Elizabeth B. Carder-Thompson

Partner

Education

  • William & Mary School of Law, 1978, J.D., Served as Notes and Comments Editor of the William & Mary Law Review.
  • Brown University, 1975, A.B., Magna Cum Laude, Honors English, Elected to Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Admissions / Qualifications

  • District of Columbia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals - District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Fifth Circuit

Elizabeth is a member of the Life Sciences Health Industry Group, practicing in the area of health care regulatory law. She represents associations and individual providers and suppliers of health services, including manufacturers of drugs and devices; providers such as hospitals, hospices, nursing homes, physicians, and home health agencies; and suppliers of DMEPOS, diagnostic, laboratory, and other items and services. Elizabeth also provides regulatory, due diligence, and transactional assistance to financial services firms that support the health care industry. Her specific areas of responsibility include coverage and reimbursement, fraud and abuse matters, and regulatory, legislative, and enforcement issues, primarily involving Medicare, Medicaid, and third-party payors.

For example, in the regulatory area, Elizabeth has assisted clients in obtaining Medicare and Medicaid coverage of new items and services; negotiated with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to rescind or modify coverage guidelines affecting reimbursement of services and equipment; obtained revisions to manual requirements governing reimbursement for therapeutic and diagnostic services; and served as health care regulatory counsel for a variety of public offering and financing transactions.

In the area of fraud and abuse, Elizabeth provides counseling, transactional advice, and audit and enforcement representation. She has represented clients under investigation by the Office of Inspector General, the Department of Justice, and other investigatory bodies, including handling qui tam or “whistleblower” actions under the False Claims Act. She counsels clients on potential fraud and abuse aspects of promotional initiatives, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, contracts and other business arrangements by and between providers, manufacturers, and other entities. She has assisted many clients in developing and evaluating corporate compliance programs.

Employment History

  • 1978 - Reed Smith

Honors & Awards

  • Named as one of America's leading lawyers in Health Care Law in the 2011-2014 editions of The Best Lawyers in America. The Best Lawyers lists, representing 80 specialties in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., are compiled through an exhaustive peer-review survey in which thousands of the top lawyers in the United States confidentially evaluate their professional peers
  • Recognized as a Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer for her Health Care practice from 2007-2014.  Super Lawyers identifies the top 5 percent of attorneys in each state, as chosen by their peers and through the independent research of Law & Politics
  • Named by Chambers USA as one of America's leading Health Care lawyers (2007-2014)
  • Recognized by Nightingale's Healthcare News as one of America's outstanding Healthcare Fraud and Compliance attorneys in 2008
  • Named by Health Law360 as an "Outstanding Woman" for her accomplishments in the legal profession
  • Recognized by Washingtonian magazine as a Top Lawyer in the area of Health Care Law (2013-2014)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) - Past President and Fellow
  • AHLA Fraud and Compliance Forum (with the Health Care Compliance Association) - Past Chair
  • AHLA Life Sciences Law Institute – Past Chair
  • Board of Trustees, William & Mary Law School Foundation