Vanessa K. Burrows counsels clients on health care law and regulatory issues, with an emphasis on drug, medical device, food, beverage, and pharmacy law. Her broad-based experience also includes the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance, health privacy and security, alcohol beverages and public health. She advises health care entities and their contractors on compliance, regulatory, data sharing, licensing, and enforcement matters. She also counsels clients on compliance with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations and guidance.
Previously, Vanessa served as the HIPAA privacy officer for the City of Chicago and as an attorney for the Chicago Department of Public Health. In that capacity, she advised the city's covered entities and business associates, as well as the health department's executive team. She provided guidance on emergency preparedness authorities and public health laws on communicable diseases, HIV/AIDS/STIs, scope of practice, mental health, tobacco, and quarantine and isolation.
Earlier, Vanessa worked on Capitol Hill as a legislative attorney for the Congressional Research Service in Washington, DC, where she advised members of Congress and their staff in the areas of health law, administrative law and constitutional law. She addressed specific legal issues in legislation including the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA), the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (TCA) and the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act (FDAAA).
While in law school, Vanessa was the senior articles editor of the Administrative Law Review.