Chris advises health care businesses - including pharmacies, medical technology companies, management services organizations (MSOs), medical practices, wholesalers, and pharmacy benefits managers - on regulatory and licensing issues. Areas of focus include corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, vendor contracting, practice compliance, HIPAA and state medical record/privacy requirements, Stark Law and Anti-Kickback (AKS) compliance, and labor and employment issues. He also regularly advises clients on compliance requirements during turnaround efforts, restructuring, and bankruptcy.
- Counsels medical technology companies and management services organizations (MSOs) in the pharmacy and medical practice space with business and operations structuring.
- Advises chain, regional, and independent pharmacies with practice of pharmacy requirements, supply chain, controlled substance (both DEA and state CSAs), and business licensing, including change of location (CHOL) and change of ownership (CHOW) requirements.
- Counsels pharmacy benefits managers (PBM), third party administrators (TPA), and discount medical program organizations (DMPO) on licensing, sponsor/marketer contracting, fraud/waste/abuse laws, and operational compliance issues.
- Assists drug and device manufacturers, wholesalers, and repackagers on licensing, operations management, and Drug Quality and Security Act (DQSA) issues.
- Counsels physician practices on matters related to employment and shareholder agreements, compensation, hiring and termination negotiations, in-office dispensing, and practice operations.
- Advises clients on disaster preparedness, immediate disaster response, and mitigation efforts to minimize damage and impact to operations.
- Defends health care facilities and professionals against regulatory and licensing board investigations and complaints.
Education and Honors
- University of Arizona–James E. Rogers College of Law (J.D., 2011)
- Arizona Journal of International & Comparative Law (Managing Editor). 2011 Outstanding Journal Editor. 2011 Dean's Service Award.
- CALI Award (ERISA & Employee Benefits Law).
- Phi Alpha Delta. American Bar Association (Law Student Division). Student Bar Association (American Bar Association Representative and Student Representative).
- Ares Fellow. Writing Fellow. Gust Rosenfeld Scholar. University of Arizona Mock Trial (Mentor). Morris K. Udall Inn of Court (Pupil).
- University of Arizona (B.A., cum laude, 2006)
- Majors: Political Science & Sociology.
- Phi Beta Kappa. Advanced Placement Scholar. Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity (President, Service Chair, Youth Mentor Chair, Publicity Chair).
- University of Arizona Mock Trial (Team Captain).
- Project Volunteer (Youth Programs Coordinator).
Professional and Civic Activities
- American Bar Association (Health Law Section Member)
- American Health Law Association (Member)
- American Society for Pharmacy Law (Member)
- Arizona Health Care Lawyers Association (Member)
- Arizona Asian American Bar Association (Member)
- Vista College Preparatory (Founding Board Member)
- University of Arizona Alumni Association Phoenix Cats Chapter (Board Member and Chair of the Scholarship Golf Tournament Committee)
- Teach For America (Mentor and former teacher)