In recent months, momentum has grown for new federal legislation governing the privacy of consumer data, including health data. Learn about what's ahead for the year, specifically the bills that have already been introduced or are in the works, their status, and what’s likely to move forward.
Alice Leiter, JD
Vice President & Senior Counsel
Alice is a health regulatory lawyer with a specialty in health information privacy law and policy. She previously worked as a Senior Associate at the law firm Hogan Lovells, where she worked with clients on Medicare and Medicaid pricing and reimbursement. Alice spent several years as policy counsel at two different non-profit organizations, the National Partnership for Women & Families and the Center for Democracy & Technology. She currently sits on the DC HIE Policy Board, as well as the boards of Beauvoir School, Educare DC, and DC Greens, the latter of which she chairs. She received her B.A. in human biology from Stanford University and her J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center. Alice and her husband, Michael, live in Washington, D.C. with their four children.
Alaap Shah, JD
Attorney at Law, Epstein Becker and Green
Alaap B. Shah is a Member of the Firm of Epstein Becker and Green in their Healthcare and Life Sciences group. Mr. Shah advises clients on compliance and risk management issues related to federal and state privacy and data security laws and regulations, cybersecurity, data breach, digital health and data asset management strategies. He has established compliance programs, conducted privacy and security risk assessments, established trust networks for data collection and sharing, provided guidance regarding development of compliant digital health solutions, responded to data breaches, and managed government investigation issues. Prior to joining the firm, he served as Senior Counsel and Chief Privacy and Security Officer at the American Society of Clinical Oncology where he helped establish CancerLinQ, a big data initiative focused on improving quality of care by harnessing cancer patient medical information.