Alya Sulaiman works with clients to navigate complex healthcare regulatory, privacy and transactional matters, with a focus on digital health and data use strategy. Alya has substantial experience with product counseling and provides guidance during the conception, development, launch and support of new digital health products and services.
Alya advises on the legal and business frameworks for innovative technologies, including predictive analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning, electronic health records, interoperability tools, health data platforms and digital therapeutics. As a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US), Alya has expertise on privacy and data security laws including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), California Consumer Privacy Act and the General Data Protection Regulation.
Prior to joining McDermott, Alya worked at the intersection of healthcare and technology as corporate counsel and the director of health policy and regulatory affairs for a leading global healthcare software company. She has valuable in-house experience working with internal business units ranging from engineering teams, product managers, external affairs, sales and compliance. Earlier in her career, she counseled business operations for a healthcare data organization, a multi-specialty healthcare provider and an innovative software analytics company.