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Lauren Peterson

Lauren Peterson is an Associate in Archer’s Health Care Law Practice group. Lauren counsels health care industry clients, including hospitals, nursing homes, long-term care facilities, ambulatory surgery centers, physicians, physician practices, and telehealth companies in transactional and regulatory matters. Lauren has assisted clients with formation of business entities, asset purchase agreements, employment agreements, and Board/governance issues. She has also advised clients on a variety of compliance and regulatory matters, including issues involving federal and state regulators, reimbursement issues, managed care contracts, payer issues and disputes, and cybersecurity/privacy laws. Lauren’s practice includes handling state and federal administrative appeals related to enforcement and recovery actions, licensing and certification applications and advice, defending governmental allegations of health care fraud and abuse, and nursing home survey and certification issues.

Prior to joining Archer, Lauren practiced Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice Defense for a firm in New York City. Lauren received her law degree from University of Maryland Carey School of Law in 2014, where she obtained a Health Law Certificate, was a member of the Student Health Law and Women’s Bar Associations, and served as a Peer Advisor for first year law students. During law school, she interned for two Baltimore-area hospital systems and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Professional and Community Involvement

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Alumni Ambassador, University of Maryland Carey School of Law

Articles and Presentations

  • Speaker, Informed Consent in the Ambulatory Surgery Center, New York State Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers Conference (Fall 2019)
  • Panelist, Informed Consent and Legal Implications for ASCs, New York State Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers Conference (Spring 2019)



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