Meisinger

Jeremy Meisinger

Counsel
Boston

I help clients in highly-regulated industries to resolve regulatory questions and grow their businesses in compliance with applicable laws.

Jeremy Meisinger advises clients on a variety of regulatory questions, in such contexts as healthcare, data privacy, life sciences and cannabis. He has substantial experience in advising life sciences, technology and healthcare companies on state and federal regulations.

He utilizes this experience to assist providers in complying with regulations and understanding ongoing regulatory developments, and to advise on regulatory risks and opportunities in acquisitions, financings and similar transactions.

Jeremy’s data privacy and security work focuses on helping emerging and established companies in developing privacy policies, information security policies and similar documents. He advises on the applicability of a wide variety of statutes regulating data privacy at the international, federal and state level – such as the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act, California Consumer Privacy Act, Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, and the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation – and helps companies to craft external and internal policies to achieve compliance and advance business success.

Jeremy has significant experience in assisting clients under investigation by federal and state regulatory agencies, such as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Massachusetts Attorney General and the Massachusetts Division of Insurance. Jeremy helps clients to understand allegations, investigate facts on the ground and come to productive resolutions.

Jeremy has substantial experience in advising cannabis firms on regulatory compliance as well as data privacy and security issues. He has worked with a large number of clients seeking licensure under competitive licensing schemes and has consistently helped clients to produce competitive, high-scoring applications.

He maintains an active pro bono practice, focused on representing victims of domestic abuse and other crimes.

Education

  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 2013
  • College of William and Mary, B.A. in Government, summa cum laude, 2010

Bar and Court Admissions

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Massachusetts

Experience

REGULATORY COMPLIANCE
  • Advised multiple Massachusetts provider organizations on regulatory compliance with respect to interactions with Commonwealth agencies such as MassHealth, the Health Policy Commission and the Center for Health Information and Analysis
  • Advised state and national trade associations for hospitals, home health providers and other healthcare providers on federal payment rules under Medicare and Medicaid, as well as related rules such as the Department of Labor’s proposed Association Health Plans rule
  • Provided advice related on healthcare, privacy and other regulatory compliance issues as part of mergers, acquisitions, and similar transactions
  • Advised multiple clients both within and without the insurance industry on Massachusetts health insurance regulations
  • Advised multiple solar developers and investors on environmental regulatory issues that are part of the acquisition, development, and operation of solar projects in Massachusetts and throughout the United States. 
  • Advised multiple cannabis firms on Massachusetts medical and adult use regulations, as well as on competitive licensing procurements in Massachusetts, New Jersey, Illinois, Virginia, Georgia and elsewhere
POLICY AND AGREEMENT DRAFTING
  • Advised large number of early-stage and established companies on privacy policies and compliance with Health Information Portability and Accountability Act, Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act and California Consumer Privacy Act.
  • Advised multiple clients on compliance with EU General Data Protection Regulation, including understanding the applicability of GDPR to international operations, developing internal and external policies to achieve compliance and advising on GDPR issues in contracting.
  • Advised large number of covered entities, business associates and subcontractors on creation of business associate agreements under the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act. Assisted global telecommunications firm in comprehensive re-writing of information security policies.
INVESTIGATIONS AND DISPUTES
  • Represented clinical laboratory in investigation by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.Represented multiple educational institutions in investigations by the Massachusetts Attorney General.
  • Obtained successful dismissal of claims based on Health Information Portability and Accountability Act against medical records servicing firm.
  • Assisted in authoring multiple amicus briefs submitted to the First Circuit Court of Appeals related to Medicaid and similar issues.
  • Assisted in representing client through appeal regarding Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

Publications

Foley Hoag Publications

Publication 09/26/2022

Honors & Involvement

HONORS
  • Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch in Administrative/Regulatory Law (2022-2023) 
  • Honor, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, 2019 Pro Bono Honor Roll (November 2020) 
  • Shining Star Award, Victim Rights Law Center (2018)
INVOLVEMENT
  • Boston Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association

Speaking Engagements

  • New Jersey Conditional Conversion Applications (April 2022)
  • Privacy Law for GCs in the Cannabis Industry (June 2021)
  • Digital Therapeutics Webinar Series Part I (June 2021)
  • “California’s Expanding Privacy Alphabet Soup: Exploring New CCPA Regs and CPRA...," Podcast: Volume Four (December 2020) 
  • Speaker, “Electronic Notifications & Interoperability: Satisfying New Conditions of Participation Requirements,” Webinar, May 20 2020 
  • Speaker, "State Attorneys General and COVID-19,  What Businesses Need to Know," Webinar (April 2020)  
  • “CA Regulations, Ramble On...," Podcast: Volume Three (March 2020) 
  • Speaker, "A Federal and State Legislative and Regulatory Update for the Home Care Aide Council," Home Care Aide Council Annual Spring Conference (June 2019)
  • Speaker, "Alexa, What Medication Am I Taking?: A Discussion of Privacy, Security, and Practical Issues Implicated by the Use of Voice Technology in Healthcare," Presented to the Massachusetts Health Information Management Association, February 2019