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Kate Greenwood

Research Fellow and Lecturer in Law

  • Degrees:

  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
  • B.A., Swarthmore College
  • Contact:

  • kate.greenwood@shu.edu
  • Tel:  973-642-8277

Kate Greenwood

Kate Greenwood

Research Fellow and Lecturer in Law

Research Fellow & Lecturer in Law Kate Greenwood researches and writes on a variety of health and pharmaceutical law topics, including conflicts of interest in medical treatment and clinical research, prescription drug regulation, with an emphasis on sales and marketing issues, and the role of law in incentivizing and governing biomedical research. She also supervises law students writing research papers on health and pharmaceutical law topics, teaches and develops content for Seton Hall Law’s Graduate Certificate courses on pharmaceutical and medical device compliance, and regularly blogs on, among other topics, prescription drug regulation at Health Reform Watch. Kate recently concluded a collaboration with the Rutgers Center for State Health Policy that resulted in a series of policy briefs for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and for New Jersey’s Department of Banking and Insurance on the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. 

Kate frequently provides legal commentary to the media, including CNNMoney, Inside Counsel, Pharmaceutical Compliance Monitor, Pharmalot, and the television show American Law Journal, which airs on the Philadelphia-area CNN affiliate. In 2009, she was one of four early-career health law scholars selected to present at the annual Health Law Scholars Workshop at Saint Louis University School of Law. In recent years, she has been selected to present papers at conferences including “The Food and Drug Administration in the 21st Century”, sponsored by Harvard Law School’s Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics, “Conflicts of Interest in the Practice of Medicine: A National Symposium,” sponsored by the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics, and “Marketing Health: The Growing Role of Commercial Speech Doctrine in FDA Regulation,” sponsored by the American Journal of Law & Medicine. 

Kate graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center, where she served as an Articles Editor of the Georgetown Law Journal. She received her undergraduate degree in Economics from Swarthmore College. After law school, she spent two years as an Equal Justice Works Fellow and Staff Attorney at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York providing group instruction, technical assistance, and direct representation to indigent clients in family law and matrimonial matters. Following her fellowship, Kate served as a law clerk to federal judges at both the trial and appellate levels (Judge Mary A. McLaughlin of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and Judge Maryanne Trump Barry of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit). Before joining Seton Hall Law’s Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy in 2008, Kate practiced law at Covington & Burling LLP in New York, where she represented pharmaceutical companies, among other clients, in a variety of corporate, litigation, and white collar matters.

PUBLICATIONS

LAW REVIEW ARTICLES


"Litigant Regulation" of Physician Conflicts of Interest, Ga. St. U. L. Rev. (forthcoming)

The Ban on "Off-Label" Pharmaceutical Promotion: Constitutionally Permissible Prophylaxis against False or Misleading Commercial Speech?, 37 AM. J. L. & Med. 278 (2011) (symposium)

The Mysteries of Pregnancy: The Role of Law in Solving the Problem of Unknown but Knowable Maternal-Fetal Medication Risk, 79 U. Cin. L. Rev. 267 (2010)

OTHER JOURNAL ARTICLES


Toward Evidence-Based Conflicts of Interest Training for Physician-Investigators, J.L. Med. & Ethics, 500-507 (Fall 2012) (with Kathleen M. Boozang and Carl H. Coleman)

An Argument Against Embedding Conflicts of Interest Disclosures in Informed Consent, J. Health & Life Sci. L., 230-267 (June 2011) (with Kathleen M. Boozang and Carl H. Coleman)

CENTER PUBLICATIONS


Implementing the Essential Health Benefits Requirement in New Jersey: Decision Points and Policy Issues, policy brief issued by the Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy & the Rutgers Center for State Health Policy (2012) (with John V. Jacobi and Tara Adams Ragone)

The Affordable Care Act’s Risk Adjustment and Other Risk-Spreading Mechanisms: Needed Support for New Jersey’s Health Insurance Exchange, policy brief issued by the Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy and the Rutgers Center for State Health Policy (2012)

The Health Insurance Exchange, the Medicaid Program, and the Apportionment of Responsibility for Determining Eligibility and Effectuating Enrollment in New Jersey, policy brief issued by the Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy and the Rutgers Center for State Health Policy (2012)

The Limits of Disclosure as a Response to Financial Conflicts of Interest in Clinical Research, white paper issued by the Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy (2010) (collaborator)

Conflicts of Interest in Clinical Trial Recruitment & Enrollment: A Call for Increased Oversight, white paper issued by the Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy (2009) (collaborator)

Drug and Device Promotion: Charting A Course for Policy Reform, white paper issued by the Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy (2009) (collaborator)

OTHER PUBLICATIONS


The Alternate Approach to Medicinal Marijuana Distribution, The Record, O-1 (July 25, 2010)

Compliance Tips from Deferred Prosecution Agreements, Bus. Crimes Bull. (April 2006) (with Jacqueline C. Wolff)

The New SEC-FDA Alliance, Bus. Crimes Bull. (July 2004) (with Jacqueline C. Wolff)

Custodial Interrogations, 86 Geo. L.J. 1318 (1998) (with Jeffrey A. Brown)

Identifications, 86 Geo. L.J. 1309 (1998)

BOOKS AND BOOK CHAPTERS


Medical Affairs: Effectively and Legitimately Using Medical Science Liaisons, in Off-Label Communications: A Guide to Sales & Marketing Compliance (Food and Drug Law Institute 3rd Ed. 2012) (with Bruce D. Armon)