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Don Snemis Discusses Internet of Things Sustainability and e-Waste in BizVoice Magazine

July 6, 2017
Partner Don Snemis of Ice Miller’s Environmental, Natural Resources and Toxic Tort Group brings his unique perspective in the Indiana Chamber’s July-August issue of BizVoice magazine. In his guest column, “Internet of Things: Keeping it Green and Sustainable,” Don highlights the precautions that should be exercised when handling e-waste as well as sustainability standards and recycling programs.


Small Towns Targeted in ISIS Cyber-Vandalism

June 28, 2017 by Nicholas Reuhs, Nicole R. Woods,
Yesterday, websites for the Ohio Department of Administrative Services, Howard County (Maryland) and the town of Brookhaven (New York) were replaced with an ISIS message. There was no apparent reason that these government divisions were targeted.


The Doctor Will Skype with You Now

June 7, 2017 by Lindsay M. Miller, Associate
As expressed on Ice Miller’s Internet of Things (IoT) site, the proliferation of the Internet of Things creates unprecedented new uses for internet-enabled devices and heightens the demand for high-speed connectivity among residential and commercial users. One example of such uses is telemedicine and associated applications to monitor patients, personnel, and medical devices.


John Gilligan to Chair Ohio State Bar Association’s Access to Justice Committee

May 31, 2017
John Gilligan, a trial lawyer in the Firm’s Litigation Group, will serve as the Ohio State Bar Association’s (OSBA) Access to Justice Committee chair for 2017-2018. John previously served as the Committee’s vice chair.


Chief Managing Partner Steve Humke Introduces New Philadelphia Office on Inside Indiana Business

May 31, 2017

Ice Miller Chief Managing Partner Steve Humke joined Gerry Dick, host of Inside Indiana Business, to discuss the opening of the Firm’s Philadelphia office.



Cyber and Kidnap/Ransom Insurance Should Respond to Massive Global Ransomware Attacks in More than 100 Countries

May 30, 2017 by Nicholas Reuhs, Partner
The recent ransomware attack led many to reevaluate how prepared their organizations are for such an event. While risk mitigation (i.e., prevention) is critical, so is risk transfer through insurance. Most cyber insurers offer cyber extortion coverage as part of their policies, although the coverage can sometimes be difficult to locate and analyze in the context of a larger cyber policy.


Drivers, Start Your Internet!

May 25, 2017 by Lindsay M. Miller, Associate
In 2016, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) unanimously voted to open high-band spectrum for 5th generation (“5G”) wireless expansion. This action will significantly impact connected devices and the Internet of Things (“IoT”), including connected/ autonomous vehicles. While we are still several years from true 5G deployment, this week it “accelerated into reality” according to a blog from Ericcson.


DOJ Prioritizes Combating Health Care Fraud

May 25, 2017
The investigation and prosecution of health care fraud will remain a priority for the Department of Justice (DOJ). In comments at an American Bar Association conference on health care fraud, the Acting Chief of the Criminal Division, Kenneth Blanco, said Attorney General Jeff Sessions “feels very strongly” about keeping health care fraud a priority. Blanco also said the investigation and prosecution of health care fraud will be “vigorous” under AG Sessions.


Dodged WannaCry? Get Ready for the Next Cyber-Attack!

May 19, 2017 by Stephen E. Reynolds, Partner
After the “WannaCry” ransomware attack caused disruption in about 150 nations around the world, organizations need to be more cautious than ever of security vulnerabilities that can make them susceptible to cyber-attacks. After the “WannaCry” ransomware attack caused disruption in about 150 nations around the world, organizations need to be more cautious than ever of security vulnerabilities that can make them susceptible to cyber-attacks.


Ice Miller Partner Kip Tew Serves as Judge at Smart Cities – Silicon Valley Conference

May 12, 2017 by Kipper V. Tew, Partner
On May 9, 2017, Ice Miller partner Kip Tew served as a judge for the Innovation Alley Showcase and Awards at Smart Cities Week Silicon Valley. 


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