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Kathleen F. D. Pennington is a Senior Associate with Studebaker Nault who focuses her practice exclusively on health law.  She provides transactional and regulatory advice to a broad range of clients, including ambulatory surgery centers, single and multi-specialty medical and dental practices, and other health care providers and entrepreneurs.

Ms. Pennington works regularly with medical practices, including concierge practices, as well as individual physicians, surgeons, and other health care professionals, on a wide range of matters.  In addition to advising clients on their day-to-day operations, she also focuses on health care providers' strategic initiatives, including affiliations, joint ventures, service line expansion, provider compensation and recruitment, the establishment of membership practices, and other alignment strategies.  Ms. Pennington provides transactional and health care regulatory counseling for these matters as well as drafting and negotiating these agreements.  In the area of regulatory compliance, Ms. Pennington advises clients regarding fraud and abuse, risk management, licensing and scope of practice, and federal and state confidentiality and privacy laws and regulations, including HIPAA breach investigations and reporting.


Bachelor of Arts, Boston College, 2006
Juris Doctor, Seattle University School of Law, cum laude, 2012


Bar of District of Columbia
Bar of Maryland



American Health Lawyers Association

District of Columbia Bar Association

Maryland State Bar Association

Military Spouse JD Network


“Legal and Ethical Concerns of Digital Media and Technology in Healthcare,” Maryland Medicine, January 6, 2016

“Summary of Maryland Fraud and Abuse Statutes, Regulations, Cases & Other Guidance,” American Health Lawyers Association, 2013


“HIPAA Update: Just When You Thought the Waters Were Safe,” Montgomery County Medical Society Medical Practice Compliance Conference, September 19, 2013

“How a Google Search Led to an OCR Investigation and How You Can Avoid a Similar Fate,” HIPAA Secure Now! On-demand webinar, 2019

Washington Office:

425.279.9929, Ext. 103

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