Laura E.Koman

Associate

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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

  • 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 financing of Champion Healthcare Technologies, a SaaS provider that enables hospitals to manage surgical implants throughout their life cycle.
  • Misonix to acquire Solys Medical, LLCJones Day is advising Misonix, Inc. in its acquisition of Solsys Medical, LLC, a privately held regenerative medical company, in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $97 million.
  • Large health system advised on regulatory and reimbursement matters for telehealth and telemedicine activitiesJones Day is providing ongoing advice to a large hospital/health system related to telehealth and telemedicine reimbursement and regulatory matters.
  • Curavi acquires TripleCareJones Day advised University of Pittsburgh Medical Center ("UPMC) and Curavi, in the acquisition by subsidiary Curavi of TripleCare, a Long Island City, New York-based provider of telemedicine solutions for the post-acute, long-term care industry, including skilled nursing facilities.
  • Dietary supplement manufacturer obtains withdrawal of threatened class action alleging false label claimsJones Day represented a dietary supplement manufacturer who received a draft class action complaint alleging that the manufacturer's products falsely claimed non-existent health benefits.
  • WMATA engages advisors for executive boardJones Day is serving as the strategic executive advisor to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's General Manager/Chief Executive Officer and its Board of Directors in connection with its efforts to evaluate its finances, operations, and governance.
  • Emerging digital health company launches multi-state telehealth platformJones Day advised an emerging digital health company in launching its telehealth operations in multiple states throughout the U.S., with additional expansion to come.
  • Large digital health company grows operations across U.S.Jones Day advised a large digital health company in expanding operations throughout multiple states in the U.S. and in responding to several state regulator inquiries regarding its operations.
  • Koch Disruptive Technologies leads $150 million investment in INSIGHTECJones Day advised Koch Disruptive Technologies, a subsidiary of Koch Industries focused on finding and funding innovative and emerging companies, as the lead investor in a $150 million Series E funding round for INSIGHTEC, a commercial stage medical device company.
  • Smith & Nephew acquires Rotation Medical Inc. for up to $210 millionJones Day advised Smith & Nephew plc in its acquisition of Rotation Medical Inc., a developer of a novel tissue regeneration technology for shoulder rotator cuff repair, for an initial cash consideration of $125 million and up to $85 million over the next five years, contingent on financial performance.
  • Emerging digital health company expands operations to new telehealth servicesJones Day advised an emerging digital health company in expanding its telehealth product offerings to patients across the United States and in responding to several state regulator inquiries regarding its operations.
  • RTI Surgical divests cardiothoracic closure business to A&E Medical Corporation for up to $60 millionJones Day advised RTI Surgical Inc. regarding the sale of its cardiothoracic closure business to A&E Advanced Closure Systems, LLC (A&E Medical), a cardiovascular medical device OEM and a portfolio company of Vance Street Capital LLC, for up to $60 million.
  • Client receives full social security disability benefitsJones Day Washington, in association with the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless, helped a single man obtain social security disability benefits in a hearing before the Social Security Administration’s Office of Disability Adjudication and Review.
  • City of Hope forms precision medicine alliance with TGenJones Day advised City of Hope, a world-renowned cancer and diabetes research and treatment center, in its affiliation with the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), a nonprofit biomedical research institute focused on developing earlier diagnostics and personalized treatments.
  • Celgene acquires Triphase Accelerator's first compound, MarizomibJones Day advised Celgene Corporation in the acquisition, through an affiliate, of Triphase Accelerator Corporation's assets related to its proteasome inhibitor, marizomib (MRZ), which is in development for glioblastoma and relapsed and/or refractory multiple myeloma.
  • Saint Luke's Health System collaborates with MDLiveJones Day assisted Saint Luke's Health System with negotiating all aspects of a telemedicine collaboration arrangement with MDLive Inc. and its affiliated physician entities.
  • Riverside invests in SootheJones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with its investment and acquisition of Soothe, Inc., an online and mobile app that connects people who want to book same-day in-home massages with hand-picked massage therapists.
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