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Kathryn F. Edgerton (Russo)

Kathryn F. Russo
Kathryn F. Edgerton (Russo)

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State Bar of California
State Bar of New York


Health Care Compliance Association
International Association of Privacy Professionals


Cornell Law School, J.D.
University of Southern California, B.S., Business Administration, magna cum laude

Kathryn F. Edgerton (Russo) is a member of Nelson Hardiman’s Transactional and Compliance practice groups. Ms. Edgerton represents healthcare providers, including hospitals, physician organizations, long-term and behavioral care providers, telemedicine providers, and other healthcare-related organizations, in transactions and regulatory matters. Ms. Edgerton is a Certified Information Privacy Professional in U.S. private-sector privacy laws and regulations (CIPP/US).

Ms. Edgerton began her career as a finance associate in the New York office of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, where she gained experience in transactional issues, including structured finance and securitizations. Ms. Edgerton also has extensive experience as debtor’s counsel in complex bankruptcy cases.

In 2007, Ms. Edgerton was the recipient of the Pillsbury Stimson Pro Bono Fellowship and spent her fellowship year working for Human Rights Watch, one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights.

Ms. Edgerton received her J.D. from Cornell Law School in 2007, where she was an editor of the Cornell International Law Journal. Ms. Edgerton served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Erithe A. Smith of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California. Ms. Russo received her B.S., magna cum laude, in 2004 from the University of Southern California.

Ms. Edgerton is admitted to practice law in both California and New York.


FTC v. Wyndham Worldwide Corporation, et al. and the FTC’s Authority to Regulate Companies’ Data Security Practices, Competition

The Journal of the Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section of the State Bar of California, Vol. 23, No. 2

October 1, 2014

Regulation of Companies’ Data Security Practices Under the FTC Act and California Unfair Competition Law, Competition

The Journal of the Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section of the State Bar of California, Vol. 23, No. 1

April 1, 2014

The NSA’s Infiltration of Video Games

The Daily Journal

December 18, 2012


West Coast Symposium on Addiction Disorders

WCSAD | La Quinta, CA

Jun 01, 2018

Legal and Financial Implications of Inadequate Clinical Documentation

AATA Seminar

Jan 24, 2018

Lawyers and Legal Professionals Affinity Group Presentation


Dec 08, 2017

Legal and Financial Implications of Inadequate Clinical Documentation

American Addiction Treatment Association Seminar

Dec 06, 2017

How to Succeed in Today’s Behavioral Healthcare Business Climate

Behavioral Healthcare Business Operations Executive

Nov 08, 2017

Compliance Issues for Substance Abuse Treatment Providers

Los Angeles County Bar Association

Oct 12, 2017

The Right and Wrong Ways to Market Your Addiction Treatment Program

CCAPP 4th Annual California Addiction Conference (CAC) | Anaheim, CA

Sep 28, 2017

Multicultural Conference

California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals

Jul 08, 2017

The Evolving Battlefield of Addiction Treatment Reimbursement

West Coast Symposium on Addictive Disorders | La Quinta, CA

Jun 01, 2017

Land Use and Zoning Issues for Alcohol and Drug Treatment Facilities


Aug 03, 2016

Practice of Medicine and Social Models for Alcohol and Drug Programs


Jul 06, 2016

Land Use and Zoning Issues for Alcohol and Drug Treatment Facilities


Jun 22, 2016

Insurance Billing and Reimbursement Complications Within the Addiction Recovery Industry


May 25, 2016

Addiction Treatment and Patient Financial Responsibility


May 04, 2016

Marketing for Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Programs and Procuring Insurance for Patients


Apr 13, 2016

Don’t Become a HIPAA Headline! What You Need to Know to Avoid a Breach, Mitigate Your Risk, and Manage Your Response

Privacy Association Conference

Jun 11, 2015

Cyber Liability: What You and Your Clients Need to Know

Independent Insurance Agent and Brokers Association Seminar

Aug 21, 2014

Understanding the Regulation and Enforcement of Data Security Practices

IAPP KnowledgeNet

Jun 19, 2014

Video Games and Digital Media Symposium

Privacy Panel Loyola Law School

Jun 09, 2014

Human Resources Policy and Business Torts

UNC Wilmington Business School, WFU School of Law

Mar 20, 2014

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