Philip N. Yannella, Partner
E-Discovery and Data Management Group, Ballard Spahr  


Nabeel Ahmad, Vice President
Merrill Corporation

H. Bruce Gordon, eDiscovery Analyst
Legal Affairs, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries LTD


The cloud offers benefits for health care, pharmaceutical, and life sciences companies. Cloud computing is a means of global collaboration that can significantly reduce infrastructure costs. But the cloud also might leave an organization vulnerable to malicious intrusions, as we have seen with the recently reported Internet-based attacks on global corporations. Weigh the advantages and risks as you hear from industry experts. 

Mr. Yannella will moderate and Mr. MacDonald will serve on a panel discussing:

  • What is cloud computing? A technological advancement or a marketing gimmick? 
  • The legal, eDiscovery, and security risks (HITECH Act, HIPPAA, Patient Confidentiality, EU Data Privacy) 
  • How do you conduct a vendor risk assessment?
  • What types of services should companies consider when moving to the cloud? 
  • Who owns your data and what are the costs to migrate/export/produce? 
  • The key points for negotiating cloud computing contracts 
  • Predicting the future

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