L. Renée Lowe is senior in-house counsel for Harris Health System, a fully integrated health care system that cares for residents of Harris County, Texas, the third most-populous county in the U.S. Renée has been a licensed practicing attorney practicing law for over 19 years.
Renée’s primary practice focus includes data protection and privacy, including cybersecurity, and intellectual property, and she has extensive experience in technology transactions, licensing, and software matters. Renée provides legal consultation on a wide range of privacy and security issues including release of health information, breach notification and reporting requirements, and mitigation of harm for unauthorized release of information. Renée also assists her client with implementing internal controls to prevent, detect, and respond to a data breach; including drafting privacy and security policies, selecting a framework, identifying the organization’s greatest security risks, and prioritizing implementation of, and compliance with, internal controls. In addition, she provides daily interaction and advice to her client’s Information Technology and Information Security Departments on implementation and use of e-health, mobile health applications, digital and technology solutions, electronic medical record, and other innovation strategies. She also serves as chief legal counsel for her client’s Information Security Department.
Renée received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Business/Accounting from the University of Louisiana at Monroe; an Associate of Applied Science in Information Management from Community College of Air Force; a Juris Doctor from Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University; and two Masters of Laws in Health Law and in Intellectual Property and Information Law, from the University of Houston Law Center. She is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US). Renée is also active in other professional organizations, including the Houston Bar Association where she has served on various committees as a member and co-chair. Renée also serves as co-chair of the Houston KnowledgeNet Chapter of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.