Kathryn Carey

Associate

Houston
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Overview

Kathryn Carey is a member of the firm’s Privacy and Data Protection team, where she concentrates her practice on advising healthcare clients on a variety of matters, with a focus towards data breach response and regulatory issues. Kathryn understands the importance of prioritizing and preserving a high standard of patient care, while handling the unique challenges that healthcare providers face in a world with constant and developing threats to data and patient privacy. Kathryn is well versed in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), as well as the various state health care and data protection laws. Additionally, she works closely with her clients to develop HIPAA compliant privacy and security policies and procedures, including security risk assessments.

In addition to her extensive work with HIPAA and privacy and data protection, Kathryn’s background includes advising clients on fraud and abuse issues, structuring complex transactions, and drafting and negotiating contracts for a variety of different healthcare providers and entities. She has counseled numerous clients on responding to data breaches, state attorney general investigations and OCR investigations. She is well versed in preparing incident response plans, programs and policies to provide advantageous litigation postures, and focuses on analyzing incidents for legal obligations under state and federal law. In addition, she is experienced in evaluating contracts to assess potential cybersecurity issues, as well as providing vendor management advice.

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  • Drafted billing and transportation policies for ambulatory surgical centers.
  • Assisted in drafting proposed legislation to amend Codey law. 
  • Advised physicians and physician practice groups on regulatory schematics.
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Experience

  • Drafted billing and transportation policies for ambulatory surgical centers.
  • Assisted in drafting proposed legislation to amend Codey law. 
  • Advised physicians and physician practice groups on regulatory schematics.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association

Industries

Prior Positions

  • Mass Tort Law Clerk for the Honorable Brian R. Martinotti, Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division, Civil Part (2013 to 2014)
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Legal Management: Intern (2012)
  • Intern for the Honorable Dennis M. Cavanaugh, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey (2010 to 2011)

Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • [Not admitted in Texas]

Education

  • J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law, 2013, Moot Court Board
  • B.A., Fordham University, 2010

Blog

In The Blogs

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Data Privacy Monitor
Best Cybersecurity Practices for Healthcare Organizations – Insider-Caused Data Loss
By Kathryn Carey, Aleksandra Vold
March 1, 2019
This article is part of a series of blog posts exploring the recommendations and guidance Health & Human Services (HHS) provides to healthcare organizations in its Cybersecurity Best Practices report. For previous articles in the series...
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Data Privacy Monitor
Best Cybersecurity Practices for Healthcare Organizations – Loss or Theft of Devices
By Kathryn Carey, Aleksandra Vold
February 18, 2019
This article is part of a series of blog posts exploring the recommendations and guidance Health & Human Services (HHS) provides to healthcare organizations in its Cybersecurity Best Practices report. For previous articles in the series...
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Data Privacy Monitor
Best Cybersecurity Practices for Healthcare Organizations – Ransomware Prevention
By Kathryn Carey, Aleksandra Vold
February 8, 2019
This article is part of a series of blog posts exploring the recommendations and guidance Health & Human Services (HHS) provides to healthcare organizations in its “Cybersecurity Best Practices” report. For previous articles in the series...
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Data Privacy Monitor
Best Cybersecurity Practices for Healthcare Organizations – Phishing Prevention
By Kathryn Carey, Aleksandra Vold
January 24, 2019
This article is part of a series of blog posts exploring the recommendations and guidance Health and Human Services (HHS) provides healthcare organizations in its Cybersecurity Best Practices report. For previous articles in the series...
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Data Privacy Monitor
HHS Issues Cybersecurity Guidance for Healthcare Organizations
By Kathryn Carey, Aleksandra Vold
January 7, 2019
BakerHostetler will post a series of blogs to fully explore the recommendations and guidance Health and Human Services provides healthcare organizations in its report. Cyberattacks continue to rise across industries, and healthcare is no...
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