Colleen McClorey

Associate General Counsel


Telephone: (734) 764-2178
Fax: (734) 647-2781
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Secretary: Tammi Kortema
Telephone: (734) 615-6438

300 North Ingalls Building, Room 3B04
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-5476

Primary Practice Areas

  • HIPAA Privacy and Security
  • Data Sharing Activities
  • IT Procurement for Michigan Medicine
  • Compliance (including HIPAA and security, billing/auditing, and DME and Home Healthcare)
  • Procurement for Michigan Medicine
  • Payor Contracting
  • Revenue Cycle (including appeals, ERISA, and COB activities)
  • Employee Benefits

Colleen has over thirty years of experience as a healthcare business and regulatory attorney in a broad range of areas including compliance, HIPAA privacy and security, health information technology, procurement, employee benefits, payor arrangements, transactions, and billing/reimbursement.  Colleen joined the Office of the Vice President and General Counsel in Fall 2011 after working as associate general counsel for a national health information technology corporation.  Colleen previously served as general counsel for two payor organizations in Michigan and as vice president and associate general counsel for HAP, a local southeast Michigan health maintenance organization.

Colleen’s current practice includes serving as liaison to Michigan Medicine’s Corporate Compliance department providing advice on HIPAA, security, billing, and auditing.  Additionally, Colleen works on health information technology procurement and revenue cycle matters related to Medicare appeals, ERISA, and COB activities.  Colleen also works with the University of Michigan Health System’s Quality Collaboratives and Michigan Medicine Procurement Services areas.  Colleen provides privacy and security counsel to University Health Services, the Mary Rackham Institute, the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, and various Information and Technology Services units throughout U-M.  Colleen also counsels U-M Human Resources on employee benefits matters related to health care reform and state and federal laws.

Outside of work, Colleen enjoys travel and sporting events with her family.  Colleen regularly volunteers at Focus Hope in Detroit and is active in the Incorporated Society of Irish American Lawyers.

University Committees/Special Projects

  • Compliance Committee
  • Revenue Cycle Education and Compliance Committee (RCEC)
  • External Registries Data Governance
  • Health Record Standards Committee
  • Contracts Review Committee
  • Health Information Exchange (HIE) Committee
  • Information Assurance Michigan Medicine Program Committee
  • Medical Benefits Advisory Committee (MBAC)
  • OGC Business Practice Group
  • OGC Research/Intellectual Property Practice Group
  • Student Health Insurance Committee (SHIC)


  • LLM, Labor law, Wayne State University School of Law (1991)
  • JD, University of Detroit School of Law (1986)
  • BA, with Honors, English, University of Michigan (1983)

Professional Memberships and Outside Activities

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys
  • Presentation at AHLA Physicians and Hospital Conference, February 2012 “HIPAA Breach Notification – Case Studies on What to Do and When to Report”
  • Michigan Insurance Law & Practice, ICLE publication 2012; Chapter 12 Health Insurance contributing author