Lewis Brisbois Strengthens Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Capabilities in Dallas with New Partner Hire from Healthcare Industry
Dallas, Tex. (November 17, 2020) - Lewis Brisbois is pleased to announce the addition of Laura Funk to its Dallas office as a partner in its Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice. Ms. Funk brings to Lewis Brisbois more than a decade of experience in litigation and compliance.
Ms. Funk joins Lewis Brisbois from Conifer Health Solutions, a healthcare business solutions organization and subsidiary of Tenet Healthcare. In her role as Conifer’s privacy officer, she served as its subject matter expert on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act as well as on the applicability of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation and the California Consumer Privacy Act. In addition, Ms. Funk developed privacy and compliance-related training, education, policies, and procedures for the organization. Certified in healthcare privacy compliance and healthcare compliance, she also led a team of investigations officers who were responsible for investigating a wide array of compliance and privacy incidents.
“We are excited to have Laura on our team,” Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice Chair Sean B. Hoar said. “She brings extensive experience with federal, state, and international privacy laws, and well-developed compliance leadership skills. Her skills and experience will enhance our existing expertise, and provide an additional level of service to our clients. Our team is looking forward to her insights and contributions.”
Ms. Funk echoed Mr. Hoar’s enthusiasm about her move to Lewis Brisbois, noting, “I am excited to join the Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice at Lewis Brisbois because the attorneys I have met have been so welcoming and encouraging. The opportunity to work alongside such passionate and seasoned attorneys in a fast-paced and ever-evolving area is invigorating.”
Ms. Funk is a member of the Health Care Compliance Association and the International Association of Privacy Professionals. A graduate of the University of Michigan and the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, she is admitted to practice in Texas.