Edward G. Zacharias is the managing partner of McDermott’s Boston office. He represents clients across the health care industry and beyond on healthcare compliance and transactional matters. He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) and advises health care providers, insurers, health information technology and digital health companies, pharmacies, drug and device manufacturers, life sciences companies and health services vendors on a range of information privacy and cybersecurity laws, including the Health Insurance and Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), 42 C.F.R. Part 2, the California Consumer Privacy Act and multiple other privacy and data security regimes.

Ed has been deeply involved with helping clients from across the technology and healthcare spectrum in their response efforts related to the COVID-19 pandemic. These clients range from large multi-national technology companies, to digital health services platforms, to electronic health record vendors, to health care providers. Ed advises these organizations on the use of technologies to facilitate communications among providers and patients, and related privacy, cybersecurity, telehealth, medical device and other legal considerations related to such use. Ed also advises organizations related to the donation of software, hardware, personnel and other products and services to assist in efforts to ramp up production of vitally-needed medical equipment and supplies in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Ausgewählte Referenzmandate

  • Advised a Fortune 20 company establish a comprehensive HIPAA compliance program and data use strategy related to its entrance into the healthcare market as a provider of healthcare services
  • Advised a large, publicly traded social media platform on a variety of COVID-19 related initiatives involving global privacy, cybersecurity, telehealth, medical device and other legal considerations
  • Served as lead counsel to a health system with over 500 clinical sites of service in responding to ransomware attack, including coordinating legal and compliance advice, cybersecurity and forensics teams, media response, communications with regulators and ransom negotiations with threat actor

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  • Acritas Stars 2020, listed among independently rated lawyers
  • The Legal 500 USA 2021
  • Chambers USA 2018 to 2021
  • Boston Bar Association, selected to participate in the 2008 to 2009 Public Interest Leadership Program
  • Super Lawyers 2015 and 2016, Massachusetts Rising Star


  • American Health Lawyers Association


Boston University School of Law, JD, 2006
Case Western Reserve University, MA, Bioethics, 2003
Coleman College, AS, Computer Applications and Networks, 2001
Boston College, BA, 1999


Edward G. Zacharias

Einblicke & Events / Medien

Cambridge, MA / McDermott Event / March 19, 2020

Special Report / January 2020

Webinar / McDermott Event / November 7, 2019

Healthcare Enforcement Quarterly Roundup / August 15, 2019

Boston, Massachusetts / Externe Vorträge / May 24, 2017

Boston, Massachusetts / Externe Vorträge / May 5, 2017

Boston, Massachusetts / Externe Vorträge / May 2, 2017

On the Subject / October 26, 2016

Bloomberg BNA Privacy & Security Law Report / February 2, 2015

The Privacy Advisor / December 23, 2014

On the Subject / December 11, 2014

Special Report / December 10, 2014