Susan A. Edwards

Susan A. Edwards



  • University of Virginia School of Law, 2010, J.D., Public Interest Law Association, President (2009-10) and Fundraising Director (2008-09);Ritter Scholar, Awardee; Raven Society, Member; Virginia Tax Review, Editorial Board Member (2008-10)
  • Dartmouth College, 2004, A.B., Sociology with distinction; Public Policy & Health minor

Professional Admissions / Qualifications

  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia

Susan is a senior associate in the Life Sciences Health Industry Group, practicing in the area of health care regulatory law. She routinely works with a variety of health industry clients, including post-acute providers, hospitals, health systems, as well as other health care providers, suppliers and manufacturers, and health care trade associations. Her practice includes a broad range of complex regulatory, corporate, and contractual matters. Susan has a deep knowledge of the Affordable Care Act and its implementing regulations, the fraud and abuse laws regulating the health care industry and the laws and regulations governing Medicare and Medicaid. She also counsels private equity and other investors regarding health care regulatory issues that arise during transactions, including conducting due diligence and advising on change of ownership (CHOW) issues.

Susan has a particular interest in and experience with federal and state fraud and abuse laws, the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, “alternative payment models” currently being tested by the Medicare and Medicaid programs, and the ever-evolving legal and regulatory framework impacting the health care industry. She regularly counsels clients and gives presentations regarding the same, including investigating and submitting disclosures to the government reporting violations of the federal Stark Law, drafting and reviewing agreements between providers participating in alternative payment models and providing guidance regarding compliance and business considerations impacting providers entering into bundled payment arrangements.

Employment History

  • 2011 - Reed Smith
  • 2010 - Philadelphia District Attorney's Office, Law Clerk, Family Violence & Sexual Assault Unit (August - December)
  • 2009 - Charlottesville Commonwealth Attorney's Office, Clinic Student (August 2009 - May 2010)
  • 2009 - Reed Smith, Summer Associate
  • 2008 - United States Attorney's Office (Washington, D.C.), Law Clerk, Civil Division (June - August 2008)
  • 2005 - Office of Senator Charles E. Schumer, Legislative Aide and Legislative Correspondent (October 2005 - August 2007) 
  • 2004 - AcademyHealth, Research Assistant (July 2004 - October 2005)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Vice Chair, Young Professionals Council (2014-2016)
  • Vice Chair, Publications, Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Practice Group


Susan lives in Logan Circle in Washington, D.C. She enjoys running half-marathons, swimming and biking along the Mount Vernon Trail. Susan also serves as the Chair of the Washington, D.C. office’s Community Service Committee.