Top-Tier Management Lawyer, Coach, Advocate, Author, Speaker & Thought Leader

Cynthia Marcotte Stamer is a pragmatic, solutions-oriented management attorney, consultant, and strategist with more than 30 years of experience helping domestic and international business, nonprofit, government, and community organizations of all types and sizes and their leaders use the law, process and ...

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Privacy, Cybersecurity & Other Technology, Data & Knowledge Management

As an inherent component of her decades of work, “Cindy” is sought out by clients, industry leaders, legislators, regulators, and others for her knowledge and insights on the management and mitigation of cybercrime, identity theft, privacy and data security, and other data, technology and other risks and opportunities arising from human resources, employee benefit, and other workforce; health care; insurance; financial services; data and technology and other legal and operational risk management and compliance concerns. She has worked extensively with health care, managed care and insurance, employee benefits, human resources, financial services, data and technology, and other private and public sector organizations, their leaders, data, technology, and other service providers and other business partners for more than 30 years to promote the legal defensibility of their design, use, protection and management of electronic health, telemedicine and other patient record; medical, insurance, lending and other billing; eligibility, membership, claims, provider, broker and other insurance; payroll and other human resources; investor; financial; research; training; production; quality; marketing; credentialing; and many other data sets; processes and records and operations management systems; Artificial Intelligence and other information systems; and workforce, contracting, security, crisis preparedness and response, breach detection and response, and other related processes, technologies, policies and practices to promote legal and operational compliance and prevent, mitigate, respond to, and resolve cybersecurity and other threats to their data, systems and other operations arising from internal and external theft of trade secrets and industrial espionage; hacking, malware, ransomware, data breaches, and other cybersecurity events; natural disaster; and other data, technology, privacy and other events arising in the course of their operations.

A popular lecturer, Cindy has authored hundreds of highly regarded works on cybersecurity, privacy and related matters including Identity Theft and Cybercrime Risks, Liabilities and Prevention: Risks & Exposures Relating to HR and Employee Benefits (WEB); Privacy Invasions of Medical Care-An Emerging Perspective, ERISA LITIGATION MANUAL (BNA) (2003-2006); When Your Employee’s Private Life Becomes Your Business (1999-2020); Hard Lessons on Protecting Health Data, INSURANCETHOUGHTLEADERSHIP.COM (May 4, 2017); Cybercrime and Identity Theft: Health Information Security Beyond HIPAA, ABA HEALTH ESOURCE (May 2005); Health Care Providers Face Continuing Personal Identity Theft Exposures, MD News (May 2005); Chapter 8: Other Liability-Tort and Regulatory, E-Health Business And Transactional Law (ABA Health Law Section/BNA (2009) and many others.

Scribe leading the American Bar Association (“ABA”) Joint Committee on Employee Benefits (“JCEB”) annual Technical Session Agency Meeting with the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights, Cindy also provides leadership on these and other concerns by serving in the leadership of many professional, trade, community and other organizations including as current American Bar Association (ABA) Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section Medicine and Law Committee, ABA International Section International Life Sciences and Health Committee Chair and International Employment Law Committee Vice Chair; ABA Intellectual Property Section Law Practice Management Chair; former ABA RPTE Employee Benefits & Other Compensation Group Chair and current Welfare Benefit Committee Chair, ABA Intellectual Property Section Law Practice Management Committee Chair, and former ABA Health Law Section Managed Care & Insurance Interest Group Chair and E-Health and Technology Interest Group Vice Chair, she also has served as an editorial advisory board member and faculty member of multitude of publications and programs on these and other related topics.

To contact Ms. Stamer about her availability to provide legal services or training or for additional information about Ms. Stamer, her experience, involvements, see www.CynthiaStamer.com or contact her via e-mail to [email protected]. ©2024 Cynthia Marcotte Stamer.

Labor, Employment & Other Services Contracting, Compliance & Management

Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization; a Fellow in the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, and peer-recognized a Martindale-Hubble “AV-Preeminent” (Top 1%) and “Top Rated Lawyer” with special recognition LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell® as “LEGAL LEADER™ Texas Top Rated Lawyer” in Labor and Employment Law and among the “Best Lawyers In Dallas” in “Labor & Employment,” “Tax: ERISA & Employee Benefits,” and other skills, Cynthia Marcotte Stamer is highly sought out and acknowledged for 30+ years’ of combining her expansive legal and management knowledge, tools and problem solving skills to help domestic and multinational performance dependent business, government and community organizations and their leaders improve performance, solve problems, reduce risk and promote other goals by managing people, performance, change, risk, crisis and other operational goals an outside general counsel, special counsel, on demand, special project basis.

