Mara is an associate in Ropes & Gray’s health care group. Mara provides regulatory, enforcement, and transactional advice to clients in the health care and life sciences industries, including a diverse array of care providers, academic research institutions, pharmaceutical and medical device companies, digital health companies, and managed care organizations.
Mara regularly advises clients on matters of state and federal regulatory compliance, investigations, and enforcement, including with respect to health care fraud and abuse laws, such as the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute, clinical research compliance and ethics, and liability under the False Claims Act. Mara also advises clients on matters related to the Medicare and Medicaid programs, state and federal privacy & security laws, scope of practice and licensure, and federal grant funding.
Mara’s pro bono work includes representing asylum seekers and advising not-for-profit health care and public health organizations.
- Co-author, “Applying Allina to the World of Escobar: Avoiding 'Traps, Zaps, and Zingers' in Medicare False Claims Actions,” 31 Health Matrix: Journal of Law and Medicine 155 (2021)
- Author, “Sex, Drugs, and Advisory Committees: An Analysis of Pharmaceutical Industry Manipulation of FDA Vulnerability to Sociopolitical Influences on Matters of Women’s Health,” 48 Columbia Human Rights Law Review 2 (Spring, 2017)
- JD, Columbia University School of Law, 2017; James Kent Scholar; Editor in Chief, A Jailhouse Lawyer’s Manual; Staff Editor, Columbia Human Rights Law Review
- BA (Public Policy), General Honors; Departmental Honors, The University of Chicago, 2012
Admissions / Qualifications
- Not admitted in Illinois
- New York, 2018