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    "He and I have both been involved in privacy and security work way before it was in vogue… He is very well-known and respected in the health information world."
    - Feedback via Law360


    Gerry Hinkley

    Gerry Hinkley

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    Gerry Hinkley is a partner in the law firm's Health Care practice and is Chair of the firm’s Health Care Industry Team. After practicing in San Francisco for many years, he is now based in the Los Angeles office while maintaining his San Francisco practice. He has practiced in the health care industry for over 30 years. He represents clients throughout the industry and regularly serves as general counsel for health care organizations, with responsibility for corporate law and board governance matters, and manages the coordination of the broad range of services the firm provides for its health care clients.

    Mr. Hinkley counsels hospitals and physician organizations regarding management of legal affairs, governance, regulatory compliance, reimbursement, capital finance, joint ventures and clinic development. He advises health information exchanges regarding governance, privacy, tax-exemption, user participation, consent and risk management.

    Mr. Hinkley is recognized nationally as a leader in the health information technology field and offers clients extensive experience in information technology procurement. He counsels technology purchasers regarding license and service arrangements and dispute resolution.

    Honors & Awards
    • Chambers USA, Healthcare: Transactional—National (2014-2016), Healthcare—California (2005-2016)
    • Best Lawyers in America, Health Care Law (2007-2017)
    • Legal 500 US, Data Protection and Privacy (2011-2014)
    • Best of the Best USA, Healthcare, Euromoney/Legal Media Group (2011-2015)
    • Super Lawyers (2005-2015)

    Chair, Legal Task Force, Health Information Management Systems Society, 2011-2015

    Markle Connecting for Health Steering Group, 2006-2012

    eHealth Initiative Leadership Council, 2008-2013

    Founder, Bay Area Health Care Breakfast Club

    Speaking Engagements

    “Structuring Business Associate Agreements for Covered Entities and Business Associates,” Strafford Webinar, December 21, 2015

    “The Privacy & Security Forum,” HIMSS, Boston, MA, December 1-3, 2015

    “Challenges Working With, or Being, A HIPAA Business Associate,” HIMSS 2015, Chicago, IL, April 14, 2015

    "Cross Border Concerns: Cybersecurity, Data Ownership & EU/US Privacy Regulations,” mHealth Summit, National Harbor, MD, December 8-10, 2014

    “The Privacy & Security Forum,” HIMSS, San Diego, CA, June 16-17, 2014

    Health Evolution Partners – Leadership Summit 2014, Dana Point, CA, April 30-May 2, 2014

    “Health Care Industry Session,” RIMS 2014 Annual Conference & Exhibition, Denver, CO, April 29, 2014

    “Innovative Pediatric Hospital/Provider and Payer Partnerships,” American Health Lawyers Association’s Webinar, March 3, 2014

    "Developments and Trends in Patient Privacy," HIMSS 14 Annual Conference & Exhibition, Orlando, FL, February 26, 2014

    "Impact of Health Care Reform on Health Care Providers,” Lorman Education Services Webinar, September 19, 2013

    "Business Associate Obligations and Agreements after HIPAA Omnibus Rule," Lorman Education Services Webinar, September 10, 2013

    “Policy/Privacy Issues in the Era of Big Data & Analytics,” 2013 National Forum on Data & Analytics in Healthcare, August 2, 2013

    "Cybersecurity in the Health Care Sector: HIPAA Responsibilities from a Legal and Compliance Perspective," Pillsbury Privacy Webinar, July 23, 2013

    “The Final Omnibus Privacy Rule and Proposed Accounting of Disclosures Rule: Analysis, Implementation and Predictions," Health Care Privacy and Security Forum, May 22, 2013

    Health Evolution Partners – Leadership Summit 2013, May 15-17, 2013

    “Developments and Trends in Patient Privacy,” HIMMS Annual Meetings, March 4, 2013

    "Is Your Company Ready? Legal and Privacy Implications of the HIPAA Final Omnibus Rule," Pillsbury Privacy Webinar, February 19, 2013

    Event Co-Chair, ACI Healthcare Information Privacy and Security Forum, December 6-7, 2012, Philadelphia

    “The Final Omnibus Privacy Rule and Proposed Accounting and Disclosure Rule: Predictions, Analysis and Implementation,” Health Care Privacy and Security Forum, Thursday, December 6, 2012

    "Planning for and Responding to a Health Information Data Breach," Thursday, July 12, 2012

    "Effective Handling of Breach Notifications," HIMSS Virtual Event, March, 28, 2012

    Event Co-Chair, ACI Healthcare Information Privacy and Security Forum, December 5-6, 2011, Philadelphia

    TiEcon 2011, Santa Clara County Convention Center, May 14, 2011, "The Coming Decade: Opportunities Created by the Connected and Informed Patient and Provider"

    "ACO Health Information Technology," The IPA Association of America 16th Annual National Meeting, San Antonio, TX, March 31 & April 1, 2011

    "New Patient Privacy and Consent Standards for a Connected World," HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition, Orlando, FL, February 20-24, 2011

    "State Activity Perspective," HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition, Orlando, FL, February 20-24, 2011

    State of California
    State of New York
    J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 1975
    B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara, 1971

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