Stefanie L. Ferrari

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Stefanie Ferrari has considerable experience advising on privacy matters and data breach response. She has handled data breaches for all types of entities, including health systems, hospitals, title companies, accounting and consulting firms, retirement communities and educational institutions. She works closely with clients to review their risk management strategies and develop an incident response plan that mitigates data exposures. Additionally, she educates clients on best practices for compliance with state, federal and international privacy law, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Drawing from her substantial experience handling confidential, sensitive data, Stefanie prepares clients for potential data security breaches by creating practical, effective policies that fit their distinct needs.

Recognitions and Memberships


  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Women's Bar Association
  • American Bar Association


  • Chicago Pediatric Cancer Research Board: Member (2019 to Present)


  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • Illinois


  • J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2018, magna cum laude; Chicago-Kent Law Review, Notes & Comments Editor; Order of the Coif; Kent Legal Scholar
  • B.S., Political Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2014


In The Blogs

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Data Counsel
New HHS Rules Give Patients ‘Unprecedented' Digital Access to Their Own Health Data but May Put Privacy at Risk
By Stefanie L. Ferrari, Sara M. Goldstein
March 13, 2020
On Monday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued what it calls “transformative” rules that will govern how healthcare providers, insurers and technology vendors must design their systems to give patients safe and...