Elaine Zacharakis Loumbas


WORK EXPERIENCE.  Prior to starting her own firm and teaching law school, Elaine was an attorney with the 

law firm of Gardner, Carton & Douglas (now Drinker, Biddle & Reath), where she concentrated on health care regulatory,

corporate transactional and intellectual property matters. Typical engagements included work on hospital mergers and

physician joint ventures, health information technology matters and advising clients on health care regulatory compliance

issues such as Stark, the Anti-Kickback Statute, HIPAA and other state and federal health care laws and regulations. While at Gardner, Carton & Douglas, Elaine worked with the attorneys in the intellectual property department on computer licensing agreements, software vendor agreements, and web development agreements.  She also became an expert on privacy regulations such as HIPAA, Gramm-Leach-Bliley and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. Elaine’s previous experience also included a position as in-house counsel with Baxter Healthcare Corporation. In this capacity, she was the general counsel for a disease management subsidiary of Baxter Health Corporation where she served on the senior management team and handled all of the entity’s corporate, regulatory and contract work. She was a member of Baxter’s global privacy team and developed policies and procedures for HIPAA compliance throughout the organization. She worked on a committee to develop company-wide fraud and abuse compliance policies. She also assisted the intellectual property attorneys with a variety of projects, such as technology licensing agreements.  Prior to attending law school, Elaine was a management information systems consultant for Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) and an engineer with the Management Engineering and Analysis Department of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, working in the World Trade Center.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE.  Since 2004, Elaine has served as an adjunct professor at two Chicago law schools: the Beazley Institute for Health Law at Loyola Law School and the Center for Information Technology and Privacy Law at John Marshall Law School. At Loyola, Elaine has taught a number of courses in the health care law area including "Corporate Transactions in Health Law;" "HIPAA & Health Care Privacy;" "Regulation of Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices"; and "Life Sciences, Research and the FDA."  At the John Marshall Law School, Elaine has taught a number of courses in the technology and privacy law areas including "Computers and the Law," "Health Privacy," "HIPAA & Privacy, and Privacy Rights" and "Cyberlaw."  In 2010, Elaine received an award from the School recognizing her for innovation and excellence in teaching.  In the fall semester of 2008, 2009 and 2010, Elaine also taught an on-line seminar for the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health entitled "Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Informatics."

EDUCATION & LICENSES.   Elaine received her law degree from Notre Dame Law School and her undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering from Columbia University’s School of Engineering & Applied Science.  She is admitted to practice law in Illinois and New York.

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BIOGRAPHY.  Elaine Zacharakis Loumbas, founder and principal at Zacharakis Loumbas Law, LLC is an attorney who focuses her practice on corporate and regulatory health law and health technology matters.  Elaine received her law degree from Notre Dame Law School and her undergraduate degree in industrial engineering from Columbia University’s School of Engineering & Applied Science.  Since 1994, Elaine has represented the full spectrum of health care entities, including health insurance companies, managed care organizations, hospitals, physicians, home health organizations, ambulatory surgery centers, pharmaceutical and medical device companies, pharmacy benefit managers and disease management organizations.