Elizabeth Litten Lauded by NJBIZ as a 2020 Public Health Hero

October 20, 2020 – Press Releases

Congratulations to Fox Rothschild's Chief Privacy & HIPAA Compliance Officer Elizabeth G. Litten, who was recognized among the 2020 Health Care Hero Honorees in the public health category by NJBIZ.

This award “honors individuals who have made or are making an extraordinary impact on the public health of their community.”

An innovator in the sphere of public health policy, Litten is credited as the principle drafter of New Jersey laws that revolutionized the use of health data. The result of her efforts include legislation that enacted the NJ Integrated Population Health Data (iPHD) Project, which created a process to aggregate and secure certain data created or maintained by the state to make it available for public health-related research, such as studying the root causes of racial and socioeconomic disparate outcomes among victims of COVID-19. The iPHD Project provides an invaluable tool for research designed to improve public health. Litten continues to serve on the board of the iPHD Project Governing Board as the Governor’s appointee.

She also worked in a pro bono capacity with Jeffrey Brenner, MD, the founder and former Executive Director of the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers (CCHP), to draft legislation that created Medicaid Accountable Care Organizations, which facilitates the coordination and improvement of care for people with complex health and social needs.

“That legislation has transformed the way we deliver health care in communities with a high portion of Medicaid eligible residents, improving access and coupling health care with critical social services and community resources,” Litten told NJBIZ.

Ranked by Chambers USA for health care in New Jersey, Litten counsels hospital systems, physician groups, health care technology companies and regulated and self-funded health plans both regionally and nationally. A leader at Fox, she is Co-Chair of the firm's Privacy & Data Security Practice, a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and Co-Chair of the Connectivity Committee within the firm’s nationwide Women’s Initiative.

She earned her J.D. from Rutgers Law School and her B.A. from Vassar College.