Alisa L. Chestler



Baker Donelson

Ms. Chestler serves as the chair of the Data Protection, Privacy and Cybersecurity Team at Baker Donelson and the Past Chair of the Health Information Technology Practice Group of the AHLA (2018-2022). She concentrates her practice in privacy, security and information management issues including compliance, technology agreement negotiation and corporate transactions matters. She joined Baker Donelson after a distinguished career as in-house counsel and privacy officer to several large public and private companies.

Ms. Chestler counsels clients on data privacy and security matters that arise from federal and state laws, including HIPAA, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), GLB, FCRA/FACTA, state data breach laws and the Payment Card Industry (PCI-DSS) requirements. Ms. Chestler also counsels clients on global data protection laws, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). She has significant experience assisting companies in developing comprehensive privacy and security programs and working with management to identify risk management issues, many times in anticipation of corporate transactions. She assists clients in identifying, evaluating and managing risks associated with privacy and information security practices of companies and third-party service providers. Ms. Chestler also counsels clients regarding incident response programs including the development of the incident response plan, investigation and response.

Ms. Chestler routinely assists clients in complex health information and technology issues including the negotiation of complex information technology and partnership agreements, including digital health technology, health information exchange (HIE) participation, EHR negotiation, data use agreements, blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI), and the interoperability and information blocking regulations. She assists digital health and consumer application companies in navigating the complexities of health care technology strategy, agreements and compliance concerns. Follow her on Twitter @alchestler.