Deven McGraw to Join the HHS Office for Civil Rights as the Deputy Director for Health Information Privacy

The HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced today that Deven McGraw will join the OCR team as the Deputy Director for Health Information Privacy effective June 29, 2015.

McGraw, a well-respected privacy expert, comes to OCR with a wealth of experience in both the private sector and the non-profit advocacy world. In addition to having written extensively on various issues relating to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), McGraw has been invited to testify before Congress multiple times. In 2009, she was appointed by former HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to the federal Health IT Policy Committee, for which she chaired the Committee’s Privacy and Security Workgroup.

Most recently, McGraw was a partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, where she co-chaired the firm’s Privacy and Data Security practice. She also previously served as the Director of the Health Privacy Project at the Center for Democracy & Technology, which is a leading consumer voice on health privacy and security policy issues, and as the Chief Operating Officer at the National Partnership for Women & Families, where she provided strategic leadership and substantive policy expertise for the Partnership’s health policy agenda.

McGraw will spearhead OCR’s policy, enforcement, and outreach efforts on the HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules; as well as lead OCR’s work on Presidential and Departmental priorities on health privacy and security.