A seasoned health care and corporate law attorney, Erin focuses her practice on assisting clients with privacy and information security issues, including HIPAA compliance, and with a wide array of corporate transactions.
Erin has served as in-house data privacy counsel to a global company; before that, she was a partner in a large regional law firm for eleven years. Over the course of her career, she has advised start-up companies, hospital systems and other health care providers, manufacturers, governmental entities, insurance and managed care companies, and medical device companies on a variety of issues, including health care compliance, health insurance and managed care, employment, contracting, corporate structuring, and litigation matters.
Erin has worked collaboratively with health care providers and employer-sponsored health plans to develop effective privacy, security, and data breach notification policies, template forms, notices of privacy practices, and privacy processes, drafted and negotiated HIPAA business associate agreements on behalf of covered entities and on behalf of business associates, conducted HIPAA privacy audits, advised on uses and disclosures of information and whether they amounted to a reportable breach under applicable law or contract, managed and coordinated data breach responses, including drafting letters to affected individuals and regulators and working with cyberinsurance breach coaches, forensic investigators, and clients to mitigate harm, and assisted clients in responding properly to subpoenas and other types of requests for health information.
Erin has also drafted and negotiated numerous agreements, including EHR (electronic health record), PACS (picture archiving and communication system), and other information technology agreements; Software as a Service (SaaS) agreements; master services agreements, employment and non-competition agreements; asset purchase agreements (including purchases of physician practices and pharmacies); redemption agreements; and LLC operating agreements.
Erin has served as an adjunct faculty member at Transylvania University, where she taught Business Law, and at the University of Kentucky College of Law, where she taught Health Care Law.
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