Epstein Becker Green Welcomes Attorney Alaap Shah Back to the Firm, Further Strengthening Privacy & Security CapabilitiesOctober 30, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC – October 30, 2017 – Epstein Becker Green (EBG) is pleased to announce that Alaap B. Shah, an attorney with extensive experience with legal issues related to privacy, security, and health information technology, has rejoined the firm as a Member in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in Washington, DC.
Prior to returning to EBG, Mr. Shah served as Senior Counsel and Chief Privacy and Security Officer at the American Society of Clinical Oncology. At EBG, he will advise clients on privacy and data security matters, health care fraud and abuse, and digital health strategies. Mr. Shah has experience with issues related to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, anti-kickback laws, the False Claims Act, breach of contract, business torts, and unfair competition laws. He has established compliance programs, conducted privacy and security risk assessments, established trust networks, responded to data breaches, and managed e-discovery issues.
Mr. Shah is a Certified CSF Practitioner, a designation given by the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST), an organization that provides training to develop and maintain effective security programs for health care and life sciences companies that comply with securities laws, regulations, and standards. He is also recognized by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) as a Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems. Mr. Shah is also recognized by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) as a Certified Information Privacy Professional in the United States.
In addition to Mr. Shah, EBG’s team includes industry-recognized privacy and security professionals, and the firm is the only law firm that is a HITRUST CSF Assessor. The firm’s privacy and security group offers legal services relating to all aspects of data privacy and protection, including data breach defense, protection and compliance strategies, risk assessments, and insider threat management, among others.
“We are always thrilled to welcome alumni back to the firm after they spend time in industry positions. It’s a win-win for us and our clients and we have a strong roster of attorneys who have done so,” said George B. Breen, Chair of the firm’s National Health Care and Life Sciences Practice Steering Committee. “With privacy and security issues at the top of mind of our clients, Alaap’s credentials and industry certifications will help strengthen our team’s ability to provide exceptional knowledge and insights to clients as they work to keep their most sensitive data safe and secure.”
“I began my career at EBG so returning to a firm that provides interesting work and is filled with professionals that I know and admire is an opportunity that I am really looking forward to,” said Mr. Shah. “The firm provides an outstanding platform from which attorneys can learn and grow and I am hopeful that all of my past experiences from inside and outside of the firm will add value to our clients.”
About Epstein Becker Green
Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., is a national law firm with a primary focus on health care and life sciences; employment, labor, and workforce management; and litigation and business disputes. Founded in 1973 as an industry-focused firm, Epstein Becker Green has decades of experience serving clients in health care, financial services, retail, hospitality, and technology, among other industries, representing entities from startups to Fortune 100 companies. Operating in offices throughout the U.S. and supporting clients in the U.S. and abroad, the firm’s attorneys are committed to uncompromising client service and legal excellence. For more information, visit www.ebglaw.com.