Alisa Chestler


Baker Donelson Law Firm

Ms. Chestler is the Chair of the Data Protection, Privacy and Cybersecurity Team at Baker Donelson. Ms. Chestler concentrates her practice in privacy, security and records management issues; health care and insurance regulatory compliance; and corporate transactions matters. She joined Baker Donelson after a distinguished career as inhouse counsel and privacy officer to several large public and private companies.

Ms. Chestler routinely counsels clients on data privacy and security matters that arise from federal and state laws, including but not limited to HIPAA, GLB, state laws including the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), and the Payment Card Industry (PCI-DSS) requirements. Ms. Chestler also counsels clients on global data protection laws, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). She has significant experience assisting companies in developing comprehensive privacy and security programs and working with Management to identify risk management issues, many times in anticipation of corporate transactions. She assists clients in identifying, evaluating and managing risks associated with privacy and information security practices of companies and third party service providers.

She routinely drafts and negotiates complex agreements, including the information security addendum and business associate agreements.

Ms. Chestler assists clients with negotiating complex information technology and partnership agreements, including health information exchange (HIE) participation, EHR negotiation, blockchain, adoption and compliance with HITECH and meaningful use requirements, and audits