Michael D. Sutton is an associate in the Corporate Practice Group in the firm's Dallas office.
Areas of Practice
Michael Sutton focuses his practice on providing comprehensive legal services to a broad array of healthcare providers and technology companies, with an emphasis on data privacy and HIPAA-related matters.
Michael supports clients as they navigate a complex web of emerging regulations in the digital healthcare space. He has tackled government investigations, worked to resolve active breach incidents, and advised clients regarding a range of privacy oriented matters. Michael also supports clients in pursuing innovative approaches to addressing HIPAA’s privacy and security provisions, developing tailored and practical policies, and in resolving cybersecurity vulnerabilities.
Outside of the operational space, Michael facilitates a range of transactions, including acquisitions of tech companies and healthcare providers as well as negotiation of software and service relationships. He also works with cutting edge companies to identify areas of vulnerability in targets and to establish creative solutions to address them.
Michael earned his J.D. from the University of Arkansas School of Law, where he graduated first in his class. He served as articles editor for the Arkansas Law Review, was a Charles Thomas Pearson Fellow, and was a member of the Board of Advocates, Military Law Society and Business Law Society. He received a B.A. in History from Ouachita Baptist University.
Before attending law school, Michael served as a military police officer in the U.S. Air Force, performing installation security activities, law enforcement, and weapons training. He also supported Operation Key Resolve in South Korea.
Texas Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2023
Healthcare Law Blog
- "Florida Bans Offshoring of Certain Patient Information," May 25, 2023
- "Texas is Making Moves on a Comprehensive Consumer Privacy Law," May 25, 2023
- "CMS’s Administrative Simplification Rule Aims to Increase Efficiency and Standardization for Health Care Attachments," March 7, 2023
- "Telehealth in a Post-PHE World," March 3, 2023
- "ICYMI: HIPAA and Social Media IRL," February 8, 2023
- "Key Healthcare Provisions of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023," January 6, 2023
- "Proposal to Overhaul Privacy Law Governing Substance Use Disorder Treatment Records," December 2, 2022
American Bar Association
Arkansas Bar Association
Dallas Bar Association - Health Law Section
Texas Bar Association - Health Law Section
American Health Law Association
Health Care Compliance Association
J.D., University of Arkansas School of Law, 2015, summa cum laude
B.A., Ouachita Baptist University, 2012, magna cum laude