Theresa’s practice handles transactional, regulatory, and fraud and abuse matters. She has a deep understanding of the legal and business challenges facing payors, pharmacies, and others participating in the pharmaceutical supply chain. And she is particularly known for her insight into the issues affecting pharmacy benefit managers. Theresa counsels clients on the ins and outs of establishing business relationships and operating within the regulatory framework — providing practical, effective guidance. She is also an editor of and frequent contributor to Mintz’s Health Law & Policy Matters blog.
Theresa counsels health care clients on a variety of transactional, regulatory, and fraud and abuse matters.
Theresa focuses much of her practice on counseling health plans, pharmacy benefit managers, pharmacies, device manufacturers, and distributors on regulatory and compliance matters. Her practice extends to counseling on drug pricing and reimbursement issues, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D compliance, and the regulatory requirements under the Affordable Care Act and state health insurance exchanges. Theresa has extensive experience drafting, negotiating, and structuring PBM agreements, retail, mail and specialty pharmacy agreements, GPO agreements, and pharmaceutical purchase, distribution, and rebate agreements. She also regularly counsels these clients on compliance with federal and state fraud and abuse laws, the PhRMA and AdvaMed Codes, state disclosure and gift ban laws, and state licensure laws.
Theresa also specializes in representing clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic affiliations, complex service agreements, provider contracts, network development programs, and general contracting. Theresa advises clients on the structuring and legal, practical, and fraud and abuse implications of these business arrangements and transactions. She has served as health regulatory counsel on managed care, PBM, pharmacy, laboratory, behavioral health, anesthesiology, DME, and practice management company transactions. Theresa also has deep experience assisting private equity firms in connection with their investment in the health care industry and the day-to-day regulatory compliance of their portfolio companies.
Other aspects of Theresa’s practice include day-to-day counseling on matters related to the anti-kickback statute, the Stark law, and state statutes prohibiting kickbacks and self-referrals. Theresa regularly advises client on the structuring of business arrangements to comply with state regulatory restrictions such as corporate practice of medicine and fee-splitting prohibitions. Theresa is also an Editor of and a frequent contributor to Mintz's Health Law blog, Health Law & Policy Matters.
- Duke University (JD)
- Bowdoin College (BA)
- Advised a global health care company on a variety of issues in connection with its acquisition of several health plans and provider groups, including health care regulatory due diligence, health care regulatory advice regarding transaction structure and strategy, and preparation of regulatory notices and other filings.
- Represented national specialty pharmacy provider in connection with internal investigation and audit of various compliance practices and assisted with response to government investigation.
Recognition & Awards
- Chambers USA: District of Columbia (Up and Coming) – Healthcare (2014, 2015)
- Nightingale’s Healthcare News: Outstanding Young Healthcare Lawyers (2005)
- Phi Beta Kappa