Biography

Lynn Shapiro Snyder has helped health care clients successfully serve their communities and protect their investments for over 40 years at Epstein Becker Green. She deftly navigates clients through regulatory, reimbursement, compliance, enforcement, and policy challenges, including in transactions and investigations of fraud and false claims. Counseling industrywide, Lynn represents health care providers, payors, pharmaceutical companies, medical device makers, private equity firms, and other investors.

One of the earliest health care lawyers—and one of the first women in the field—Lynn has guided the strategic growth of leaders and innovators in the health care industry. She uses a deep professional network to cut red tape, prevent costly missteps, and keep deals on track. Her practical, well-timed insights inform the big-picture solutions clients need in government inquiries, product launches, corporate mergers, and more.

Clients count on Lynn’s future-thinking to identify their risks and rewards in a dynamic business and regulatory climate, including health care reform and the impact of new consumerism. To strengthen clients’ enterprises, Lynn discovers best-in-class practices during annual business missions visiting non-U.S. health systems—Belgium 1995, Israel 1997, Brazil 1999, Italy 2002, Argentina 2005, Czech Republic 2006, Ireland 2008, Chile 2009, France 2010, Great Britain 2012, the Netherlands 2013, Israel 2014, Scotland 2015, Denmark 2016, Germany 2017, and Sweden 2019. In addition, she leads international health care companies in gaining a U.S. foothold.

Lynn’s long-lived commitment to health care clients started with working in her family’s retail pharmacy / home medical equipment business and extends today to service on boards of directors. A champion of inclusion, Lynn founded the Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Health Care Industry Foundation (WBL). Her 20-year leadership has resulted in WBL’s strong, growing industry network and numerous appointments of women to corporate boards.

Lynn holds several leadership positions within Epstein Becker Green, including as a member of its Board of Directors and as Vice Chair of the Finance Committee, and is cofounder of the firm’s Health Employment and Labor (HEAL®) strategic industry group. She is also Strategic Counsel with EBG Advisors, Inc., and National Health Advisors. Additionally, Lynn frequently speaks and writes on the subjects of health reform, enterprise risk, and compliance. She authored Advancing Women in Business: 10 Best Practices and co-authored Answering the Call: Understanding the Duties, Risks and Rewards of Corporate Governance.

Lynn represented several health trade associations during the enactment of the 1977 Medicare Anti-Fraud and Abuse Amendments and the 1978 HMO Amendments. She has served as a member of (1) the State of Florida Agency for Health Care Administration Health Care Fraud and Abuse Working Group (1993-1994) and (2) the Study Panel on Reforming the Fee-for-Service Medicare Program, sponsored by the National Academy of Social Insurance (1996-1998). Lynn represented the American Hospital Association in drafting the legislation for the Medicare Prospective Payment (“DRG”) System (1982).

Experience

  • Serves as lead health care deal counsel for private equity firms and strategic partners, including as lead health regulatory counsel for the buyout of HCA by three private equity firms; the buyout of Biomet; and the creation of Ascensia globally, among many others.
  • Leads the defense of claims of health care fraud in Medicare/Medicaid False Claims Act investigations and litigation at the federal and state levels. Lynn has defended one of the largest pharmaceutical firms, one of the largest home health service firms, and one of the largest respiratory services firms.
  • Counsels all types of health care providers, including payors and pharmaceutical and device manufacturers. Lynn has advised on regulatory requirements for clients’ innovations in telemedicine and artificial intelligence.
  • Advises clients on strategies for Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE, VA, and private payor matters for drug makers, device manufacturers, and providers. Areas of Lynn’s counsel include coding/coverage/payment issues and new payment methods, such as accountable care, pay for value, and HCPCS/CPT/J/Q codes.
  • Represents national and state health care trade associations on policy issues and trends, including drafting federal and state legislation, advocacy documents, and studies to support policy positions.
Education
  • Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management
    • Women Director Development Program (July 31 to August 2, 2002)
  • The George Washington University Law School (J.D., 1979)
  • Franklin & Marshall College (A.B., 1976)
    • Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Economics with Health Economics concentration
Court Admissions
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida—Specialist in Health Law
  • New York
Board of Directors
  • Apria Healthcare (2019 to present)
  • Trustmark Mutual Holding Company (2006 to present)
  • Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Health Care Industry Foundation, Inc. (2000 to present)
  • Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. (2007 to present)
  • EBG Advisors, Inc. (2017 to present)
  • Maryland Israel Development Center (former)
  • National Hospice Foundation (former)
  • AMCP (American Managed Care Pharmacy) Foundation (former)
  • Savor Health (former)
Board of Advisors
  • TPG International Health Academy (former)
  • Benjamin Rush Society, Franklin and Marshall College (former)
  • BNA Health Care Fraud Reporter (former)
  • BNA Health Insurance Report Advisory Board (former)
  • Harvard School of Public Health Policy and Management Executive Council (former)
  • HelpAround (former)
  • Primex Wireless (former)
  • Protocare Sciences, Advisory Board (former)
Memberships
  • Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Health Care Industry Foundation
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Food and Drug Law Institute
  • Health on Wednesday, a group of Women Health Policy Experts, Founding Member
Health Care Industry Recognition
  • Modern Healthcare, “100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare,” inaugural issue (August 2002)
  • Modern Healthcare, Top 25 Women in Healthcare (2005)
  • Jewish Women International, Women to Watch Award (2007)
Legal Industry Recognition
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Health Care Law (2006 to 2021)
  • Chambers USA: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business, Leader in Healthcare, Band 1 (2006 to 2021)
  • The Legal 500 United States, Healthcare: Advice to Health Insurers (2014, 2016, 2018 to 2020)
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent Rated
  • Nightingale's Healthcare News, “Outstanding Fraud & Compliance Lawyers for 2006”
  • Washington DC Super Lawyers, Health Care (2007 to 2020)
  • Who’s Who Legal, Healthcare (2020)