Moore & Van Allen Law Firm, Attorneys
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  • Middlebury College, 1978
  • B.A., Duke University, 1979
  • J.D., Vanderbilt University, 1984
  • Massachusetts, 1985
  • North Carolina, 1997
100 North Tryon Street
Suite 4700
Charlotte, NC 28202-4003

Carol Ewald Bowen

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Privacy & Data Security Practice

For over 20 years – including eight years as in-house counsel for a large national health care company – Carol Bowen has focused exclusively on representation of health care providers and other stakeholders in the health care industry.

Her legal knowledge, coupled with a practical and responsive approach, helps clients achieve their business goals within the complex health law framework. Her representative engagements in the area of Privacy and Data Security include:

  • Creating record retention programs for national and regional healthcare provider clients, including retention of data on electronic media;
  • Development of HIPAA privacy and security forms and policies for health care clients.
  • Advice to health care provider clients on data breach matters involving potential violations of HIPAA and state privacy laws governing protected health information and financial data, including required reporting to patients, the media, and applicable state and federal agencies and interaction with US DHHS Office for Civil Rights and state attorneys general.
  • Advice on HIPAA and other data privacy and security issues involved in the negotiation of agreements with cloud service providers and other vendors who access and handle PHI and other personal and financial data.
  • Advice on HIPAA issues in connection with clinical research studies.

Ms. Bowen leads the Firm’s Health Law practice in the Charlotte office. She is a frequent speaker for client and industry groups on health care issues and has served as an editorial consultant to several health care publications.

Of Note

  • Selected as a North Carolina Top Rated Lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Included in Chambers Partners USA in North Carolina – Healthcare, 2014-2017
  • Included in Best Lawyers in America for Health Care Law, 2013-2018
  • Selected for inclusion to the North Carolina Super Lawyers list in 2009 - 2016.  Her primary area of practice is Health Care.
  • 2013 Women in Business Award Winner, presented by the Charlotte Business Journal
  • Selected for inclusion to the 2011 Top 50 Women North Carolina Supers Lawyers, which is included in the North Carolina Super Lawyers magazine.
  • American Bar Association Health Law Section- Member and Vice Chair, Membership, 2010-2011
  • Speaker, “Practical Advice from the MedCath Experience,” American Health Lawyers Association, Health Care Transactions program, April 2014
  • Participant, American Health Lawyers Association Masters Program, “Improving Quality and Bonding with Physicians:  A Health System Case Study,” May 2009
  • Served on the Health Law Section Council of the North Carolina Bar Association from 1999 to 2002
  • Speaker, "Update on Long Term Care Hospitals from the Provider and Government Perspective," Washington Healthcare Summit, American Bar Association, Health Law Section, November 2003
  • Speaker, "Recognizing Pitfalls in Clinical Research from the Physician and Hospital Perspective," Current Issues in Health Law, North Carolina Bar Association Health Law Section Annual Meeting, April 2002
  • Co-presenter, Healthcare Reform Update 2012, January 2012, Mecklenburg County Bar Association

  • Presenter, Health Care Symposium, September 2009, sponsored by Moore & Van Allen, PLLC and LarsonAllen, LLP

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Professional Affiliations

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association:  Business Law Section, Health Law Section
  • North Carolina Bar Association:  Health Law Section