Robyn Sterling Eckerling focuses her practice on data privacy and data security with a concentration in health care privacy. She regularly advises Allscripts on a wide range of privacy matters that include state and federal privacy and data security compliance, data security breach response, privacy and data security policies and procedures. She also advises on areas of international privacy, health care privacy, and social networking. Robyn currently serves as the Chief Privacy & Security Counsel for Allscripts.
Prior to joining Allscripts, Robyn was Aon's HIPAA specialist and worked on various privacy projects. Prior to Aon, Robyn worked for large international law firms where she worked on transactional matters including representing hospitals, dental management companies, and pharmaceutical, medical device and nutritional supplement companies. She also represented private equity funds and other health care company investors in mergers, acquisitions and other complex health care transactions. In addition to transactional work, she regularly advised clients on regulatory and compliance matters, including data privacy, data breach preparedness, HIPAA, fraud and abuse laws, as well as the promotion of pharmaceutical products and medical devices. Robyn began her career at the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General. She holds a BA from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in History and Political Science, a JD from Chicago-Kent College of Law, and a Master of Public Health from Boston University where she served as the Health Law, Bioethics and Human Rights Fellow.