Ranked the second-largest U.S. healthcare law firm by Modern Healthcare (2012)
Recognized as a top 10 law firm within the Life Sciences Regulatory Super League by The Practical Law Company (PLC) (2012)
Listed as Recommended in PLC's Life Sciences Multi-Jurisdictional Guide (2012)
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Heather B. Deixler is an associate in Morgan Lewis's Healthcare Practice. Ms. Deixler focuses her practice on healthcare law regulatory and transactional matters. She counsels and represents healthcare providers in areas such as physician self-referral, privacy issues, regulatory compliance, and fraud and abuse.
As part of her regulatory practice, Ms. Deixler counsels clients on data privacy and security issues that apply to the healthcare industry, including compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act. She has assisted clients on privacy and security compliance matters, including assisting them in developing policies and procedures and responding to security breaches.
Ms. Deixler has also assisted clients on the regulatory, structural, and business considerations in healthcare transactions. In connection with the acquisition and sale of healthcare companies, she has assisted private equity clients in conducting due diligence reviews and risk assessments of various healthcare companies targeted for acquisition, negotiating and drafting transactional documents, assisting with regulatory change of ownership (CHOW) considerations, and providing healthcare regulatory compliance counseling for the healthcare companies' ongoing operations.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Ms. Deixler was an associate in the healthcare group of an international law firm. Ms. Deixler also served as an adjunct professor in the Health Law LL.M. program at the University of Washington School of Law.
Ms. Deixler earned her J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law in 2007, where she was the recipient of the FLAS Academic Year Fellowship. She also served as president of the Student Health Law Organization and was a teaching fellow for the basic legal skills first-year writing course. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Deixler 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 earned her M.Phil. in physiology from the University of Cambridge in 2000 and her B.A., with honors, in biological basis of behavior from the University of Pennsylvania in 1997.
Ms. Deixler is admitted to practice in California and Washington.
- University of Washington School of Law, 2007, J.D.
- University of Cambridge, 1999, M.Phil.
- University of Pennsylvania, 1997, B.A.