Alexandra Royal

Associate

Atlanta
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Overview

Alexandra Royal is a member of the firm’s data privacy and protection practice group based in Atlanta, where she focuses her practice on advising clients on data privacy and data security issues in business transformations, compliance activities and incident response/regulatory inquiries. Alexandra also counsel clients on how to design and implement information governance and privacy compliance programs that comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), and other U.S. state and federal privacy laws that require greater transparency and consumer choice.

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  • Provided comprehensive legal advice to company officers, directors and management level personnel on data privacy, cybersecurity matters and various healthcare regulations.
  • Oversaw the legal evaluation of data incidents and guided incident response and resolution consistent with applicable law and sound business practices.
  • Provided privacy-related legal advice concerning business transactions, recommended post-integration action steps, and drafted related contracts and documents.
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Experience

  • Provided comprehensive legal advice to company officers, directors and management level personnel on data privacy, cybersecurity matters and various healthcare regulations.
  • Oversaw the legal evaluation of data incidents and guided incident response and resolution consistent with applicable law and sound business practices.
  • Provided privacy-related legal advice concerning business transactions, recommended post-integration action steps, and drafted related contracts and documents.
  • Collaborated with company stakeholders to support the analysis, preparation, drafting and negotiation of pertinent aspects of privacy-related provisions within vendor and other third-party agreements.
  • Developed privacy-related legal standards for company-wide policies, and drafted and implemented a global privacy and data protection program covering all aspects of HIPAA and related guidance.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • California State Bar Association
  • Georgia State Bar Association
  • Association of Corporate Counsel
  • American Health Lawyers Association

Community

  • Atlanta Children's Shelter: Young Professionals Board
  • The Carter Center: Ambassadors Circle
  • UNICEF: Atlanta NextGen Board

Industries

Prior Positions

  • Guardian Pharmacy, LLC: Associate General Counsel (2017 to 2018)
  • The Securities and Exchange Commission, Department of Trading and Markets: Legal Assistant (2013)
  • International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia: Judicial Clerk (2012 to 2013)
  • The Honorable William T. Moore, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia: Judicial Clerk (2011)

Admissions

  • Georgia
  • California

Education

  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2013; Virginia Law and Business Review, Editorial Board
  • B.B.A., University of Georgia, 2009, summa cum laude

Blog

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Data Privacy Monitor
FTC Launches a New Task Force Dedicated to Monitoring the Tech Industry for Anti-Competitive Practices
By Janine Anthony Bowen, Alexandra Royal
March 13, 2019
The Federal Trade Commission announced the creation of a new task force that is dedicated to monitoring competition in the U.S. technology industry. This Technology Task Force will coordinate and consult with 17 staff attorneys throughout...
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Data Privacy Monitor
Trojan Malware Reclaims the Top Spot as the Greatest Cyber Threat to the Healthcare Sector
By Alexandra Royal
March 5, 2019
Cybersecurity threats continued to plague the healthcare sector in 2018. Healthcare organizations notified twice as many individuals under HIPAA and other notification statutes in 2018 as compared with 2017. According to a new report from...
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Blockchain Monitor
Blockchain Pilots Announced, Global Laws Evolve, Exchanges and Payment Processors Make News, Enforcement and Threats Continue
By Brian P. Bartish, Robert A. Musiala Jr., Simone O. Otenaike, Alexandra Royal, Joanna F. Wasick
March 1, 2019
In this issue: • New Blockchain Projects Announced in Supply Chain and Digital Identity • Blockchain Legal Frameworks Continue to Evolve in the US and Abroad • Headlines From Bitcoin Payment Processors, Decentralized Exchanges and...
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Data Privacy Monitor
HHS OIG Launches Cybersecurity Webpage to Raise Awareness and Boost Cybersecurity Best Practices
By Alexandra Royal, Lynn Sessions
December 5, 2018
Healthcare data can be up to 10 times more valuable to cyber criminals than credit card numbers, according to a report from the Department of Health & Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG). And, with...
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