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Andria R. Adigwe

Andria R. Adigwe


New York, NY

How Andria Helps Clients

Andria is a healthcare and data privacy attorney based in the firm's New York office. Her practice focuses on regulatory healthcare matters, as well as data privacy and security law. In the healthcare space, she assists clients through complex mergers and acquisitions and advises them in corporate compliance issues. Additionally, Andria handles internal investigations and state and federal fraud and abuse matters, providing guidance on Stark Law, the False Claims Act, and the Anti-Kickback Statute. Her healthcare clients encompass health systems, post-acute care facilities, physician groups, behavioral health facilities, investment-backed entities, and ambulatory surgery centers.

Beyond healthcare, Andria's capabilities extend across industries, assisting organizations of all sizes in ensuring compliance with federal and state data privacy and security laws. She provides strategic counsel on regulatory frameworks such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the Texas Data Privacy and Security Act (TDPSA), and various health privacy acts. Furthermore, Andria has experience handling data security incident responses, conducting breach risk assessments, advising on state law data security breach notifications, and advising on Office for Civil Rights investigations. Her privacy and security clients span international retail stores, national security alarm systems and surveillance companies, home health agencies, and investment and wealth management firms.

A Jurist from the Netherlands, Andria obtained her Dutch Law Degree from Utrecht University and continued her legal studies in the United States. While enrolled at University at Buffalo Law School, she served as an extern in the United States Western District Court for the Honorable Lawrence J. Vilardo and worked for the Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence. Andria was also a member of the Trial Team, Negotiation Team and Intellectual Property Law Journal.

Andria currently serves as the co-chair of New York State Bar Association’s Healthcare Section’s E-Health and Information Systems Committee and is part of the American Health Law Association’s Women’s Leadership Council.

What Clients Can Expect

Andria’s deep understanding of the healthcare sector and experience in data privacy and security matters allow her to adopt a forward-thinking and innovative approach to addressing unique challenges. Her clients value her problem-solving skills and leadership qualities.

Proof Points 

  • Represented various healthcare providers in 25+ simple guardianship matters.
  • Represented a skilled nursing facility in securing a temporary emergency guardian for a 26 year old terminally ill patient. The court eventually agreed that the parents were not suitable decision-makers for their son and the temporary guardian was made permanent in this contentious case.
  • Obtained a guardian for an undocumented immigrant in a nursing home. Medicaid was obtained for this patient through the theory of PRUCOL (Persons Residing Under Color of Law), which was also the argument used for the appointment of a guardian for this patient.
  • Assisted several hospital systems through New Jersey Community Health Care Assets Protection Act (CHAPA)
  • Provided regulatory counsel in a multi-state, multi-million dollar acquisition of a behavioral health organization
  • Provided regulatory assistance with the acquisition of a membership interest in a multi-state home health agency
  • Navigated clients through various medical-staff related litigation matters
  • Counseled an ambulatory surgery center through fraud and abuse implications of employing anesthesiologists
  • Informed clients on the business implications of the Office of Inspector General's List of Excluded Individuals/Entities and other healthcare related background checks
  • Counseled clients through various government subpoenas