Sarah A. Erdmann, Associate

Biography

Sarah Erdmann is a member of the firm's Health and Life Sciences Practice Group and Data Privacy & Security Industry Team, where she focuses her practice on a variety of data privacy and security compliance, governance, and transactional matters. She has also advised clients on matters related to mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures; physician group operations; fraud and abuse; internal investigations; and insurance and third-party administrator law compliance.

Representative Experience

  • Counsels clients during security incidents and breaches, including investigation, incident response, notification to affected individuals, and notification to state and federal regulators
  • Assists clients during investigations and audits by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and State Attorneys General
  • Advises clients on state and federal data privacy and security laws, including HIPAA/HITECH, 42 C.F.R. Part 2 (Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Records), and state data breach laws; and state laws governing the confidentiality of medical records, mental health records, and records containing other sensitive information
  • Assists in preparing and updating data privacy and security compliance programs, including drafting and revising policies and procedures, preparing workforce training, and developing security reminders for compliance with applicable federal and state law

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • Marquette University Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2015)
    • Moot Court Executive Board (Member)
    • Ruby R. Vale Interschool Corporate Moot Court Competition (Competitor)
  • University of Wisconsin (B.A., 2012)

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin

Professional and Civic Activities

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (Member)
  • Wisconsin Humane Society Advisory Board (Member)
  • State Bar of Wisconsin (Member)
  • American Health Lawyers Association (Member)
  • Association for Women Lawyers (Member)
  • Milwaukee Bar Association (Member)