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    • J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2012, Annals of Health Law Journal,  CALI Award; Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity; Dean's List
    • B.A., University of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign, 2009, Honors;
Lindsay Kessler serves clients at the intersection of healthcare regulatory and privacy/data security compliance. Prior to joining the firm, Lindsay worked with the American Medical Association, American Dental Association, and Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. This in-house experience in corporate compliance and regulatory issues serves her practice and her clients well - in fact, she spent over a year in-house secunded to the Privacy Office of a firm client, a national retail pharmacy chain. 

Lindsay graduated law school with a certificate in Health Law, and she was formerly a legal extern with the Illinois Office of Health Information Technology.  She now serves on Polsinelli’s Privacy & Data Security Team, leveraging her in-house and privacy experience to assist clients with a variety of healthcare regulatory compliance issues, particularly in the healthcare technology industry.  Her experience in counseling clients on HIPAA, HITECH, and related federal and state privacy laws, combined with her focus in healthcare technology, allows her to provide unique insight to clients implementing or expanding data systems, utilizing mobile applications, and storing/transmitting PHI or other data via the cloud.  

Lindsay has represented public, private, and non-profit companies in the health care, medical device, technology, telecommunications, banking, and retail industries in various matters, including assisting clients with: 
  • Drafting privacy, security and online privacy policies to comply with federal and state privacy laws 
  • Advising on domestic and international data privacy and security compliance 
  • Breach and security counseling, including audit response, risk analysis and risk management strategy, and mitigation
  • Negotiating business associate agreements for covered entities, business associates and subcontractors/vendors 
  • Drafting privacy and confidentiality language in cloud service, data center, and software agreements  
  • Medical device product development and design, contract negotiations, and management of vendor relationships 
  • Developing contract templates, model language and internal policies to create business efficiencies
  • Revised Notice of Privacy Practices for a national pharmaceutical company to assist with HIPAA compliance.
  • Drafted HIPAA Privacy Policies & Procedures for a covered entity and business associate.
  • Secured numerous guardians for disabled residents at skilled nursing and assisted living facilities.
  • Executed documents and assisted with negotiations for a university hospital transaction.
  • Conducted due diligence for various health care transactions.
  • Drafted a brief in support of administrative review of a Certificate of Need review board decision on behalf of a hospital provider.
  • Regulatory e-alert on the Physician Payment Sunshine Act and assisted clients in complying with the act's open payments program.
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October 2016
Publications & Presentations
PolsinelliOnPrivacy.com Blog
October 14, 2016
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July 13, 2016
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May 3, 2016
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March 4, 2016
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PolsinelliOnPrivacy.com Blog
November 23, 2015
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PolsinelliOnPrivacy.com Blog
August 13, 2015
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April 24, 2015
Publications & Presentations
Genomics Unbound: The Scientific and Legal Case Against Patents Based on Naturally Occurring DNA Sequences
Nevada Law Journal Spring 2013, Volume 13, Number 3; pgs. 668-689
Spring 2013
Publications & Presentations
What New Health Care Reform Means for Cancer Patients
Annals of Health Law Journal; 20AnnalsHealth L. Advanced Directive 56-67
Spring 2011
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