About Roger

Timely, discerning pharmacy industry insight and counsel

Roger Morris represents pharmacies and related health care entities in a wide variety of regulatory compliance and transactional matters. A practicing pharmacist before becoming a lawyer more than 30 years ago, Roger brings deep experience in the pharmacy industry to the work he does for:

  • Retail pharmacies, including mail order
  • Pharmacy wholesalers
  • Compounding pharmacies
  • Veterinary pharmacies
  • Pharmacy benefit managers (PBM)
  • Pharmaceutical manufacturers
  • Health care providers, including hospitals, health systems and medical staff

He also has experience in the highly innovative telemedicine and telepharmacy sectors, assisting clients with the unique state and federal regulatory compliance issues they face, as well as acquisitions and the creation of and construction of facilities. Knowing the pharmacy world as he does – its language, business models and practices, and industry actors – Roger is able to combine uncommon industry insight with deep knowledge of his client’s businesses to address their legal and business needs.

Roger is the section chair for Quarles' Commercial Litigation, Product Liability, Bankruptcy, and Health Law Practice Groups, former chair of the Health Law Practice Group and a member of the firm's governing executive committee.

Experience in Action

  • Advising on licensing of new pharmacy locations.
  • Responding to regulatory inquiries and investigations before state pharmacy boards.
  • Developing complex new programs that include multiple points in the pharmacy distribution process.
  • Providing counsel on matters involving multiple state jurisdictions.

Professional Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers® 2022 Phoenix Health Care Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Health Care Law, 2005-present
  • Chambers USA®, Healthcare, 2015–present
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated
    , 2000-present
  • Southwest Super Lawyers®, Health Care, 2001-present
  • Arizona Business Leader – Healthcare Law, AZ Big Media, 2015-2017, 2019
  • America’s Top 100 Attorneys®, 2017
  • Magazine Top Health Care Leader, Arizona Business, 2016
  • Finalist for Legal Advocate for Arizona Business Magazine Health Care Leadership Awards, 2016
  • Health Care Hero Finalist - Non Physician Category, Arizona Business Journal, 2015
  • Arizona Pharmacy Association Pharmacy Hall of Fame Inductee, 2014
  • Arizona’s Top Lawyers, AZ Business Magazine, Healthcare, 2014
  • Distinguished Alumnus – University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, 2013
  • Spirit of Philanthropy Award – AFP – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona / Association of Fundraising Professionals, 2013
  • Bowl of Hygeia Award from the Arizona Pharmacy Alliance, 2011
  • Arizona Pharmacy Alliance – Pharmacist of the Year, 2005
  • Best of the Bar – Health Care Lawyers, Phoenix Business Journal, 2003–2005
  • Outstanding Healthcare Transaction Lawyer, Nightingale's Healthcare News, 2005

Professional & Civic Activities

  • American Society for Pharmacy Law, fellow and
    past president
  • American Pharmacists Association, member
  • Arizona Pharmacy Association, board of directors
  • American College of Legal Medicine, member
  • American Health Law Association, member
  • American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics, member
  • Arizona Association of Health Care Lawyers, member and former board member
  • Defense Research Institute, member
  • LeadingAge Arizona, former outside general counsel
  • Southwest Behavioral & Health Services, past chairman and board member emeritus
  • American Bar Association, Health Law Section, Products Liability Committee, Litigation Section, member
  • Maricopa County Bar Association, member
  • State Bar of Arizona, member; Labor & Employment Section Executive Committee, former member
  • Arizona State University Center for Law, Science & Innovation, advisory board member
  • Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Food and Drug Law and Pharmaceutical Products Liability adjunct faculty
  • Arizona State Board of Pharmacy Rule Writing Task Force, member
  • Midwestern University College of Pharmacy, Pharmacy Law adjunct faculty, Dean’s Council
  • University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, Pharmacy Law adjunct faculty
  • University of Pittsburgh, School of Pharmacy adjunct faculty, Dean’s Council
  • Arizona Science Center, former board member
  • Valley Big Brothers/Big Sisters, former board member and past secretary

