Nicholas Wallace

Associate

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  • JD, Yale Law School, 2015; editor,Yale Journal on Regulation
  • BA, with highest distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, Indiana University, 2011

Qualifications

  • California, 2015
  • Spanish

Nicholas Wallace

Associate

Nick Wallace is an associate in Ropes & Gray’s health care group. Nick provides regulatory, investigative, and corporate governance advice to a wide range of clients, including health care providers, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, and colleges and universities.

Nick’s practice encompasses areas including conflict of interest, research, privacy, data and technology licensing, corporate governance, billing, fraud and abuse, and tax-exempt bond financing.

Nick’s work with pro bono clients includes representing immigration clients in asylum hearings and U Visa petitions and a veteran in a discharge status upgrade and disability benefits application.

Experience

  • Investigating allegations with respect to intellectual property spin-off arrangements, research misconduct, and conflicts of interest.
  • Representing provider in billing dispute responding to state Medicaid authorities’ demand for repayment.
  • Drafting request for advisory opinion to the HHS Office of the Inspector General.
  • Advising clients on privacy regulations, particularly questions concerning the EU General Data Protection Regulation and HIPAA.
  • Advising clinical trial sponsors and research sites on informed consent matters, privacy regulations, and good clinical practice requirements.
  • Representing health care company in federal False Claims Act qui tam action involving alleged breaches of Medicaid regulatory requirements.
  • Advising boutique health care providers on challenges of applying reimbursement and privacy models to their businesses.
  • Drafting operating agreements for hospital clients’ joint ventures.
  • Representing universities and hospitals in tax-exempt and taxable bond issuances.
  • Advising nonprofit boards on duties and sundry governance questions.

Publications

Presentations

  • “Tissue Repositories and Data Banks in the Era of the Revised Common Rule,” PRIM&R Social, Behavioral and Educational Research Conference (November 19-20, 2019)  
  • “Foreign Influence in Research: Foreign Research Support, ‘Foreign Components,’ and Personal Income from Foreign Entities,” PRIM&R Social, Behavioral and Educational Research Conference (November 18, 2019) 
  • “European Union, Japan, and U.S. Privacy Law: Implications for Data Sharing,” 16th DIA Japan Annual Meeting, Tokyo, Japan (November 11, 2019)  
  • “Risk Based Approaches to Handle and Protect Clinical Trial Data,” Q1 Life Science Data Privacy Governance & GDPR Alignment Conference, Philadelphia (July 27, 2018)   
  • “The EU General Data Protection Regulation: Implications for Research,” ADVARRA Webinar (June 13, 2018)  
  • “EU General Data Protection Regulation: What U.S. Research Institutions Need to Know,” Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R) Webinar (April 25, 2018) 
  • JD, Yale Law School, 2015; editor,Yale Journal on Regulation
  • BA, with highest distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, Indiana University, 2011

Qualifications

  • California, 2015
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