Gina is the current co-chair of the Nelson Mullins Data Breach Response and Investigation Team. Gina has a 20-year career in data privacy and healthcare law, practicing her entire career at three different AmLaw 100 law firms. Prior to transitioning to Nelson Mullins, she previously developed and chaired the Breach Team at another AmLaw 100...
Gina is the current co-chair of the Nelson Mullins Data Breach Response and Investigation Team. Gina has a 20-year career in data privacy and healthcare law, practicing her entire career at three different AmLaw 100 law firms. Prior to transitioning to Nelson Mullins, she previously developed and chaired the Breach Team at another AmLaw 100 law firm for over eight years.
Gina has represented clients in hundreds of matters involving data protection, privacy, and cybersecurity. She focuses on the investigation, response, notification, and defense of data breaches; HIPAA Privacy and Security Rule compliance; Red Flag Rules compliance; Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) compliance; 42 C.F.R. Part 2 federal alcohol and drug abuse privacy compliance, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Act privacy/security compliance, PCI DSS Standards Compliance; Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GBLA) privacy compliance; General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance; Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) compliance, and state consumer protection privacy, security and breach notification laws. She is approved cyber incident and investigations counsel for two of the largest insurance carriers in the world.
She is a recognized authority in Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) compliance, investigations, hearings, and survey responses; fraud and abuse compliance plans, Joint Commission, and licensure compliance; reimbursement issues; contract drafting and general business advice; and many other regulatory and compliance matters pertinent to large and small businesses, device/pharmaceutical manufacturers, and healthcare entities.
Gina has authored numerous data privacy/security and healthcare materials including HIPAA Privacy and Security policy manuals, licensure policy manuals, Internet-based employee training modules, and fraud and abuse compliance plans/programs. She is a frequent speaker at data security tabletops and speaks often on the topics of managing ransomware attacks, HIPAA and EMTALA compliance, data breaches, and various other privacy and healthcare topics.
Gina was selected by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights as a national EMTALA legal expert and provided oral testimony for a U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR) hearing in Washington, D.C. and corresponding written testimony, which was included in the USCCR "Patient Dumping" report as Congressional testimony to the President of the United States and the United States Congress (submitted September 2014).
Gina is very active in her community and church and has served on numerous philanthropic/nonprofit fundraising committees and boards of directors, including service to organizations like Goodwill and to the Campus Clubs Ministries, which is committed to supporting impoverished children who live in gang infested neighborhoods, assisting the children in developing social and educational skills through one-on-one mentoring, after-school and summer tutoring, and other active support programs. Gina believes change starts with changing herself and then trying to help those less fortunate one child at a time. The Greenwoods served as host family (in a child fostering-type program) to the Masonic Home of Georgia.