Protected Health Information and Research

February 2018

On January 11, 2018, the Office of the General Counsel sponsored an IAP on HIPAA and the use of protected health information (“PHI”) for academic research.

MIT Employees Considering Service as a Special Government Employee: Important Topics for Review Beforehand

January 2018

Recently several MIT employees have been approached to serve federal agencies in a Special Government Employee (“SGE”) capacity. 

MIT Files DACA Amicus Briefs

December 2017 (updated August 2018)

Over the last several months, MIT has joined peer institutions in filing amicus briefs in support of plaintiffs and appellees in several lawsuits challenging the repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

OGC Attorneys Awarded 2017 Infinite Mile Award

August 2017

On May 18, 2017 the Offices of the President, Vice President and General Counsel, and Executive Vice President and Treasurer presented OGC lawyers Dahlia Fetouh and Richelle Nessralla the 2017 Infinite Mile Award for Problem Solving and Leadership.

OGC Helps MIT Employee at Risk of Deportation

July 2017 (updated December 2017)

MIT custodian Francisco Rodriguez was detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on July 13, 2017 and is at risk of being deported back to El Salvador.