Conor Duffy is a member of Robinson+Cole's Health Law Group and Data Privacy + Security Team. Mr. Duffy advises hospitals, physician groups, community providers, and other health care entities on general corporate matters and health law issues. He also counsels clients on what measures are needed to safeguard data and patient information.
Mr. Duffy provides legal counsel to his health care clients on various regulatory matters, such as Medicare and Medicaid program compliance, federal fraud and abuse laws, and the Emergency Medical Treatment & Labor Act (EMTALA). He also assists with the full spectrum of state health law matters, including those related to licensure and staffing. Mr. Duffy represents clients in state and federal administrative appeals and provides counsel related to internal investigations. Mr. Duffy speaks and writes regularly on recent developments in fraud and abuse enforcement at events aimed at individuals who work in the healthcare field.
Mr. Duffy advises health care clients on structuring transactions to meet their business objectives in accordance with federal and state law. He assists with transactions involving contracting, affiliations, joint ventures, leasing agreements, clinical service agreements, and the establishment of accountable care and physician-hospital organizations. Mr. Duffy writes regularly about health care transactions in his role as web and technology liaison for the American Bar Association’s Health Law Section, Business and Transactions Interest Group.
Information Privacy and Security
As a member of the firm’s Data Privacy + Security team, Mr. Duffy assists health care providers with compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). He helps clients protect against impermissible disclosures of data and provides guidance on data breach response efforts. He also advises clients on security programs, policies, education, and the implementation of administrative, technical, and physical safeguards. Mr. Duffy is a regular contributor to the firm’s Data Privacy + Security Insider publication.
Pro Bono and Community Involvement
Mr. Duffy regularly undertakes pro bono matters. He is currently representing an Ethiopian political activist in his application for asylum. Mr. Duffy has also provided pro bono counsel on reputation management related to unfavorable online search engine results, counseled a public high school on the establishment of a tax-exempt booster club, and reviewed contracts for a prominent veterans’ support organization. While in law school, Mr. Duffy interned at the University of Connecticut School of Law's Asylum & Human Rights Clinic, where he participated in the representation of a Middle Eastern journalist during her successful application for asylum in the United States.
Mr. Duffy contributes to the firm's blog, Health Law Diagnosis.