- Counseled a cord blood banking company on FDA and California biologics licensing issues.
- Advised consultants to an international stem cell consortium regarding FDA biologics licensing, HCT/P Regulations, and California medical board rules regarding blood-based, stem cell injections.
- Directed legal strategy for manufacturer of a novel probiotics product on FDA requirements.
Dietary Supplement Companies
- Provided FDA & FTC claims review for companies distributing dietary supplements from Omegas to pet supplements to traditional oriental medicine herbal products.
- Advised distributor regarding FDA issues involved in off-label promotion of Rx drugs.
- Navigated an overseas manufacturer of supplements on FDA rules governing foreign research and substantiation issues.
- Gave FDA claims review to dietary supplement company targeted to athletes and patients with muscular and neurological issues.
- Counseled a pharmacy on legal issues surrounding development of a dietary supplement line.
- Advised a national cosmetics company on legal compliance strategy to create program for physician referrals.
- Prepare response to FDA warning letter for cosmetics company under FDA fire.
- Counseled manufacturer of an herbal slimming wrap on FDA and FTC compliance obligations.
- Assisted manufacturer of cosmetics with response to FDA enforcement action involving alleged product misbranding.
Medical Device Companies
- Advised an overseas manufacturer of a pain patch as to applicability of FDA medical device rules.
- Counseled mobile medical app developers on how to structure healthcare apps as lifestyle-oriented, consumer products rather than as regulated mobile medical apps.
- Advised healthcare fitness and medical app, software, and virtual reality developers as to their FDA obligations under FDA’s mobile medical app guidance.
- Co-counseled a dispute among medical device executives regarding rights and obligations with respect to their medical device startup.
- Guided health informatics company on FDA legal issues related to predictive analytics software intended for clinical decision-making.
OTC Drug Companies
- Evaluated OTC drug monograph requirements for manufacturer of an OTC drug with antibacterial properties.
Homeopathic Drug Companies
- Advised European manufacturer of homeopathic products on FDA pathways to U.S. homeopathic, OTC drug, and dietary supplements markets.
- Represented physician in asset acquisition of home healthcare company.
- Counseled addiction treatment center on anti-kickback issues related to handling of marketing leads.
- Advised a hospital chain on its legal and compliance obligations in establishing a nationally branded, off-site wellness center.
- Rendered fraud and abuse advice to a national dietary supplement company in joint venture with clinical lab chain.
- Drafted consent forms and contracts for medical clinics, addiction centers, sleep medicine centers, integrative medicine clinics, aesthetic medicine practices, diagnostic laboratories, medical spas, and other healthcare entities.
- Advised hospital on legal rules related to conditions of hospital admission and insurance assignment.
- Counseled a school on legal requirements applicable to educational institutions for acupuncture and traditional oriental medicine, and Ayurvedic medicine.
- Informed hospital legal counsel on legal strategy to establish a national anti-aging part of the hospital brand.
Physicians & Medical Centers
- Counseled physician plaintiff in medical partnership dispute against medical group.
- Created HIPAA compliance program for small medical practice.
- Advised healthcare company on self-referral and kickback issues in ownership of a clinical laboratory.
- Counseled numerous medical groups and physicians regarding Medicare, insurance regulatory, and anti-kickback issues in establishing a concierge medicine practice.
- Counseled a medical doctor on extricating a physician assistant shareholder of physician’s professional medical corporation.
- Created legal structure for high-end, regenerative medicine clinic.
- Co-counseled successful resolution of an employment agreement dispute for physician client.
Law Firms & Attorneys representing Healthcare Clients
- Provided healthcare regulatory expertise to international law firm on M&A due diligence issues, with respect to buyer client’s acquisition of medical spas.
- Advised law firm on legal structure and compliance for a California medical spa.
- Co-counseled with law firm for physician weight loss practice reviewing anti-kickback constraints.
- Advised national law firm on legal issues relating to online referral service for healthcare services.
- Counseled a business law firm on legal issues governing client’s establishment of a mental health counseling practice.
Management Service Organizations (MSOs)
- Set up MSO arrangements for numerous healthcare ventures, especially with review of fraud and abuse (Stark, self-referral, anti-kickback, and fee-splitting) and corporate practice of medicine issues.
- Created MSO structure for entrepreneur setting up ventures with MDs and addiction counselors.
- Established MSO structure and agreements for tele-dentistry startup.
- Structured MSO arrangement for genetics counseling company.
- Advised a naturopathic physician on expanding the business to include an MSO structure.
- Counseled a psychiatrist-led MSO on multi-state expansion efforts.
Non-MD Healthcare Practitioners
- Counseled chiropractor regarding fee-splitting issues arising out of DC’s collaboration with MD.
- Advised chiropractor opening a functional medicine practice.
- Reviewed scope of practice issues for a licensed mental health counselor practicing neurofeedback.
- Discussed website claims made by practitioner of traditional oriental medicine offering cancer support.
- Drafted SB577 disclosure for non-licensed health coach and Reiki practitioner.
- Created informed consent and other legal forms for multidisciplinary wellness center led by physical therapist.
Physicians & Physician Practices
- Reviewed and drafted radiation oncologist’s employment contract with multi-disciplinary cancer center.
- Created concierge medicine program for physician breaking into a VIP practice focused on anti-aging and longevity medicine.
- Advised psychiatry practice on concierge medicine, telemedicine, and other care models.
- Drafted a stock purchase agreement and other legal documents as part of physician’s exit strategy from physician partner.
Telemedicine Startups & Other Healthcare Companies
- Provided strategic legal guidance to telemedicine, mobile health, digital health, and connected health startups.
- Analyzed regulatory issues for a veterinary telemedicine startup.
- Provided advice on Stark and anti-kickback issues to a “hydration therapy” startup.
- Counseled online distributor of HCG products regarding FDA, FTC and state law issues.
- Provided strategic advice for telemedicine company involving medical cannabis recommendations.
- Guided ND telemedicine startup on legal and regulatory issues.
- Advised independent film project on intellectual property issues relating to clinical research partners.
- Drafted contracts with joint venture and alliance partners for healthcare startup focusing on reducing medication among diabetics.
- Worked on agreements between telemedicine hospitalist client and hospital customers.
- Set up legal structure for online provider of medical marijuana doctor referrals.
- Counseled a physician on legal relationship and contracts with a weight-loss oriented medical spa.
- Navigated medical spa legal rules for a physician serving as medical director for a medical spa.
- Assisted physician with legal advice to establish her own, branded medical spa and wellness center.
- Advised medical spa physician on compliance obligations relating to physician supervision of mid-levels, good faith exam, bonuses, and other legal issues.