Andrea C. Kuettel, R.N., Esq.

Of Counsel

Health Care Attorney With Decades of Privacy and IT Security Experience

Andrea represents clients in the health care industry, including medical providers and insurance companies, in areas related to data privacy and security. Andrea interfaces with regulators, including serving as the main client contact for federal reporting to Health and Human Services, HHS Office of Civil Rights, and the New York State Comptroller. Andrea provides consulting services to Beckage that include health related data ­management, compliance with HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules, and manages client contracts with business associates and vendors for regulatory compliance.

Andrea also consults with health care clients in developing health care contracts for clinical trials, technology transfer, employment, and the procurement of related products and services. She works in the health care sector to improve policies and procedures, and runs table top exercises and other training programs to ensure effective implementation of each.

Andrea was in-house counsel at a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, where she oversaw compliance issues for privacy and IT security, including by supervising the work of in-house privacy and IT security professionals for data security. Andrea has her Masters of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University and law degree from Georgetown University Law Center.

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  • Developed HIPAA compliance programs for regional organizations and municipalities.
  • Coordinated the response to numerous privacy and security incidents.
  • Facilitated a HIPAA Compliance Continuing Legal Education.
  • Drafted and oversaw promulgation of the Vermont Long Term Care Insurance regulation - after engaging insurance industry and community stakeholders.
  • Engaged partners, staff and government officials in the design and implementation of USAID’s health care advocacy campaigns in India.
  • Coordinated and executed visits to USAID projects for Congressional delegates and USAID leadership.
  • Coordinated regional quality improvement initiatives to reduce hospital admissions.

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Legal Associations

New York State Bar Association

Erie County Bar Association

Present Affiliations

Board Chair, Stitch Buffalo, Inc.

Membership & Admission

New York State


Georgetown University Law Center, Washington D.C., J.D. cum laude, 1998

Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, May 1988

University of Illinois, BSN, 1985

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