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Baker Donelson Privacy & Information Security Chair Alisa L. Chestler Joins Nashville Office

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(Nashville, TN / September 14, 2016) Alisa L. Chestler, the chair of Baker Donelson's Privacy and Information Security Team, has joined Baker Donelson's Nashville office. Ms. Chestler will continue to maintain a presence in the Firm's Washington, D.C. office, where she was previously based.

Ms. Chestler concentrates her practice in privacy and information security issues, health care and insurance regulatory and compliance issues, and health information technology matters. She joined Baker Donelson after a distinguished career as in-house counsel and privacy officer to several large public and private companies.

"With information privacy and security management becoming an increasingly critical need for health care providers, it makes sense for the head of our Privacy and Information Security Team to be in Nashville, where health care is such a predominant industry," said Scott D. Carey, managing shareholder of Baker Donelson's Nashville office. "Our clients will also benefit from Alisa's continued presence in D.C., where the policy and regulations governing this area originate."

A Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US), Ms. Chestler routinely counsels clients on data privacy and security matters that arise from federal and state laws, including HIPAA, HITECH, GLB, FCRA/FACTA, state data breach laws and the Payment Card Industry (PCI-DSS) requirements. She assists clients in identifying, evaluating and managing risks associated with privacy and information security practices of companies and third parties. She has significant experience assisting companies in developing comprehensive privacy and security programs.

Ms. Chestler assists clients with negotiating complex information technology and partnership agreements, including health information exchange (HIE) participation, EHR negotiation, adoption and compliance with HITECH and meaningful use requirements, and audits. In addition, she counsels employers, insurers and state regulators with the evolving Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliance and policy issues, including drafting required updates and compliance policies and procedures and contractual relationships.

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