Jennifer is a Partner in the Health Care Practice Group and leads the firm’s HIPAA Privacy and Security practice and initiatives. In her HIPAA practice, she works with clients to minimize the risk of privacy and data security issues, assisting with all aspects of HIPAA privacy and security compliance, governance, audits/investigations, breach analyses, training and strategic planning. She has a thorough understanding of federal and state privacy and confidentiality laws and has served as a health care privacy expert witness.
Within the constantly evolving health care legal landscape, in addition to HIPAA, Jen provides health care regulatory and compliance guidance to her clients in areas such as the federal and state anti-kickback laws, Stark law, PPACA (health reform), Sunshine Act, Medicare Secondary Payer laws, pharmaceutical marketing rules, ADA standards, and other laws and regulations impacting her health care clients.
Jen also handles complex litigation in both state and federal courts, including class actions and mass tort litigation. She currently focuses her litigation practice on defending health care clients in federal False Claims Act qui tam and other litigation involving claims of health care program fraud and abuse, unfair business practices, negligence, defamation, unfair competition, breach of privacy, breach of contract and other related claims. She also routinely handles administrative and licensure proceedings before professional boards and state and federal governmental agencies.
Drawing upon her litigation and health care compliance background, Jen also has an active investigations practice. She conducts health care compliance audits and investigations for large health care clients nationwide and represents clients when they are under investigation by federal and state authorities for health care fraud and abuse, HIPAA breaches, and licensure violations.