News & Insights

  • "Case Law Update"
    American Society for Pharmacy Law (ASPL) Developments in Pharmacy Law Seminar DPL XXXIII
  • "State Board of Pharmacy Panel"
    Quarles & Brady's Pharmacy Law Symposium
  • "Hot Topics in Pharmacy Law"
    Quarles & Brady's Pharmacy Law Symposium
  • "How to Prepare for the MPJE"
    Midwestern University School of Pharmacy
  • "Arizona Law Update 2021-2022"
    Arizona Pharmacy Association Spring Clinical Conference
  • "Hot Topics in Pharmacy Law and Pharmaceutical Supply Chain"
    American Health Lawyers Association
  • "Pharmacy Law Update"
    Arizona Pharmacy Association
  • "How to Prepare for the MPJE"
    Midwestern University School of Pharmacy
  • "Pharmacy Case Law Update"
    American Pharmacist Association
  • "Arizona Law Update 2020-2021"
    Arizona Pharmacy Association Spring Clinical Conference
  • "How to Prepare for the MPJE"
    Midwestern University School of Pharmacy
  • "Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Review"
    Medical College of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy
  • Arizona Law Update 2019-2020
    Arizona Pharmacy Association Spring Clinical Conference
  • "Case Law Update"
    American Society for Pharmacy Law (ASPL) DPLXXX Annual Meeting
  • Pharmacy Law Update
    Arizona Pharmacy Association
  • Telepharmacy, Telemedicine, AIC, and Other Alternative Sites of Care
    National Association of Specialty Pharmacy 4th Annual Specialty Pharmacy Law Conference
  • "Updates in Pharmacy Law"
    Indian Health Services Southwest Regional Pharmacy Technician Meeting
  • "Duties of a Non-Profit Board"
    Arizona Pharmacy Association Board Meeting
  • "Moderated Panel of State Board of Pharmacy Members"
    Quarles & Brady Pharmacy Law Symposium
  • "The Year in Review - A Legal Case Update"
    Western Medicaid Pharmacy Administrators Association Annual Conference
  • "Managing Employee and Referral Relationships"
    National Association of Specialty Pharmacy Annual Conference
  • "Pharmacy Law - Cases and Discussions"
    Indian Health Service SW Regional Pharmacy Technician Training
  • "What Keeps State Board of Pharmacy Executive Directors Up At Night?"
    Quarles & Brady Pharmacy Law Symposium
  • "Pharmacy Law Update"
    Arizona Pharmacy Association
  • "How to Prepare for the MPJE"
    Midwestern University
  • "Preparing for the MPJE"
    University of Arizona School of Pharmacy
  • "A Review of The Arizona Board of Pharmacy"
    Midwestern University - School of Pharmacy
  • "Pharmacy Law Update"
    Southwest Clinical Conference
  • "Specialty Pharmacy and the Law"
    McKesson Corporation
  • "Pharmacy Case Law Update"
    American Pharmacist Association
  • "2017 Pharmacy Case Law Update"
    American Society for Pharmacy Law
  • "Legal Issues in Specialty Pharmacy"
    National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP) Annual Meeting
  • "Ethics - FCA, OIG, AKS and other Scary Acronyms: A Discussion about Trends in Government Enforcement"
    11th Annual Specialized CLE For In-House Counsel
  • "Pharmacy Law Update"
    Arizona Pharmacy Association
  • "Pharmacy 101"
    McKesson Corporation
  • "How to Prepare for the Multi-State Pharmacy Jurisprudence Exam MPJE"
    Midwestern University
  • "A Summary of the Year for the Arizona Board of Pharmacy"
    Midwestern University
  • "What's New in Pharmacy?"
    Summit Partners
  • "Pharmacy Case Law Update"
    American Pharmacist Association
  • "Pharmacy Compounding Law"
    McKesson Corporation
  • "Health Care Changes Under President Trump"
    Alliance Bank
  • "Pharmacy Law Update"
    Southwest Clinical Conference
