Gail L. Daubert

Gail L. Daubert

Partner

Education

  • 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., with distinction, Psychology/Nursing

Professional Admissions / Qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois

Gail is a partner at Reed Smith LLP and a member of the firm’s Life Sciences Health Industry Group. She practices in the area of health care regulatory law, providing legal, regulatory, and legislative counsel to a variety of professional associations, as well as device and pharmaceutical manufacturers. She assists clients with developing comprehensive reimbursement strategies that focus on coding, coverage and payment for new and established medical technology. Publication strategies, clinical trial matters and pricing are also generally addressed in the development of a reimbursement strategy. Gail has assisted clients with Medicare coverage issues, working directly with CMS’s Coverage and Analysis Group, as well as local Medicare administrative contractors and administrative law judges. She also works with specialty societies and clients to obtain new ICD-10, CPT, and HCPCS codes for new medical technologies and procedures. In conjunction with resolving payment issues, she has successfully restructured and created new DRGs and APCs to improve Medicare payment for procedures. She is recognized as an LMG Life Sciences Life Sciences Star in the “Regulatory: Healthcare” category.

Gail co-authored the “Reimbursement Issues” chapter of Reed Smith’s white paper, “3D Printing of Medical Devices: When a Novel Technology Meets Traditional Legal Principles.”

Employment History

  • 1999 - Reed Smith
  • Worked in the operating room at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for several years
    • Managed clinical research trials
  • Involved in the local government and political arena, having served as a law clerk on the staff for the Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight and the Courts, as well as serving two years as an elected Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner in Ward 3 in the District of Columbia

Honors & Awards

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

Professional Affiliations

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

Interests

  • Gail enjoys running, opera, travel, home renovation projects and spending time with family and friends.