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Antitrust Alert for Private Equity Physician Organizations

Private Equity Physician Practice Roll-ups:  Increasing Antitrust Scrutiny Throughout 2023, private equity (PE) firms that purchase physician practices have experienced increasing scrutiny by the public health establishment, health care industry watchdogs, mainstream media reporting, and, in a development that should greatly concern PE-backed physician roll-up companies, the Federal Trade Commission […]

  Sep 29, 2023  |  By    |   On Client Alerts

Client Alert: Employers Face Liability for Health Benefit Plan Management

Employers-Are you ready to be sued by your employees or unions for not complying with recent ERISA additions? Effective immediately, CAA-2021 law mandates Employers who sponsor a health plan to activate a proactive health plan fiduciary process by 12-31-23. Employers must perform specific, documented benchmarking of health plan vendors and […]

  Sep 22, 2023  |  By    |   On Client Alerts

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ANNOUNCES NEGOTIATED RULEMAKING AFTER SUPREME COURT STRIKES DOWN STUDENT DEBT FORGIVENESS PLAN

In a 6-3 decision issued on June 30, 2023, the U.S. Supreme Court held in Biden v. Nebraska that the Secretary of Education did not have authority under the Higher Education Relief Opportunities for Students Act of 2003 (“HEROES Act”) to establish a loan forgiveness program that would have cancelled […]

  Jul 10, 2023  |  By    |   On Education

CLIENT ALERT: SUPREME COURT EFFECTIVELY ENDS THE USE OF RACE IN ADMISSIONS

By Linh Nguyen and Dan Lydon In a landmark 6-3 decision with significant legal and practical consequences for public and private higher education institutions, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the use of race as a factor in admissions by Harvard College and the University of North Carolina (UNC) […]

  Jun 30, 2023  |  By    |   On Education

An Introduction to Healthcare Law – Why Hospital Mergers Fail Antitrust Scrutiny

John Marren and Thomas Babbo’s article, “An Introduction to Healthcare – Why Hospital Mergers Fail Antitrust Scrutiny”, was published in the 2023 Chambers and Partners USA Edition. John and Tom, HMBR shareholders, discuss the advantages of Service Line Integration over hospital mergers.  As the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and others […]

  Jun 30, 2023  |  By    |   On Firm News

Illinois General Assembly House Resolution HR0107 Adopted: a Memorial to Edward Hogan

A House Resolution was adopted by the Illinois General Assembly this month as a Memorial to Edward M. Hogan, one of our founding partners.  Ed passed away on February 16th. This is a wonderful tribute to Ed and his legacy as an esteemed and prominent figure in the legal field, […]

  Mar 17, 2023  |  By    |   On Firm News

UPDATE TO CLIENT ALERT: FTC EXTENDS COMPLIANCE DEADLINE FOR GLBA “SAFEGUARD RULE”

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) recently announced a deadline extension for complying with certain provisions of its Final Rule on standards for safeguarding customer information (“Safeguard Rule”) under the Gramm Leach Bliley Act (“GLBA”). The previous deadline of December 9, 2022, is extended by six months, making the new compliance […]

  Dec 13, 2022  |  By    |   On Firm News

CLIENT ALERT: FTC’S UPDATED REQUIREMENTS TO GLBA “SAFEGUARD RULE” EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 9, 2022

By Linh Nguyen and Dan Lydon Nearly one year ago, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued a Final Rule on standards for safeguarding customer information (“Safeguard Rule”) pursuant to the Gramm Leach Bliley Act (“GLBA”). The GLBA is a data privacy law that requires “financial institutions” to implement policies and […]

  Nov 9, 2022  |  By    |   On Client Alerts

Congratulations to American Association of Cosmetology School Award Winners

HMBR would like to congratulate our clients, Tricoci University and Evergreen Beauty College, who won awards at the Second Annual Golden School Awards at the American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS) conference October 13-16, 2022 in New Orleans.  Tricoci University won for School of the Year, and Evergreen Beauty College, […]

  Oct 20, 2022  |  By    |   On Education

Debora L. Osgood Elected Shareholder

Debora L. Osgood has been elected a shareholder of HMBR effective May 1st.  Ms. Osgood joined HMBR in 2016 as a partner in our education practice.  Debbie is a nationally recognized expert on the civil rights laws and regulations that govern educational institutions, having served 25 years at the U.S. […]

  May 3, 2022  |  By    |   On Firm News