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Lynn M. Barrett

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Phone: 248-544-0888
Fax: 248-544-3111

Broward County, Florida

Lynn Barrett is an attorney at Wachler & Associates, P.C. and has been practicing healthcare law for over 29 years. Ms. Barrett practices in all areas of healthcare law and specializes in analyzing healthcare compliance and regulatory issues, as well as transactional matters. She currently serves as Adjunct Professor at the School of Law at Hofstra University as well as the at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Barrett served as General Counsel of a multi-facility health system and as SVP & Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer of a public health system with an academic medical center. She has significant experience as in-house counsel to for-profit, non-profit and public health systems, as well as in private practice in associate, special counsel and partner positions.

Ms. Barrett graduated from New York University School of Law where she received the Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Law and Medicine and was a member of the Review of Law and Social Change. She graduated in the top 1% of her class as a University Scholar and College Scholar from Carnegie-Mellon University.

Ms. Barrett is admitted to the State Bar of Florida and the State Bar of New York. She is certified in Compliance by the Health Care Compliance Association and is designated as a Certified Compliance Professional by the Health Ethics Trust. She is on the Board of the Women’s Healthcare Executive Network and is a member of the Florida Bioethics Network. Ms. Barrett holds the position of Vice-Chair, Publications of the Delivery and Payment Reform Affinity Group with the American Health Law Association and is the Vice-Chair, eHealth, Privacy & Security for the American Bar Association. She frequently writes and speaks nationally on issues including the Stark Law, the Anti-Kickback Statute and EKRA, telemedicine, HIPAA privacy and security, and the opioid epidemic.


J.D., New York University School of Law, New York, New York
Honors: Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Law and Medicine; Review of Law and Social Change

B.S., Carnegie-Mellon University
Honors: University Scholar & College Scholar; Ranked Number 2 in graduating class (top 1%)

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Florida
New York
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Florida Bar Association

New York Bar Association

Health Care Compliance Association
CHC Certified

Health Ethics Trust
CCP Designation

American Health Lawyers Association
Vice-Chair, Publications of the Delivery and Payment Reform Affinity Group

American Bar Association
Vice-Chair, eHealth, Privacy & Security
Vice-Chair, Ethics & Professionalism

Women’s Healthcare Executive Network

Recent Articles
  • "COVID-19 and Resource Allocation: Planning for Times of Scarce Medical Resources"
    American Bar Association, The Health Lawyer, Volume 32, No. 5 (June 2020)
  • "Opioid Settlements: Some Lessons Learned from Big Tobacco"
    American Bar ​Association, The Health Lawyer, Volume 32, No. 4 (Apr. 2020)
  • "Opioid Prescribing - An AHLA 50 State Survey with Summaries and Links"
    Contributor, Florida​; American Health Law Association publication (Feb.2020)
  • "On the Road to Recovery? Recent Enforcement and Regulatory Actions Addressing the Opioid Epidemic"
    American Health Law Association, Connections Magazine, (Dec. 2019)
  • Contributor, ABA Letter to CMS Regarding Proposed Stark Regulations (Dec. 2019)
  • "Hospitals Jump Into the Opioid Litigation Fray"
    American Bar Association, Health eSource, Volume 16​, No. 3 (Nov. 2019)
  • Contributor, American Bar Association, eHealth HLbytes: eHealth, Privacy & Security
Recent Speaking Engagements
  • "Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Women in Healthcare", Women Healthcare Executive Network (WHEN) Webinar (May 2021)
  • "Mental Health, EKRA & the Opioid Crisis", American Health Law Association (March 2021)
  • "Recent Guidance for Compliance Professionals: From DOJ to OIG to CMS", Health Ethics Trust Certification Course ​(May 2021, February 2021, August 2020)
  • "The COVID Vaccine: Issues in Development & Distribution", Women Healthcare Executive Network (WHEN) Webinar (March 2021)
  • "EHRs, HIPAA & Interoperability: Best Practices & Compliance Pitfalls", Health Ethics Trust Best Practices (October 2020)
  • "COVID in the Workplace", Women Healthcare Executive Network (WHEN) Webinar (October 2020)
  • "A Lawyer's Ethical Duty to be Proficient in Today's Technology and to be Circumspect When Using It", ABA ​Healthcare Fraud & Compliance Webinar (June 2020)
  • "Healthcare in the Time of COVID-19", Health Ethics Trust Washington Executive Certification Course (May 2020) ​
  • "Considerations for Healthcare Facilities Responding to the Pandemic", ABA Health Law Section Webinar​ (March 2020)
  • "Data Integrity, Certifications and Government Reporting: Where Do we Go From Here?", LSBA 10th Annual Health Law CLE (Dec. 2019)
  • "Innovative Physician Delivery and Alternative Payment Arrangements-Part 1: Playing to Survive (And Win) in a Value-based Payment World", ABA Physician Legal Issues: Healthcare Delivery and Innovation Conference (Sept. 2019)
  • "Physician Arrangement Reviews: Where Do We Go From Here?", Health Ethics Trust Certification Course (Aug. 2019)
  • "Center for Program Integrity: Program Integrity Initiatives from an Audit/Investigative Perspective", Institute on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Issues (March 2019)
  • "Navigating the Stark & Anti-Kickback Landscape", The Florida Bar Healthcare Regulatory & Compliance Conference (Nov. 2018)
  • "Health Law in Times of Crisis, Lessons Learned", Cumberland Law School Developing Trends in Healthcare Law 2018 (Sept. 2018)
  • "Recent Stark and AKS Developments", The Florida Bar Healthcare Regulatory & Compliance Conference (March 2018)
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