  • "Drug Manufacturers Copay Rebates"
    PruGen, Inc.
  • "Drug Manufacturers Copay Rebates"
    PruGen, Inc.
  • "2016 Pharmacy Case Law Update"
    American Society for Pharmacy Law
  • "What Keeps State Board of Pharmacy Executive Directors' Up At Night"
    Quarles & Brady Pharmacy Law Symposium
  • "Hot Topics in Pharmacy Law"
    Quarles & Brady Pharmacy Law Symposium
  • "Preparation for the Multi-State Pharmacy Jurisprudence Exam"
    Midwestern University College of Pharmacy
  • "Hot Legal Topics"
    American Osteopathic Colleges of Opthalmology & Otolaryngology
  • "Case Law Update"
    American Pharmacists Association
  • "Pharmacy Law Update"
    Southwest Clinical Conference
  • "2015 Pharmacy Case Law Update"
    American Society for Pharmacy Law
  • "Introduction to Pharmacy Law"
    University of Arizona School of Law
  • "What State Attorney Generals Do At Boards of Pharmacy"
    Quarles & Brady Pharmacy Law Symposium
  • "Pharmacy Law Update"
    Arizona Pharmacist Association
  • "How to Prepare for The MPJE"
    Arizona Pharmacist Association
  • "Case Law Update"
    American Pharmacist Association
  • "Arizona Medical Malpractice Laws"
    National Business Institute
  • "Pharmacy Law Update"
    Southwest Clinical Conference
  • "Pharmacy Law—Examination and Board Review: Arizona Chapter"
    2015 Textbook, McGraw Hill Education
  • "Pharmacy Law - Examination and Board Review"
    2015 Textbook, McGraw Hill Education (Major Contributor and Editorial Advisor)
  • "2014 Pharmacy Case Law Update"
    American Society for Pharmacy Law
  • "Introduction to Pharmacy Law"
    University of Arizona College of Pharmacy
  • "Important Legal Lessons in 2014 for Pharmacists-in-Charge"
    CVS Health PIC Summit
  • "Pharmacy Law as a Career Choice"
    Arizona Pharmacy Association
  • “Preparation for the Multi-State Pharmacy Jurisprudence Exam”
    Midwestern University College of Pharmacy
  • “Legal Train Wrecks”
    American Osteopathic Colleges of Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology - Hand and Neck Surgery Foundation, Inc.
  • “Liability for Genotypes”
    Arizona State University
  • “Current Pharmacy Law Issues”
    Southwest Clinical Conference
  • “Case Law Review”
    American Pharmacists Association
  • “What a Health Lawyer Does”
    University of Arizona School of Law
  • “Case Law Update"
    American Society for Pharmacy Law
  • "Payments to Pharmacist for Filling Internet Pharmacy Prescriptions Held to Be Illegal Brides, Not Merely Legal Gratuities"
    Rx Ipsa Loquitor (American Society for Pharmacy Law)
  • “What A Pharmacy Student Needs To Know About Pharmacy Law”
    University of Arizona
  • "Shipping Drugs To Georgia Just Got More Complicated"
    Law360
  • “The Year in Pharmacy Law”
    Arizona Pharmacy Association
  • “Pharmacy Law Review”
    Midwestern University
  • "Case Law Update"
    APhA
  • "The Year In Pharmacy Law"
    Southwest Clinical Conference
  • “Generic Drugs and Biosimilars Lower Costs and Raise Legal Questions"
    Aspatore Books
  • "Preparation for the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Axiom"
    Walgreens
  • "Alternative Fee Arguments"
    Arizona Bar CLE
  • "A New Pill to Swallow"
    AzBusiness
  • "2009 Pharmacy Case Law Update"
    American Society for Pharmacy Law
  • "2009 Pharma Code"
    Abraxis Pharmaceuticals
  • "2008 Summary of Health Care Law"
    McKesson Corporation
  • "GINA"
    Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
  • "Pharmacy Law on the Links"
    Arizona Pharmacy Alliance
  • "Pharmacy Law Regulatory Roundup"
  • "Preparation for the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Axiom"
