Julie Kvedar joined Ropes & Gray's New York office as a member of the class of 2020. She practices in the U.S. health care and European life sciences groups, with a focus on cross-border transactions and regulatory compliance matters. 

While in law school, Julie served as the senior notes & submissions editor of the Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal. During the 2018-2019 academic year, she worked as a student attorney in the USC International Human Rights Clinic and served as vice president of the USC Health Law Society. In 2018, Julie interned on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Julie spent the Fall 2019 semester studying international business law in Lyon, France. 

Prior to law school, Julie obtained a Master of Public Health from Columbia University and worked at Partners HealthCare in Boston, MA and Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY.


  • 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 during health care transactions in the medical device, physical therapy, women’s health, clinical research, pharmaceutical, and health care software industries.
  • 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.
  • Advised a genetic testing company on a cross-border survey of medical device regulations involving over one hundred countries.
  • Advised COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers on matters involving vaccine testing and distribution. 
  • Advises pro bono clients in asylum, human trafficking, and reproductive justice matters.

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