Mark J. Swearingen


Mark Swearingen focuses his practice in the area of health information privacy and security, including HIPAA and HITECH compliance. Mr. Swearingen regularly provides counsel on matters such as: HIPAA compliance investigations; the permissible use and disclosure of health information; creation of privacy and security policies; data breach response and notification; business associate agreements; and HIPAA audits. His counsel to clients also includes a variety of health care topics related to regulatory compliance, including certificate of need, physician and clinical services contracting and risk management. Mr. Swearingen also provides Independent Review Organization services to organizations subject to corporate integrity agreements. He has provided services to a broad spectrum of health care organizations, including health systems, hospitals, physician practices, diagnostic imaging centers, ambulatory surgical centers and long-term care facilities. Mr. Swearingen has spoken and written nationally and regionally on numerous topics, including HIPAA and HITECH compliance, data breaches and electronic medical records.


Indiana University, B.A. - 1995

Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D. - 1998


  • Missouri - 1998
  • Illinois - 2000
  • Indiana - 2005


  • American Bar Association
  • Missouri State Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Health Care Compliance Association
  • State Bar of Indiana
  • American Health Lawyers Association


  • Board Member, Indiana Security & Privacy Network (InSPN), 2006-Present
  • Adjunct Professor, Indiana University School of Informatics, 2008-2013
  • Member, Lexis-Nexis/Matthew Bender Health Care Advisory Board, 2008-2010
  • Board Member, Churches in Mission, 2007-2009