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Gail is a partner at Reed Smith LLP and a registered nurse. Gail provides legal, regulatory, and legislative counsel to professional associations, as well as device and pharmaceutical manufacturers. She helps clients develop comprehensive reimbursement strategies that focus on coding, coverage and payment for new and established medical technology. Gail recommends that clients include a review of the publication strategy, clinical trial matters and pricing considerations in the development of a reimbursement strategy. It is critical that the reimbursement strategy align with the regulatory approach and marketing messages. For example, she has found that sales may want to message that a technology is fast, easy, and can be done on an outpatient basis at product launch. However, this generally means that their provider customers should expect lower reimbursement if the insurers/payers take note of these claims.

Awards & Recognition

  • Named a 2015 "Star" (Regulatory) in the LMG Life Science Guide


  • American University Washington College of Law, 1999, J.D., Cum Laude, Served on the Executive Editorial Board of the Administrative Law Review as the Senior Articles Editor and published a note, "Politics, Policies, and Problems with Organ Transplantation: Government Rulemaking Needed to Ration Organs Equitably"; Continues to follow issues involved with organ and tissue transplantation
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 1995, LL.M., Health Law, Participated in the London Comparative Health Law Program and published a paper in the Annals of Health Law, entitled "National Repositories of Information: A Comparison of the National Practitioner Data Bank and the Confidential Enquiry into Perioperative Deaths in the UK"
  • Northwestern University, 1990, B.S., Psychology/Nursing, with distinction

  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois

  • Society of Women's Health Research- Board of Directors
  • American Health Lawyer’s Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Association of Operating Room Nurses