Lisa Thompson advises companies, senior management, and boards of directors, with a focus on the health care, life sciences and technology industries. She is a member of the firm’s Health Law Group and Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Team. Lisa is co-chair of the Health Law Section of the Boston Bar Association. She also serves as an international and domestic arbitrator on the Commercial, Life Sciences, and Health Care panels of the American Arbitration Association. She is a member of the AAA Life Sciences Advisory Council and the advisory committee for the Boston International Arbitration Council (BIAC).
Health Care, Life Sciences and Technology Industries
Lisa represents domestic and international clients in the health care, life sciences and technology industries, including pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, biotechnology companies, hospital systems, academic medical centers, health information exchanges (HIEs) and technology services providers. In addition, she has represented third party administrators, pharmacy benefit managers, health plans, laboratories, physician practices, pharmacies and retail pharmacy chains, among others in these industries.
Lisa handles a range of matters, including corporate law and contracting, government investigations and audits, clinical research law, and matters involving Institutional Review Boards (IRBs). She has extensive experience representing clients on matters involving privacy and security including HIPAA, reimbursement, Medicare and Medicaid, state and federal surveys and termination actions, managed care disputes, pharmacy and compounding laws, fraud and abuse, Stark Law, anti-kickback, and federal program exclusions.
Lisa’s life sciences experience includes U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) compliance and regulatory matters, product recalls and liability claims, FDA citizen petitions and appeals, labeling review, advertising and marketing compliance, drug and medical device reimbursement, clinical research agreements, Sunshine Act compliance, and commercial contracting. Her technology sector experience includes advising on privacy and security, software licensing, data use agreements, information exchange system agreements, and regulatory requirements.
She formerly served in-house as chief counsel for an international medical device manufacturer, as general counsel for a pharmacy benefit management company, and as corporate, privacy, and research counsel for a major academic medical center. She is a co-editor and contributor for the firm’s blog, Health Law Diagnosis.
Administrative and Federal Court Appeals
In addition to corporate and regulatory matters, Lisa also serves as a litigator. In this capacity, she handles administrative and federal court appeals for clients in the health care, life sciences and technology sectors. Lisa has prevailed in consolidated reimbursement appeals cases before the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services administrative law judges. She has also obtained temporary restraining orders in U.S. District Court against CMS. She has successfully helped clients resolve matters through alternative dispute resolution, and negotiated settlements with the U.S. Department of Justice, the HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on behalf of clients. Lisa also has experience with complex commercial litigation, product liability lawsuits, toxic torts and environmental litigation, class actions, shareholder suits, managed care issues, and insurance coverage disputes.
Arbitration and Mediation
Lisa provides mediation and arbitration services, both as an advocate and as a neutral. She is an arbitrator and mediator with the American Arbitration Association, serving on its Commercial Panel and National Healthcare Panel. She has also provided arbitration services for consultants preparing clients for arbitration. Her matters have included:
• International arbitrations
• Life sciences and health law arbitrations
• Commercial contract disputes
• Federal and state government party mediations
• Class actions
• Intellectual property and technology
• Product liability claims
• Real estate and franchise matters
• Partnership, employment, non-compete, and recruitment agreements
• Insurance coverage disputes
• Managed care arbitration between plans and providers
• Physician practice and hospital contract disputes
• Wrongful death and torts