Manish I. Shah Joins Garfunkel as HealthTechnology Law Partner
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Manish I. Shah Joins Garfunkel as HealthTechnology Law Partner

By CIOReview | Monday, January 10, 2022

Garfunkel Wild expands its health technology practice with new appointment.

FREMONT, CA: “We are very excited to have Manish join our expanding technology practice," states Terence Russo, Co-Chair of GW.s Health Care Information and Technology Group. Garfunkel Wild, PC (GW), a healthcare-focused law firm, adds Manish I. Shah as a partner in the company's Health Care Information and Technology and Intellectual Property practise groups. Mr. Shah was most recently employed at Truveris, a digital health startup, as Chief Privacy Officer and Associate General Counsel. Before joining Truveris, Mr. Shah worked at Progyny as the Director of Legal and Privacy Affairs and the Marwood Group as the Associate General Counsel and Privacy Officer. Mr. Shah has more than two decades of managerial and regulatory experience in health care technology and intellectual property as a former Chief Privacy Officer, lead counsel for corporations, registered patent attorney, and pharmacist. Mr. Shah's practice focuses primarily on licence agreements, corporate governance, data privacy, and cybersecurity.

“His broad skill set and depth of knowledge will help our clients navigate the complex licensing and intellectual property issues that arise during contract negotiations. Manishs data privacy and security expertise, as well as his extensive experience with managing IT implementations and outsourcing arrangements, will be an invaluable resource in an increasingly interconnected world,” adds Russo.

“I am very familiar with GWs multi-disciplinary health care expertise and reputation for providing cost-effective and cutting-edge advice. I feel confident that my in-house experience with health care tech companies will bring unique insight from a clients perspective, complement the strengths of the current team, and I look forward to a long and bright future together,” states Mr. Shah.

GW's Health Care Information and Technology practice advises a broad range of health care providers and technology vendors on a broad range of legal and business matters. GW's technology attorneys routinely negotiate crucial software and technology service agreements, including electronic health records, revenue cycle management, data storage and warehousing, and content licensing. The Health Care Information and Technology group provides practical guidance to assist clients in meeting their data privacy and cybersecurity obligations by developing necessary privacy and security policies, establishing reasonable contractual data security requirements, and resolving data breaches.

“Although the GW Health Care Information and Technology practice has been growing for the past 20 years, this area is one of the most rapidly expanding areas of our firm. Manish’s deep knowledge of health care—and his experience being general counsel to several technology companies—will be an enormous asset for our clients,” states Andrew Blustein, Chairman of GW.