Partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
Kirk Nahra is a partner at WilmerHale. He has been a leading authority on privacy and cybersecurity matters for more than two decades. He is the winner of the 2021 Vanguard Award from the International Association of Privacy Professionals. Mr Nahra counsels clients across industries, from Fortune 500 companies to startups, on implementing the requirements of privacy and data security laws across the country and internationally. He also advocates for clients experiencing privacy and security breaches, and represents clients in contract and deal matters, enforcement actions, regulatory investigations and related litigation. Mr Nahra is best known for his work with health insurers, hospitals, service providers, pharmaceutical manufacturers and other healthcare industry participants. He has a deep understanding of the privacy and security issues healthcare companies face relating to HIPAA rules, state and federal legislation, enforcement activities, internal investigations, international principles, due diligence in transactions, data breach risk assessments and the key lines between regulated and unregulated data.
Mr Nahra also has substantial experience working with clients in the financial services and insurance industries on privacy and data security matters relating to the Gramm-LeachBliley Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act, data aggregation and sharing practices, and privacy and data security compliance under a wide range of state and federal laws. He is an adjunct professor at the Washington College of Law at American University where he teaches courses in information privacy law and healthcare privacy and security law.