Privacy Advocate McGraw Gets New RoleFederal Adviser Joins Washington Law Firm
Health information privacy expert Deven McGraw, a prominent adviser to federal regulators, has left the Center for Democracy & Technology, a consumer advocacy group, to become a partner at the law firm Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP.
McGraw, who was director of the health privacy project at CDT since April 2008, will begin her new position in the Washington office of the law firm on April 21.
McGraw plans to continue to serve for the remaining two years of her term as a member of the Health IT Policy Committee, which advises the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT on policies related to the HITECH Act electronic health record financial incentive program as well as secure nationwide health information exchange. She also will continue to lead the committee's Privacy and Security Tiger Team and co-lead its Information Exchange Workgroup.
Information Security Media Group named McGraw a top 10 health information security "influencer" in 2012, and the entire Tiger Team was also named to the list in 2013 (see Top 10 Influencers in Health InfoSec).
Before joining the Center for Democracy & Technology, McGraw was chief operating officer at the National Partnership for Women and Families, another advocacy group. CDT is looking to hire a replacement to focus on health privacy issues, McGraw says.