Frederick (Rick) R. Ball serves as a team lead for the Duane Morris Life Sciences and Medical Technologies industry group focusing his practice on assisting pharmaceutical companies, biologics manufacturers, medical device manufacturers, contract service providers, food companies (including supplement manufacturers), pharmacies, long term care providers, and other health care providers navigate the complex challenges faced by state and federal regulation of their industries including complying with current Good Manufacturing Practices, price reporting (AMP, AWP, ASP, etc.), the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, False Claims Act, and Anti-Kickback Statute, as well as meeting labeling and advertising requirements. Mr. Ball assists companies bring product to market through patent analysis, identifying marketing and approval pathways, and, when necessary litigation. Mr. Ball emphasizes a team approach to client problem solving and manages matters to achieve client goals both financial and legal.
He is admitted to the Massachusetts State Bar, Illinois State Bar, the Seventh Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is a 1996 cum laude graduate of Cornell Law School and a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder.
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Erin M. Duffy is vice chair of the firm's Health Law Practice Group. Ms. Duffy concentrates her practice on corporate healthcare regulatory matters. She advises clients, including hospitals, medical practices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers and contract service providers, on a wide range of transactional and healthcare regulatory issues, including fraud and abuse, self-referral, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, corporate practice of medicine, privacy, fee-splitting prohibitions, and licensure issues. She is also experienced in handling healthcare information technology matters. Ms. Duffy draws on her years of experience and deep understanding of the healthcare industry to counsel her clients on the business impact of the legal issues at stake. Ms. Duffy is a graduate of Temple University Beasley School of Law and St. Joseph's University.
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