Maria Malas

Maria Malas

Washington, D.C.

Email maria.malas@​

Phone +1 202 637 6510

Fax +1 202 637 5910

LanguagesEnglish, Arabic, French

Practice groupGlobal Regulatory

Maria Malas knows clients in the health sector face increasingly complex regulatory obligations. She works alongside diverse industry clients to design sensible, innovative, and compliant pathways to achieve a wide range of health-related goals.

Maria helps health care and life sciences companies understand their compliance obligations in a rapidly evolving legal and regulatory landscape. She regularly assists clients with developing pragmatic compliance infrastructures that help them manage the particular legal and regulatory risks of their businesses. She has experience advising companies on best practices for minimizing the fraud and abuse risks related to physician consulting arrangements, reimbursement support, patient assistance programs, charitable donations, and educational and research grants. She has also provided health regulatory counsel in support of multimillion-dollar transactions in a wide range of health-related business combinations involving hospital systems, pharmacies, insurers, and other key industry players.

Maria embraces opportunities for clients to participate in shaping their regulatory environments in a variety of ways, including by drafting comments on new U.S. Department of Health & Human Services regulations and by keeping her client's priorities in mind when interfacing with government and industry stakeholders.

Prior to joining the firm, Maria taught middle school science classes as part of the Teach For America program and worked as an English teaching assistant through the French Embassy's Teaching Assistant Program in France. Maria developed her passion for interdisciplinary and intersectional approaches to complex legal issues through her dedication to Duke Law School's Human Rights Clinic, for which she received the Clinic Advocacy Award upon graduation. She also served as symposium editor for the Law & Contemporary Problems journal and as a Dean's Cup Coordinator on the executive committee of the Moot Court Board.

Education and admissions


J.D., Duke University School of Law, 2018

B.A., University of Virginia, 2012

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia

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