Marina is a pharmacist attorney on the Medical and Life Sciences Industry Team. With years of experience as a supervising pharmacist, Marina has unique insight for the defense of pharmacies and pharmacists. She also counsels pharmacy clients on DEA, FDA, Medicare, Medicaid, and Board of Pharmacy matters.
Marina conducts internal pharmacy investigations for a national pharmacy chain in connection with opioid stewardship and proper interception of pain management prescribing practices. She represents pharmacy clients in healthcare fraud investigations on state and federal level, and conducts compliance assessments related to prior authorization assistance, effectiveness of compliance programs, and handling of third-party payor claims.
Marina provides audit assistance to community pharmacies audited by Pharmacy Benefit Managers, assisting with document preparation, discrepancy analysis, and appeal submission. She also represents pharmacies audited by the New York State Office of Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG). She offers Fraud, Waste and Abuse compliance development. She is involved with the American Society for Pharmacy Law, having presented to a national audience on the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. She has also presented on the topic of pharmacist corresponding responsibility to identify and resolve red flags in filling controlled substance prescriptions.
Another major focus is the defense of product liability litigation involving pharmaceuticals, compounded preparations, biologics, and consumer household goods, utilizing the combination of pharmacy and legal credentials to provide strategic insight on complex issues. She also defends medical malpractice, pharmacy malpractice, toxic mold, lead exposure and general liability cases.
Her experience includes all stages of discovery in state and federal courts, motion practice, oral argument, and strategizing litigation plans based on comprehensive medical research and analysis. Marina has worked with experts in neurosurgery, orthopedics, neuro-intervention, regulatory affairs, radiology and bioengineering. She has assisted in commercial litigation involving agreements governing clinical trial manufacturing. Marina was a member of the national coordinating counsel for New England Compounding Pharmacy in the fungal contamination mass tort, as well as national counsel for several medical device companies involved in mass tort litigation arising out of the use of a pain pump following arthroscopic surgery. Marina has experience advising clients on life science-related intellectual property rights.
Marina also has extensive experience defending long-term care providers including Independent Living Facilities, Adult Care Facilities/Assisted Living, and Nursing Homes, involving allegations such as medication errors, elopement, abuse and neglect, inadequate supervision, and deprivation of rights or benefits.