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July 11, 2019 -

Nevada Joins California in Efforts to Enhance Consumer Privacy Online

On May 30, Nevada governor Steve Sisolak signed into effect Senate Bill 220 (SB-220), a law evidently serving in furtherance of the state’s famous motto that “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas” (with apologies for the bromide, which was … Continue reading


June 4, 2019 -

The Clock is Ticking and Now is the Time to Begin Preparing for the California Consumer Privacy Act

by Denisse Garcia & Andrew M. Baer By now, you’ve probably heard about the California Consumer Privacy Act, also known as the “CCPA.” You might have read online about some of the many concerns raised by data privacy professionals, you … Continue reading


May 30, 2019 -

Don’t Let Your Open Source Software Issues Kill Your M&A Deal

Does your company offer software-based products or services? If so, then you are probably using open source software – whether you know it or not. Every software business owner should understand that the “free” software they’ve been using comes with … Continue reading


May 10, 2019 -

OCR deploys “Relationship Test” for Third-Party AI and Apps to Determine HIPAA Liability

  In a world of exponential growth of AI and healthcare apps (including mobile healthcare (mHealth) apps) and associated data security risks, Office of Civil Rights (OCR) through certain FAQs available here has released guidance for HIPAA covered entities (i.e. … Continue reading


January 3, 2019 -

Pennsylvania High Court Expands Data Breach Liability

by Andrew M. Baer and Denisse Garcia A recent Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ruling, Dittman v. UPMC, 2018 Pa. LEXIS 6051 (2018), has created a common-law duty for employers to use reasonable care in safeguarding their employees’ sensitive personal information, … Continue reading


September 17, 2018 -

Choice of Entity After 2017 Tax Reform

This is the first of a series of blog posts on tax and compensation related issues.  The principal goal of these posts is to assess where things stand on a variety of tax and business issues coming out of the … Continue reading


August 30, 2018 -

Baer Crossey McDemus Welcomes Eliana Alcivar as a Partner, Enhances the Firm’s Technology Group and EdTech Capabilities

PHILADELPHIA, PA – August 30, 2018) Baer Crossey McDemus LLC, a Philadelphia- and Pittsburgh-based law firm, is excited to welcome Eliana Alcivar as its newest Partner in its Technology and Data Privacy practice group.  A longtime friend of the firm, Eliana … Continue reading


August 16, 2018 -

Baer Crossey McDemus Adds Joseph Ronan as Of Counsel, Adding Tax Law Practice to Firm

(PHILADELPHIA, PA – August16, 2018)  Baer Crossey McDemus LLC, a Philadelphia-based law firm, is pleased to welcome Joseph Ronan to the firm as Of Counsel.  Joe brings to the firm over 35 years of experience advising clients on tax, executive … Continue reading


May 16, 2018 -

Privacy Alert: GDPR Enforcement Effective May 25, 2018

by Matthew Klahre and Andrew Baer The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the European Union’s latest privacy regime for the protection of the personal data of EU citizens.  The GDPR is an unprecedented change in the current E.U. and … Continue reading


April 23, 2018 -

Baer Crossey McDemus Welcomes Robert Auritt as a Partner, Enhances the Firm’s Digital Media Practice and Adds Esports Focus

PHILADELPHIA, PA – April 20, 2018) Baer Crossey McDemus LLC, a Philadelphia- and Pittsburgh-based law firm, is excited to welcome Robert Auritt to the firm as a Partner.  Rob brings to the firm extensive in-house and law firm experience as a … Continue reading