Ryan D. Portwood

(402) 231-8980
(402) 346-1148 Fax

Mr. Portwood is an associate in the firm’s corporate department and Intellectual Property and Information Technology Group. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Portwood served as counsel/compliance officer for two health care organizations. Mr. Portwood’s extensive experience covers a broad spectrum of health care regulatory compliance, health information technology, privacy and data security and general technology transactions.


  • Medicare and Medicaid
  • Managed Care
  • Stark Law
  • Anti-Kickback Statute
  • HIPAA/HITECH (including extensive experience advising clients in connection with business associate agreements).
  • Pharmacy (including wholesale distribution and state pharmacy licensing and regulations).
  • Development and operation of health care compliance programs.
  • Assisted living and long-term care licensure and transactions.

Health Information Technology

  • Preparing and negotiating electronic health records software and services agreements.
  • Preparing and negotiating telehealth/telemedicine agreements and system access agreements.
  • Advising covered entities and business associates regarding privacy and security obligations associated with the collection and use of health information.

Privacy and Security

  • Providing real-time response and legal advice to clients who have experienced a cybersecurity incident or other data breach.
  • Developing and drafting website and mobile application privacy policies.
  • Providing guidance on state and federal laws, best practices, and industry standards regarding the collection and use of sensitive personal data.
  • Developing and advising clients on HIPAA Privacy and Security policies and procedures, risk assessments and data use agreements.

Technology Transactions

  • Preparing and negotiating technology agreements for clients in the areas of software licensing and maintenance services.
  • Preparing open source software risk assessments.
  • Advising clients in connection with hosted services arrangements and service level agreements.

Mr. Portwood has a Certification in Healthcare Compliance (CHC), which is credentialed by the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA).