Edward G. Zacharias represents clients across the health care industry and beyond on 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, state personal information laws and multiple other privacy and data security regimes.

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    • Represented multiple hospitals and other health care providers in resolving alleged violations of HIPAA with the US Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), including the negotiation of multiple resolution agreements and corrective action plans entered into by clients with OCR
    • Served as privacy counsel to a Fortune 500 health care services company in its acquisition of a medication therapy management company
    • Advised a large electronic health record (EHR) company on various data use and disclosure considerations related to its development of a personal health record for patients of its health care provider customers

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  • Chambers USA 2018 to 2019
  • 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
  • Legal Advocacy & Resource Center, board member


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


Edward G. Zacharias

Insights & Events / Media

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

Health Lawyers Weekly / August 8, 2014

On the Subject / July 29, 2014