Laura E.Koman

Associate

Washington + 1.202.879.3601

Laura Koman advises health care and life sciences companies on transactional and regulatory matters, with a particular emphasis on digital health.

Laura has advised hospitals, health systems, provider groups, and established and emerging companies concerning e-health topics such as direct-to-consumer telemedicine, provider-to-provider consults, e-prescribing, licensure, remote supervision, reimbursement, patient consent, and corporate structure and corporate practice of medicine issues. She also has participated in structuring various health care transactions, including health care acquisitions, joint ventures, management service agreements, and other arrangements for the provision of professional, practice management, or administrative services. Laura's experience includes counseling clients on health care fraud and abuse issues, including compliance with the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute.

On the life sciences side, Laura advises clients on issues surrounding the regulation of drug, medical device, food, dietary supplement, and cosmetic products by the FDA, CPSC, and other federal and state agencies and provides support to clients engaged in life sciences M&A and other transactions, including due diligence.

Laura maintains an active pro bono practice that includes providing advice to nonprofit organizations relating to governance and formation and volunteering with the D.C. Bar Association's Landlord Tenant Resource Center. She also recently represented an individual seeking social security disability benefits as a volunteer for the Washington Legal Clinical for the Homeless.

Laura is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association.

Experience

  • Smith & Nephew to acquire extremity orthopedics business of Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation for $240 millionJones Day is advising Smith & Nephew plc, the global medical technology company, in its acquisition of the extremity orthopedics business of Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: IART) for $240 million on a cash and debt-free basis.
  • Olive Tree Ventures participates in $33 million investment in Lemonaid HealthJones Day represented Olive Tree Ventures as health regulatory and privacy counsel in connection with its investment in Lemonaid Health, a convenient, affordable, on-demand platform for accessing healthcare online.
  • SOC Telemed to merge with Healthcare Merger Corp.Jones Day is providing healthcare and general corporate counsel to SOC Telemed in its $720 million merger with Healthcare Merger Corp.
  • UPMC subsidiary Curavi Health combined with CarePointe and U.S. Health Systems to form Arkos HealthJones Day advised University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) in the business combination of its subsidiary Curavi Health, Inc. with CarePointe and U.S. Health Systems to form Arkos Health, a company that will provide virtual care solutions and health insights to vulnerable populations across the United States.
  • Riverside sells ActivStyleJones Day advised The Riverside Company in its sale of ActivStyle, a distributor of consumable medical supplies with an emphasis on incontinence products.
  • Digital health company expands telehealth programming in response to the COVID-19 public health crisisJones Day represented a digital health company in the expansion of their telehealth programming in response to the COVID-19 public health crisis.
  • National diagnostic clinician network expands telehealth programming in response to COVID-19 public health crisisJones Day represented a national diagnostic clinician network in their expansion of telehealth programming in response to the COVID-19 public health crisis.
  • Telehealth company expands programming in response to COVID-19 public health crisisJones Day represented a telehealth company in the expansion of their telehealth programming in response to the COVID-19 public health crisis and related health regulatory and contracting matters.
  • Telemedicine provider expands telehealth programming in response to COVID-19 public health crisisJones Day represented a telemedicine provider in their expansion of telehealth programming in response to the COVID-19 public health crisis.
  • Large critical infrastructure employer considers implementing COVID-19 testing program for employeesJones Day represented a large critical infrastructure employer during the COVID-19 crisis to consider and assess appropriate protocols and policies for implementing an employee COVID-19 testing program at its sites. This included counseling on myriad federal, state, and local legal and regulatory frameworks as well as forming appropriate partnerships.
  • Large critical infrastructure employer develops and implements protocol for international relocation of essential workers during COVID-19 pandemicJones Day represented a large critical infrastructure employer during the COVID-19 crisis to develop appropriate protocols and policies for the international relocation of several employees in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • National digital health company launches government partnershipJones Day advised a large digital health company with multi-clinical services in negotiating a partnership with a state government program to provide telehealth and telemedicine consults during the COVID-19 state of emergency.
  • Smith & Nephew acquires Tusker Medical, Inc.Jones Day advised Smith & Nephew plc, the global medical technology company, in the acquisition of Tusker Medical, Inc., the developer of the Tula System, an in-office solution for tympanostomy tubes (commonly known as ear tubes).
  • Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma acquires late stage biopharma companies and forms alliance with Roivant Sciences Ltd. worth $3 billionJones Day advised Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd. ("Sumitomo") in an acquisition of late stage biopharma companies and formation of alliance with Roivant Sciences Ltd.
  • Leading specialty telemedicine organization launches novel telemedicine-oriented revenue cycle management offeringJones Day provided health regulatory counsel to one of the Nation’s leading specialty telemedicine organizations for its innovative reimbursement, enrollment, contracting, compliance policies, data privacy, and billing arrangements regarding specialty telemedicine services across the U.S.
  • Misonix acquires Solsys Medical, LLC for $109 millionJones Day advised Misonix, Inc. in its acquisition of Solsys Medical, LLC, a privately held regenerative medical company, in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $109 million.
  • Large multi-state corporation reviews compliance with state corporate practice of medicine laws and regulationsJones Day advised a private multi-state corporation on compliance with corporate practice of medicine laws and regulations in multiple states with respect to the corporation's employed health care practitioners providing clinical services to the corporation's employees.
  • Arsenal Capital Partners acquires HistoGeneX and Caprion BiosciencesJones Day advised Arsenal Capital Partners on major investments in HistoGeneX and Caprion Biosciences and the subsequent combination of the two businesses.
  • Evidera acquires MedimixJones Day advised Evidera, a business unit of Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC, in its acquisition of Medimix International, a global technology company providing real-world evidence (RWE) insights and information to the pharmaceutical, diagnostic, and medical device industries.
  • Riverside acquires Champion Healthcare TechnologiesJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and related financings of Champion Healthcare Technologies, a SaaS provider that enables hospitals to manage surgical implants throughout their life cycle.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • August 1, 2019
      11th Annual mHealth and Telehealth World Summit―Addressing the Legal and Regulatory Barriers to Expand Telehealth Capabilities
    • April 14, 2019
      ATA19—Direct-to-Consumer Telemedicine – Lessons Learned and Strategies for Advancing Policy
    • March 22, 2019
      Institute on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Issues—2019 Changes to Medicare Reimbursement for Telehealth and Communication Technology Based Services
    • October 10, 2018
      AHLA Telemedicine Webinar Series—Part I: Fundamentals of Telemedicine Legal and Regulatory
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