Heather B. Deixler counsels healthcare providers on healthcare law and advises them in transactions. Her practice includes physician self-referral concerns, fraud and abuse, and regulatory compliance in areas such as HIPAA and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA). Given the vulnerability of some data security systems, healthcare providers need plans in place to prevent and respond to data breaches, and Heather helps write and implement these policies and procedures. She also counsels on other data privacy and security issues.
On the business side, Heather counsels clients on the regulatory, structural, and business considerations in healthcare transactions. When healthcare companies are being bought and sold, she assists private equity clients in conducting due diligence reviews and risk assessments. She also negotiates and drafts transactional documents, helping with regulatory change of ownership issues, and providing regulatory compliance counseling for the healthcare companies’ ongoing operations.
Before joining Morgan Lewis, Heather was a healthcare associate in a national law firm. She also served as an adjunct professor in the Health Law LL.M. program at the University of Washington School of Law.
Prior to attending law school, Heather worked as a research technician in a neurophysiology laboratory in Dijon, France, and as a clinical research assistant at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. She holds an M.Phil. in physiology.
University of Cambridge, 2000, M.Phil.
University of Pennsylvania, 1998, B.A.
University of Washington School of Law, 2007, J.D.
Awards and Affiliations
Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US)
Member, American Health Lawyers Association
Member, American Bar Association, Health Law Section
Member, American Health Lawyers Association Advisory Opinions Task Force