POTOMAC, Md., June 22, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Jennifer Smith is a widely respected legal and risk management professional who understands first-hand the challenging risks that data collectors face," said Matt Bergman, Chairman of Shulman Rogers' Data Use, Protection and Privacy Practice. "We know that our clients will embrace her practical approach and will benefit from her experience to improve their products, solutions and results. She will be a tremendous asset to our clients who are managing the myriad of regulatory, contractual and compliance challenges that arise in data analytics, privacy, cybersecurity and related insurance recovery issues."
"I am thrilled to be back in the Washington, D.C. area as part of Shulman Rogers. Our clients are routinely collecting, mining, and securing millions of personal, health and financial records. I will offer business-focused advice based on my experience helping clients to leverage their data assets while better protecting themselves and their downstream customers from the regulatory and reputational losses that can arise from data incidents," said Ms. Smith.
Alan Tilles, Chairman of the firm's Technology, Media and Telecommunications Department, says "Given that we are located in the heart of the 270 BioTech corridor, Ms. Smith's healthcare technology experience will be of particular benefit to our biotech clients. And, since data aggregation issues are top of mind with our municipal clients nationwide, Jennifer will be a tremendous resource for them as well."
Jennifer has nearly two decades experience as a General Counsel, Chief Privacy Officer, Data Privacy and Insurance SME. Most recently, she focused on Big Data and building a Health Care Analytics organization within LexisNexis Risk Solutions. She supported over 300 colleagues while streamlining hundreds of data licenses and aligning five disparate entities into one operation. While counseling customers (Health IT companies, payers and providers) and drafting all transactional licenses, Jennifer also monitored CMS/CCIIO, FTC (GLBA ), FCC (TCPA), FCRA (CFPB), HHS (OCR) and DEA regs.
Prior to LexisNexis, Jennifer was one of the original architects of a State-based HIE. This enabled EHR/EMR file-sharing across multiple IT platforms, as well as enabled the detection of Fraud, Waste and Abuse. She helped design HIPAA/HITECH compliant platforms in connection with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. During that time, Jennifer also worked with state and federal regulators, financial institutions and IT integrators in developing data privacy, security and compliance guidelines for industry-wide constituents.
Here in Washington, D.C., Jennifer served as a U.S. Practice Leader for Lockton's Global Technology & Privacy Practice. Her work focused primarily on risk transfer, data privacy and security policy implementation. As an expert in insurance recovery, Jennifer assisted in litigation related to e-commerce, online advertising and domain name registration. Between 2004-2012, Jennifer recovered over $150MM in cyber losses relating to mobile apps, online advertising, data privacy breaches and satellite communications.
Jennifer has appeared before the 112th Congress, Department of Commerce, the SEC, FTC, FCC, ACC and ICANN as a nationally-recognized authority in Data Privacy, HIPAA, GLBA, D&O liability, Risk Management and Insurance.
Ms. Smith received her Juris Doctorate from Fordham University Law School and her Bachelor of Arts from Florida State University. Jennifer also earned a Masters Certificate (Artists Diploma) in Vocal Arts from the Juilliard School.
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