Rachel H. Weiss, Senior Counsel


Rachel Weiss is an attorney in the firm's Health Law Practice Group and Data Privacy & Security Industry Team and serves as the Firm's Associate Privacy Officer. Her practice includes assisting health care providers, health plans, and other organizations with a variety of issues, including the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules; data breach prevention, response, and investigations; state data privacy and confidentiality laws; and federal and state pharmaceutical laws and regulations.

Representative Experience

  • Assisting covered entities and business associates in complying with HIPAA through effective compliance programs, including drafting and revising policies and procedures, assisting in workforce training development, drafting security reminders, negotiating privacy and security issues in contracts (including business associate agreements), and counseling clients through HIPAA risk analyses
  • Counseling clients through all stages of security incidents and breaches including initial investigation, incident response, notifications to affected individuals and state and federal government regulators, and subsequent investigations and audits by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and State Attorneys General
  • Advising clients on federal data privacy and security laws, including HIPAA and 42 C.F.R. Part 2 (Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Records)
  • Providing guidance to clients on compliance with state data privacy and breach notification laws, and state laws governing the confidentiality of medical records, mental health records, and records containing other sensitive information

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • Marquette University Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2013)
  • University of Wisconsin (B.A., with distinction, 2010)
    • Major: Legal Studies
    • Criminal Justice Certificate Program
    • University of Wisconsin Pre-Law Society (President)

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin

Professional and Civic Activities

  • State Bar of Wisconsin (Member)
  • HIPAA Collaborative of Wisconsin (former Security Group Co-Chair)
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (Member)
  • American Health Law Association (Member)
  • Milwaukee Bar Association (Member)

Professional Recognition

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® "Ones to Watch" (2021, 2022, 2023. Health Care Law)
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