Kate Pharr joined the Office of General Counsel in 2020 and provides legal advice and counsel on a broad range of health affairs and privacy matters, including: compliance with federal, state, and international privacy laws, such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act; education technology service agreements; healthcare consent forms; telehealth services; confidentiality obligations of healthcare professionals; privacy policies and practices; clinical trials; and research initiatives in the healthcare space.
Prior to joining OGC, Kate served as Corporate Counsel for a sports nutrition company in Bryan, Texas where she advised on privacy matters and negotiated IT, marketing, and sales agreements. Previously, she was the Program Manager of the Corporate Relations group at Texas A&M AgriLife Research in College Station, Texas where she managed sponsored research programs in the life sciences and agriculture technology fields, and she was a Corporate Associate at Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale and Dorr in Boston, Massachusetts where she advised technology, life sciences, and pharmaceutical companies in complex commercial transactions, including venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, and offerings.
J.D., Harvard Law School, 2011
B.A. in History, B.A. in Religious Studies, Rice University, 2008
International Association of Privacy Professionals
American Health Law Association
National Association of College and University Attorneys