John Barlament is a partner in the Employee Benefits Group. He represents employers, third party administrators, brokers and benefit consultants in all aspects of employee benefits law. Mr. Barlament has extensive experience in a broad range of issues, including: health care reform (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) compliance and strategy; executive compensation issues; assisting both pension and welfare multi-employer plans in all their legal needs; merging and terminating plans; addressing the legal issues with controlling health care costs (such as wellness plan issues); COBRA; consumer-driven health plans (including HRAs and HSAs); HIPAA, including the Privacy Rules and Security Rules; and Medicare Part D issues. He is recognized as a national speaker on these issues and is a contributing author on two of the country’s leading manuals in these areas (EBIA’s Consumer-Driven Health Care and EBIA’s HIPAA Portability, Privacy & Security).
Building upon this deep experience with the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules, Mr. Barlament has assisted clients with many other privacy and security law issues, including the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, data breach notification laws, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), web site privacy policies, Social Security number restrictions, the “Red Flags Rule” and international privacy laws (e.g., EU and Canadian privacy laws). He has published articles in this area, including “A Primer on Online Privacy” (Wisconsin Lawyer magazine) and was a contributor to the American Bar Association’s “International Guide to Privacy.” He also has participated in related groups, including the Consortium for Global Electronic Commerce’s E-Security Workgroup.