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Attorneys at Work

We strive to advance the Department's goal of protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves. We further the HHS mission by working in areas such as:

  • cancer research
  • privacy of medical records
  • contract disputes litigation
  • victims of human trafficking
  • faith-based and community initiatives
  • welfare reform
  • medicare-medicaid
  • child welfare
  • Head Start
  • alternatives to institutional care
  • civil rights
  • Indian health
  • bio-terrorism programs
  • food safety
  • child support enforcement
  • refugee resettlement
  • organ donation
  • genetic testing
  • nursing home care
  • drug approvals
  • foster care and adoption assistance
  • nursing home bankruptcies
  • fraud, waste and abuse
  • district and appellate court litigation
  • vaccine procurement and distribution

Learn More: OGC Practice Areas.

Privacy Protections

The Privacy Act of 1974 requires that agencies create and maintain, as necessary, a System of Records Notices (SORN) as defined in the Privacy Act provisions. A system is subject to the Privacy Act if it contains a system of records; any item, collection, or grouping of information about an individual that identifies the individual, and where those records are retrieved by the name of the individual or by some type of identifier unique to the individual.

Learn More: Office of General Counsel System of Reords Notices

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