Q: Where do you work and what is your area of health law specialization?
A: I am Counsel at Nixon Gwilt Law, where I have the privilege of working with a wide variety of innovators in the healthcare space. My clients range from pre-seed stage startups to international brands, from software vendors to providers, all of whom are looking to revolutionize the healthcare industry. I’m constantly learning from each client’s unique perspective. I advise clients on all aspects of their business, including helping them build revenue models, understand the ever-changing reimbursement landscape, develop strong data practices, and protect their interests at the contracting table.
Q: What is your highlight reel?
A: Your career defining moment thus far? Being relatively early in my career it’s hard to say something has been “the” career-defining moment. I will say something that drives me every day is working with people who are incredibly passionate about improving the healthcare landscape. So many of the founders I work with have personal stories that led to them creating these brilliant solutions that are/will shift our traditional concepts of healthcare delivery. While there will always be a space for the brick-and-mortar clinic, seeing the different ways telehealth and remote monitoring can improve patient lives in a profound way is something that will never get old for me.
Q: What are you doing when you are not working? What is a unique think about you that has nothing to do with lawyering?
A: You’d probably find me on a golf course or traveling with my wife. We met at the University of Georgia, so our fall is usually spent following the UGA football team. We were lucky enough to start this year watching the Dawgs win the national title in Los Angeles so our next trip will need to be something incredible to top that – hopefully, a tee time or two is involved.
Q: What do you see as an emerging area/topic?
A: Telehealth and remote monitoring boomed during the COVID-19 pandemic and shouldn’t be thought of as some far-off future offering — they’re here now and they’re here to stay. While the regulatory landscape, including regulatory enforcement, is still catching up, the technology that will shape the latter half of this decade is developing now. Virtual reality (VR) and artificial intelligence will catapult care delivery and we need to be ready to understand these technologies as well as the legal fallout around data rights, licensing, and so on. Outside of VR, I am personally focused on the emergence of digital sports medicine and fitness. The availability of wearables and other digital sports tech will optimize athlete performance all the way from the professional level through high-school athletics. As a sports fanatic, I can’t wait to see how the sports world embraces digital health.