Latoya Caprice Dawkins is an associate in the Firm’s Health Care and Commercial Litigation Groups. Latoya brings an insider’s perspective to her health care practice, having worked for an international pharmaceuticals manufacturer for over eight years. She helps physician practice groups, manufacturers, pharmacies, hospitals, and other healthcare and life sciences clients navigate the nuances and complexities of structuring strategic and effective transactions and services in today’s heavily-regulated environment. Her practice includes:
- Counseling clients in the areas of federal and state fraud and abuse issues, including anti-kickback, self-referral, and false claims
- Advising clients on legal, regulatory, and reimbursement issues under Medicare and Medicaid
- Assisting pharmacy clients with pharmacy benefit manager audits, network access, licensing and change of ownership
- Counseling pharmaceutical manufacturers and pharmacies on consumer coupon and copayment assistance programs
- Assisting wholesale drug distributors, manufacturers, third-party logistics providers, pharmacies and hospitals in meeting DSCSA compliance standards
- Counseling clients on issues of liability related to advertising and off-label promotion, and FDA enforcement actions
- Advising clients in evaluating, expanding, and executing compliance programs
- Representing clients in a host of health care transactions, including mergers and acquisitions
Latoya earned her J.D. degree from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2017, with a concentration in health law. She served as Associate Editor of the Seton Hall Legislative Journal where she published her journal note, “Not So Fast: Proving Implied False Certification Theory Post-Escobar.” She graduated from Columbia University, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences in 2012 with a Master of Arts in English and Comparative Literature. During law school, Latoya was a judicial intern for the Honorable Christine Vanek, Superior Court of New Jersey, Jersey City. As a Pennsylvania native, Latoya received her B.A. in English from the Pennsylvania State University, College of Liberal Arts in 2000.
Prior to joining the Firm, Latoya was an associate at a national boutique healthcare law firm where she advised a variety of providers and entities in the healthcare and life sciences space.