Claire O’Brien Named Council Member of NCBA Health Law Section


Brooks Pierce attorney Claire O’Brien has been appointed as a council member of the North Carolina Bar Association’s (NCBA) Health Law Section. Her term will be effective in June and is expected to run through June 2027.

The NCBA’s practice-specific sections allow attorneys to discuss issues, procedures and best practices with other attorneys focusing on the same areas of law. The Health Law Section addresses legal issues related to health care including medical malpractice, health care provider regulation and health insurance. It also provides an opportunity to network with fellow health care attorneys. 

O'Brien advises companies and individuals in the health care, medical device and pharmaceutical industries on a myriad of regulatory compliance issues. She has significant experience advising on regulatory compliance across a range of industries, including counseling companies and individuals on interactions with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and guidance regarding compliance with the Stark Law, the Anti-Kickback Statute and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Her work includes conducting and advising health care companies and professionals on fast-paced and sensitive internal investigations, counseling on employment issues including physician employment contracts, advising on board governance issues, and completing due diligence related to corporate transactions involving health care, medical device, and pharmaceutical entities. O’Brien also helps clients navigate various regulatory issues involving the North Carolina Medical Board, North Carolina Board of Nursing, and the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners, and litigates matters related to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

To learn more about the NCBA’s Health Law Section, click here.


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