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Ryan D. Portwood


Ryan’s expertise covers a broad spectrum of general technology transactions, specifically, health information technology, healthcare regulatory compliance, and privacy and data security. 

Ryan is a member of the firm’s corporate department and Intellectual Property and Technology Transactions Group. Prior to joining the firm, Ryan served as counsel/compliance officer for two healthcare organizations. 

Technology Transactions
  • Drafting and negotiating a wide variety of technology agreements, including software licensing agreements, cloud/hosting agreements, SaaS, IaaS and PaaS agreements, master services agreements and hardware acquisition contracts. 
  • Preparing open source software risk assessments. 
  • Advising clients in connection with service level agreements. 
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 terms of use and 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.