Sharon R. Klein (CIPP/US) is a partner in the Health Sciences Department of Pepper Hamilton LLP. Ms. Klein is the partner in charge of the firm’s Orange County office and chair of the Privacy, Security and Data Protection practice. As a leader of the Technology practice and the Digital Health practice, she handles a variety of corporate and intellectual property matters, in particular, helping healthcare technology clients grow and succeed. Ms. Klein regularly provides healthcare regulatory and transactional guidance in the use of mobile applications, connected health platforms and data transfer related to corporate acquisitions and new product launches. Her practical advice has enabled the commercialization of many digital health products. She has been an active member of HIMSS' women's initiatives for decades. Ms. Klein advises businesses on planning, drafting and implementing privacy, security and data protection policies and “best practices,” compliance with applicable laws, regulations and rules, and crisis management and litigation strategies for non-compliance. She is certified as an information privacy professional by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).