Janet V. Hallahan

Janet V. Hallahan

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Princeton, NJ
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ABOUT

Janet V. Hallahan provides collaborative and timely guidance to her clients on how to commercialize and protect their businesses through the strategic use of interconnected technology and clouds, privacy/cybersecurity, intellectual property rights and data use. With experience in both private practice and in-house legal departments, she brings a unique understanding of businesses’ needs to balance increasingly complex legal, privacy and risk requirements against tight internal timelines and budgets. Janet focusses her practice on privacy and data security, cloud computing/software, outsourcing, corporate and technology transactions as well as the licensing, protection and sale of intellectual property and related commercial agreements. She is certified as a CIPP/US information privacy professional by the International Association of Privacy Professionals, through which she has a broad understanding of how emerging technologies and expanded data transmissions impact privacy and cyberliability compliance across industries, including healthcare, fintech and non-profits. Janet has regularly spoken on technology, privacy and governance matters, and has frequently made presentations to the board of directors of her clients. She has taught as an adjunct professor of law at Temple University School of Law, and currently teaches a class on Healthcare Data Security, Privacy and Technology at Rutgers University School of Law (Newark and Camden).

In addition, Janet has made a career-long commitment to give back to the community. She has provided decades of pro bono legal services to artists, writers, healthcare organizations, and non-profit organizations through the ProBonoPartnership, Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Indigent. In addition, she is committed to literacy and accessible education, and as a law professor has endeavored to make her teaching materials available at no cost to her students by using publicly available resources. She participates in the “Buy the Book” Program at Swarthmore College, where she purchases and donates textbooks for students who might otherwise not be able to afford them. Janet has served as a volunteer board member for her local library for years, which has recently updated its strategic plan to expand access of its materials based on community stakeholder input.

When Janet is not working, she enjoys rowing in regattas, travelling the world with her family, painting, and learning to play her father’s banjo.

ADMISSIONS

  • New Jersey 1995
  • Pennsylvania 1995

LANGUAGE

  • English

EDUCATION

Temple University Beasley School of Law
J.D., magna cum laude
Swarthmore College
B.A., Philosophy

AWARDS & DISTINCTIONS

CIPP/US

Managing Editor, Temple Law Review

Federal Law Clerk, Hon. Joseph J. Farnan, Jr., United States District Court for the District of Delaware

Adjunct Professor of Law, Temple University School of Law, Sales

Adjunct Professor of Law, Rutgers University School of Law, Healthcare Privacy, Data Security and Technology


ADMISSIONS

  • New Jersey 1995
  • Pennsylvania 1995

LANGUAGE

  • English

EDUCATION

Temple University Beasley School of Law
J.D., magna cum laude
Swarthmore College
B.A., Philosophy

AWARDS & DISTINCTIONS

CIPP/US

Managing Editor, Temple Law Review

Federal Law Clerk, Hon. Joseph J. Farnan, Jr., United States District Court for the District of Delaware

Adjunct Professor of Law, Temple University School of Law, Sales

Adjunct Professor of Law, Rutgers University School of Law, Healthcare Privacy, Data Security and Technology

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

Prior to joining Practus, Janet spent part of her career as the Assistant General Counsel for Virtua Health, Inc., one of the largest and rapidly growing regional healthcare providers. There she provided a wide range of corporate, technology, privacy and intellectual property services to various divisions including: Penn Medicine/Virtua Health, Strategic Alliance, Digital Health and HealthIT, Marketing/CRM, and Service lines, including cardiology, orthopedics/sports medicine, neurology and neurosurgery.

She also served as Assistant General Counsel for LoanLogics, Inc. and provided in-house counsel to cloud-based financial services SaaS platform and software analytics products, on topics like subscription agreements, SOWs and SLAs, hosting, development and licensing , vendor management, policies and procedures, and outsourcing. Janet has worked as a corporate and securities associate at Morgan Lewis and Bockius, Dechert LLP, and Pepper Hamilton.

Her areas of expertise include:
Cybersecurity, Privacy, HIPPA, GLBA, data breach laws, Cloud-based technology, hosting agreements, software, Licensing, Outsourcing, E-Commerce; Digital Healt, Fintech, Website Terms of Use/Privacy Policies, Compliance, Publishing, Template agreements, Digital Marketing/Advertising, Technology Transactions, Emerging Growth, Branding, Trademark, and Copyright.


REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Advised client on cybersecurity risks, such reputational risk, need for management and audit of third party vendors through SSAE/SOC2 reports, enforcement of policies and procedures and employee training, encryption requirements, access control
  • Represented financial services vendor in the development of cloud-based services SaaS platform and software analytics products, including complex licensing; outsourcing (both domestic and international); risk, privacy and data protection; copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property matters.
  • Represented client-side company in negotiation of SaaS-based IT support agreement with international vendor using “follow the sun” model while ensuring compliance with healthcare regulatory requirements and company policies
  • Represented healthcare company in the negotiation of IoT system transmitting patient data through mobile devices to potentially non-HIPAA compliant third-party clouds
  • Negotiated complex digital marketing CRM agreement with vendor providing full-service hosting, digital management services, and big data import functionalities, including assessing compliance with privacy laws
  • Negotiated telehealth development and services agreement for video e-health platform
  • Represented automotive company in development of e-commerce website, including web development and licensing agreements, hosting agreements, content development agreements
  • Represented pharmaceutical company in development of technology systems for $2 billion international pharmaceutical manufacturing plant
  • Represented vendor in $20 million global data processing outsourcing agreement for financial services product
  • Advised healthcare system in assessment of whether various podcast platforms and related commercial subscription agreements provided HIPAA compliant functionality
  • Negotiated development and license agreement to EU-hosted digital marketing template forms platform, including scope of license as well as clarifying ownership of content and ownership digital technology between client and vendor
  • Negotiated agreement with robotics vendor to allow videotaping of surgery using robotic tool, including addressing whether embedded video functionality in robotic surgical tool complied with HIPAA and other regulatory requirements
  • Negotiated physician contracts with healthcare system for access to EMR, including structure of data flow, compliance with regulatory laws as well as licensing and ownership
  • Advised healthcare system on the third-party banking loans to patients with outstanding debt, including on the intersection between healthcare privacy laws (HIPAA) and financial services privacy laws (GLBA)
  • Advised healthcare system on the use of third-party credit reports for confirmation of patient identification, including on the intersection between healthcare privacy laws (HIPAA) and financial services privacy laws (GLBA)
  • Structured PHI data sharing between healthcare organization and pharmacy to provide population health services, including compliance with HIPAA and internal business needs
  • Structured and negotiated digital health remote monitoring arrangements transmitting PHI, including compliance with HIPAA, FDA disclosures, intellectual property rights, and response times
  • Drafted template agreements/playbook in various industry sectors, such as SaaS subscription agreements and SLA, marketing documents, content licenses
  • Represent numerous client in drafting website terms of use and privacy policies, ranging from policies on static information only websites to those on interactive or e-commerce websites
  • Represented international financial services client in domain name with fraudulent site, including filing with the FBI
  • Represent numerous clients in the searching, use, clearance and registration of trademarks and service marks, including full corporate brand launch
  • Advised client on whether app created by a physician outside the scope of employment was nonetheless subject to work-for-hire copyright laws

TALKS/SEMINARS

IoMT and Digital Health: Privacy and Cyber Risks, American Bar Association Association Business Law Section – Cyberlaw Committee – Technology Transfer and Product Development Subcommittee

Contractual Allocation of Risk in Privacy and Cybersecurity Agreements, in Privacy and Data Security: Recent Approaches to Contract Drafting, Bloomberg Law Webinar

CyberSecurity for Small Businesses, Podcast Speaker on Episode 21 of The Patent Baron

Connected Technologies and Digital Health, American Bar Association Business Law Section – Cyberlaw Committee – Technology Transfer and Product Development Subcommittee

Faculty Judge, Honorable James Hunter III Appellate Advocacy Program at Rutgers University School of Law

Intellectual Property v. Health Law: Henrietta Lacks Meets 23andMe, Rutgers Intellectual Property Law Association/Rutgers Health Law Association Joint Meeting

Governance Best Practices, VirtuaPhysicianPartners LLC, Annual Board Retreat

Regulatory and Antitrust Issues in CINs, VirtuaPhysicianPartners, LLC

Panelist, Regulatory Issues in Clinically Integrated Networks Round Table, Virtua Health, Inc., Annual Spring Board Retreat

Art on the Internet, Beyond Survival CLE, Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

Software Licenses: An Introduction to Terminology and License Types, Software Licensing CLE, Pennsylvania Bar Institute

Intellectual Property Issues in Going Public, Going Public CLE, Camden County Bar Association

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & BOARD MEMBERSHIPS

International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
International Association of Trademark Associates (INTA)
Commercialization of Brands Committee Member (INTA) 2022-2024
Haddonfield Public Library Board of Trustees, Vice President and Trustee 2012-present Chair, Strategic Plan Committee; Chair, Policies Committee

CLERKSHIPS

Federal Law Clerk, Hon. Joseph J. Farnan, Jr., United States District Court for the District of Delaware

BLOG

Listen to the Patent Baron Podcast With Janet Hallahan
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The Latest Guidance from the White House Regarding Cybersecurity
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Does Your Company Really Need a Privacy Notice?
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PRESS

  • Protect Your Company Against Counterfeit Goods: Five Basic Steps US Jewelry Professionals Should Take Now., Jewelers Vigilance Committee
  • 3 Cybersecurity Risks Jewelry Professionals Must Address Right Now3 Cybersecurity Risks Jewelry Professionals Must Address Right Now, Jewelers Vigilance Committee
  • The Case of the Missing Decision: When Will Pennsylvania Solve the Mystery of Its “Flexible” Choice-of-Law Analysis? 69 TEMP. L. REV. 655
  • Social Interests versus Plaintiffs’ Rights: The Constitutional Battle Over Statutory Limitations on Punitive Damages, 26 LOY. U. CHI. L.J. 405
  • Comment, Damage Control: Should a Foreign Nation’s Jury Awards Limit American Juries? 67 TEMP. L. REV. 729

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