental entities, start-ups and individuals, talks about preparing for data threats through simulated exercises to that demonstrate safeguards required by regulators.

We invite all health law professionals to watch the entire Health Law Disruption: Cybersecurity and Emerging Data Risks here.



The American Health Law Association (AHLA) is the nation’s largest, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) educational organization devoted to legal issues in the healthcare field. AHLA provides a collegial forum for interaction and information exchange to enable its more than 13,000 members to serve their clients more effectively. AHLA aims to produce the highest quality non-partisan educational programs, products, and services concerning health law issues; and to serve as a public resource on selected healthcare legal issues.


dBase Media (DBM) provides high resolution film production and a digital first communications strategy for leading professional associations, academia and global corporate brands since 2001.  They apply advanced insights across an omni-channel content distribution network to provide measurable results for its clients.  DBM uses historical trends and predictive analytics to distribute content across heavily consumed video platforms such as CTV, YouTube, social media, mobile & desktop, broadcast TV.  DBM operates robust multi-stack software platforms for precise message targeting and comprehensive reporting transparency and insights to track and optimize ROI performance. For more information, contact Mitch Johnson 703-242-9700 or visit