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Cybersecurity Client Alert - HHS Releases HIPAA Security Risk Assessment Tool
Organizations that have access to electronic protected health information should be aware of a new tool that is available to assist in achieving compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) security regulations (the “Security Rule”).
By Laura Dickson Rixey, Jason R. Davis and Cybersecurity Response Team

Private Client Services Update - Trust Directors & Family-Business Succession: New Virginia Laws Warrant Careful Planning
Many families build their wealth by successfully operating an active trade or business (i.e., a family-run business). Often, however, a single generation (or perhaps two generations) of family members operates and manages the business.
By Christopher S. Johnson and Private Client Services

Government Contracts Update - DoD Shortens Time for Contractor Comments to Past Performance Evaluations
On May 30, 2014, the Department of Defense (DoD) published a rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).
By Terence Murphy, Karla J. Soloria and Government Contracts & Construction

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
E. Andrew Keeney presented a program about the CFPB for the MDDCCUA's 2014 Annual Meeting and Convention on June 6, 2014.
By E. Andrew Keeney

Private Client Services Update - LLCs - Why Don't You Have One?
Limited liability companies (LLCs) clearly have become the most popular choice of entity for small businesses and real estate investors because of their simplicity and flexibility.
By William L. Holt and Private Client Services

International Business Advisory - The Solution to the Problem
In our last edition, we identified a problem: the difficulty in litigating a contract dispute with a foreign party whose assets are located abroad.
By Charles V. McPhillips and International

International Business Advisory - The Problem: Enforcing Your International Agreement
This Advisory identifies the problem. The next issue will identify the best solution.
By Charles V. McPhillips and International