    Midwestern University
  • "Preparation for the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Axiom"
    Walgreens
  • "Preparation for the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Axiom"
    CVS
  • "Pharmacy Case Law Update"
    American Society for Pharmacy Law
  • “Six Hours of Pharmacy Law CE”
    Med-PDN
  • "Pharmacy Law for Pharmacy Association”
    NASPA
  • “Pharmacy Law Desk Reference – Labor & Employment Law”
    The Haworth Press
  • “HIPAA for Healthcare Students”
    Midwestern University
  • “2007 Summary of Pharmacy Law”
    The Apothecary Shop
  • "Arizona Pharmacy Law"
    University of Arizona
  • "Pharmacy Case Law Update”
    American Pharmacist Association
  • “Pharmacy Case Law Update”
    American Pharmacist Association
  • "Pharmacy Law Update”
    Southwest Clinical Pharmacy Conference
  • “What You Don't Know About Health Care Law Can Hurt You”
    West Valley Bar Association
  • “What's New In Pharmacy Law”
    ASHSP
  • “Health Care Updates”
    McKesson Lawyers Conference
  • “HIPAA for Med School”
    Midwestern University
  • “Introduction to Pharmacy Law”
    University of Arizona
  • “Pharmacy Law Update”
    American Pharmacists Association
  • “Pharmacy Law News”
    Southwest Clinical Conference
  • “Current Issues in Pharmacy Law”
    Caremark Pharmacists
  • “Pharmacy Case Law Update”
    ASPL-NACDS Conference
  • “Healthcare Update”
    McKesson Lawyers Conference
  • “HIPAA for Healthcare Professionals”
    Midwestern University
  • “Introduction to the Pharmacy Rules”
    University of Arizona
  • “Marketing to Clients”
    Quarles & Brady Forum
  • “The 10 Biggest Mistakes Physicians Make When Dealing With Practice Support Agreements”
    SEAK Publications
  • “Drug Injury: Liability, Analysis and Prevention – Pharmacy Case Law Update," Second Edition
    Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company, Inc.
  • “Pharmacy Case Law Update”
    American Pharmacists Association
  • “Hot Topics in Pharmacy Law”
    Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • “Pharmacy Record and Counterfeit Concerns”
    DRI Medical Liability and Health Care Seminar
  • “Pharmacy Law Update”
    Southwest Clinical Conference
  • “Pharmacy Liability Issues: Records, Peer Review and Counterfeit Concerns”
    Albertsons/Osco
  • “A Primer on the Arizona State Board of Pharmacy”
    Midwestern University
  • “Hospital Pharmacy Liability Concerns”
    American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists
  • “Pharmacy Case Law Update”
    ASPL
  • “Arizona Pharmacy Law Update”
    Express Scripts
  • “Arizona Legal Issues in Pharmacy”
    Albertsons/Osco
  • “HIPAA for Healthcare Professionals”
    Midwestern University
  • “Pharmacy Law – Current Federal Issues and Arizona Updates”
    Meds PDN
  • “Pharmacy Law Update”
    University of Arizona
  • “Student Legal Issues for Pharmacy Schools”
    American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • “Pharmacy Law on the Links”
    Arizona Pharmacy Association
  • “Free Drugs for All and Other Prohibited Acts II”
    Blue Cross Blue Shield National Legal Conference
  • “Current Pharmacy Lawsuits Update”
    Glaxo Smith Kline Seminar
  • “Pharmacy Case Law Update”
    American Pharmacists Association
  • “Outpatient Legal Training Issues”
    Southwest Behavioral Health Services
  • “Healthcare Issues for the Business Lawyer”
    Arizona State Bar - Business Section
  • “Pharmacy Law Updates-Medicine Rx Benefit, HIPAA and More”
    Southwest Clinical Conference
  • “Ethics in the Practice of Law”
    Arizona State Bar Professionalism Court
