Drinker Biddle & Reath is pleased to welcome David Mayer to the firm as a Senior Advisor in the Health Care Practice Group. David comes to us from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR), where he was the Senior Advisor for Compliance and Enforcement. David will provide interpretative guidance related to the HIPAA Final Rule and on additional enforcement actions, compliance reviews and compliance program development and security program analysis. He will also work with the firm’s Government & Regulatory Affairs practice in interpreting and drafting comments for proposed Federal regulations.

While at the OCR, David had overall responsibility for the implementation and on-going operation of OCR’s national HIPAA Compliance and Enforcement program, which includes the Privacy Rule, the Security Rule and the Breach Notification Rule. Prior to his most recent role, he also held positions as Deputy Senior Advisor for Compliance and Enforcement, HIPAA Team Leader, Compliance Advisor/Privacy Specialist and Branch Chief.