Katherine M. Sullivan
Katie Sullivan is an associate in the health care group, with an emphasis on representing clients in the health care and life sciences industries. Katie advises health care organizations including academic medical centers, non-profit and for-profit health care systems, physician practices, insurers, and pharmaceutical and medical device companies, and other organizations on a variety of regulatory, licensing, compliance and transactional matters. Katie also assists the firm’s private equity clients with due diligence matters for transactions involving health care companies.
Katie has represented health care systems and other providers in a variety of transactions, including strategic affiliations, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions. She regularly advices pharmaceutical and medical device companies on compliance with health care fraud and abuse laws, including the Anti-Kickback Statute, the Stark Law, the False Claims Act, and state analogs. Katie represents clients in internal investigation matters and development of comprehensive internal compliance policies, procedures and training.
Katie regularly advises clients in the health care space, including providers, insurers and business associates, on federal health care privacy and security issues, including HIPAA, as well as state health care privacy laws and data breach reporting requirements relating to medical records. She also routinely advises clients on business associate agreement requirements for both covered entities and business associates and their subcontractors.
As an associate, Katie was seconded to one of Boston’s academic medical centers to provide advice regarding health care privacy law compliance. Prior to joining the firm, Katie earned her Master of Public Health, with a concentration in health policy and management, from the Harvard School of Public Health. Before law school, Katie worked as a litigation paralegal for the Washington D.C. firm of Lewis Baach, PLLC, focusing on primarily London-based insurance and reinsurance matters.
- Advised academic medical system on single-hospital membership substitution and realignment.
- Advised non-profit health care system on acquisition of single hospital.
- Created revised compliance policies and procedures relating to sales, promotions, and educational use for medical device company.
- Advised medical device company on response to qui tam lawsuit and resulting government investigation.
- Advised academic medical center on update of HIPAA policies, procedures and related documents following enactment and implementation of HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule.
- Katherine M. Sullivan, “But Doctor, I Still Have Both Feet! Remedial Problems Faced by Victims of Medical Identity Theft,” 35 American Journal of Law & Medicine 647 (2009)