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Paul Flanagan

Director of the Privacy, Cybersecurity and Compliance Program

Assistant Professor of Law

Paul Flanagan


Office: School of Law, Room 272
Phone: 215.571.4819

Administrative Support:
Mallory Heller
Phone: 215.571.4812


Paul Flanagan is an authority on compliance and privacy who brings decades of experience working with some of the nation’s leading health care providers and higher education institutions. He directs the Privacy, Cybersecurity and Compliance program.

Selected by the U.S. Department of State as a Fulbright Specialist in 2018, Professor Flanagan previously served as executive director of compliance and privacy services for the Drexel University Compliance and Privacy Office. There, he helped manage the University’s Compliance and Data Privacy and Security programs, providing compliance and privacy services to the Drexel College of Medicine and providing Drexel’s senior management with guidance to develop, implement and maintain procedures covering the privacy of students, faculty, professional staff and the security of institutional data.

Previously, he held compliance and privacy leadership posts at Abington Memorial Hospital, Hahnemann University Hospital and the University of Florida’s Shands Health System.

Professor Flanagan has also served as vice president and chief compliance and privacy officer at Precyse Solutions in Wayne Pennsylvania and chief compliance and privacy officer at 21st Century Oncology in Orlando, Florida, one of the largest medical oncology practices in the United States.  He has held compliance and privacy positions at other leading academic medical institutions across the country, including the University of Arizona and Stanford University.

Dual certified in both compliance and health care compliance, Professor Flanagan received his JD from Creighton University School of Law and his MS in Human Resources/Hospital Administration from Widener University. He is certified in Information Privacy Management by the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Professor Flanagan is a member of InfraGard, a partnership between the FBI and the private sector that promotes public-private collaboration to safeguard businesses, academic institutions and government agencies.

He has held adjunct teaching posts at the University of Southern California, Bellevue University and Widener University Delaware Law School.

Professor Flanagan’s publications include chapters in volumes such as the “2013 Health Law and Compliance Update” and articles in publications that include Health Systems Review and the ABA Health Law Section’s The Health Lawyer.