Sarah Rugnetta advises hospitals, medical groups, insurers, foundations and not-for-profit entities on privacy and security matters. She works closely with clients to develop compliance programs that include privacy and security protocols, training seminars, and data breach response plans. Sarah uses tabletop exercises and incident response simulations to help her clients to develop strategies for securing data and to prepare for potential threats. Sarah also responds to privacy and security incidents and counsels organizations throughout the investigation, notification and reporting phases of a potential breach, helping them to mitigate legal risks at each critical stage. Sarah began her career in health care law as a regulator for the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation. As Assistant General Counsel, she drafted health insurance regulations, testified about proposed bills to amend state insurance laws, and represented the agency in enforcement proceedings. Sarah served as Privacy Officer for a regional non-profit organization, where she oversaw hospital and ambulatory care initiatives. More recently, Sarah worked with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in India, where she advised the agency on policy issues, health programs and communication strategy. Sarah received her B.A., cum laude, in English Literature and Political Science from St. Lawrence University. She received her J.D., cum laude, from University at Buffalo Law School.
New York State Bar Association, Member
Bar Association of Erie County, Member
International Legal Technology Association (ILTA), Member
InfoTech Niagara, Member
Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), Member
International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Member
New York State