Mara Sanders

Associate

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  • 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

Qualifications

  • New York, 2018

Mara Sanders

Associate

Mara is an associate in Ropes & Gray's corporate department. Mara provides regulatory, enforcement, and transactional advice to clients in the health care and life sciences industries, including a wide range 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 and enforcement, including with respect to health care fraud and abuse laws, such as the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute, and liability under the False Claims Act. Mara also advises clients on matters related to state Medicaid programs, state and federal privacy & security laws, scope of practice and licensure requirements, and digital health.

Mara’s pro bono work includes representing asylum seekers and advising not-for-profit health care and public health organizations. During law school, Mara served as the editor in chief of A Jailhouse Lawyer's Manual, a sister publication of the Columbia Human Rights Law Review. Mara was a co-director of the Columbia Law chapter of the International Refugee Assistance Project. She also participated in the Challenging the Consequences of Mass Incarceration clinic and interned with the Criminal Appeals Bureau of the Legal Aid Society.

Publications

  • 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)
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