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May 2017

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.


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, Partner
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.


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