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Carol is a partner in, and former Chair of, Reed Smith's Life Sciences Health Industry Group, practicing in health care law.  She also serves on the firm's Executive Committee. Carol counsels on regulatory and legislative initiatives affecting health care providers and life sciences companies, including Medicare and Medicaid coverage and reimbursement, survey and certification, and contractual arrangements.  She also advises clients on compliance with physician self-referral and anti-kickback laws, beneficiary inducement and exclusion issues, and represents clients in payor audits and False Claims Act (FCA) investigations and proceedings.


  • New York University School of Law, 1984, J.D.
  • Harvard University, Radcliffe College, 1981, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa

  • District of Columbia

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

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

Awards & Recognition

  • Listed as a Leading Lawyer in The Legal 500 USA for Healthcare: service providers, 2013-2019
  • Named a Regulatory “Life Science Star” by LMG Life Sciences (2013-2018)
  • 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 (2009-2018 editions)
  • Recognized by Washingtonian magazine as a Top Lawyer in the area of health care law (2013-2014)