Dr. Karolin Hiller specializes in public commercial law and in particular in regulated industries. She advises companies and public corporations on all public law, regulatory and other legal issues. Karolin is an experienced litigator who represents clients in administrative proceedings and litigation at all judicial instances.
She specializes in the health care, nursing care and life science sector with a focus on statutory health insurance law, nursing care and hospital law as well as medical device law and health data protection law, including related compliance and litigation issues.
Before joining McDermott, Karolin worked for a German-Italian law firm in Rome and for international commercial law firms in Berlin and Dublin.
Karolin is also a member of our legal cannabis industry group, a multidisciplinary and international team of lawyers providing clients with regulatory, litigation, intellectual property, trade and tax legal services with respect to their investments and participation in the cannabis industry, all subject to the Firm’s obligations under federal and state laws and bar licensure rules.
Regular legal advice to outpatient laboratory physicians organized under company law on all current legal issues, such as compliance and health data protection law/GDPR, establishment of medical care centres, fee issues.*
Representation of outpatient laboratory physicians in several proceedings before the social courts for the assertion of claims against the reduction of fees and the deduction of flatrate transportation costs.*
M&A transactions, including the purchase/sale of inpatient and outpatient service providers, hospitals, medical device companies and other healthcare companies.*
Review of cooperation agreements between a specialist clinic and several outpatient physicians as well as the reorganization of the cooperation to reduce compliance risks.*
Regular legal advice to hospitals on all current legal issues, e.g. compliance and health data protection law/ GDPR, drafting of contracts, application for admission as a specialist centre and the representation to apply for admission in the hospital plan.*
Regular legal advice for compliance and health data protection law/ GDPR, e.g. for European start-up companies.*
Regular legal advice to medical device companies located in the United States.*
Legal advice for sponsors of clinical studies with medical devices or drugs.*
Litigation in antitrust matters for an international company for mobile telephony services.*
Leaders League’s 2019 guide, Innovation, Technology & Patents, “Excellent” in the Health, pharma & biotechnology category
German Association for Law on Physicians Admitted in the Statutory Health Insurance System (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Kassenarztrecht)
Medical Law Division of the German Bar Association (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Medizin des Deutschen Anwaltvereins)
International Association of Italian Speaking Lawyers (Associazione Internazionale Giuristi di Lingua Italiana)
University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, Diploma certificate in MBA studies of the University of St. Gallen, 2018
University of Constance, Dr. jur. (PhD), 2011
Higher Regional Court Karlsruhe, Second State Exam, 2009
University of Constance, First State Exam, 2007
University of Perugia, Italy
Universities of Passau and Constance
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