Alisa Chestler, shareholder in the Washington, D.C. office of Baker Donelson, is chair of the Firm’s Data Protection, Privacy and Cybersecurity Team. Ms. Chestler concentrates her practice in health care and insurance regulatory compliance; privacy, security and records management issues; and corporate transactions matters. She joined Baker Donelson after a distinguished career as in-house counsel and privacy officer to several large public and private companies.
Ms. Chestler routinely counsels clients on data privacy and security matters that arise from federal and state laws, including HIPAA, HITECH, GLB, FCRA/FACTA, state data breach laws and the Payment Card Industry (PCI-DSS) requirements. She assists clients in identifying, evaluating and managing risks associated with privacy and information security practices of companies and third parties. She has significant experience assisting companies in developing comprehensive privacy and security programs. Her experience with HIPAA/HITECH compliance includes preparing and negotiating business associate agreements, developing policies and procedures, and advising clients on data breaches and notification obligations.
Ms. Chestler assists clients with negotiating complex information technology and partnership agreements, including health information exchange (HIE) participation, EHR negotiation, adoption and compliance with HITECH and meaningful use requirements, and audits. She has also assisted clients in analyzing and negotiating cloud computing issues and agreements.
In addition, Ms. Chestler counsels employers, insurers and state regulators with the evolving Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliance and policy issues, including drafting required updates and compliance policies and procedures and contractual relationships.
Ms. Chestler has counseled providers, managed care organizations, insurers, third-party administrators, self-funded employers and health care specialty organizations on regulatory, compliance and operational issues, provider contracting and credentialing, disease management, ERISA, and compliance with Medicare Secondary Payor issues, including MMSEA mandatory reporting obligations. Follow her on Twitter @alchestler.