About M. Ramana Rameswaran

With practical in-house experience inside the health care and pharmaceutical industries, Ramana Rameswaran helps clients throughout these industries on a range of regulatory, transactions, investigatory, and compliance matters. From advising hospitals and health systems on structuring various industry arrangements to working with medical device companies on combatting fraud and abuse, Ramana is a trusted voice who understands his clients' business concerns.

Legal perspective shaped by medical knowledge and in-house experience

Ramana has practiced health care law in both Washington, DC and Pennsylvania. He has served as part of the in-house counsel team at Temple University Health System and as special counsel for Avantor Performance Materials, a performance materials manufacturer for chemicals in the electronics and health sciences industry. Ramana's clients span the health care and pharmaceutical industries, and include hospitals and health systems, physician organizations, medical device suppliers and manufacturers, pharmacies and pharmaceutical companies.

Ramana is a voting member of the Governing Council of the American Bar Association's Health Law Section as a Young Lawyer Representative. He is also an Eagle Scout, an active nationally registered EMT, and an active certified emergency medical services instructor for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Before attending law school, Ramana attended Temple University School of Medicine and completed course work and clinical rotations towards an MD degree. He also has worked at Merck Sharpe & Dohme, making measles, mumps and rubella vaccine in a good manufacturing practices-environment.

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Practice Focus

  • Health care entities and pharmaceutical manufacturers and suppliers
  • Federal and state fraud and abuse compliance, including Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law compliance
  • Complex co-management, consulting and physician arrangements
  • Large-scale supply-chain arrangements, including GPO arrangements
  • Health IT and privacy
  • Corporate practice of medicine
  • 340B Drug Discount Program compliance and contracting


  • Pro Bono: Ambulances Need Tender Loving Care Too
    October 2011
  • Pro Bono: Fire Rehab Saves Lives and Reduces Your Liability
    September 2011
  • Atrazine is an Immune Disruptor in Adult Northern Leopard Frogs (Rana pipiens)
  • Acid Exposure is an Immune Disruptor in Adult Rana pipiens

Presentations and Events

  • April 9, 2020
  • American Health Lawyers Association
    Moderator | Easier Said Than Done: Challenges of Implementing Outside Counsel Advice on the Inside
    June 2018
  • American Bar Association
    Moderator | Career Choice Series: Health Law
    September 2017
  • American Bar Association Health Law Section
    Speaker | Ethics Challenges for In-House Counsel and Lawyers Who Advise Them
    March 2017
  • American Bar Association Health Law Section
    Speaker | 340B—What Attorneys Need to Know Today, Tomorrow and in the Future
    March 2016
  • American Bar Association Health Law Section
    Moderator | Applying for In-House Positions
    June 2015