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Isabel P. Dunst

Senior Counsel
Washington, D.C.

Isabel P. Dunst

For 20 years before she joined Hogan Lovells, Isabel Dunst held a number of roles at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) office of general counsel. One role was deputy general counsel of the department'the senior career legal position at that time. That position placed her at the center of numerous issues and provided the valuable insights she still uses today to understand how regulators view the healthcare industry.

While Isabel serves as senior counsel to Hogan Lovells, she continues to build a respected reputation for providing pharmaceutical and medical device companies with consistently sound, thoughtful advice on the regulatory framework that governs their business operations. The combination of her experience with the firm and her wealth of knowledge enables her to guide clients toward achieving their business objectives within the highly regulated healthcare arena.

Isabel consults with the firm primarily on the intersection of the healthcare business and government regulations, including coverage, reimbursement, and payment issues often involving new technologies. She also advises on issues relating to state and federal regulation of healthcare providers and suppliers, and offers both regulatory counseling on federal and state fraud and abuse rules, as well as investigations into those rules.

Representative experience

Consulted on the array of policies and procedures that a pharmaceutical manufacturer should adopt to conform with regulatory requirements.

Education and admissions


  • M.P.H., Harvard School of Public Health, 1979
  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 1971
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1967


  • Contributing Editor, The Journal of BioLaw and Business
  • Member, Steering Committee of the Health Law Section, District of Columbia Bar
  • Outside Director/Trustee, several of the Dreyfus Funds

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • New York


Inspector General’s Integrity Award


Food and Drug Administration Commissioner’s Special Citation


Secretary Sullivan’s Certificate of Appreciation


Presidential Meritorious Executive Rank Award

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