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*Affiliated with Coppersmith Brockelman PLC on designated matters; admitted in Missouri and Illinois
Erin advises clients working in the health care industry on regulatory and compliance matters, focusing primarily on data privacy and security issues arising under:
As a former litigator who successfully represented clients in federal and state courts and before arbitrators, federal and state agencies and state licensing boards, Erin is particularly well-equipped to lead clients through privacy and security-related investigations. She regularly works with the Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), state Attorneys General and state agencies in resolving privacy and security-related investigations (without penalty or payment) following data breaches, patient complaints and whistleblower claims.
Erin also has extensive experience developing privacy and security policies and template forms, negotiating business associate agreements, assisting clients through privacy and security audits, analyzing impermissible uses and disclosures, preparing written risk assessments and breach notification letters, working with de-identification experts, responding to subpoenas and other types of requests for health information, drafting notices of privacy practices, reviewing/revising website privacy policies, working with and drafting proposed legislation for health information exchanges, and performing data privacy and security due diligence in connection with small and large health care transactions.
Erin also advises clients on communicating with patients/consumers and marketing campaigns under state and federal laws, including HIPAA, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act (CAN-SPAM) and Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act (FTC Act).