Julie Kvedar practices in Ropes & Gray’s U.S. health care and European life sciences groups, with a focus on both U.S.-based and cross-border regulatory compliance matters. Julie regularly advises health care and life sciences clients on data privacy and clinical research requirements, government investigations, and regulatory compliance obligations under state, federal, and international law. Prior to law school, Julie worked at prominent academic medical centers in Boston and New York.


  • Advises clients on cross-border transactions and regulatory compliance matters spanning the United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom, Oceania, and Asia.
  • Advises U.S.-based clients on the application of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to their research and health care operations.
  • Advises clients on health care-related investigations conducted by the New York State Attorney General and other government agencies. 
  • Advises health care organizations regarding compliance with HIPAA and state data privacy laws, federal and state fraud and abuse laws, telehealth regulations, and state data breach notification requirements.
  • Advises clients during health care transactions in the medical device, physical therapy, women’s health, clinical research, pharmaceutical, and health care software industries.
  • Advised a genetic testing company on a cross-border survey of medical device regulations involving over one hundred countries.
  • Advises pro bono clients in asylum, human trafficking, and reproductive justice matters.

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