Amy Hooper Kearbey

Amy Kearbey is a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP and is based in the Firm’s Washington, D.C. office. She focuses her practice on complex regulatory counseling to health care organizations including providers, manufacturers, suppliers, and professional societies. Amy’s regulatory practice covers a range of health care topics, including fraud and abuse laws, Medicare reimbursement, and data privacy.

Amy counsels clients on compliance with Federal health care program requirements, including the Stark Law and the Anti-Kickback Statute. Her work includes prospective counseling in connection with proposed transactions and arrangements as well as defending clients in enforcement actions, including False Claims Act litigation. Amy also counsels providers and pharmaceutical, biotechnology and device manufacturers and suppliers on Medicare coverage, coding, and reimbursement issues. She has experience advising on compliance issues as well as developing and implementing strategies to address specific issues in administrative rulemaking processes, including legal challenges to administrative actions through litigation. She has also represented clients in Provider Reimbursement Review Board proceedings.

Amy also has extensive experience advising clients on data privacy issues, with a particular emphasis on issues associated with data registries. She counsels clients on all aspects of the development and operation of data registries, including requirements under federal and state privacy laws and data governance policies and procedures. Amy has experience with a range of federal and state privacy laws, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Patient Safety Act.

While in law school, Amy served as president of the Health Law Society and was executive editor of the Duke Law and Technology Review. Amy was also the William B. McGuire Scholar for the Class of 2005. Prior to law school, Amy worked for a health care consulting firm in Washington, D.C., where she focused on strategic business planning issues for hospitals.

Amy is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and the District of Columbia Bar Association, Health Law Section.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Health, 2) Health Care Law Reform, 3) Health Information Privacy, 4) Life Sciences - Health, 5) Nonprofit Organizations, 6) Reimbursement/Fraud & Abuse, 7) Security Incident Response and Breach Notification and 8) Tax Exemption
Law School Duke University School of Law (J.D., 2005)
Education Dartmouth College (A.B., 2001)
Bar Member / Association District of Columbia Bar Association, American State Bar Association
Most recent firm McDermott Will & Emery LLP
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