Named one of New Jersey’s leading health care attorneys by Chambers USA, Elizabeth serves as national and regional counsel to a wide range of health care related entities including hospital systems, health care facilities, regulated and self-funded health plans, and health care technology companies. With more than 25 years of experience in the industry, she is known nationally as a go-to source for insight on health care law and regulation.
Health Law and Privacy and Data Security
Elizabeth uses her sophisticated understanding of the law to help clients comply with the privacy and security requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other federal and state laws. She has assisted clients in analyzing and responding to breaches of data and PHI as well as ransomware attacks. She serves as Co-chair of the firm’s Privacy and Data Security Practice Group and writes and speaks nationally and internationally on privacy and data security matters affecting medical technology companies.
Elizabeth also advises health care providers, regulated health plans and self-funded employer plans on evolving technologies and new models of health care delivery and payment, including direct employer plan-provider contracting and implementation of Accountable Care Organization (ACO) models. She has also assisted in the sale and acquisition of hospitals and health care facilities, especially in guiding them through New Jersey’s strict change-in-ownership review process.
Public Policy Leadership
Elizabeth is adept at translating clients’ business priorities into legislative language. She has drafted state and federal legislation geared toward improving access to high-quality health care, expanding federal coverage of substance abuse treatment and lowering overall health care costs. Elizabeth drafted a law creating a statewide integrated population health data system in New Jersey that is available to research applicants. She was appointed to the data system’s governing board by the governor as an individual with legal expertise and an interest in protecting the privacy and security of individually identifiable health information. Co-chair of the firm's Government Relations Practice, Elizabeth is known for working closely with members of both political parties and health care leaders throughout New Jersey to improve health care policy. She is also experienced in navigating election law (ELEC) requirements and helping clients avoid "pay to play" and political contributions violations.
Elizabeth is Fox Rothschild’s HIPAA Privacy & Security Officer, co-chair of the firm's Privacy & Data Security Practice and co-chair of the Connectivity Subcommittee of the firmwide Women’s Initiative. Additionally, Elizabeth is a member of the firm's Executive Committee.
Before Fox Rothschild
Elizabeth previously chaired the health care department at a New Jersey-area firm for seven years.
Beyond Fox Rothschild
Active in the public/private sector, Elizabeth has served on:
- The Board of Directors of The Evergreens, a continuing care retirement community in Moorestown, NJ
- The Board of Directors of Citizens Diplomacy International, a unique network of 95 councils in 48 states that receive established and emerging leaders from more than 120 countries visiting the U.S. as guests of our government.
- The NJ Purchasing Authority & Administration task force of the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute’s Medicaid 2.0: Blueprint for the Future project, which lays out a plan to redesign and modernize New Jersey’s Medicaid program.
- Advisory Committees – Worked with N.J. Departments of Health and Senior Services and Banking and Insurance to recommend/draft revisions to N.J. regulations governing HMOs, health insurance carriers, and organized delivery systems.
- The 2012 Governor's Conference for Women Steering Committee
- Board of Directors of the New Jersey Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA)
- Executive Committee for the Association of Corporate Wellness
- The New Jersey Integrated Population Health Database Governing Board, a group that oversees an effort to use data to drive population health research designed to improve residents' health, safety, security and well-being and improve government efficiency.
As part of her ongoing commitment to giving back to the local community, Elizabeth worked pro bono to draft legislation for health care providers in Camden, Trenton and Newark, New Jersey, that launched the development of Medicaid ACOs on behalf of The Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers (CCHP). The program centered around creating a diverse collaboration of health care providers, including hospitals, clinics, behavioral health providers, social workers and homeless advocates to find a way to improve patient care while also cutting costs.
Elizabeth is on the committee for The Garden State FOCUS, HFMA’s bimonthly newsletter circulated to more than 1,200 hospital and health care industry executives and professionals throughout New Jersey. She previously served as editor of the publication. She also took the lead in drafting the HFMA chapter's comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' proposed "meaningful use" comments.
She has been a guest lecturer at Rutgers Law School in Newark, speaking on provider billing and patient payment issues under the ACA.
Elizabeth also serves on the Advisory Board of CareKinesis, Inc., an organization that provides state-of-the-art medication management through a combination of technology, science and services that reduces costs, improves the quality of care and decreases the risks associated with ineffective medication plans.
Additionally, she serves as a Health Law Adviser for the American Law Institute. In this role she helps to direct educational programs for lawyers by introducing new topics, trends, products and participants to the group’s educational efforts.
HIPAA & Health Information Technology Blog
Elizabeth contributes to this blog, which provides information regarding cutting-edge legal and practical developments that health care providers and businesses must consider with regard to the handling and sharing of health information, including through the use of electronic health records.
Honors & Awards
- Named a Health Care Law Trailblazer by The National Law Journal (2019)*
- Named to "The Best Lawyers in America - Lawyer of the Year" list for Government Relations Practice in New Jersey (2019)*
- Named to "The Best Lawyers in America" list for Government Relations Practice in New Jersey (2015-2019)*
- Recognized by Chambers USA for Health Care Law in New Jersey (2011-2019)*
- Selected to the "Top Women in Law" list by the New Jersey Law Journal (2016)*
- Selected to the "Super Lawyers" list for Health Care Law in New Jersey (2007, 2010-2019)*
- Named among the “Women Leaders in the Law” by ALM (2015)*
- Recipient of the HFMA Medal of Honor award for the 2012-13 chapter year
- Recipient of the "Annual President’s Award" by the New Jersey Chapter of the HFMA (2010)
- Selected to the "Top Health Care Lawyer" list by SJ Magazine (2006)*
- Recipient of the Lloyd M. Felmly Award from the New Jersey Public Health Association for outstanding contribution in the media to the cause of public health in New Jersey (2006)
- Selected to the "40 Under 40" list by the New Jersey Law Journal (2004)*
- Quoted in Mondaq's Fifth Most Read Article (July 2014)