Baker & Hostetler LLP

BakerHostetler was founded in 1916, when our three founding partners each deposited $500 into a firm account. Today, we have more than 900 partners and associates contributing to the success of our clients. The values they share are the same ideals on which our firm was founded: love and respect for the law, respect for each other, and the courage to make hard decisions on the basis of what they know to be right.

On Oct. 28, a joint cybersecurity advisory was published by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the FBI and the Department of Health & Human Services. The advisory warned of an imminent cybercrime threat to U.S. hospitals and healthcare providers – specifically that a large-scale ransomware attack may be on the very near horizon. BakerHostetler’s coverage of the initial alert, including proactive measures organizations can take, can be found here.…
The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS)’ Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) published an interim final rule today delaying several key compliance deadlines in the ONC 21st Century Cures Act final rule – including that of the information blocking provisions, which were slated to become effective on November 2, 2020 – until April 5, 2021. According to the ONC press release, the decision to delay the information blocking compliance deadline was made to…
BakerHostetler is closely monitoring a Cybersecurity Advisory issued jointly by several government agencies including the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the FBI, on October 28. The Advisory warns of an imminent cybercrime threat to U.S. hospitals and healthcare providers with the purpose of infecting systems with Ryuk ransomware for financial gain. Read more
On Monday, Oct. 12, the California Office of the Attorney General (the Attorney General or OAG) released a third set of proposed modifications to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) regulations (the Regulations). The full text can be found on the Attorney General’s website here. The proposed modifications to the Regulations are limited to four sections. While the proposed changes are relatively minor in substance, they nevertheless provide helpful and important guidance on the…