Edward G. Zacharias represents clients across the healthcare industry and beyond on compliance and transactional matters. He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) and advises healthcare 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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  • 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
  • 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

Boston, Massachusetts / Speaking Engagements / May 2, 2017

Bal Harbour, Florida / McDermott Event / November 10, 2016

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

Health Lawyers Weekly / August 8, 2014