Impact of HIPAA on Credit Unions

The following is an article reprinted with permission from the Spring 2005 edition of The WWR Letter:  Impact of HIPAA on Credit Unions By: Raymond Moats, Esquire  In response to the rising cost of health care and the unrestricted exchange of private health information between private companies, such as insurance companies and drug manufacturers, Congress passed the Health Insurance…

Negotiation and Vendor Contracts

The following is an article reprinted with permission from the Summer 2007 edition of Corporate Counsel:  Negotiation and Vendor Contracts  By: Robert Rutkowski, Esquire Managers frequently negotiate with their vendors, employees, and even other competitors on a variety of issues.  It’s really a two-step process that includes the negotiation itself and the reduction of the deal to…

Making Data Security a Priority

The following is an article reprinted with permission from the Spring 2006 edition of The WWR Letter:  Making Data Security a Priority By: Robert Rutkowski, Esquire  The last few years have not been great ones for keeping data secure. Several major corporations reported security breaches where records were lost or stolen. Tapes were lost, paper lists never arrived at…

In praise of credit union leagues.

In working with credit unions, part of what I do is give seminars.  This takes me across the country and I get to work with a lot of credit union leagues.  In fact, the majority of the seminars I do are sponsored by the various leagues throughout the country.  I have to say, without fail,…