Heather B. Deixler

Heather Deixler counsels companies operating in the healthcare industry on transactional and regulatory matters.

Ms. Deixler counsels organizations such as hospitals, physician organizations, health plans, insurers and digital health companies in areas such as:

  • Privacy
  • Physician self-referral (i.e. the federal Stark law and its state counterparts)
  • Fraud and abuse

Ms. Deixler is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) with a particular focus on health information privacy and security, including compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009 (HITECH), and federal and state privacy and information security laws. She works with clients to develop and implement compliance programs and respond to security breaches, advise on regulatory compliance matters related to healthcare privacy and security, and provides counsel on such issues in healthcare transactions. 

Ms. Deixler also counsels companies outside of the healthcare industry on general privacy and security matters, including online privacy and mobile app issues.

Ms. Deixler previously served as an Adjunct Professor in the Health Law LLM program at the University of Washington School of Law. Prior to attending law school she worked as a research technician in a neurophysiology laboratory in Dijon, France, and as a clinical research assistant at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.

Speaking Engagements
  • “Top 5 Privacy Law Areas Lawyers Should Know,” Panelist for Marin County Bar Association MCBA Members Lunch (Feb. 24, 2016)
  • "Recent Developments in Privacy and Data Security Law," 88th Annual Meeting of The State Bar of California (Oct. 8-11, 2015)
  • “Security as a Service, How to Keep Your Customers from Becoming the Next Target,” Panelist for ViaWest Webinar (Jan. 21, 2015)
  • “What is Health Law? HIPAA,” Panelist for ABA Health Law Section Webinar (Apr. 7, 2014)
  • “HIPAA Business Associates and Health-Care Big Data: Big Promise, Little Guidance,” BNA Privacy and Security Law Report, 13 PVLR 283 (Feb. 17, 2014)
  • “Final HIPAA Omnibus Rule Brings Sweeping Changes to Health Care Privacy Law: HIPAA Privacy and Security Obligations Extended to Business Associates and Subcontractors,” BNA Privacy and Security Law Report, 12 PVLR 168 (Feb. 4, 2013)