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Thomas Wintner is a Member in the firm and is based in our Boston office. He focuses on complex litigation, at both the trial and appellate levels, for clients in a wide range of industries. He has successfully tried cases in both state and federal courts, and has guided others through mediation and arbitration. In IP matters, Tom draws on his experience as a research chemist. He represents life sciences companies in patent litigation and other IP disputes, and has particular experience in matters involving pharmaceuticals, biotech, the Hatch-Waxman Act (for small molecule drugs), and the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (for large-molecule biologics).

Our colleague Patricia Moran wrote an excellent post on our sister blog, Employment Matters. Moran notes that employers should consider changes to their compensation structures that will affect their employee benefit plans. The post highlights several employee benefits issues that employers involved at educational institutions should consider as the December 1 deadline approaches. To read more about these new rules, click here. You can also read about the overtime rules’ impact on educational institutions here.

On Tuesday, September 29th Mintz Levin’s Education practice will host a panel on “VAWA Implementation and the Potential Impact of Proposed Massachusetts Bill S.650 on College and Universities“.  The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) amendments to the Clery Act, which afford additional rights to campus victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, went into effect on July 1, 2015. As a result, institutions of higher education must now comply with certain additional campus safety and security-related requirements — including compilation of statistics for incidents of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking, and inclusion of policies, procedures, and programs pertaining to these incidents in the institutions’ annual security reports. In addition, pending Massachusetts Bill S.650 would create a sexual assault climate survey for Massachusetts colleges and universities to determine the prevalence and perceptions of sexual assault on their campuses. Continue Reading VAWA Implementation and the Potential Impact of Proposed Massachusetts Bill S.650 on Colleges and Universities

Mintz Levin’s Cynthia Larose and Julia Siripurapu recently posted an article to Privacy & Security Matters that examines in-depth the newly signed House Bill 520.  The bill is modeled after California’s Student Online Personal Information Protection Act (SOPIPA) and is a bi-partisan effort by New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan to establish guidelines for the protection of student online personal information.  Larose and Siripurapu elaborate on key aspects of the bill  such as who and what information is covered, compliance and what can be done with “Covered information”. Continue Reading New Hampshire Establishes Privacy Protections for Student Online Personal Information