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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.


  • 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., Honors English, Magna Cum Laude, Elected to Phi Beta Kappa

  • District of Columbia

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

  • 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

Awards & Recognition

  • Named by Chambers USA as one of America's leading Health Care lawyers (2007-2019)
  • Selected to the Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers list for Health Care, (2007-2019)
  • Named a 2015 "Star" (Regulatory) in the LMG Life Science Guide.
  • Selected through peer review for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© for Health Care Law, 2011-2020. She also received the Best Lawyers™ 2015 Health Care Law "Lawyer of the Year" awards in Washington, D.C.
  • Recognized by Washingtonian magazine as a Top Lawyer in the area of Health Care Law (2013-2014)
  • 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

Notable Quotes

  • 26 January 2017 "Federal Health-Care Fraud Recoveries Up Almost $1 Billion" Bloomberg BNA's Health Care Fraud Report
  • 11 January 2017 "HHS Expands Ability to Ban Medicare, Medicaid Providers" Bloomberg BNA's Health Care Fraud Report
  • 4 January 2017 "Outlook 2017: New Year May Bring Stark Reform, ACA Repeal, Heavy Dose of Uncertainty" Bloomberg BNA's Health Care Fraud Report
  • 4 January 2017 "Medicare Audits Recovering Fewer Improper Payments" Bloomberg BNA's Health Care Fraud Report
  • 14 September 2016 "Drug, Device Payments to Docs Are Transparent, But Do They Tell the Full Story?" Bloomberg BNA's Health Care Fraud Report
  • 5 August 2016 "Medicare Gets Big Bang for Its Buck by Fighting Fraud" Bloomberg BNA's White Collar Crime Report
  • 4 August 2016 "Hospice Payment Arrangement Wins OIG Approval" Bloomberg BNA's Health Law Reporter
  • 6 July 2016 "Senate Finance Mulls Overhaul of Fraud Law" Bloomberg BNA's Health Care Fraud Report
  • 25 January 2016 "CMS Upgrades Open Payments Website to Help Consumers" Bloomberg BNA's Health Care Policy Report
  • 26 June 2015 "Context Remains a Concern as CMS Open Payments Data Release Nears" Bloomberg BNA's Health Care Daily Report
  • 8 May 2015 "As Second Open Payments Release Date Nears, Industry Feels Increased Burdens" Bloomberg BNA's Health Care Fraud Report