About Jana Gerken

Jana is a seasoned legal leader with a proven track record of developing and executing legal strategies that strike the right balance between risk and reward in order to help her clients gain a competitive edge while remaining compliant. Jana partners with her clients in translating complex legal challenges into pragmatic business solutions in order to free up their time to focus on innovation and growth. Jana has extensive experience with a broad range of commercial contracting and transactional matters, solid healthcare acumen with medical devices and life sciences, and hands-on experience working on the front line with her clients as both in-house counsel and external advisor.

The HEAT is on …

Yes, it is summer time for sure – but the HEAT in this instance is the “Health Care Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team” initiative, which was announced in May 2009 by the Attorney General and the Secretary of Health and Human Services in order to combat health care fraud. Two recent enforcement actions against

By | 2017-08-08T21:57:46+00:00 July 28th, 2016|Regulators|

Celebrity Endorsements & the Law

A recent article entitled "Can Plaintiffs Sue a 'Celebrity Spokesperson'?" (see the below link) got me thinking about the interplay between the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding celebrity endorsements. From the FTC (false and misleading advertising) perspective, a celebrity endorsement generally does not provide a basis for plaintiffs

By | 2017-08-08T21:55:48+00:00 June 28th, 2016|Compliance Updates & Legal Info|

Five Key Principles to Help Emerging Companies Succeed

Here you are - you’ve got this great idea, this innovation or thing that will change the world, revolutionize an industry, or otherwise positively disrupt the status quo. Now what? Here are five key principles to help you succeed in getting your idea to market: Work with the right advisors Protect your intellectual property Form

By | 2017-08-08T21:57:03+00:00 June 1st, 2016|Managing Risk|