Andrew P. Rusczek

Partner
T: (617) 274-2856
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D., 2008), cum laude
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (M.BE., 2008)
  • Bowdoin College (A.B., 2002), magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

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Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019.
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Selected for inclusion in the 2017 issue of New England Super Lawyers©.

Biography

Andrew provides regulatory and compliance advice to a broad range of clients in the health care and life sciences industries, including hospitals, academic medical centers, and related providers as well as pharmaceutical, medical device, and biotechnology companies.

Andrew has particular experience with respect to hospital mergers and affiliations, including negotiations of affiliation agreements, revisions to governance documents, regulatory approvals, and diligence matters; the formation and operation of accountable care organizations (ACOs), physician-hospital organizations (PHOs), independent practice associations (IPAs), and related multi-provider networks; the conduct of human subjects research and related issues, both domestically and internationally; compliance with the federal anti-kickback statute, Stark law, and other fraud and abuse laws, such as in the context of product discount arrangements, relationships with physicians, and health care transactions; HIPAA, HITECH, and state privacy laws, including the development of comprehensive privacy and security policies and related guidance documents; and the development and interpretation of compliance programs and related policies and procedures.

Andrew has gained a strong understanding of the operational aspects and business of pharmaceutical and device companies through prior on-site placements at three different companies. In these positions, Andrew advised clients on various legal issues, including fraud and abuse laws, clinical trials and related issues (e.g., privacy, subject recruitment, site contracting, informed consent forms, and FDA requirements for INDs), market research, promotional review activities, patient assistance programs, group purchasing organization and customer contracts, discount and pricing arrangements, sales representative contracts, and state manufacturer conduct and disclosure laws.

In order to prepare for advising clients on the complex ethical issues involved with human subjects research, Andrew earned a Master of Bioethics from the University of Pennsylvania Center for Bioethics while he was in law school. Prior to joining Verrill Dana, Andrew practiced in the health care group of Ropes & Gray.

Public Service

Brigham and Women's Hospital Institutional Review Board, Community Member 
    (2010 - present)
Drexel University, Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Ethics and Law (Spring 2008)

Memberships

American Health Lawyers Association
Boston Bar Association
Healthcare Financial Management Association

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D., 2008), cum laude
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (M.BE., 2008)
  • Bowdoin College (A.B., 2002), magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 2008

Honors

Recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business 
    under Health Care
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© under Health Care Law
Selected by peers for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers© under 
    Health Care