Brenda M. Maloney Shafer


Brenda Maloney Shafer focuses her practice on health care regulatory, compliance, and transactional matters for a wide variety of providers, including pharmacies, pharmacy benefit managers, and drug wholesalers; hospitals and physician groups; and long-term care facilities. A particular area of focus is counseling clients regarding compliance with the 340B Drug Pricing Program.

Her time as a United States Army Nurse Corps officer gives Brenda a unique perspective on the challenges of health care, further informing how she guides her clients through the full range of legal and business challenges they face.

Brenda works to advance her clients' business and operational needs by:

  • Assisting pharmacy clients in complying with pharmacy laws and regulations
  • Advising covered entities and contract pharmacies on 340B program compliance
  • Assisting clients with licensing and regulatory issues related to health care transactions
  • Representing physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care providers before state licensing boards
  • Giving advice to clients on a variety of nursing issues, including the Nurse Licensure Compact, telenursing, use of nurses in call centers, and nursing agency licensure
  • Counseling physician groups on a variety of issues, including general practice management, employee issues, vendor agreements, and noncompetition disputes;
  • Guiding clients through state assisted living and long-term care compliance matters, including change of ownership and health care licensing opinions

In addition to her law degree, Brenda holds a Masters of Law in Health Law. She is also the National Vice-Chair of the Health Law Practice Group.

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • St. Louis University (LL.M., 2002)
    • Major: Health Law
  • University of New Mexico (J.D., cum laude, 2001)
  • Creighton University (BSN, 1993)

Bar Admissions

  • New Mexico
  • Arizona
  • North Carolina
  • District of Columbia
  • Kentucky
  • Idaho

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico, 2002

Professional and Civic Activities

  • ABA Legal Assistance for Military Section, Standing Committee, member,
  • ABA Health Law Section, Life Sciences Interest Group, vice chair, 2019-2021
  • ABA Health Law Section, Veterans and Military Health Task Force, vice chair,
  • State Bar of Arizona, Health Law Section, member
  • State Bar of New Mexico, Health Law Section, member
  • American Health Law Association, member
  • Served as United States Army Nurse Corps Officer
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