Mel Soliz Makes Esteemed 2024 BTI Client Service All-Stars List

BTI Consulting Group — specializing in law firm client feedback, market research, and development — recently named Partner Mel Soliz a 2024 BTI Client Service All-Star. Mel joins an elite list of lawyers deemed the best in delivering client services. The BTI Client Service All-Stars list determines its honorees based on 17 objective ranking factors, such as an attorney’s deep understanding of the client’s business, ability to provide the most value and return on investment, and overall legal skills evaluated by corporate counsel and top legal decision makers. Mel’s dedication to her clients is something for which she takes great pride and ownership. Her extensive and specialized knowledge and skillset continue to help her gain recognition and respect among her peers and the individuals she serves. In...

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John DeWulf Celebrated Among Distinguished Alumni at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The College of Arts and Sciences at University of Nebraska-Lincoln recently honored Attorney John DeWulf with their Distinguished Alumni Award, recognizing his myriad professional successes at their annual Celebration of Excellence, an event that honors top students and alumni in the college. John earned his Bachelor of Arts in economics with minors in business, political science, English, and psychology in 1978 at the University. The award was given to alumni whose remarkable accomplishments and service demonstrated through lifetime career achievement or excellence in their field and community, which John has undoubtedly attained. With over 40 years of experience in complex commercial litigation, John is highly regarded among clients and colleagues for his successful practice. He has handled numerous cases before state and federal courts and administrative agencies...

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The Eagle Has Landed: Mel Soliz & Katherine Hyde Provide Insights on How the CARES Act Final Rule is Changing 42 CFR Part 2 Compliance in Newest Brief

The CARES Act Final Rule changes to 42 CFR Part 2 (Part 2) is effective today, April 16. On Feb. 16, 2024, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), published the final rule modifying 42 CFR Part 2 to implement Section 3221 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (the “CARES Act Final Rule”). The compliance deadline is Feb. 16, 2026, but early voluntary compliance any time after the April 16 effective date is permitted. In the newest Coppersmith Brief, Attorneys Mel Soliz and Katherine Hyde summarize the most significant Part 2 rule changes and put those changes into context for health care providers, health...

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New OCR Guidance on Online Tracking Offers Little Relief: Kristen Rosati & Erin Dunlap Share Tips for Healthcare Organizations Navigating Legal Risks

It’s no secret that the use of Meta Pixels and other online tracking opens organizations up to legal risk, especially in the health care industry. Despite ongoing litigation against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR), OCR did not significantly modify its online tracking guidance, and there is no immediate regulatory relief in sight for the health care industry. In the latest Coppersmith Brief, Kristen Rosati and Erin Dunlap outline the significant regulatory, litigation and financial risks faced by health care entities when using online tracking. They also explain three modifications to OCR’s guidance, regarding whether IP addresses are PHI, the use of Customer Data Platforms, and the need to consider online tracking in the security risk analysis and...

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Attorney Jill Chasson

Jill Chasson Contributes Article About Arizona’s Minimum Wage Law for HR Laws

As of Jan. 1, Arizona's minimum wage increased to $14.35 per hour, nearly double the federal minimum. With almost all employers in the state covered by the minimum wage law, understanding compensation structure to ensure employees are being paid in accordance with the law is critical. In an article for HR Laws, Jill Chasson offered up expert insights on potential pitfalls for employers to avoid. Jill explained that unlike many other state-level minimum wage laws, Arizona’s law applies to nearly all employees, including those who are exempt from the federal FLSA's minimum wage and overtime requirements. This can create challenges for employers in at least two areas. First, as the minimum wage increases, employers need to be mindful of the hours worked by those who are...

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Keith Beauchamp and John DeWulf Chosen for AzBusiness’ 2024 Top 100 Lawyers List

AzBusiness published its 2024 Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona list, and both Keith Beauchamp and John DeWulf were recognized once more for their exceptional legal careers. Featured for the second year in a row, Keith was selected for his handling of complex commercial litigation matters in Arizona and around the country. He has extensive experience defending legal malpractice claims and class actions and represents plaintiffs and defendants in all manner of business disputes. Keith has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America© since 2008 in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Legal Malpractice, Securities Litigation, and most recently in 2024, Bet-the-Company Litigation. Additionally, he has been included in Southwest Super Lawyers in the categories of Business Litigation and Securities Litigation for more than 15 years and was...

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