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    Laura Dickson Rixey

    Biography

    Laura practices in the firm’s Virginia Beach office and is a member of the firm’s Commercial, Data Privacy and Security, Health Care, Senior Housing and Care Team, and Mergers, Acquisitions and Strategic Alliances practice groups. As part of her health care law practice, Laura regularly advises physicians, practices, hospitals, and long-term care providers on commercial, contractual, and regulatory matters. She also frequently assists healthcare covered entities and business associates in analyzing potential breaches of protected health information and HIPAA reporting requirements. Her commercial law practice includes advising clients on corporate law, entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and strategic alliances. Laura also has experience in structuring and negotiating commercial real estate transactions, including joint ventures and preferred equity and mezzanine loan investments.

    Representative Matters

    • Advised multispecialty physician practice on reporting breach of protected health information affecting more than 3,000 individuals
    • Regularly advises physicians, practices, hospitals, and long-term care providers regarding HIPAA privacy and security policies and procedures
    • Regularly assists healthcare covered entities and business associates in analyzing potential breaches of protected health information and HIPAA reporting requirements

    Recognition & Honors

    • Virginia Beach Health Care Law; Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, 2021-2022
    • Millennial on the Move, CoVaBIZ Magazine, 2020
    • Top Lawyers; CoVaBIZ Magazine, 2019-2021
    • Virginia Rising Stars; Health Care, 2021
    • Virginia’s Legal Elite; Virginia Business Magazine, 2015-2020
    • Board of Editors; North Carolina Law Review, 2011-2012
    • Staff Member; North Carolina Law Review, 2010-2011
    • Law Clerk to the Honorable Robert J. Conrad, Jr., U.S. District Chief Judge, Western District of North Carolina; Summer 2010

    Associations

    • Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art; Board of Trustees
    • Virginia Beach Court Appointed Special Advocates, Inc.; Board of Directors
    • Virginia Bar Association
    • Norfolk-Portsmouth Bar Association
    • American Health Lawyers Association
    • TowneBank: Norfolk Leadership Alliance
    • University of North Carolina General Alumni Association; Co-Chair, Hampton Roads Carolina Club

    Education

    • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; B.S., with highest honors, 2008
    • University of North Carolina School of Law; J.D., with honors, 2012

    Press & Publications