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

Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America® (2021)
    • “Ones to Watch” Georgia: Technology Law

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

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

In The Blogs

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Data Counsel
Privacy-Forward California AG Xavier Becerra Confirmed as Next HHS Secretary
By Alexandra Royal, Aleksandra Vold
March 31, 2021
On March 19, 2021, Xavier Becerra was confirmed as the secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). HHS is the federal regulatory body that oversees the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), which is the primary federal...
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Data Counsel
Federal Court Invalidates 2013 HIPAA Omnibus Rule Regulations and HHS Guidance on Fees for Copies of Medical Records
By Sara M. Goldstein, Alexandra Royal, Aleksandra Vold
January 31, 2020
In what is being seen as a strong rebuke to years of regulatory overreach, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia entered an order on January 23, 2020 that invalidates provisions of the 2013 Omnibus Rule to the...
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