Robert Wells focuses on healthcare regulatory and corporate matters, drawing on nearly 20 years of experience representing both long-established and startup healthcare companies. He has advised on a broad array of complex legal and operational matters, including the development and implementation of enterprisewide corporate compliance programs that involve the integration of corporate governance, risk management, and compliance; and the challenging regulatory issues governing pharmaceutical and medical device companies. In addition, he has assisted with the development and growth of innovative technology and healthcare data analytics partnerships.
Robert’s deep experience in regulatory compliance encompasses both federal and state issues, including fraud and abuse laws; corporate governance; reimbursement issues; the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and state and international privacy laws; the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; and health care licensure, certification and accreditation.
Immediately prior to joining Miles & Stockbridge, Robert was the chief legal officer of Integra Connect, a comprehensive health care practice management and technology company, gaining firsthand experience with the legal and compliance implications of emerging value-based care initiatives. He also previously served as general counsel of Flatiron Health, a privately-held health care IT and data analytics company currently valued at over $1 billion, and in senior legal roles at Fortune 20 companies AmerisourceBergenCorporation and Cardinal Health.
Healthcare corporate and transactional matters are also components of Robert’s practice. In addition to business counseling, and negotiating and drafting a wide range of health care service contracts, his work has entailed the negotiation and execution of commercial acquisitions, including managing transactional due diligence related to a $517 million acquisition of a health care startup.
He has represented for-profit and non-profit health care entities, including hospitals, health systems, drug and device manufacturers and distributors, independent clinical laboratories, long-term care facilities, trade associations and physicians.
In addition to Robert’s health care regulatory and general corporate law experience, he has counseled clients on virtually all aspects of employment law.
Indian Creek School: Board of Trustees (2008-2014 and 2017-present)
West Virginia University Board of Governors: Member (2004-2007)
American Health Lawyers Association: Member (1998-present)
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions: Privacy Board Member (2004-present)
Harry S. Truman Scholarship: Recipient (1989)