Brian is a corporate lawyer with particular knowledge of the health care industry’s nuanced statutes and regulations. He advises health care clients on corporate formation, transactions, and regulatory concerns to ensure compliance with the anti-kickback statute and the Stark law. He has also implemented company-wide compliance policies and procedures addressing fraud, waste, and abuse and patient privacy protections through HIPAA and the federal Part 2 regulations for substance abuse programs. Brian knows the unique challenges presented by medical marijuana laws and assists health care providers and entrepreneurs with understanding the federal law interaction with such laws.
Prior to joining the firm, Brian was a corporate attorney at Medpace, Inc., a publicly-traded clinical research organization focused on the development of pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Brian also served as a legal intern to The Christ Hospital’s legal department.
Negotiated and closed million dollar asset acquisition of compounding and retail pharmacies in accordance with DEA, Medicare/Medicaid, and Board of Pharmacy regulations.
Assisted private medical practice in defending and reducing an overpayment allegation from a private insurer by around 88%.
Created and implemented organization-wide approaches to various healthcare facilities’ approach to medical marijuana.
Advised clients on the federal Stark law and anti-kickback statute and their state law equivalents when structuring investment opportunities for physicians in management services organizations.
Counseled clients on patient privacy issues and disclosures under federal law like HIPAA and the Part 2 Regulations.
Provided regulatory and corporate law advice on the structure and operations of substance use disorder clinics.
Negotiated the regulatory licensure transfer for a non-profit health system’s sale to a for-profit buyer in the midst of a multi-million dollar acquisition.
Drafted corporate and offering documents for investment in ambulatory surgical centers.
Assisted in negotiating the multi-million dollar sale of a physician group to a national health system.
Drafted corporate formation documents, including operating agreements, bylaws, and codes of regulations for healthcare entities.
Advised pharmaceutical manufacturers on Medicare’s 340B program.
University of Cincinnati, College of Law, J.D., 2015
Dean’s List – Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015
Moot Court Honor Board Member
Associate Editor of the Immigration and Nationality Law Review
Denison University, B.A., Spanish, 2009
Dean’s List Fall 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008
National Spanish Honor Society Inductee (Sigma Delta Pi)
New York State Supreme Court, Judge John Curran
Co-Chair of the Cincinnati Bar Association’s Health Law Committee
COVID-19 Hospital Funding & Other Related Issues | Kentucky and West Virginia Hospital Associations (Webinar), May 21, 2020
Medical Marijuana Law Update | The Health Collaborative (Cincinnati, Ohio), April 1, 2019
Medical Marijuana Law for Elder Care Professionals | The Forum on Aging’s Annual Conference (Sharonville, Ohio Convention Center), March 12, 2019
Medical Marijuana Law for Health Care Professionals | Law Office of Dennison Keller (Blue Ash, Ohio), February 28, 2019
Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Law: What Elder Care Professionals Need to Know | Law Office of Dennison Keller (Blue Ash, Ohio), August 23, 2018
Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Law | Cincinnati Bar Association’s Health Law Series (Cincinnati, Ohio), December 6, 2018
Medical Marijuana Law Update | The Health Collaborative (Cincinnati, Ohio), November 2, 2018
Medical Marijuana Law for Health Care Professionals and Employers Webinar | Rich Moore and Brian Higgins, November 13, 2018
Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Law | Cincinnati Bar Association Brown Bag Series (Cincinnati, Ohio), October 3, 2018
Medical Marijuana Law for Hospitals | Ohio Hospital Association Annual Conference (Columbus, Ohio), June 5, 2018
What will Happen to the Affordable Care Act under the Trump Administration? | Frost Brown Todd (Cincinnati, Ohio), February 10, 2017
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