Brenda M. Maloney Shafer, Partner


Brenda Maloney Shafer strives to provide sound legal advice in a practical manner that advances her clients' business and operational needs. She focuses her practice on health law, particularly health care regulatory and transactional matters, bringing to the table extensive experience in the full range of legal and business challenges and opportunities a health industry client may face:

  • advises pharmacy clients regarding compliance with pharmacy laws and regulations;
  • advises covered entities and contract pharmacies on 340B program compliance;
  • manages health care transactions, including hospital and physician joint ventures, medical practices, and pharmacies;
  • represents physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care providers before state licensing boards;
  • advises physician groups on a variety of issues, including general practice management, employee issues, vendor agreements, and noncompetition disputes;
  • advises clients on state assisted living and long-term care compliance matters, including change of ownership and health care licensing opinions; and
  • advises clients on a variety of nursing issues including the Nurse Licensure Compact, telenursing, use of nurses in call centers and nursing agency licensure.

In addition to her law degree, Brenda holds a Masters of Law in Health Law.

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

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

Court Admissions

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

Professional and Civic Activities

  • ABA Health Law Section - Veterans and Military Health Task Force (Vice Chair, 2015-present)
  • State Bar of Arizona (Member, Health Law Section)
  • State Bar of New Mexico (Member, Health Law Section)
  • American Health Lawyers Association (Member)
  • Served as United States Army Nurse Corps Officer