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Jessica Hanna advises health and life sciences industry clients on a wide range of regulatory and transactional matters. Her clients include health care providers, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device manufacturers, managed care plans, and professional and trade associations.
Jessica manages health regulatory due diligence, and her extensive experience in this area allows her to quickly and efficiently identify risks, and to offer clients insights into best practices and emerging trends. Jessica’s experience carries beyond diligence; she regularly advises clients on post-close integration issues, including establishing, implementing, and improving compliance programs.
Well versed in health privacy law, she helps clients navigate a range of complex health data issues under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other U.S. laws. In particular Jessica advises pharmaceutical companies on health privacy considerations related to patient support programs, consents, and clinical trials.
Further, Jessica is experienced in developing statutory and regulatory advocacy strategies, including drafting legislative and regulatory reforms and advising on the interaction of proposed reforms with existing legal frameworks.
Prior to law school, Jessica worked in the Massachusetts state legislature and in the U.S. Congress, which provide her with a deep understanding of regulatory schemes at the state and federal level.
- J.D., The George Washington University Law School, 2013
- B.S., Northeastern University, summa cum laude, 2009
- District of Columbia
- Member, Health Care Compliance Association
- Member, American Health Lawyers Association