Erica L. Woebse
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Phone: 215-665-3298

Erica Woebse is a member of the firm’s Health Law Department. She represents health care providers, hospitals, single and multi-specialty physician group practices, and other health industry entities regarding health care regulatory and legal matters. She is a regular contributor to Obermayer’s Health Law Gurus blog.

Ms. Woebse drafts contracts on behalf of clients, including business associate agreements, employment agreements, asset purchase agreements, physician employment agreements, management service agreements, and governance documents such as bylaws, operating agreements, independent contractor agreements, and compliance plans.

She also counsels clients to ensure that they remain compliant with both federal and state laws and regulations. She advises on compliance and regulatory matters, including HIPAA, the Stark Law, and the Anti-Kickback Statute. She also advises on the rules and regulations regarding protected health information, security breaches, and privacy issues.

Ms. Woebse regularly conducts HIPAA trainings for health care clients.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Woebse worked in the commercial and insurance defense litigation group at another Philadelphia law firm, where she handled general liability claims and provided coverage opinions on a variety of issues. Before that she was as a legal fellow for a U.S. Senator and for a government relations firm.

Ms. Woebse is a Certified Information Privacy Professional, U.S. and a Certified Information Privacy Professional, U.S. Government Regulations.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Named Young Privacy Professional Leader for the Philadelphia Chapter of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals


  • Presenter, Philadelphia IAPP KnowledgeNet Chapter, “Spoofing and Phishing and Whaling, Oh My! How to Decrypt a Ransomware Attack,”  (June 28, 2017)

  • Presenter, Health Care Compliance Association, 21st Annual Compliance Institute, “Decrypting a Ransomware Strategy” (National Harbor, MD, March 29, 2017)
  • Presenter, The National Business Institute, HIPAA Compliance Boot Camp, “Who’s a HIPAA Business Associate? How Do You Know?” and “HIPAA Updates: What You Need to Know” (September 28, 2016)
  • Co-author, Course Planner and Presenter, The Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Big Data in Health Care: Big Risks, Big Rewards, “Dibs on Data: Staking and Protecting Your Claim to Big Data in Health Care Transactions” (May 13, 2016)

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