Chuck Ott is OODA’s Corporate Counsel and Privacy Officer and has extensive experience in healthcare, technology, privacy issues and general corporate transactions. Immediately prior to OODA, Chuck was the Chief Privacy Officer at Manifest Medex, a healthcare information exchange. For seven years prior to that, Chuck was the Chief Privacy Officer and Assistant General Counsel at Castlight Health, Inc., a healthcare technology company, where he established and built up the legal and privacy functions and supported all areas of the company as it experienced rapid growth through several private placements and an IPO.
Chuck’s responsibilities included advising the product team on privacy issues and data restrictions, handling all legal matters with data partners, working closely with the security team on security and privacy matters and incident response and all aspects of the company’s privacy compliance. For ten years prior to that Chuck was a solo practitioner focusing on providing general counsel advice and services to private healthcare companies, advice to business development groups of public healthcare companies and privacy andHIPAA advice to public and private healthcare companies. Prior to commencing his own practice, he worked as the CFO and General Counsel for a venture capital firm specializing in financial technologies, as the General Counsel for a healthcare company taken private by three major buy-out firms, and as the General Counsel of a publicly held NYSE traded healthcare company.
Chuck holds a juris doctor from the University of Minnesota School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management.