M. Leeann Habte, Esq. is an associate with Foley & Lardner LLP and a member of its Health Care Industry Team and Privacy, Security & Information Management Practice. She is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional. A former director at UCLA and the Minnesota Department of Health, she has practical experience in developing and implementing health care data privacy and security policies and procedures, managing IT resources, and human subjects’ protection compliance. Ms. Habte has advised a variety of health care clients, including hospitals, health plans, medical device companies, pharmacies, and electronic health record (EHR) and other computer software companies. In addition to her law degree, Ms. Habte holds a Masters degree in mass communications.