Karen Porter

Associate Professor of Clinical Law

250 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 780-7559 |  Email
Areas of Expertise

AIDS Policy
Law and Medicine
Public Health Law

B.A., Yale College
M.S. New York University
J.D., Yale Law School

Professor Porter Quoted in Legal Newsline


Professor Karen Porter was quoted in the Feb. 18 Legal Newsline, explaining the privacy rule of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

“An individual can agree to have their information shared,” Porter said. “So in this case, if the doctor in question had a conversation with an individual and said, ‘You could consult an attorney,’ and then the patient said, ‘You are probably right,’ and the doctor volunteered an attorney and even asked whether they wanted the information sent to the attorney, and the patient agreed to that, there is no real HIPAA violation.”