Corinne Militello has rejoined Ballard Spahr as counsel in the Philadelphia office, where she will focus on intellectual property and data privacy and security matters, mainly in the health care realm. Militello spent the last two years working on privacy matters for the University of Pennsylvania's five hospitals, and was previously an associate at the firm.

At the university, she worked on privacy matters for five hospitals, more than 200 physician practices and the medical school's research program, largely dealing with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act compliance and the privacy and security of electronic records.

"I think through that I really had the opportunity to see privacy and data security issues as clients see them, and that was a great opportunity for me," Militello said.

"Corinne brings a solid background in trademark and copyright law as well as the perspective that comes from practicing at a world-renowned academic medical center and research university," said Mitchell Katz, chair of the firm's intellectual property department, in a statement. "She is exceptionally well-suited to advise our clients and we're thrilled to have her back at the firm."