Kerr Russell

MOA Partner  Kerr Russell Legal Services

Kerr Russell is a fixture in Michigan’s legal landscape, our own focus is set on helping our clients take on challenges and seize opportunities in order to fuel their success. Clients who face the relentless challenges posed by the global, fast-moving economy require legal solutions that keep pace with the demands of their businesses, and we deliver.

While many lawyers merely interpret the law, Kerr Russell’s attorneys help to shape it. We have handled cases related to the most significant developments in business and health care law in Michigan. Our trial lawyers are frequently involved in some of the most notable commercial cases in Michigan, as well as in other jurisdictions.

In a profession where people make the difference between success and failure, Kerr Russell is among the very best. We devote all of our energy, skills and considerable resources to protecting our clients and accomplishing their goals as quickly and economically as possible. Our firm consists of intelligent and creative problem-solvers who apply ingenuity and fresh approaches to legal challenges, regardless of their size or complexity. We utilize state-of-the-art technology to serve our clients in the manner they expect—in real-time and at the cutting-edge.

Kerr Russell is respected for our high standards, the quality of our work, and our professional ethics and integrity. What most distinguishes our firm, however, is our uncompromising adherence to delivering superb client service. We keep our clients informed every step of the way and we are always available. No matter the day or hour, our clients can always reach us—wherever in the world they are. Whether the matter involves a domestic company wishing to conduct business in some other region of the world, or a foreign company that desires to establish business operations in the United States, Kerr Russell stands ready to help.

Practice Areas

  • Health Care Law
  • Business and Corporate Law
  • Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
  • Immigration and Nationality Law
  • Labor, Employment, Employee Benefits and ERISA
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution

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Health Care Data Security In The COVID-19 Era

Jeffrey A. May, Attorney at Kerr Russell (Pulse Newsletter— April 28, 2020)

Over the last few weeks, Google alone has blocked an average of 18,000,000 COVID-19-related malware and phishing emails every day. Ransomware attacks are on the rise. Now, more than ever, healthcare operations are vital, so would-be attackers know that ransom payments are more likely to be made. Adding fuel to the fire, hospitals are pushed to (or beyond) their limits system, and administrators and service providers are tasked with protecting a substantially larger (uncontrolled) data environment. Nevertheless, providers must still use care in protecting patient data.
Two potential vulnerability points are particularly noteworthy: temporary medical facilities, and remote workers. While necessary, the rush to provide patients with access to care has naturally resulted in a lack of proper IT infrastructure. And unsecured IoT devices – smart beds, wireless monitoring devices, etc. – along with unsecured home networks only exacerbate the problem. Where two months ago, a nefarious actor had to navigate a sophisticated security environment to access a hospital network, the same access may now be available through an unpatched wireless access point in a physician’s home office or through an unsecured computer in a temporary medical facility.
Click here for the full article: Kerr Russell Health Care Law webpage

Beware Patient Email Communication 
by Daniel J. Schulte, J.D. (TRIAD Magazine, Spring 2019)

MOA Legal Counsel
QUESTION: Patients are increasingly asking me to communicate appointment reminders, test results and even diagnosis and treatment information. Some of my colleagues advertise the capacity to email and otherwise communicate with patients electronically. What are the legal issues involved with sending/receiving diagnosis, treatment and other medical record information by email?

ANSWER: There has been a significant trend to increase physician-patient communication by the use of email, internet portals and other electronic means. This trend will likely continue with the further development of the interoperability of electronic health records, e-prescribing methodologies and other uses of health information technologies to control healthcare costs, increase efficiency, promote pay for performance and generally to expand access to medical care.

The use of email to communicate with patients is not without regulation or risk. HIPAA’s Security Rule must be complied with and you should consider the effect email messages might have on your ability to defend yourself in a malpractice case.
Click here for the full article: Kerr Russell TRIAD - Spring 2019