Vanessa K. Burrows counsels health care and regulated products clients on regulatory, transactional, and compliance matters, with a particular focus on drug, medical device, food, beverage, cannabis and pharmacy laws. Her broad-based experience includes Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance, health privacy and security, alcohol beverages and public health.

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  • Advised medical device manufacturers on FDA Form 483s, warning letters, import alerts and detentions, state scope of practice laws, prescription and licensing requirements, clinical trial regulations, promotion of investigational devices and communications guidelines when discussing marketed products
  • Provided guidance on HIPAA/HITECH regulations and guidance documents related to workforce members, business associates, training, state laws regarding minors, tissue banks, data use agreements, data security and ransomware
  • Counseled pharmaceutical manufacturers on off-label promotion, gift and entertainment policies, drug shortages, and co-pay programs

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  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association, Health Law and Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Sections
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US)


American University – Washington College of Law, JD, cum laude, 2006
Queen’s University Belfast, MA, with honors, 2002
Valparaiso University, BA, magna cum laude, 2001

District of Columbia

Courts / Agencies
Supreme Court of the United States