As news organizations have largely turned their attention and resources to covering the COVID-19 crisis, one particular law – the Health and Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, or HIPAA – has emerged as an obstacle to their reporting. This webinar aims to help clients understand that law and its limits. Our speakers will discuss HIPAA's basic structure and requirements, what impact the law has had on news reporting during the pandemic, and how news organizations should navigate those issues.

Date & Time

Monday, April 20, 2020
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET


Leita WalkerPartner, Media & Entertainment Law


Jay Ward Brown, Partner, Media & Entertainment Law
Edward Leeds, Counsel, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Dana Green, Counsel at The New York Times
Al-Amyn SumarAssociate, Media & Entertainment Law


This program is open to Ballard Spahr clients and prospective clients. There is no cost to attend. This program is not eligible for continuing education credits.

Login details will be sent to all approved registrants. For more information, contact Lisa Cheresnowsky at