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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  • 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

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

On the Subject / October 26, 2016

Bloomberg BNA Health Law Reporter / June 25, 2015

U.S. Privacy and Security Compliance Enforcement in the Health Care Industry: ...

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

HIPAA Enforcement - High in 2014 - Is an Area to Watch

The Privacy Advisor / December 23, 2014

It Was An Active Year for HIPAA Enforcement: Is It the New ...

On the Subject / December 11, 2014

Special Report / December 10, 2014

Health Lawyers Weekly / August 8, 2014

Cybersecurity and the Health Care Board

On the Subject / July 29, 2014

Health IT Security / May 8, 2014

Incorporating Risk Analysis Into Your HIPAA Strategy