Lynn Sessions focuses her practice on providing legal services to healthcare industry clients, including hospitals, integrated delivery systems, physicians and physician group practices, nurses and academic medical centers. Using her prior in-house experience at Texas Children’s Hospital, Ms. Sessions represents and provides legal counsel to clients on a variety of privacy and data security matters from an in-house counsel and client perspective.
Ms. Sessions works with clients to ensure they are in compliance with HIPAA/HITECH regulations, develops proactive compliance programs, provides counsel in response to a privacy or data breach, and works with clients to ensure the effective development of preventative data privacy and security measures.
Ms. Sessions has provided legal counsel to clients where multiple parties in various states were involved in high stake data privacy security breaches. She is experienced in applying federal HIPAA/ HITECH regulations and specific state privacy and breach statutes. Ms. Sessions has handled internal investigations on a large and small scale. These investigations are focused on protecting health care providers and their customers from privacy and data breaches, and fraud and identity theft. Ms. Sessions has also worked with clients to develop preventative data privacy and security strategies to avoid potential security breaches, including development of policies and procedures, breach response teams and training programs.
Ms. Sessions received her B.A. from Texas A & M University and J.D. from Baylor University School of Law. She also received certification in Executive Education in Medical and Healthcare Management from Rice University, Jesse H. Jones School of Management Executive Education, Advanced Quality Improvement and Patient Safety from Texas Children’s Hospital and Strategic Leadership from Development Dimensions International. In 2005, she was named a “Texas Rising Star” by Law & Politics and the publishers of Texas Monthly. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Children at Risk, an advocacy group for at-risk children in the state of Texas.
- Privacy and Information Security
- Healthcare Industry
- Regulatory Proceedings
- J.D., Baylor University Law School, 1993, Order of Barristers
- B.A., Texas A&M University, 1989
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
- Texas, 1993