Kristen Rosati

Faculty Associate
Kristen B. Rosati is a member (partner) in the law firm of Coppersmith Gordon Schermer Owens & Nelson, PLC. Her practice concentrates in health information privacy and security, electronic health records, clinical research and consent issues.

Ms. Rosati is Chair of the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) Health Information Technology Practice Group, is co-editor and author of the recent AHLA publication, The Quest for Interoperable Electronic Health Records: A Guide to Legal Issues in Establishing Health Information Networks, and co-chaired the 2004 AHLA “HIT Think Tank”, Legal Barriers to Interoperable Electronic Health Records. She has been appointed to serve on the Advisory Board for the Arizona State University Biomedical Informatics Department. Ms. Rosati is on the Project Management Committee for the Governor’s Health-e Connection, Arizona’s e-health initiative, and chairs the Legal Work Group for Health-e¬ Connection. Ms. Rosati also is a member of the Translational Research Pathway Project Advisory Committee Work Group of the Arizona Biomedical Research Commission and the Flinn Foundation, and consultant to the Battelle Memorial Institute Technology Partnership Practice.

Ms. Rosati serves as legal counsel to the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association and chaired the association’s statewide task forces on HIPAA compliance and clinical research compliance. Ms. Rosati conducted HIPAA preemption analyses for the hospital associations in Arizona, Washington and Maine, and developed extensive HIPAA Privacy compliance packages for hospitals, health plans, and employers. Ms. Rosati briefed the Government Accountability Office health policy analyst staff in Washington. D.C. on the Privacy Standards on behalf of AHLA.

Ms. Rosati lectures extensively on HIPAA compliance, health information, and clinical research. She has spoken at numerous national conferences and is a guest lecturer at the Arizona State University College of Law. Ms. Rosati also has published a number of articles on HIPAA, electronic records, and clinical research, including Human Genetic Sampling and the HIPAA Privacy Standards (Jurimetrics: The Journal of Law, Science, and Technology, Winter 2005); HIPAA’s Impact on Litigation (WestGroup Health Law Handbook, 2005); Lawyers as HIPAA Business Associates (AHLA Expert Series Nov. 2003); Disclosure of Protected Health Information to Law Enforcement under the HIPAA Privacy Standards (AHLA Topical Insight Series, July 2003); Your law firm signed that HIPAA business associate agreement. But is the firm complying with it? (Health Lawyers News, June 2003); Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information (AHLA Special Member HIPAA Briefing Collection, Jan. 2003); DHHS Wisely Proposed to Remove the “Consent” Requirement from the HIPAA Privacy Standards (Journal of Health Law, Fall 2002); HIPAA Privacy: The Compliance Challenges Ahead (Journal of Health Law, Winter 2002); The HIPAA Privacy Standards Proposed Modifications: A Step in the Right Direction (AHLA Digest Analysis, June 2002); and The HIPAA Privacy Guidance: Preview of a “Reasonable” Enforcement Posture (AHLA Digest Analysis, October 2001).

Ms. Rosati received her BA, with high honors, and her JD, cum laude, from the University of Michigan. Before joining Coppersmith Gordon, Ms. Rosati was a visiting professor at the Arizona State University College of Law. She also clerked for the late Judge Thomas Tang of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and for Judge Earl H. Carroll of the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona.