Academic Medical Centers

While conducting an incredible service to the American public, academic medical centers drive innovation while facing rigorous regulatory, transactional, operational and strategic business concerns. Our attorneys draw on their experience as former general counsels of major universities and research hospitals; as senior lawyers in the federal government; and as outside counsel to medical schools, teaching hospitals, faculty practice plans, and foundations to advise academic medical centers on a variety of issues including:

  • Biomedical research policies, compliance, contracting, and funding.
  • Institutional Review Board (IRB) administration.
  • Research misconduct policies and investigations.
  • Joint Commission, Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP), and Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accreditation
  • Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA). compliance and patient care issues.
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance.
  • Export controls.
  • Legal and operational issues in international clinical, research, and humanitarian programs.
  • Fraud and abuse compliance.
  • False Claims Act (FCA) litigation.
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance.
  • Physician practice acquisitions and integration.
  • Accountable Care Organization (ACO) exploration.
  • Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation.
  • Medical staff and peer review compliance.
  • Clinical research.
  • Clinical integration.
  • Reimbursement and payment issues.
  • Funds flow within AMC components.
  • Health Information Technology and intellectual property.
  • Technology and biological material transfer policies and transactions.
  • Bond financing.
  • Labor, employment, benefits, and executive compensation concerns.
  • Exempt status issues.
  • Private inurement and unrelated business income tax.
  • Institutional and board governance issues, including committee structure, delegation of authority, and board information flow.
  • Structuring taxable and tax-free acquisitions and joint ventures.
  • Certificate of Need (CON), licensure and operational issues.
  • Conflicts of interest.
  • Compliance program design and implementation.
  • Charitable giving.
  • Faculty and resident issues.
  • Group purchasing organization (GPO) and supply chain contracting.
  • Antitrust issues.
Audrey J. Anderson
Counsel
Jaime L. Barwig
Member
Matthew M. Curley
Member
Lauren M. Gaffney
Member
Anna M. Grizzle
Member
Clint D. Hermes
Counsel
Michael R. Hess
Member
J. James Jenkins, Jr.
Member
Brian D. Roark
Member
Danielle M. Sloane
Member
Nesrin Garan Tift
Member
Elizabeth S. Warren
Member