Dena M. Castricone is a member of the Long Term Care and Health Care practice groups. She is the Chair of the Privacy and Cybersecurity practice group and the Chair of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee. Prior to joining Murtha Cullina, Dena served as a law clerk to the Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court, Frank J. Williams.
Dena’s long term care and health care clients compete in a constantly evolving industry, facing both rising administrative and regulatory burdens and shrinking reimbursement rates. She helps skilled nursing centers, physician groups, home health and hospice agencies, community health centers, senior living communities and hospitals thrive in this challenging environment, providing strategic advice informed by a thorough understanding of each client’s individual business objectives.
Dena handles a broad range of regulatory compliance issues for providers, including responses to government inspections, professional licensure actions, Medicare appeals, patient discrimination claims, probate court matters relating to decision making and Fair Housing issues, as well as risk management and day-to-day operational issues. With an extensive background in HIPAA, she also assists health care providers with HIPAA privacy and security compliance, policy development and implementation, training and service as a privacy officer.
As the Chair of the Privacy and Cybersecurity group and a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US), Dena provides the full complement of data breach coaching services to business and health care clients including breach notification to individuals and various government entities. She also counsels clients on cyber security risks, the creation of information security plans and the development and implementation of policies and procedures.
A seasoned litigator as well, Dena brings to her work the perspective of a skilled advocate, and a keen understanding of the strategic challenges her clients may face in a litigation and pre-litigation context.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Dena M. Castricone