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Recognized in the International Who’s Who of Professionals and bearing a Martindale Hubble AV-rating and widely recognized for her experience with data security and privacy concerns, Cynthia Marcotte Stamer has nearly 20 years experience helping data companies and technology companies, employers, health care providers, payers, insurers, financial services organizations, trade and other associations, and other businesses to design effective strategies to manage privacy and data security related risks, to safeguard trade secrets and other sensitive information, and to use technology and other processes to manage people and processes. In an age of expanding privacy and data security regulations, data security breaches, thefts of trade secrets, identity theft, and Cybercrime, Cindy regularly advises organizations and their leaders about the risks and responsibilities under federal and state civil and criminal laws affecting their operations, the design of processes to prevent and manage privacy and data security business and legal exposures, to comply with Gramm-Leech, FACTA, the Fair Credit Reporting Act and other federal and state credit and background check laws, HIPAA, the Bank Secrecy Act, the Patriot Act, the Internal Revenue Code, state privacy and data security laws, and other applicable laws and regulations. Cindy also assists businesses and business leaders to conduct investigations of privacy, data security and other legal and operational concerns and to resolve legal exposures from the creation, retention, use, access, or disclosure of data and other sensitive information. As a core component of this involvement, Cindy has worked extensively on the design, development, operation and defense health information systems, technology and other systems and processes.

Chair of the American Bar Association Health Law Section Managed Care & Insurance Interest Group and RPPT Welfare Plan Committee, as well as Vice Chair of the ABA Tort & Insurance Practice Section Worker’s Compensation Committee, her insights have been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Business Insurance, the Dallas Morning News, Spencer Publications, Health Leaders, Modern Healthcare Executive, Modern Health Care, Business Insurance, the Dallas and Houston Business Journals and a host of other publications.

Cindy also is a highly popular lecturer and widely published author on health information and other data security, health care, and other matters including works and presentations for the American Health Lawyers Association, American Bar Association, the Bureau of National Affairs (BNA), Aspen Publishers, Spencer Publications, ISSA, HIMSS, HFMA, TAHFA, Private Payer News, MDNews, ICEBS, the American Electronics Association (AEA), the U.S. Mexico Chamber of Commerce, the Society of Professional Benefit Administrators, the Alliance for Healthcare Excellence, the National Managed Health Care Congress Conference Workbook, the State Bar of Texas, the Institute of Internal Auditors, Business Institutes and a multitude of others. She also is the author of “Privacy & Securities Standards-A Brief Nutshell,” and “Privacy Invasions of Medical Care-An Emerging Perspective,” both highly regarded works published by The Bureau of National Affairs. Her “Personal Identity Theft Training Online Training Program For CIOs” that has been included as part of the curriculum of the University of Dallas Information Management Graduate Program. Other examples of her publications and training programs relating to health information processes, systems and data security include “Cybercrime and Identity Theft: Health Information Security Beyond HIPAA,” “Claims Processing In The New World Order: Selected Emerging Laws & Practices Impacting Private Sector Health Claims Administration,” “Personal Identity Management Legal Demands and Technology Solutions,” “Tailoring A Records Management Plan And Process To Meet Your Legal And Operational Needs,” “Brokers & Insurers Identity Theft and Privacy Perils,” “HR’s Role In Personal Identity Theft & Cyber Crime Prevention,” “Protecting & Using Patient Data In Disease Management Opportunities, Liabilities And Prescriptions,” “Health Care Providers Face Continuing Personal Identity Theft Exposures,” “Changing Regulations Will Ease Way for E-Prescribing, but Physicians Shouldn’t Jump the Gun,” “Why Your Business Needs A Cybercrime Prevention and Compliance Program,” “Leveraging Your Enterprise Digital Identity Management Investments and Breaking though the Identity Management Buzz” “Compliance In The Health Care Trenches: Real World Compliance Strategies For Improving Operations And Managing Risk,” “Update on HIPAA Fraud, Privacy & Securities Rule To ABA Annual Meeting Joint Committee on Employee Benefit Plans,” “When Your Employee’s Private Life Becomes Your Business, “Designing and Administering Health Care Provider Billing Practices, Systems and Procedures to Effectively Collect Compensation While Avoiding Fraud, Privacy and Other Legal Pitfalls Applicable to Healthcare Providers,” and others

Cindy also applies her experience as a leader in numerous professional and civic organizations. For instance, in addition to her many leadership roles in the American Bar Association, Cindy serves on the Board of Directors and is the Compliance Chair for the National Kidney Foundation of North Texas. Cindy also serves on the editorial advisory boards of The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (BNA), Employee Benefits Library on CD and various other editorial advisory boards and seminar faculties. She is a past President of the Alliance for Healthcare Excellence and founded its Health Care Heroes and Patient Empowerment Project. She previously served as President and Chaired the Board of Richardson Development Center, an early childhood intervention health care and educational services agency. She also currently and previously has served as an advisory board member to a wide range of health information technology and data security incubators, and in a host of other leadership roles in various other professional, charitable and civil organizations.

Selected publications and presentations of Ms. Stamer are available at:
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