Executive Vice President, Corporate Compliance and Regulatory Affairs
Sarah Bittner joined HealthSmart in 2006 and leads HealthSmart’s legal and compliance teams. Sarah has 15 years’ experience in the healthcare industry, providing strategic legal and business guidance on products and strategies, as well as driving business development work in complicated deals. She oversees all corporate legal matters, including all contract drafting and negotiation, and management of company litigation. Sarah has a track record of success coordinating over 10 M&A transactions, developing legal policies and procedures, and implementing strategies to reduce risk for the company. Sarah also serves as the company’s HIPAA Privacy and Security Officer and is responsible for overseeing HealthSmart’s Compliance team. She also manages labor and employment legal issues, and has extensive experience with the ACA, ERISA, COBRA, and HIPAA.
Sarah was named to the Legal 500 GC Powerlist in 2019. In addition, Sarah was also nominated to appear in the Legal 500’s GC PowerList: United States Teams 2020, recognizing the top 250 legal teams in the U.S. Sarah attended Southern Methodist University School of Law and earned her Juris Doctorate from Texas Tech University School of Law. She also earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin. She serves as a director for The General Counsel Forum DFW Chapter and is a member of several legal and health care affiliated organizations.