  • “Healthcare Marketing”
    Legal Marketers Association
  • “HIPAA Security Issues”
    NBI Seminar
  • “Introduction to Pharmacy Law”
    Midwestern University
  • "Mexican and Canadian Prescription Drug Importation Issues"
    Solel Club
  • “Five B’s of Healthcare Marketing”
    Quarles & Brady Streich Lang Seminar
  • “Pharmacy Law Update”
    Arizona Pharmacy Association
  • “Canadian Drug Imports”
    Medical Security Company
  • Moderator, “Importing of Prescription Drugs” and “A Review of Pharmacy Malpractice Cases”
    ASPL
  • “A Retrospective Look at the Arizona Board of Pharmacy 2002”
    Arizona Pharmacist
  • “Pharmacy Perspectives for Health Plans”
    Blue Cross Blue Shield Chief Legal and Medical Officer Conference
  • “Introduction to Pharmacy Law”
    University of Arizona
  • “A Pharmacist’s Proper Role in Dispensing of Pain Medication”
    University of Arizona
  • “HIPAA for Pharmacists”
    Arizona Pharmacy Association
  • “Free Drugs for All and Other Prohibited Acts”
    Blue Cross/Blue Shield National Legal Conference
  • “Pharmacy Case Law Update”
    American Pharmacists Association
  • “HIPAA and Pharmaceutical Manufacturer’s Rebate Agreements”
    National Counsel for Prescription Drug Programs
  • “HIPAA For Arizona Contractors”
    Arizona General Business Contractors
  • “HIPAA for Employers”
    Arizona Affirmative Action Association
  • “Pharmacy Law Update”
    University of Arizona Southwest Clinical Pharmacy Seminar
  • “Internet Pharmacies”
    Arizona Pharmacist
  • “OIG Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Corporate Compliance Program”
    Arizona Association of Health Care Lawyers
  • “Arizona Pharmacy Law Issues”
    Midwestern University
  • “Healthcare Fraud & Abuse: What You Need To Know”
    NBI
  • “Case Law Update”
    ASPL
  • “Pharmacy Law Update”
    Arizona Pharmacy Association
  • “Introduction to HIPAA”
    Quarles & Brady Streich Lang Breakfast Seminar
  • “Introduction to Pharmacy Law”
    University of Arizona
  • “Liability Issues for U.S. Colleges of Pharmacy”
    American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • “Pharmacy Law Updates”
    Arizona Pharmacy Association
  • “Healthcare Update 2002”
    Quarles & Brady Streich Lang Tucson Seminar
  • “Wage and Hour Issues for the Healthcare Employer”
    Quarles & Brady Streich Lang Seminar
  • “HIPAA and Pharmaceutical Rebate Agreements”
    AMCP
  • Moderator, “ASPL - Podium Sessions”
    American Pharmaceutical Association
  • “Medication Errors - A Legal Perspective”
    Arizona Pharmacy Association
  • “Employment Issues for the Health Care Employer”
    Quarles & Brady Streich Lang client meeting
  • “Hot Topics in Pharmacy Law”
    Southwest Clinical Pharmacy Conference
  • “Legal Issues In Arizona’s Collaborative Practice Agreements”
    Southwest Clinical Pharmacy Conference
  • "Fifty State Survey of Challenging Expert Witnesses in Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Cases in State Court"
    Arizona
  • “Sexual Harassment in Long-Term Care Facilities”
    AzAHA
  • “Arizona Pharmacy Board Issues”
    Midwestern University
  • “HIPAA Overview”
    Lorman Seminar
  • “The Legal Issues Surrounding Prescription Discount Cards”
    ASPL
  • “Medication Errors - What to Do When They Occur”
    Arizona Pharmacy Association
  • “Pharmacy Law Update”
    Schering Plough
  • “Technology & Medicine - The Legal Implications”
    Scottsdale Healthcare System
  • “Federal Laws Affecting Pharmacy”
    University of Arizona School of Pharmacy
  • “Negligence Liability for The Pharmacist”
    Midwestern University School of Pharmacy
