WHITNEY NEBOLISA is an associate in the Healthcare group where she focuses her practice on healthcare regulatory and compliance matters, with an emphasis on government enforcement actions. She has experience in federal healthcare program coverage, coding, and reimbursement issues; government price reporting; healthcare compliance programs; health information privacy and security; government agency and congressional investigations; and healthcare fraud and abuse. In addition to counseling clients on various regulatory and compliance issues, Whitney has experience in assisting clients with both internal investigations and responding to government subpoenas.
Whitney has worked with numerous clients, including pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, large provider groups, major hospitals, and health information technology companies, among others.
A sample of Whitney’s recent work includes:
- Representing a large managed care provider group in a Department of Justice (DOJ) investigation involving allegations of “upcoding”
- Representing a large hospital system in connection with criminal and civil investigations related to alleged kickbacks and billing fraud
- Representing a pharmaceutical manufacturer in a joint enforcement action by FDA, DOJ and Congress in connection to an investigation involving alleged kickback and off-label promotion
- Representing a biomedical device company in connection with a government investigation related to alleged kickbacks to physicians
- Advising a pharmaceutical manufacturer regarding HIPAA-related issues, including privacy risks associated with data-sharing arrangements
- Representing a pharmaceutical manufacturer in a criminal investigation into alleged violations of cGMP regulations
- Providing fraud and abuse counseling to a wide array of clients, including pharmaceutical manufacturers, medical device companies, providers and patient assistance organizations
Prior to joining Sidley, Whitney was a D.C. Bar Association Pro Bono Fellow for Whitman Walker Health where she assisted the nonprofit by drafting healthcare privacy and compliance policies. Whitney also served as a speech-writing intern to the Director of Communications for the Office of William J. Clinton and the Clinton Foundation.
Whitney earned her law degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law, where she was the symposium editor for the First Amendment Law Review. Whitney received her B.A. in Journalism, Electronic Communications and Communication Studies, Rhetorical Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.