Jill Girardeau provides regulatory compliance guidance to a variety of clients in the healthcare industry, including large academic medical centers, physician groups, and health information technology companies. Often lauded as “practical” by her clients who appreciate her “realworld” advice, Jill focuses her practice on HIPAA and other federal and state privacy and security laws, the implementation and use of electronic health records and health information technology, and compliance with the federal Stark Law and the federal Anti-Kickback Statute. Jill is regularly in touch with government regulators and investigators on these topics. In addition, Jill serves as the HIPAA privacy officer for the firm, training lawyers and staff on HIPAA requirements, which helps her understand the many challenges her clients face when it comes to HIPAA compliance. Jill also acts as HIPAA privacy adviser to her clients, providing counsel and training to their staff.

    Experience

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    • Manages HIPAA breaches for both covered entities and business associates, including data breaches involving thousands of patients across multiple states and breaches involving law enforcement.
    • Represents health IT vendors in negotiations with the federal government regarding information blocking, the federal Anti-Kickback Statute, and meaningful use certification.
    • Helped a large academic medical center with multiple hospitals with development and execution of an EHR subsidy plan to offer EHR subsidies to more than 1,000 physicians.
    • Assists healthcare providers and vendors addressing billing and coding, false claims, and privacy and security.

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    Contact information

    +1 404.879.2426
    jill.girardeau@wbd-us.com
    +1 404.879.2926

    Bar admissions

    2003, Georgia

    Education

    • J.D. 2003, Georgetown University Law Center
      • Staff Member, Law & Policy in International Business Journal
    • B.B.A., 2000, University of Georgia: International Business
      • summa cum laude, with Highest Honors
    • B.A., 2000, University of Georgia: French
      • summa cum laude, with High Honors
      • Phi Beta Kappa
      • Beta Gamma Sigma
      • Pi Delta Phi
      • University of Georgia Honor’s Program
      • Completion of Cours de Civilisation Française de La Sorbonne 
        • The Sorbonne, Paris, France