David Quinn Gacioch

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  Dave Gacioch counsels clients across the health care industry and beyond on compliance and risk management issues. He also assists clients in conducting internal investigations and represents them in matters involving government investigations, enforcement actions and civil litigation. Read David Gacioch's full bio.

How Can Employers Protect Workers Who Seek Abortion Care?


By , and on Aug 17, 2022
Posted In Benefit Controversies, Employee Benefits, Health and Welfare Plans

As US states seek to reduce abortion access in the wake of the overturning of Roe v. Wade, how can employers protect workers who seek abortion care? In this Fortune article, McDermott’s David Gacioch, Sarah Raaii and Ellen Bronchetti offer insight into what the US Supreme Court’s decision means for employee healthcare data, employee benefits...

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Navigating Data Privacy Questions Post-Dobbs


By , , , and on Aug 10, 2022
Posted In Digital Health, Employee Benefits, Health and Welfare Plans

The US Supreme Court’s recent decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization has raised many questions about potential efforts by law enforcement agencies to obtain data from healthcare and other service providers to detect the performance of a possibly unlawful abortion. For example, data collected by period-tracking apps, patients’...

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Abortion Questions Swirl Over Health Lawyers in Post-Roe World


By and on Jul 27, 2022
Posted In Benefit Controversies, Employee Benefits, Health and Welfare Plans

Following the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, health lawyers have been busy making sense of the legal implications of the court’s landmark ruling. In this Law360 article, McDermott Partners Stacey Callaghan and David Gacioch offer insight into the myriad of questions they’ve received from hospitals, pharmacies, telemedicine platforms, investors and other players...

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State Abortion Bans Signal Chaos for Providers


By and on Jul 8, 2022
Posted In Benefit Controversies, Employee Benefits, Health and Welfare Plans

The US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade will generate a minefield of legal and criminal implications for healthcare providers, according to this Healthcare Dive article. McDermott Partners Stacey Callaghan and David Gacioch offer insight into what these restrictive state laws could mean for providers. Access the article.

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Preparing for the Demise of Roe v. Wade and the Criminalization of Abortion in Some US States: Practical Considerations for a Post-Roe World


By , , , , and on Jun 15, 2022
Posted In Benefit Controversies, Employee Benefits, Health and Welfare Plans

Sometime in the next several weeks, the Supreme Court of the United States will issue its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization (Dobbs). Based on the draft majority opinion authored by Justice Samuel Alito that was leaked to Politico in early May, there is a significant chance that the Court will overrule Roe v. Wade (Roe) and Planned Parenthood...

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With No Federal Law in Sight, States Continue to Refine Their Own Data Privacy Laws


By on Aug 26, 2015
Posted In Employment, Privacy and Data Security

With no Congressional consensus to adopt a federal data privacy and breach notification statute, states are updating and refining their already-existing laws to enact more stringent requirements for companies.  Two states recently passed updated data privacy laws with significant changes. Read the full post here.  

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Supreme Court Prohibits Warrantless Mobile Phone Searches, Underscores Individual Right to Privacy


By on Jul 22, 2014
Posted In Employment, Privacy and Data Security

The Supreme Court of the United States’ recent decision prohibiting warrantless mobile phone searches incident to arrest underscores unique privacy concerns raised by modern technology. The decision has an immediate impact on an individual’s rights under the Fourth Amendment, and may also have an impact on evolving areas of white collar and employment law. Read...

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