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Wall Street Journal Quotes Bunnell on Federal Healthcare Cybersecurity Report

June 09, 2017

A June 6, 2017, article in the WSJ Pro Cybersecurity newsletter details the findings of a Congressional task force that recommended the federal government streamline its cybersecurity leadership and create incentives for organizations to update their medical devices and computer networks. 

Steve Bunnell, a partner at O’Melveny & Myers and a former general counsel at the Department of Homeland Security, said the report was “a very impressive piece of work,” but was worried that politicians wouldn’t act on the recommendations quickly enough. 

“My main concern is that the necessary sense of urgency gets lost and this report goes onto the bookshelf,” said Bunnell in the article. “When you’re talking about harm in the health care space, you’re talking about life and death.”

Bunnell brings critical senior government experience advising on high-stakes criminal, civil, and regulatory enforcement matters. His practice spans many of the most pressing issues facing businesses today, including cybersecurity and privacy, criminal antitrust, healthcare fraud, money laundering and financial institutions fraud, securities fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and False Claims Act matters. He resides in O’Melveny’s Washington, DC office.