Attorney Lisa Pierce Reisz counsels health care organizations regarding their health information technology (HIT) and data use issues, including information security and privacy practices. Her business-focused, practical advice helps clients navigate regulatory compliance and licensing issues, government investigations, and complex disputes.
Lisa advises a wide range of health care clients on regulatory compliance. Her practice has a particular focus on HIT and data use issues, including health information privacy and security under HIPAA/HITECH, state confidentiality laws, and 42 C.F.R. Part 2; data breach response; EHR contracting and implementation issues (including meaningful use compliance); complex data sharing arrangements; telehealth; and information blocking under the 21st Century Cures Act. Clients also value her extensive experience with physician licensure, physician contracting, and medical staff governance issues, as well as the peer review process. Additionally, she counsels on fraud and abuse compliance and responses to government investigations at both the state and federal levels.
Lisa is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association’s Health Information and Technology Practice Group and served on the group’s leadership team from 2015 to 2021, having held the positions of Vice President of Strategic Planning, Vice President of Education, Vice President of Research and Website, and Vice President of Membership during her tenure. Lisa is also a member of the Ohio Health Information Management Association and the Columbus Bar Association’s Health Care Committee.
A skilled speaker, Lisa has presented in-person training, webinars, and seminars on numerous topics, including HIPAA compliance, the confidentiality of medical and mental health records, the pitfalls of EHRs in litigation, the EEOC’s guidance on mandatory COVID-19 testing and vaccinations, information-blocking rules, and data breach response.
In addition, Lisa has significant experience in the area of commercial and business litigation. She has successfully argued cases before the Supreme Court of Ohio and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Eighth and Tenth Circuits. Lisa also has significant trial and hearing experience in the federal courts in Ohio, Delaware, and New York and before Ohio state courts and administrative agencies. She has successfully defended various clients in summary judgment proceedings and mediated numerous business and commercial litigation disputes.
Before joining Epstein Becker Green, Lisa was a partner at an international law firm and a member of its health care and litigation groups, Electronic Discovery subgroup, and Information Governance Committee.