Co-Chair of the American Bar Association (“ABA”) International Section Life Sciences and Health Committee and Vice-Chair Elect of its International Employment Law Committee, Chair-Elect of the ABA TIPS Section Medicine & Law Committee, Past Chair of the ABA Managed Care & Insurance Interest Group, Scribe for the ABA JCEB Annual Agency Meeting with HHS-OCR, past chair of the ABA RPTE Employee Benefits & Other Compensation Group and current co-Chair of its Welfare Benefit Committee, and Chair of the ABA Intellectual Property Section Law Practice Management Committee, Ms. Stamer is most widely recognized for her decades of pragmatic, leading-edge work, scholarship and thought leadership with workforce and performance management, compensation, benefits, safety, and other workforce and services management of workforce recruitment, hiring, performance management and discipline, investigations, compensation, employee benefits, change management, sentencing guideline and other compliance program design and defense, labor management relations, labor, government, outsourcing, and other contracting, and other with critical workforce and staffing, employee benefits, safety, contracting, quality assurance, compliance, privacy, knowledge and data protection government audits and investigations, change management and other legal and operational compliance, risk management, public policy and operational concerns. 

Ms. Stamer’s legal and operational experience encompasses advising and assisting management to design, implement, administer, enforce and defend legally defensible workforce, compliance, internal controls and other management policies; responding to emergent questions and requests for support of clients arising in the course of operations on a real time basis; guiding the planning and execution of reductions in force and other workforce and other operational reengineering in response to regulatory enforcement or changes, mergers, acquisitions, bankruptcy, government or other audits and investigations, and other changing business needs; guiding highly regulated businesses like health care, insurance, banking, governmental contractors and governmental agencies to implement and defend compliance and internal controls and respond to other evolving regulatory or business demands; development, implementation, administration and defense of cutting edge programs, practices, technologies and other operational and regulatory reforms to workforce, employee benefit, health care, safety, retirement, privacy and data security and other business and industry challenges; designing and helping to develop new insurance, administrative or other workforce, benefits, compensation, data and technologies, and other products and solutions; monitoring, strategic planning, input and advocacy on a multitude of U.S. workforce, health care, pension and health benefit, education, immigration and other reforms; drafting, negotiating, interpreting and enforcing key employment and other services, managed care and insurance, employee benefit, data security and other key contracts and policies; and representing management and other clients in negotiations, audits and investigations, and disputes with employees, vendors, governmental agencies and others.

Her extensive legal and operational knowledge and experience with employee benefits, compensation, labor and employment, and outsourced services, health and safety, regulatory, business operations, tax, contracting, insurance and risk management, contracting, trade secret and other confidential information and security, governance, and other legal and operational matters equips Ms. Stamer both to support clients with real-time on-demand services needed to respond to emergency situations as well as to assist clients on an outside or interim general counsel our special counsel basis with strategic planning, program review and redesign, contracting, audits and investigations, administration, negotiations, advocacy, and dispute mitigation and resolution special project/special counsel, long or short-term outside counsel/consultant, expert witness, board/management advisor or in a wide range of other strategic or operational advice, representation, operations, coaching and training, investigations, defense, governmental relations and affairs or other capacities.

Her experience also includes advising and representing a diverse range of businesses in relation to the prevention, investigation and defense of EBSA, WHD EEOC, OSHA and other Labor Department; DOJ, OFCCP, HHS, Department of Education, HUD, DOJ and other other federal and state investigations, audits, and enforcement lawsuits and other enforcement actions of Civil Rights, nondiscrimination, safety, wage and hour, privacy, confidentiality, drug testing, employment and other tax, worker classification, harassment and retaliation, and other laws; as well as advocacy before Congress and regulators regarding federal and state workforce, equal opportunity, equity, industry specific regulatory compliance and other laws.

For more information about Ms. Stamer or her health industry and other experience and involvements, see www.cynthiastamer.com or contact Ms. Stamer via telephone at (214) 452-8297 or via e-mail here.