Deven McGraw Esq.

HHS Office for Civil Rights
McGraw, Deven

Deven McGraw became Deputy Director for Health Information Privacy at the Office for Civil Rights at HHS, and serves as a member of the advisory board of Bloomberg BNA's Health IT Law & Industry Report. Ms. McGraw, a well-respected privacy expert has a wealth of experience in both the private sector and the non-profit advocacy world. In addition to having written extensively on various issues relating to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), McGraw has been invited to testify before Congress multiple times. In 2009, she was appointed by former HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to the federal Health IT Policy Committee, for which she chaired the Committee’s Privacy and Security Workgroup.

Most recently, McGraw was a partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, where she co-chaired the firm’s Privacy and Data Security practice. She also previously served as the Director of the Health Privacy Project at the Center for Democracy & Technology, which is a leading consumer voice on health privacy and security policy issues, and as the Chief Operating Officer at the National Partnership for Women & Families, where she provided strategic leadership and substantive policy expertise for the Partnership’s health policy agenda.

Ms. McGraw received her B.A. and B.S. from the University of Maryland, College Park, her MPH from Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, and her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.