Jonathan A. Keller

Associate

Overview

Jonathan Keller is a registered pharmacist and attorney who leverages his health care background to advise health care and life science companies on a wide range of regulatory, compliance and licensure matters. He provides counsel relating to health care transactions and strategic affiliations, clinical trial agreements, professional service agreements and compliance with a broad array of federal and state laws and regulations, including the Anti-Kickback Statute, the Stark Law and New Jersey’s Codey Law.

As the co-leader of the pharmacy and pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) segment within the health and life sciences industry group, Jonathan regularly counsels pharmacies, manufacturers/wholesalers and telehealth providers on numerous aspects of their pharmacy-related business. Much of Jonathan’s work in this regard focuses on:

  • State and federal licensing
  • Medicare and Medicaid provider enrollment
  • Drug compounding
  • Controlled substance, drug diversion and DEA enforcement
  • 340B drug program compliance
  • Telemedicine and telepharmacy
  • Pharmaceuticals and dietary supplements
  • FDA regulatory issues

In-House Counsel Experience

Prior to entering private practice, Jonathan served as corporate counsel to East Orange General Hospital and was a member of the hospital’s executive team. During his time at the hospital, Jonathan was heavily involved in the hospital’s acquisition by a for-profit entity, prepared physician employment and lease agreements, advised the hospital’s medical executive committee on credentialing and medical staff bylaw matters, and oversaw the day-to-day legal operations of the hospital. Jonathan also served as secretary to the board of trustees of the hospital.

Jonathan leverages his in-house and hospital operational experience to provide practical, business-minded solutions to often nuanced issues for health care and life science companies.

Representative Experience

Pharmacy

  • Provides pharmacy licensing counseling to national health care companies in connection with acquisitions of retail, specialty and mail-order pharmacies
  • Advises pharmacies, physician groups and outsourcing facilities regarding the compounding of prescription medications and subsequent dispensing and distribution

Health Care

  • Represents health care and life science clients in a variety of strategic transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, affiliations and other contractual matters
  • Prepares term sheets, operating agreements, joint venture agreements, purchase agreements, management and administrative service arrangement and related ancillary documents in connection with health care transactions
  • Advises health care clients and captive physician practices on the corporate practice-of-medicine laws and associated regulations

Credentials

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia
New Jersey
New York

Certifications
NJ State Registered Pharmacist
Education

Seton Hall University School of Law
J.D. magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, with concentration in Health Law, Seton Hall Law Review - Associate Editor (2013)

Rutgers University, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
Pharm.D. summa cum laude (2010)

Insights & Events

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • American Health Law Association
  • American Society for Pharmacy Law
  • American Bar Association, Health Law Section

Civic Activities

  • MD1 Program Inc. – Board of Trustees, Executive Committee

Honors

Awards Methodology


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