Healthcare IT Business Lawyer

Karin J. Lindgren JD

  • Summary Biography
  • Professional and Community Honors & Awards
  • History of Governing Board Service
  • History of Community Involvement

About Karin Lindgren

Ms. Lindgren is a healthcare technology business lawyer, and senior IT executive… with a STEM degree. Very early legal counsel on health informatics, data governance, HIPAA privacy & security, and SaaS.

Years of leadership as law firm Partner, General Counsel, Senior technology executive, and Chief Legal, Compliance, IT Audit, Privacy & Risk Officer. 

“Spent most of my first 15 years of law practice talking to judges, juries, arbitrators & mediators in courtrooms across the country… and spent the last 20 years keeping my clients OUT of a courtroom and away from those situations.”

Consults as outside General Counsel supporting small to medium-sized businesses, especially serving emerging companies in the healthcare and technology spaces, and physician entrepreneurs.

Parachutes into orgs at CEO, CFO or VC/PE invitation as interim executive leader, serving as CLO, CCO, CPO, CAE, CRO rebuilding legal, corporate, governance, IT Audit, compliance & risk operations; and conducts actionable forensic Enterprise Risk Assessments.

Energized by creating innovative teaching methods at Schools of Business, Medicine, Nursing, Law and PA across the US. Founding faculty at both Northwestern Univ Master’s program in Health Informatics, and at Univ of Colorado’s graduate-level Nursing Informatics program (ranked #1 Best Online Master’s in Nursing Informatics Program of 2019).

Karin has been a nationally prominent speaker and author on medical-legal business issues for many years. She has done substantial writing and public speaking, including significant presentations to healthcare and technology industry Boards of Directors, VCs, executive management and IT, sales & marketing teams on cutting-edge health IT legal, regulatory compliance and business issues.

Based in Boulder, CO, Ms. Lindgren is licensed to practice law in California and Colorado, as well as before the U.S. Supreme Court, and is currently voluntarily inactive in Illinois, Pennsylvania and Florida (house-counsel).


Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rating: Originally awarded to Karin in June 2000. Since 1886, this rating represents a tradition by Martindale-Hubbell to recognize a lawyer with “very high to preeminent legal ability” who has “reached the height of professional excellence. He or she has usually practiced law for many years and is recognized by his peers for the highest levels of skill and integrity.”

• United Way of Northeast Florida: 2016 Honoree for Women in Local Leadership

• 2014 United Way Employee Campaign Leadership Award, and 2014 UW Campaign Platinum Award

• YWCA of Boulder County: 2013 Member of the Year

• Nomination for 2008 Distinguished Teaching Award from Northwestern University (after 1st year of teaching at NU); Nominations for Instructor of the Year.

• 2001 Outstanding Externship Site Mentor from Loyola University School of Law (Chicago)

• Greatest Contribution of the Year Award from Chicago Healthcare Risk Management Society 2001-2002

• American Journal of Nursing’s 2004 Book of the Year: “The Patient Safety Handbook” (Authored chapter)

• 1990-1992: 3 Highest-Performing Associate Lawyer awards at the international law firm of Sedgwick LLP

History of Governing Board Service

Multiple Stealth-Mode Startup Health & Technology Companies

American Red Cross (North Florida Region)
Member, Board of Directors

Chicago Healthcare Risk Management Society
Member, Board of Directors
Chair, Program Committee

Electronic Translations & Transmittals Corporation (ET&T)
Member, Board of Directors

FORE India Holdings, LLC
Member, Board of Directors

Health-E-Web, Inc. (HeW)
Member, Board of Directors

RealMed Corporation
Member, Board of Directors

RevPoint Healthcare Technologies, Inc.
Member, Board of Directors

Member, Board of Advisors

University of North Florida, Brooks College of Health
Member, Advisory Board, UNF Health Administration Program

Vheda Health
Member, Board of Advisors

Volpara Health Technologies Ltd. (ASX: VHT)
Member, Board of Directors
Chair, Risk Committee

Volpara Solutions, Inc.
Member, Board of Directors

Wilshire Bar Association (Los Angeles, CA)
President & Chairman of the Board
Member, Board of Directors
Chair, Program Committee

YWCA of Boulder County
Member, Board of Directors
Member, Strategic Development Committee

History of Community Involvement

American Red Cross
Member, Board of Directors
North Florida Region, disaster and humanitarian relief

United Way of North Florida
Executive Sponsor, Availity’s 2014 United Way Employee Campaign
Honor: 2014 Campaign Leadership Award
Honor: 2014 Campaign Platinum Award

American Heart Association | American Stroke Association
Executive Leadership Team, GO RED for Women
Heart health advocacy for women.

Innovation Center of the Rockies
Entrepreneur Advisor
Formerly known as The Boulder Innovation Center (“BIC”), the ICR and its volunteer Entrepreneur Advisors work to commercialize world class technology developed at Colorado universities, and at high potential local Boulder companies. ICR works with the Tech Transfer Offices at University of Colorado, Colorado School of Mines, University of Denver and Colorado State University, as well as outside of Colorado in conjunction with ICR’s membership in the Clean Energy Alliance, a national organization of non-profit incubators with a focus on cleantech commercialization.

YWCA of Boulder County
Member, Board of Directors
Member, Board Strategic Development Committee
Volunteer Legal Counsel to the Board
Board Mentor, MBA Student Fellow (from University of Colorado, Leeds School of Business)
Honor: YWCA’s 2013 Member of the Year
With twin missions of “Eliminating Racism and Empowering Women,” 2020 marks the 98th Anniversary for the YWCA of Boulder County. The YWCA is a non-profit organization that provides human services, advocacy, education and leadership development programs. We offer a range of programs with an emphasis on helping individuals and families in transition.

American Heart Association | American Stroke Association
Executive Sponsor, Availity’s 2014 & 2015 Heart Walk Campaigns

Fairview Fling Annual Speech & Debate Tournaments
Scoring Judge
At Fairview High School in Boulder, CO, this annual tourney is typically the largest in the state of Colorado.

Colorado High School Mock Trial Program
Scoring Judge
Judged the Regional and State Championship Mock Trial Rounds in a program sponsored by the Colorado Bar Association.