Carol Colborn Loepere

Carol Colborn Loepere


Carol is a current partner in, and former Chair of, Reed Smith's Life Sciences Health Industry Group, practicing in the area of health care regulatory law. She also serves as a member of the firm's Executive Committee. Since joining the firm in 1984, she has practiced exclusively in health care law, providing ongoing counseling on regulatory and legislative initiatives affecting life sciences and health care companies, including Medicare and Medicaid coverage and reimbursement issues, survey and certification, and contractual arrangements. In addition, she has extensive experience in the fraud and abuse area advising clients on business transactions and arrangements for compliance with physician self-referral and anti-kickback laws, and representing clients in criminal and civil proceedings and investigations. Carol also advises pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, providers and suppliers to develop and implement corporate compliance programs and comply with Corporate Integrity Agreements (CIAs). She also assists public companies prepare filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Carol focuses on advising clients on the regulatory requirements and business considerations in connection with health care transactions. She has represented issuers in public offerings, companies and investors in financing transactions, and buyers and sellers in major acquisitions in the life sciences and health care industry, focusing on due diligence, change of ownership (CHOW) issues, regulatory approvals and related regulatory issues.

Employment History

  • 1984 - Reed Smith
    • Former Chair, Life Sciences Health Industry Group
    • Former Practice Group Leader of the Health Care Group
    • Former Practice Group Leader of the Government Services Group

Honors & Awards

  • Named a "Leading Lawyer" by Legal 500 (2014)
  • Named a Regulatory “Life Science Star” by LMG Life Sciences (2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Named to the 2010 and 2012 BTI Client Service All-Star Teams
  • Recognized in Chambers USA as one of America's leading health care lawyers (2009-2016 editions)
  • Recognized by Washingtonian magazine as a Top Lawyer in the area of health care law (2013-2014)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Women's Bar Association – Past Chair of the Health Law Forum


Carol lives in Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia with her husband and two children. She enjoys mystery novels and fitness training.