Epstein Becker Green has significant experience representing academic medical centers (AMCs) in a wide variety of regulatory, operational, and strategic business issues. We have helped AMCs structure and implement effective relationships between and among the hospital(s), faculty practice, and medical school. We also have experience advising academic institutions on compliance issues and responding to government investigations and litigation involving biomedical and human subject research.

Services/Scope of Practice

Drawing on our vast knowledge in a range of legal subjects, Epstein Becker Green provides complete legal support for AMCs, including:

  • Counseling on biomedical and human subject research compliance
  • Structuring relationships with sponsors and trial management organizations
  • Providing advice in connection with sponsored research agreements, grant administration, and IRB activities
  • Resolving financial conflicts of interest
  • Advising on appropriate designs for selection and the incentivization of research subjects
  • Protecting confidentiality and privacy
  • Protecting intellectual property
  • Counseling on Medicare coverage and reimbursement compliance
  • Responding to government audits, investigations, and reporting requirements
  • Developing institution-wide research policies and procedures
  • Advising on labor and employment issues
  • Counseling on HIPAA compliance
  • Structuring and negotiating appropriate compensation arrangements with faculty physicians and researchers
  • Establishing and implementing corporate compliance programs
  • Addressing medical staff matters, including fair hearing requirements, and designing state-of-the-art medical staff bylaws