Simpson Thacher Enhances Healthcare Practice With Addition of Regulatory Counsel Vanessa K. Burrows

NEW YORK & WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP announced today that Vanessa K. Burrows,
a healthcare regulatory lawyer, has joined the Firm’s Washington, D.C.
office as Counsel.

With deep experience involving Food and Drug Administration and other
healthcare regulatory matters, Vanessa has advised pharmaceutical and
medical device manufacturers, healthcare and technology companies,
hospitals and other providers in connection with regulatory and
compliance needs, as well as in connection with M&A and capital-raising
transactions. Vanessa has extensive experience counseling clients with
respect to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
compliance, health privacy and security issues, fraud and abuse
compliance, pharmacy law, cannabis matters, and public health matters.

“Vanessa will be a great addition to the Firm and our Healthcare
Practice, which has been strong and broad-based for many years,” said
Art Robinson, Head of the Firm’s Capital Markets Practice. “Vanessa’s
comprehensive healthcare experience, in both government and private
practice, will strengthen our ability to support our clients who are
increasingly active in life sciences, healthcare services and healthcare

Simpson Thacher advises healthcare companies as well as many of the
world’s leading financial institutions and private equity sponsors
active in the healthcare sector on a wide range of transactions and
disputes. Since 2013, the Firm has advised on more than 300
healthcare-related deals involving pharmaceutical and biotechnology
companies, medical device and equipment manufacturers, healthcare
technology companies, health insurance companies, hospitals and other

“Our healthcare clients will benefit from Vanessa’s insight and
experience as they navigate their most complex and challenging
regulatory issues,” said Simpson Thacher’s Co-Administrative Partner
Lynn Neuner. M&A Partner Eric Swedenburg added, “Vanessa’s regulatory
and transactional experience, which encompasses nearly every facet of
the healthcare sector, will complement our leading corporate practices
and private equity capabilities.”

Previously, Vanessa held several government positions focused on
healthcare regulation and administrative issues. Her experience includes
serving as HIPAA Privacy Officer and Attorney for the Department of
Public Health for the City of Chicago. Vanessa also worked on Capitol
Hill for the Congressional Research Service, advising Members of
Congress and their staff regarding healthcare law, administrative law
and constitutional law during the creation and passage of the Patient
Protection and Affordable Care Act.

“I am delighted to be joining Simpson Thacher,” said Vanessa. “I look
forward to working with such a talented group of lawyers and advising
the Firm’s clients as they navigate the complexities of deal-making and
regulatory issues that can arise in the evolving healthcare landscape.”

Vanessa received her J.D., cum laude, from American University,
Washington College of Law in 2006, her M.A., with honors, from Queen’s
University Belfast in 2002, and her B.S., magna cum laude, from
Valparaiso University in 2001.


Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP (
is one of the world’s leading international law firms. The Firm was
established in 1884 and has more than 900 lawyers. Headquartered in New
York with offices in Beijing, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles,
Palo Alto, São Paulo, Tokyo and Washington, D.C., the Firm provides
coordinated legal advice and transactional capability to clients around
the globe.


Danzey Burnham