Deven McGraw

Deputy Director, Health Information Privacy
HHS Office for Civil Rights
Deven McGraw is the Deputy Director for Health Information Privacy at the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR).  She is a well-respected expert on the HIPAA Rules and has a wealth of experience in both the private sector and the non-profit advocacy world. Prior to joining OCR, she was a partner in the healthcare practice of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP.  She previously served as the Director of the Health Privacy Project at the Center for Democracy & Technology, a leading consumer voice on health privacy and security policy issues, and as the Chief Operating Officer at the National Partnership for Women & Families, where she provided substantive policy expertise for the Partnership’s health policy agenda.  Ms. McGraw spearheads OCR’s policy, enforcement, and outreach efforts on the HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules and leads OCR’s work on Presidential and Departmental priorities on health privacy and security. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Maryland. She earned her J.D., magna cum laude, and her L.L.M. from Georgetown University Law Center and was Executive Editor of the Georgetown Law Journal. She has a Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.