Bowles Rice LLP
Julie Shank has experience representing and counseling clients in a variety of complex matters. She focuses her practice in the areas of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinic Health Act of 2009 (HITECH Act), business litigation and employment law.
Julie assists covered entities and business associates with all aspects of HIPAA and the HITECH Act, including audits, compliance and reporting, and responding to incidents involving breaches of Protected Health Information (PHI). She assists clients with the use, disclosure, exchange, retention and destruction of health information. Julie also reviews HIPAA business associate agreements.
In addition, she defends employers in lawsuits involving age, disability and gender discrimination, wrongful discharge, Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the West Virginia Human Rights Act, the West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Since 2014, Julie has been recognized for her work as a Rising Star in the field of business litigation by Super Lawyers magazine. Julie received a trial advocacy certification in 2013 at the National Trial Advocacy College, University of Virginia College of Law.