Denise L. Sanders

Denise L. Sanders


Shareholder, Health Care Group/Privacy & Security Group.  Ms. Sanders has focused her practice in the areas of healthcare regulatory, transactional and operational matters for more than 20 years. She has extensive experience advising physicians and other healthcare providers on the multitude of regulatory and compliance requirements affecting healthcare delivery, including practice management issues; licensure and professional board matters; state and federal self-referral, anti-kickback, and fraud and abuse; electronic health records; telemedicine; collaboration agreements; and government and private payor relations. Her representative clients include individual practitioners, group practices, surgical practices, ambulatory surgery centers, ambulatory care facilities, and providers in the area of urgent care, post-acute care, home care, long-term care, and wellness.

Ms. Sanders has extensively advised healthcare providers and vendors on requirements of HIPAA Privacy and Security and federal and state Data Breach Notification rules. She also advises businesses of all types regarding compliance with federal and state data breach and identity theft laws. She is experienced in drafting and fine-tuning policies and procedures, reviewing and resolving patient and customer complaints, negotiating business associate and vendor agreements, analyzing business operations for regulatory compliance, and responding to government audits and investigations. She collaborates with information technology experts to conduct security risk assessments and helps healthcare providers and all types of businesses understand and address their privacy, security and cyber risks and prepare for the inevitable security incidents and data breaches.

Before entering private practice, Ms. Sanders served in the New Jersey Department of the Public Advocate and was a licensed social worker prior to joining the legal profession. She is a frequent lecturer and author on health law issues and privacy, security and data breach compliance and response.

Bar Admissions

New Jersey

U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey


University of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, KS. Juris Doctorate.

Wichita State University, Wichita, KS. B.S.W., Magna Cum Laude.


“Data Privacy & Security Blog” (, a Capehart Scatchard blog focusing on current developments in federal and state law addressing privacy, security and data breach and how businesses of all types and sizes can address compliance requirements, Editor.

“Healthcare Law Blog” (, a Capehart Scatchard blog focusing on current developments in health care law, Contributor.

“There’s a Rule for That,” The Chronicle: A Southern New Jersey Development Council Publication, 2018, Vol. 3, The Health Care Edition, Author.

“Due Diligence for Independent Practices: An Introductory Overview,” MDAdvisor, Volume 10, Issue 4 – Fall 2017, Author.

Representative Matters

Represents physicians, physician groups and non-physician practitioners in practice transactions, mergers, and acquisitions.

Advises ambulatory care facilities and urgent care providers on licensure, certification, and compliance requirements.

Represents medical practices and facilities in data breach response and negotiations with the Office for Civil Rights.

Advises businesses and individuals on state and federal privacy, security and data breach issues.

Conducts compliance audits of medical practices and ambulatory care facilities, including HIPAA, OIG Compliance, Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Law compliance.

Represents post-acute care providers in ancillary services arrangements.

Advises inpatient and outpatient behavioral health providers on compliance with state and federal law.

Advises businesses of all types in trademark protection, registration and infringement matters.

Professional Associations & Memberships

American Health Lawyers Association

New Jersey State Bar Association, Health Law Section

Burlington County Bar Association

New Jersey Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Cell

New Jersey Medical Alliance

Southern New Jersey Development Council (Health Care Committee)

Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey (Health Issues Committee)

Burlington County Regional Chamber of Commerce (Healthcare Issues Council and Technology Council)

Classes & Seminars

“Legal Issues in Data Breach Preparation Response,” Alloy Silverstein Security Symposium 2018, November 2018

“What’s in Your Contracts?  Identifying & Mitigating Third-Party Risk”, MDAdvantage Enterprise Risk Management Series, April 2018

“Cybersecurity Update,” ASIS International (formerly American Society for Industrial Security), South Jersey Chapter, April 2018

“Privacy & Security Update” – South Jersey Claims Association, February 2018

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“Ask the Experts: HIPAA, Compliance, Risk, Audits” – New Jersey Medical Group Management Association’s 2017 Practice Managers Conference, June 2017

“Telemedicine Update 2017 – New Jersey Standards and Practice Risks.” Asian Indian Professionals’ Spring Medical Symposium, June 2017

“HIPAA Update,” Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Health Care Conference, June 2017

“Is Your Medical Office HIPAA — and Patient — Friendly? (A Practical Approach),” Capehart Scatchard/NJ Medical Alliance Webinar, March 2017

“Cybercrime: Facts, Threats and Countermeasures,” Rowan University; Presenter with Avasek IT Consulting, NJCCIC, FBI/Newark, and NJ State Police Cyber Crimes Unit, December 2016

“Cybercrime: Facts, Threats, and Countermeasures: Protecting your critical data | Security for legal, medical, and financial industries,” a panel discussion, Rowan University, December 2016

“Hot Topics in Healthcare Law: Working with Non-Physician Practitioners,” breakfast monthly breakfast seminar series for clients and friends, October 2016

“Hot Topics in Healthcare Law: Jump-Start Your HIPAA Compliance,” breakfast monthly breakfast seminar series for clients and friends, September 2016

“Personal Information at Risk- Legal Concerns with Data Breach and Identity Theft,” Camden County Women’s Health Conference, April 2016