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Associate - Stephanie M. Gomes-Ganhão, CIPP/US

Stephanie M. Gomes-Ganhão, CIPP/US


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Stephanie Gomes-Ganhão is an associate in the firm's Health Law and Data Privacy and Protection Practice Groups. Stephanie focuses her practice on health care and insurance data privacy and regulatory matters, with a particular emphasis on data breach response and mitigation.

Stephanie regularly advises clients of all sizes on HIPAA, HITECH, state sensitive condition, and substance use disorder privacy laws. She counsels hospitals, health systems, behavioral health care providers, insurers and technology companies on day-to-day compliance matters, government investigations, data use challenges (including human subjects research), and policy development.

Stephanie also advises health care sector clients on the application of general privacy laws to their operations, including TCPA, the PCI standards, and data breach reporting.

Prior to joining the firm, Stephanie served as a law clerk to the Honorable Dennis G. Eveleigh, Associate Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court. While attending law school, Stephanie served as a legal intern for the Honorable Janet C. Hall, U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.

Stephanie is also fluent in Portuguese.


  • Listed as a Connecticut Super Lawyer Rising Star®: Health Care (2017-2019)
  • Dean’s Fellow Scholarship, Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • Quinnipiac Law Review (Volume 31), Publication Editor
  • CATIC Foundation Award
  • Distinguished Academic Achievement Awards: Civil & Political Rights: Equal Protection, Criminal Law, Education Law, Health Information Privacy & Security Law, Immigration Law, Legal Skills I & II, Negotiation, and Trusts & Estates
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association 
  • Connecticut Bar Association: Health Law Section
  • Hartford County Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Health Care Compliance Association
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)

Community Involvement

  • Fred D. Wish School Volunteer Tutor Program


April 4, 2020  FCC Announces Program for Health Care Providers to Receive Up to $1 Million to Cover Telehealth Costs
April 2, 2020  CARES Act: Summary of Provisions for Health Care Providers
April 1, 2020  New Waivers and Rules to Allow Hospitals to Respond to the COVID-19 Crisis
March 29, 2020  COVID-19: CMS Advances Payments to Providers and Suppliers
March 27, 2020  COVID-19 Update: N95 Masks and PPE: Guidelines for Use And Importation
March 26, 2020  COVID-19: CMS Provides Quality Reporting Program Relief
March 25, 2020  CMS FAQs and Guidance for COVID-19 Response
March 23, 2020  COVID-19: CMS Issues Telemedicine Toolkit
March 20, 2020  Governor Expands Access to Telehealth Services Executive Order No. (7G)
March 20, 2020  DEA's Expansion of Prescribing Controlled Substances Via Telemedicine
March 19, 2020 - Updated March 20, 2020  COVID-19: OCR HIPAA Enforcement Discretion for Telehealth
March 18, 2020  Medicaid Telehealth Expansion and Guidance
March 17, 2020  OCR Bulletin, Civil Rights and COVID-19
March 17, 2020  Expansion of Medicare Telehealth Benefits and Co-Pay Waivers During the COVID-19 Outbreak
March 17, 2020  COVID-19: New HHS Waivers
March 16, 2020  Determining Work Restrictions for Healthcare Personnel Exposed to COVID-19: CDC Recommendations
March 15, 2020  COVID-19: New CMS Waivers
March 15, 2020  Governor Lamont Issues Two Executive Orders In Response to Ongoing COVID-19 Developments in Connecticut
March 14, 2020  COVID-19: Privacy Considerations for Health Care Providers
March 13, 2020  Major Insurers Waive Coronavirus Testing Costs, Unpacked
September/October 2019  Fair Market Value: It Is Not As Easy As You May Think
January 11, 2019  U.S. Supreme Court Decision Impacts Arbitration Clauses
November 6, 2018  What Does the Partial Repeal of the Medicaid IMD Exclusion Mean for Providers?
October 2018  New Compliance Training Requirements for Medicare Advantage
August 22, 2018  Connecticut Supreme Court Reminds Teaching Hospitals that They May be Responsible for Residents' Negligence
August 6, 2018  CMS Mandates Hospitals to Post Standard Charges Online
January 24, 2018  HHS Takes Action to Protect Religious Beliefs and Moral Convictions
January 17, 2018  Connecticut Supreme Court Recognizes New Cause of Action for Patient Privacy Breach
January 10, 2018  OIG Scrutiny of Patient Assistance Programs
February 15, 2017  SAMHSA Modernizes Regulations Governing the Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Records
October 11, 2016  Providing Transgender-Inclusive Health Care
October 27, 2016  October 17th Compliance Deadline for HHS Nondiscrimination Notifications Approaches
May 24, 2016  Connecticut Legislature Passes Non-Compete Act Concerning Contracts With Physicians

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  • Quinnipiac University School of Law, J.D., 2015, summa cum laude
  • Mount Holyoke College, B.A., 2012, magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts

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