Paul Uhrig is the Chief Administrative, Legal & Privacy Officer for Surescripts. He is responsible for a number of critical corporate functions, including internal information systems, internal audit, legal, privacy, security, policy, and governmental affairs, as well as certification compliance, a critical function that is part of Surescripts’ larger focus on quality and patient safety. Mr. Uhrig is also responsible for the Surescripts Enterprise Services business unit, operating an e-prescribing application, a patient portal, and automated clinical messaging technology.
Mr. Uhrig came to Surescripts from the law firm of Gardner Carton & Douglas LLP in Washington, D.C., where he was vice chairman of the firm's corporate department, chairman of the corporate department's regulated industries transactions practice group, and a member of the firm's health department. Prior to joining Surescripts, Mr. Uhrig represented Surescripts as its outside general counsel since its inception.
Mr. Uhrig brings 25 years of experience to Surescripts, focusing on the healthcare industry throughout that time. At Gardner Carton & Douglas, Mr. Uhrig focused on mergers, asset and stock acquisitions, joint venture formation and corporate planning with healthcare clients. His clients included private equity investors in middle market transactions, portfolio companies, health care systems, ancillary providers of health care services, physician groups, and investors involved with health industry projects and various other enterprises related to the healthcare industry. Prior to joining Gardner Carton & Douglas, Mr. Uhrig was a partner in the Washington office of Akin+ Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.
Mr. Uhrig received his law degree from the American University, Washington College of Law, and his Bachelors of Arts in Economics from The University of Notre Dame.