Danielle focuses her practice exclusively on healthcare law. She advises a broad range of healthcare providers, including ambulatory surgical centers, clinical laboratories, hospitals, academic medical centers, durable medical equipment suppliers and urgent care and retail health centers. She counsels the firm’s clients on a multitude of complex healthcare regulatory, operational and transactional issues they face while operating in one of the most heavily regulated industries in the country.
Danielle also represents life sciences companies including research and development organizations in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device areas. Her work includes regulatory analysis, research and development collaborations, and manufacturing, supply, service and distribution agreements.
Contracting, Regulatory, and Operational Matters: Danielle analyzes and counsels clients on the various regulatory requirements and operational impacts in connection with day-to day operations of facilities.
- Providing guidance on general operational and contract compliance inquiries, including fraud and abuse, self-disclosure, licensure, Medicare/Medicaid certification, and other regulatory matters.
- Representing healthcare providers and suppliers in navigating Medicare contractor audits and appeals.
- Advising clients on growth strategies from a regulatory and business perspective.
Mergers and Acquisitions: Danielle assists in the buying and selling of hospitals, surgery centers, labs and other types of providers. She also advises on the structuring of syndications, joint ventures, physician and dental practice acquisitions and strategic investment opportunities.
- Conducting due diligence and analysis of joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions from a business and healthcare regulatory perspective.
- Drafting ancillary transaction documents, asset purchase agreements, and other pertaining contracts.
Compliance and Government Investigations: Danielle represents clients in connection with internal investigations and responding to governmental inquiries regarding potential regulatory, compliance and clinical issues. She has handled matters involving investigations conducted by the Office of Inspector General, United States Department of Justice, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid and state regulatory agencies.
- Speaker, "Impact of Healthcare Reform on Healthcare Transactions," Tennessee Bar Association's Transactional Practice CLE, Nashville, Tennessee, October 18, 2013
- "OIG's Special Fraud Alert concerning PODs," ABA Health Law Section Physician Issues Interest Group teleconference, June 18, 2013
Danielle graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2006. During law school, she gained experience in healthcare law and the complex legal needs of academic medical centers through an internship with the University of Virginia Medical Center. Danielle also earned her B.A. degree in biology from the University of Virginia, where she was a member of the varsity swimming and crew teams.
Prior to law school, she worked as a financial analyst and a manager of expense payables for The May Company in Arlington, Virginia.