Laura J. DePonio

Laura DePonio Digital Healthcare Law Epstein Becker Green
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Professional Biography

Attorney Laura DePonio* draws on her in-house experience and knowledge of health care operations, as well as her understanding of the legal and regulatory challenges of emerging technologies, to help her clients achieve their strategic objectives.

Laura’s practice focuses on matters arising at the intersection of health care and technology. She advises clients on business transactions and regulatory compliance in both traditional and innovative health care ventures. Clients, ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies, value her pragmatic approach, which balances both legal and business considerations.

Experienced in acting on behalf of a broad range of organizations in the health care, life sciences, and technology sectors, Laura’s background, including a master’s degree in public health, allows her to understand the objectives and unique challenges faced by clients operating in these industries. Laura’s regulatory experience includes data privacy matters under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), the Federal Trade Commission's Health Breach Notification Rule, and other federal and state privacy laws; health care fraud and abuse issues; and Food and Drug Administration regulatory matters. She also provides guidance on the development and deployment of new technologies, including artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning in health care, telehealth, mobile health applications, and wellness platforms.

Before joining Epstein Becker Green, Laura was a health care, technology, transactions, and privacy attorney at an international law firm. Previously, she was an associate in-house counsel for a hospital system in Texas, where she served as the primary legal counsel for the system’s physician practices arm, advising on telehealth, primary care, and specialty practices; graduate medical education program; accountable care organization; and transplant program. She also worked on both transactional matters and related regulatory implications of the Stark Law, the Anti-Kickback Statute, EMTALA, HIPAA, and other federal and state regulatory frameworks. While in law school, Laura served internships for the Honorable Judge Victoria A. Roberts of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Health Professions Licensure Division.

*Admitted in Michigan and Texas; not admitted in Massachusetts.

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