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I am a partner in the Life Sciences Health Industry Group of Reed Smith, and was recently named one of the nation's "Outstanding Young Healthcare Lawyers" by Nightingale's Healthcare News.  I focus my practice on health care fraud and abuse and compliance, and provide advice to a wide range of health care clients, including pharmaceutical and device manufacturers, DME suppliers, providers (e.g., hospitals, health systems, pharmacies and SNFs), health care industry trade associations, group purchasing organizations and payors.

In addition, I assist clients during fraud investigations and audits, and analyze complex health care arrangements under the Anti-Kickback, Stark, Beneficiary Inducement and False Claims laws.  I have drafted numerous corporate compliance programs, counseled clients regarding the structure of joint ventures and negotiated government settlements and corporate integrity agreements ("CIAs").  I also have significant experience providing advice to pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, particularly related to sales and marketing practices and complex discounting arrangements, including bundling.


Practice areas


  1. Health Care: 50%
    19 years
  2. Privacy: 50%
    19 years

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Contact info

King & Spalding

1700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Suite 200
Washington, DC, 20006


DCActive 200007/05/2016
NYCurrently registered 199707/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
"Outstanding" heath care and privacy and security lawyerThe Legal 5002010
Outstanding Young Healthcare LawyerNightingale's2009
Certified Information Privacy ProfessionalInternational Association of Privacy Professionals2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerKing & Spalding2011 - Present
PartnerReed Smith2006 - 2011
PartnerSNR Denton2004 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
International Association of Privacy ProfessionalsMember2004 - Present
American Health Lawyers AssociationMember1997 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
General Surgery NewsPhysicians Under the Microscope: The Anti-Kickback Law2009
World Data Protection ReportHIPAA Privacy and Security Changes in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act2009
Health Lawyers Weekly (AHLA)AdvaMed Issues Revised Code on Interactions with Health Professionals2009
Reed Smith Client MemorandumAdvaMed Issues Revised Code on Interactions with Health Professionals2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Boston UniversityInternational RelationsBA1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
RSUHIPAA 101: What You Need to Know2011
Master of Public Health ProgramHIPAA and the HITECH Act: Privacy, Security and Breach Notification2011
School of Public Health and Health Services, Master of Public Health ProgramHIPAA/HITECH: Privacy, Security and Breach Notification2010
Fraud SeminarFederal False Claims Act: Overview of Amendments2010
Fraud SeminarHammer and Nails: Anti-Fraud Provisions in the PPACA - Navigating New Risks in the Wake of Health Care Reform2010
Health Law SeriesFederal False Claims Act Amendments - Provisions and Implications for Life Science Entities2009
Legal SeriesHIPAA Privacy & Security: Refresher, Recurring Misconceptions and Recent Developments2008
Legal SeminarPhRMA Code Revisions: Understanding the New Changes and Evaluating Their Potential Impact2008