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  • Education
    • J.D., cum laude, Boston University School of Law, 2012, Dean's Award for Administrative Law, Editor for American Journal of Law & Medicine, Editor, Phi Beta Kappa
    • B.A., summa cum laude, University of Arizona, 2009
Marissa Urban assists clients with a business-minded and practical approach. Marissa applies experience in fraud and abuse, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory compliance, and Federal Health Care Programs to promote client business objectives and legal compliance. Her years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry representing pharmaceutical manufacturers, pharmacy benefits managers, and pharmacies in strategic business development, mergers and acquisitions, and regulatory compliance provide experience-based insight for all types of health care entities. Marissa assists pharmacy business managers, hospitals, medical groups, academic practice plans, and other health care entities to implement business plans and establish successful relationships with other industry players.
  • Drafting False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Statute analysis for pharmaceutical manufacturer, long-term care pharmacy, and specialty pharmacy in response to fraud allegations regarding best price reporting, adherence and bridge programs, and the Controlled Substances Act 
  • Representing pharmacy benefit managers and pharmacies in corporate mergers and acquisitions of health care and life sciences entities, such as long-term care pharmacies, pet pharmacies, third party administrators, and utilization management organizations 
  • Advising in-office, physician-owned pharmacies on state Stark laws 
  • Conducting due diligence regarding contract payment structure, REMS adherence programs, and specialty pharmacy hub allocation for health care entities undergoing or participating in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and group purchasing organizations 
  • Advising a pharmaceutical manufacturer on establishing patient assistance programs, value-based purchase payments, and product promotion for a pre-market product 
  • Advising long-term care pharmacies and pharmacy benefit managers on Medicare Part D compliance and dispensing under the Controlled Substances Act 
  • Conducting nationwide state regulatory analysis for non-risk-bearing preferred provider organization on general regulatory compliance and on reimbursement of out-of-network providers