Aaron T. Maguregui

Professional Biography

Aaron Maguregui is a health care lawyer who advises innovative health care and technology companies on complex compliance, cybersecurity, data governance, data privacy, and risk management matters. Working with leading health care insurers, government-sponsored managed care organizations, health care providers, and technology companies, he delivers pragmatic legal advice and action-oriented solutions guidance to help clients reach their goals and objectives.

Aaron provides advice and counsel in all phases of cybersecurity attacks and data breach events. He works closely with chief information security officers, compliance officers, general counsels, and incident response teams to prepare them for cyberattacks and data loss events. By using preventative and anticipatory strategies, he advises and prepares health care companies to appropriately, efficiently, and successfully communicate, respond, and recover from all types of security incidents. Aaron has developed and implemented best-in-class cyber practices, including:

  • Data privacy and information security frameworks, governance architecture, and response programs
  • Written privacy and cybersecurity policies and procedures
  • Board and executive training and education modules on cybersecurity preparedness and ongoing enterprise risk management activities
  • Cybersecurity and privacy insurance coverage review and negotiation
  • Negotiation and drafting of data agreements with vendors, including cybersecurity, risk-sharing, and indemnification
  • Leading and managing privacy and security breach investigations and corrective actions, including reports to federal and state regulators
  • Customized table-top exercises and penetration testing to simulate actual cybersecurity incidents

Aaron advises health insurers, providers, digital health entrepreneurs, and technology companies on regulatory issues and contract negotiations related to compliance, cybersecurity, data privacy, and data governance. He routinely advises companies on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act; text messaging and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act; the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation; the California Consumer Protection Act; and other federal, international, and state privacy and security laws, regulations, and directives. He also helps health companies refine their big data business strategy, realistically assess risk, and achieve their goals.

Prior to joining Foley, Aaron was in-house counsel at one of the country’s largest publicly traded managed health care insurance organizations, helping lead the company’s Privacy & Information Security Department and build its security incident response team. Aaron has managed dozens of privacy and security incidents; successfully resolved multiple publicly reported data breaches; and led responses to inquiries, complaints, and investigations from various federal and state government agencies, including the Office of Civil Rights, the Department of Justice, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Department of Health & Human Services Office of the Inspector General, state Medicaid agencies, and state attorney generals offices. Aaron also counseled the company in obtaining HITRUST certification, a highly coveted certification that provides assurances to all stakeholders of the company’s security practices.

Aaron is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional, a global standard and essential industry credential accredited by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium. He is a member of the Privacy, Security, & Information Management Practice Group and Telemedicine and Digital Health Industry Teams.

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