PATRICIA M. WAGNER is a Member of the Firm in the Health Care and Life Sciences and Litigation practices, in the Washington, DC, office of Epstein Becker Green. She also serves as a General Counsel of the firm and as Chief Privacy Officer.

Ms. Wagner was recommended by The Legal 500 United States (2016, 2017) in the areas of Healthcare: Service Providers and Healthcare: Health Insurers; selected to the Washington DC Super Lawyers list (2014, 2015) in the area of Health Care; and recognized as a 2018 Top 13 Female Acritas Star.

Ms. Wagner's experience includes the following:

  • Advising clients on a variety of matters related to federal and state antitrust issues
  • Representing clients in antitrust matters in front of the Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice, and state antitrust authorities
  • Counseling clients on issues related to HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules
  • Advising clients on issues related to state licensure and regulatory requirements

Ms. Wagner is a contributor to the Health Law Advisor Blog and speaks and writes frequently in her areas of practice. Selected presentations and articles include the following:

  • Guest lecturer in “Digital Health Law” at Cornell Tech, on privacy and HIPAA (October 2018)
  • Contributor to ABA Health Law Series: E-Health, Privacy, and Security Law: Evaluating Antitrust Concerns in the Electronic Marketplace, 2nd ed.
  • Speaker at Massachusetts Medical Society Symposium: "A Path to Accountable Care Organizations: How Do We Get There from Here?" (September 13, 2011)
  • Panelist at Federal Trade Commission Workshop: "Another Dose of Competition - Accountable Care Organizations and Antitrust" (May 9, 2011)
  • Lecturer in DC Bar Introduction to Health Law Series: "Managed Care Contracting" (2005 to 2012)
  • Presentation for Lorman Group: "Privacy Compliance for Medical Records" (February 2008, November 2008, and December 2008)
  • Presenter in Webinar: "HIPAA and Wellness Programs" (March 2007)
  • Coauthor with William G. Kopit, Dagher Redux: Searching for the Missing Pieces, 39 J. HEALTH L. 349 (Summer 2006)

Prior to practicing law, Ms. Wagner received her doctorate in microbiology (1990) from the University of Kansas. With that degree, she worked as a research microbiologist at a number of research institutions around the country, including the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia.

  • Saint Louis University School of Law (J.D., 2000)
    • cum laude, Certificate, Health Law Studies Program
  • University of Kansas (Ph.D., 1990)
    • Microbiology
  • University of Kansas (B.A., 1984)
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Missouri
  • American Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association