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Biography

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.

 

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Experience

Legal Work Highlights

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.

Education

Law School

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

Undergraduate School

Denison University, B.A., Spanish, 2009
Dean’s List Fall 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008
National Spanish Honor Society Inductee (Sigma Delta Pi)

Clerkship

Brian served as a clerk for the court(s) and judge(s) below:

New York State Supreme Court, Judge John Curran

Bar Membership

Brian is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

Ohio, 2016

Presentations

Brian was invited to speak at the following events:

Medical Marijuana Law Update | The Health Collaborative (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Medical Marijuana Law for Elder Care Professionals | The Forum on Aging’s Annual Conference (Sharonville, Ohio Convention Center)

Medical Marijuana Law for Health Care Professionals | Law Office of Dennison Keller (Blue Ash, Ohio)

Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Law: What Elder Care Professionals Need to Know | Law Office of Dennison Keller (Blue Ash, Ohio)

Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Law | Cincinnati Bar Association’s Health Law Series (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Medical Marijuana Law Update | The Health Collaborative (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Medical Marijuana Law for Health Care Professionals and Employers Webinar | Rich Moore and Brian Higgins

Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Law | Cincinnati Bar Association Brown Bag Series (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Medical Marijuana Law for Hospitals | Ohio Hospital Association Annual Conference (Columbus, Ohio)

What will Happen to the Affordable Care Act under the Trump Administration? | Frost Brown Todd (Cincinnati, Ohio)