  • “Pharmacy Law Updates”
    Express Scripts
  • “Pharmacy Law - Liability Issues”
    Arizona Society of Health-System Pharmacists/Arizona Pharmacy Association, 1st Annual Joint Conference
  • “Physician Law School for a Day”
    Arizona Society of Pathologists
  • “The Arizona Board of Medical Examiners”
    Scottsdale Health System
  • “Current Legal Issues in Pharmacy Law”
    University of Arizona College of Pharmacy
  • “Employment Law for Health Care Professionals”
    Scottsdale Health System
  • “Current Pharmacy Law Issues”
    34th Annual Southwestern Clinical Pharmacy Seminar
  • “Healthcare Financial Controls”
    Lorman
  • “Introduction to Pharmacy Law”
    Midwestern University
  • “Appeals from the Arizona Board of Medical Examiners”
    Arizona Appellate Handbook, 3rd Edition
  • “Fifty State Survey of FDCA – Related Tort Causes of Action - An Arizona Overview”
  • “PBM Pharmacy Law Issues”
    Advance PCS
  • “Ethics for the Health Care Lawyer”
    NBI
  • Moderator, “A Look at Pending Medication Error Legislation”
    ASPL
  • “Last Chance for Pharmacy Law CE”
    Arizona Pharmacy Association
  • “Collaborative Practice – Agreements for Pharmacists and Other Legal Issues”
    Arizona Pharmacy Association
  • “A Pharmacy Student’s Introduction to Legal Issues”
    Midwestern University
  • “Understanding Stark Laws, Safe Harbors & Anti-Kickback”
    Chairman, National Conference on Advanced Healthcare Compliance
  • Moderator, “Pharmacy Law Case Update”
    ASPL
  • “A Health Care Lawyer’s View of the FDA’s Recent Action”
    HCFM
  • “Effective Terminations for Employers”
    Sunrise Preschools
  • “Pharmaceutical Products Liability Law Review”
    Arizona State University College of Law
  • “Corporate Compliance Programs for Individual Practitioners”
    Maricopa County Medical Society
  • “State-By-State Survey of the Law Regarding Potential Liability for Off Label Use of Drugs and Medical Devices in Arizona and Nevada”
  • “Current Employment Issues for Health Care Employers”
    PCS Health Systems, Inc.
  • “Hot Topics for Health Care Employers”
    Arizona Association of Homes & Housing for The Aging
  • “Perspectives on Effective Representation At the Administrative Level”
    Arizona State Bar Seminar
  • “Employment and Labor Law: 1998 Update”
    Chairman, Arizona State Bar Labor Seminar
  • “Advanced Corporate Compliance for Healthcare Providers”
    Chairman, Corporate Compliance Forum
  • “Risk Management Concerns”
    CNA Seminar/Update for Doctors
  • “Pharmacist Credentialing - A Panel Discussion on the Pros and Cons”
    American Society for Pharmacy Law
  • “Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act”
    Streich Lang Labor Seminar
  • “PBM’s - A Mock Trial on Contracting Issues”
    National Community Pharmacists Association
  • “Hiring Practices”
    Arizona Employer’s Council
  • “Employment Law for the Future”
    Chairman, Arizona State Bar Labor Section Seminar
  • "The FDA Defense: The Effect of Compliance with Federal Statutes and FDA Regulations in Pharmaceutical Products Liability Litigation in Arizona and Nevada – A State-By-State Overview
  • “A Defense Counsel’s Right to Ex Parte Interviews of Treating Physicians in Arizona, ABA Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Subcommittee – A State-By-State Overview”
  • “State-By-State Survey of the Statutes of Limitation and Repose Applicable to Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Litigation in Arizona”
  • “Streich Lang - Labor Perspectives for Health Care Clients,” 1990-1992; “EAP Liability – What You Need to Know”

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