Rupa S. Lloyd


Rupa is the healthcare regulatory partner and chief privacy officer for Dell Graham. With over fifteen years of experience, and a Certificate in Health Law, she offers advisory, consulting, and legal services to small to mid-size businesses, healthcare providers, and vendors of healthcare providers, on a wide range of transactional and regulatory matters. Her expertise in the healthcare field paired with a strong background in labor relations make her a valuable resource for employers seeking assistance in navigating the regulatory quagmire created by healthcare reform. Prior to joining Dell Graham, Rupa was an Associate Director at UF Health for thirteen years, representing the academic medical center’s Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Health Professions, Veterinary Medicine, and related institutes. She has extensive experience representing physicians and other providers in many facets of their practice including contract negotiation and drafting, real estate transactions, healthcare risk management, EHR software licensing, compliance, relationships with pharmaceutical and medical device companies, practice mergers and acquisitions, and consulting on operational and business planning matters. As an Adjunct Professor of Law with Pitt’s Graduate Healthcare Compliance Online program, Rupa teaches health care executives and practitioners on the topic of healthcare quality. She has published several times with the American Health Lawyers Association, taught on health law topics as a guest lecturer at the UF Levin College of Law, and as a visiting professor at the University of Toledo College of Law.  Rupa started off her legal career as a summer associate with Duane Morris, and then joined Houston Harbaugh’s Health Care Law group as an attorney representing physician practices and other health care organizations with emphasis on privacy (HIPAA), fraud and abuse compliance, and corporate and employment relationships between hospitals, health care practices and their physician employees. Rupa and her husband, Will, have three children and live in Gainesville, Florida. She enjoys travel, watching Gator football and basketball, exploring the city’s nature parks, and training in martial arts with her family. Rupa is a black-belt in the marital art of Tae Kwon Do, and trains in Hapkido.

Admissions & Licensure

  • Florida, 2002
  • Pennsylvania, 2001
  • Licensed Health Care Risk Manager, Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, 2008
  • Board Certified Professional in Patient Safety (NPSF), 2016



  • Cornell University, Sloan Program in Health Administration, Ithaca, NY Certificate in Healthcare Facilities Strategic Planning & Design, 2012
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, Certificate in Health Care Risk Management, 2008
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, PA 2001, Juris Doctorate, cum laude Certificate in Health Law, 2001 Honors: CALI Excellence for the Future Award Health Care Fraud & Abuse, advanced to NationalHealth Law Moot Court Competition
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, Bachelor of Science in Industrial & Labor Relations, 1998 Honors: Fellow, Cornell Traditions, elected President, Cornell Pre-Law Society, elected Vice-President Cornell Mock-Trial Executive Board


Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Health Lawyers Association, Member and Author
  • National Patient Safety Foundation, American Society of Professionals in Patient Safety, Member
  • The Florida Bar Association
  • The Pennsylvania Bar Association


Community Involvement

  • Board Member and Treasurer, City of Gainesville Nature Centers Commission


Awards & Publications

  • University of Florida Superior Accomplishment Award, 2011
  • State of Florida Reporter, American Health Lawyers Association, Healthcare Reform Educational Task Force: Florida Legislative Update, April 1, 2010; Florida-Recent Healthcare Reform Developments, November 25, 2008
  • Author, HITECH and Your Business Associate Agreements . . . To Amend or Not to Amend?,American Health Lawyers Association, Teaching Hospitals & Academic Medical Centers Publication, April 2010, Vol. 7, Issue 1.
  • Author, Accepting the Inevitable: Trends, Expected Outcomes, and What to Look for as Electronic Health Record Implementation Goes Forward, American Health Lawyers Association, Teaching Hospitals & Academic Medical Centers Publication, January 2007, Vol. 5, Issue 1.
  • Co-author, Medical Malpractice Tort Reform, Pittsburgh Hospital News, September 2001, Vol. 15, Issue 9.
  • Speaker: Tax-Exempt Issues for Nonprofit Organizations, Presentation to Mon Valley Providers Council, April 2002.
  • Speaker: Health Law Briefing on Medical Devices Act and Preemption, Nov. 10, 2000, Health Law Section, Allegheny County Bar Association.

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