Christy Tinnes is involved in all aspects of health and welfare plans, including the Affordable Care Act, ERISA, HIPAA, COBRA, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). She represents large employers designing health plans as well as insurers designing new products.

She frequently advises both employers and service providers on the legal requirements for wellness programs, including HIPAA, ADA, and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act. She also has significant experience working with the HIPAA privacy and security rules, from helping covered entities and business associates create the documents needed for compliance or audit preparation to sophisticated data mining issues related to using protected health information for marketing purposes.

Christy serves as chair of Groom’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee. In this capacity, she leads the firm’s diversity and inclusion initiatives and strategies devising programs, partnerships and community outreach aimed at bridging the gap for those who are traditionally underrepresented in the legal profession.

Regularly writing and speaking on health and welfare plan issues for the Employee Benefit Institute of America (EBIA), Christy is also a contributing author of the EBIA “Health Care Reform” compliance manual.

Professional Affiliations
  • American Benefits Council
  • American Health Lawyers Association
Honors & Distinctions
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law (2023)
  • Listed, The Legal 500 US, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation (2012-2014)
  • Listed, The Legal 500 US, Healthcare (2012,2014)
  • Listed, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Healthcare (2009-2010)
  • Health Care Reform Editorial Contributor, “Second Opinions,” Plan Sponsor Newsletter and Magazine
  • Contributing Author, Health Care Reform for Employers and Advisors, EBIA/Thomson Reuters