Tara Swenson Dwyer

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  • Seton Hall University (JD, 2007)
  • Villanova University (BA, 2004)

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New Jersey
  • New York

Tara focuses on advising private and public health care services entities, including managed care organizations, pharmaceutical services providers such as PBMs, and integrated delivery systems, on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and complex service arrangements. She works closely with Medicare Advantage Organizations (MAOs) and Medicare Part D Plan Sponsors, including Employer Group Waiver Plans (EGWPs), and first tier and downstream entities to address regulatory and compliance matters that arise as a result of participating in Medicare Parts C and D. She regularly counsels clients regarding risk adjustment systems and practices needed to support them. Tara has experience preparing and negotiating a variety of contracts needed to establish and support Medicare Advantage Plans, Part D Plans, and health plans intending to participate in state exchanges. 

Tara has also advised multiple clients regarding issues related to participating in CMS demonstration projects. Most recently she has worked with clients on matters relating to the State Demonstrations to Integrate Care for Dual Eligible Individuals. Such projects have included advising clients on contracting and compliance issues and assisting clients to engage both CMS and the applicable state agencies to address potential demonstration barriers.

Other aspects of Tara’s practice focus on state and federal regulatory laws unique to the health care industry, and the application of such laws to the structuring business arrangements. She regularly advises clients on such issues as federal and state anti-kickback and self-referral laws.

During law school, Tara was an associate editor for the Seton Hall Law Review, and a research assistant for Professor John V. Jacobi.

Recognitions & Awards

  • Included on the Washington DC Super Lawyers Rising Stars: Health Care list (2016 - 2017)
  • Order of the Coif
  • ABA-BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Health Law
  • 2007 Seton Hall University Outstanding Real Property Graduate