Alexandra Royal

Associate

Atlanta
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Overview

Alexandra Royal focuses her practice on healthcare privacy and data security, breach response, and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance. Her proven understanding of data privacy and cybersecurity matters allows her to help companies manage threats quickly and efficiently, perform privacy risk evaluations, provide privacy-related legal advice on business transactions and advise on post-integration action steps. A former associate counsel to the third largest long-term care pharmacy company in the United States, Alexandra is sought after for her knowledge on a broad range of privacy and data protection laws, including HIPAA, the FTC Act, the CAN-SPAM Act and state security breach laws.

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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
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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