Adam H. Greene

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

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Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest 1919
Washington 20006 DC US

Adam Greene, a nationally-recognized authority on HIPAA and the HITECH Act, primarily counsels health care systems and technology companies on compliance with the HIPAA privacy, security, and breach notification requirements. Adam is a former regulator at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), where he played a key role in administering and enforcing the HIPAA rules.

At HHS, Adam was responsible for determining how HIPAA rules apply to new and emerging health information technologies and he was instrumental in the development of the current enforcement process.

Adam’s work at HHS during the evolution of HIPAA and related regulations has given him a keen understanding of agency interactions with the health care community. Adam has written numerous articles on the HIPAA rules and is a frequent speaker on the subject. Adam also serves as the chair of the HIMSS Cloud Security Workgroup.

Adam is a regular contributor to Davis Wright Tremaine’s Privacy and Security Law Blog, He is also a member of DWT’s Breach Response Team

Additional Qualifications:

  • Senior Health Information Technology and Privacy Specialist, Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C., 2010-2011
  • Attorney, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C., 2006-2010
  • Health Care Attorney, Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville PC, Washington, D.C., 1999-2006

Professional & Community Activities:

  • Co-founder and General Counsel, Health Care Cloud Coalition (HC3)
  • Chair, Cloud Security Workgroup, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
  • American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Report on Patient Privacy
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Healthcare Info Security


  • J.D., George Washington University, 2000
    • The George Washington International Law Review
  • M.P.H., George Washington University, 2000
    • Concentration in Epidemiology
  • B.A., Biology, The Johns Hopkins University, 1997


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