Faculty Profile: Robert Wells

Robert WellsBaker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz
Current TBA Courses
Biography

Robert Wells is a shareholder in Baker Donelson's Baltimore office who represents clients in health care regulatory and corporate matters. He draws upon more than 20 years of experience representing long-established and startup health care companies to help clients meet their business goals and objectives while complying with applicable health care rules and regulations.

He handles complex legal and operational matters, such as the development and implementation of corporate compliance programs that involve the integration of corporate governance, business operations, risk management, and compliance; and the challenging regulatory issues governing pharmaceutical and medical device companies. In addition, Robert has assisted with the development and growth of innovative technology and health care data analytics partnerships.

Robert's regulatory compliance experience involves both federal and state issues. He is well versed in fraud and abuse laws; corporate governance; reimbursement issues; the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and state and international privacy laws; the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA); and health care licensure, certification, and accreditation.

Robert previously served as the chief legal officer of Integra Connect, a health care practice management and technology company. He gained firsthand experience with the legal and compliance implications of emerging value-based care initiatives, and continues to counsel health care providers on the development and implementation of value-based and care coordination arrangements. He also served as general counsel of Flatiron Health, a health care IT and data analytics company recently purchased by the global pharmaceutical company Roche, and in senior legal roles at the Fortune 20 companies AmerisourceBergen and Cardinal Health, where he excelled at balancing the strategic and operational needs of the company with ensuring compliance with the complex health care regulatory environment.

Health care corporate and transactional matters are also components of Robert's practice. In addition to business counseling, negotiating, and drafting a wide range of health care service contracts, Robert has negotiated and executed commercial acquisitions, including managing transactional due diligence related to a $517 million acquisition of a health care startup.

Robert has represented for-profit and non-profit health care entities, including hospitals, health systems, drug and device manufacturers and distributors, independent clinical laboratories, long term care facilities, trade associations and physicians.

In addition to Robert's health care regulatory and general corporate law experience, he has counseled clients on virtually all aspects of employment law.