Nadine P. Peters

Partner
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  • Boston University School of Law (J.D., 2002), cum laude
  • Boston University School of Public Health (M.P.H, 2003)
  • Brown University (A.B., 1998), cum honoribus

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Biography

Nadine advises academic medical centers, health plans, and research organizations as well as biopharmaceutical, device and technology companies on healthcare regulatory issues with an emphasis on health information privacy and clinical research.

She counsels clients on complex matters involving privacy and data protection laws, including, among various others, matters relating to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), tissue and data repositories, genomics research, consumer health websites and mobile applications and the use of health information in large-scale data analytics.  She is experienced in advising health systems and health plans on compliance risks related to clinical integration, distributed data research networks, and electronic data sharing.  Nadine has supervised privacy assessments and developed compliance programs to manage regulatory risk for leading universities and global companies. In addition, Nadine has deep experience in data breach response.  She has managed numerous large-scale data breach incidents, including those involving cyber-attacks, and has successfully defended academic medical centers that were the subjects of federal data breach investigations. 

In the life sciences sector, Nadine works closely with technology companies to help them understand and navigate the complex intersection of U.S. privacy laws central to digital health product development.  She regularly advises biopharmaceutical companies on an array of patient privacy matters, including the collection and use of patient information in connection with risk evaluation mitigation strategies (REMS) and patient support programs and data privacy issues arising in commercial agreements.

Before joining Verrill Dana, Nadine was Deputy General Counsel at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) where she advised the organization on matters related to scientific oversight of comparative effectiveness research, data sharing, programmatic initiatives tied to patient engagement, and dissemination of research findings.  Prior to her role at PCORI, Nadine was a partner at Hogan Lovells in the Health and Privacy & Information Management practice groups.  She began her career as an associate at Choate, Hall & Stewart, where she focused on Medicare reimbursement matters, healthcare transactions, and government investigations.  Nadine also served as an attorney at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the General Counsel, where she provided legal guidance to program officials at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, including advising on the development of several National Coverage Determinations.

While in law school, Nadine earned a Master of Public Health from Boston University School of Public Health.  Through that training and her time spent advising from within an institutional setting as senior in-house counsel, Nadine has developed a solid understanding of the unique challenges and issues that arise in operating complex, de-centralized healthcare organizations. 

Memberships

American Health Lawyers Association
International Association of Privacy Professionals
Boston Bar Association

Education

  • Boston University School of Law (J.D., 2002), cum laude
  • Boston University School of Public Health (M.P.H, 2003)
  • Brown University (A.B., 1998), cum honoribus

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 2002
  • District of Columbia, 2009

Court and Other Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, 2003

Honors

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow, 2012