Am Law 100 firm Polsinelli welcomes Allison Castillo as Of counsel to the firm’s national Health Care Industry Practice. She will be based out of the Chicago office.
Castillo brings over a decade of experience to her practice counseling health care industry clients on operational and regulatory matters. Her work is particularly focused on privacy issues related to the HIPAA, CCPA, GDPR, TCPA, and CAN-SPAM statutes, biometric privacy rules and data breaches.
“Data privacy and security has become critical to health care providers’ ability to execute on their strategic plans and to stay in compliance with an ever increasingly complex regulatory environment,” said Health Care Department Chair Matthew J. Murer. “Allison’s experience in advising top hospital systems and other providers around the country is a great addition to our industry leading bench of talent in this vital area.”
Castillo is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) for the U.S. and European private sectors.
“We are pleased to add Allison to our team in Chicago,” said Chicago Office Managing Partner Mary Clare Bonaccorsi. “With multiple heath care data privacy professionals already here, we’re proud to be a center of excellence with a deep bench in the data privacy compliance, iGPR, HIPAA, BIPA and data breach defense space.”
Castillo graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign before earning a J.D. with Honors from the University of Chicago Law School.
“I’m thrilled to be joining one of the top-ranked health care law firms in the country,” Castillo said. “Polsinelli has such a great team of health care attorneys with experience across so many areas, it’s a wonderful platform for serving health care industry clients in a comprehensive way.”
Polsinelli’s health care department received recognition with a Tier 1 ranking in the 2021 “Best Law Firms” list by U.S. News & World Report and was named the second-largest health care law firm in the nation by the American Health Law Association (AHLA) in 2020. Department chair Matt Murer recently was named to the inaugural 2021 “Midwest Trailblazers” list by The American Lawyer.
Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with 900 attorneys in 21 offices nationwide. Recognized by legal research firm BTI Consulting as one of the top firms for excellent client service and client relationships, the firm’s attorneys provide value through practical legal counsel infused with business insight, and focus on health care, financial services, real estate, intellectual property, middle-market corporate, labor and employment and business litigation. Polsinelli PC, Polsinelli LLP in California.