As reported in mid-July by the Associated Press, the federal government – the FBI and Justice Department specifically – recently upended the activities of a North Korean government sponsored hacking group that has targeted U.S. hospitals. Following a cyberattack last year, a Kansas hospital contacted the FBI after paying a ransom to cybercriminals that
Meredith C. Sherman
Partner, Litigation Department
Ms. Sherman concentrates her practice in commercial litigation with an emphasis on complex commercial disputes. She has more than a decade of experience representing corporations and financial institutions, with a particular expertise in securities class actions and shareholder derivative lawsuits.
Ms. Sherman has assisted numerous banking clients in investigations related to global regulatory sanctions, anti-money laundering compliance, alleged manipulation of benchmark interest rates, and in a broad range of government inquiries and subpoena responses.
Ms. Sherman has also handled investigations and commercial and employment disputes for clients in the manufacturing, pharmaceutical, and higher education industries. She has also counseled clients on data privacy issues.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Sherman was a litigation associate at a prominent national law firm.
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Cyberattack Threats Represent Significant Risk for Hospitals and Healthcare Entities
In light of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and the consequential global impacts and destabilization, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) continues to caution about escalating threats of cyberattacks. In early March 2022, HHS issued a bulletin warning those in the U.S. healthcare sector of the potential threats of cyberattacks by Russia and…