Kimberly C. Gordy

Associate

Seattle
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Houston
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Overview

It takes a skilled gatekeeper to protect personal healthcare data. Kimberly Gordy’s practice focuses on the healthcare industry, with an emphasis on healthcare privacy and data security, breach response, and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance. Her background grants her insight into the latest advancements in information technology, a nuanced understanding of privacy law and a comprehensive understanding of healthcare operations. Kimberly has provided privacy counseling and breach response to a range of healthcare entities, including academic medical centers, emerging companies and healthcare startups, and long-term care providers.

A trained clinical ethicist as well as a lawyer, Kimberly enjoys working with clients to navigate the intersection between legal risk mitigation and everyday healthcare operations. She has extensive experience in government and internal investigations, and regularly advises clients on fraud and abuse issues and employment-related healthcare matters. Her work on patient consent is published in the Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics, and she is a frequent speaker on issues related to privacy, long-term care and employee training.

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  • Counseled clients on federal and state law matters related to privacy, fraud and abuse, and reimbursement.
  • Advised long-term care providers on matters related to privacy, Fair Housing Act compliance, state-specific regulation, ethical and policy issues related to resident autonomy, and employment issues.
  • Counseled emerging companies and start-ups on privacy compliance, the role of a business associate and mobile technology related issues.
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Experience

  • Counseled clients on federal and state law matters related to privacy, fraud and abuse, and reimbursement.
  • Advised long-term care providers on matters related to privacy, Fair Housing Act compliance, state-specific regulation, ethical and policy issues related to resident autonomy, and employment issues.
  • Counseled emerging companies and start-ups on privacy compliance, the role of a business associate and mobile technology related issues.
  • Advised healthcare clients on privacy considerations unique to mental health, pediatrics and clinical research.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association: Health Law Section
    • Membership Committee: Vice Chair (2016 to 2018)
  • Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys

Community

  • Tiny Trees Preschool: Board of Directors
  • The Immunization Partnership: Board of Directors (2016 to present)
  • Junior League of Seattle (2016 to present)
    • Project Development: Vice Chair (2017 to 2018)
  • Texas Children's Hospital
    • Clinical Ethics Committee (2010 to present)

Pro Bono

  • Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
  • Tahirih Justice Center: Featured Pro Bono Attorney (2016)

Industries

Prior Positions

  • The Honorable Mary Milloy, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division: Law Clerk (2013 to 2014)
  • The Honorable George C. Hanks, Jr., U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division: Law Clerk (2012 to 2013)

Admissions

  • Texas
  • Washington

Education

  • M.A., Health Policy & Clinical Ethics, The University of Texas Medical Branch, 2012
  • J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 2010; Houston Journal of International Law, Editor-in-Chief
  • B.S., Texas A&M University, 2007, magna cum laude