J. Liam Gruzs

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Offices Columbus
Phone 614.464.6200
Fax 614.719.4819

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Liam is an associate in the Vorys Columbus office and a member of the health care group. His practice focuses on advising health care industry clients on legal, regulatory, and business issues impacting their operations. He brings in-house health care industry experience, which enables him to understand client expectations and apply a unique perspective to his practice.

Liam regularly advises a variety of providers — including hospitals, pharmacies, home health care agencies, behavioral health care providers, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), and physician practice groups — at all stages of the compliance life cycle, including strategic counseling, developing effective policies and procedures, and vigorously defending government audits.  Liam also regularly advises a variety of clients with issues related to employee benefit plans.  His representative experience includes the following:

Health Care Compliance

Health Information Technology (HIT), Privacy, and Security

Health Care Enforcement and Investigations

ERISA-Related Privacy

Liam is an editor of the blog HealtHITech Law. The blog provides interesting and pertinent analysis of a variety of issues involving HIT, specifically developments in HIT privacy and security including HIPAA/HITECH compliance and the interplay of state privacy laws, EHR implementation and use challenges, telehealth, and health information exchanges. He has significant experience speaking and authoring content related to his areas of practice.

He is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association HIT practice group, the Society of Ohio Healthcare Attorneys, the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and the American Society for Pharmacy Law.

Liam received his J.D. magna cum laude from Valparaiso University School of Law, where he was the Managing Editor of the Valparaiso University Law Review. He received his M.S. with distinction from Valparaiso University and his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame.

Liam served as a law clerk for Chief Judge John R. Pera of Lake County Superior Court in Indiana. He was also a judicial extern for The Honorable Algenon L. Marbley, United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

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