Brian F. King Associate

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Brian practices within the firm’s healthcare department and advises his clients on a broad range of regulatory, compliance, transactional, and corporate matters, including state and federal fraud and abuse laws, licensure laws, and due diligence matters. Brian’s clients include pharmacies, wholesale distributors, hospitals, and drug manufacturers.

As both an attorney and a registered pharmacist, he is familiar with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, HIPAA, Medicare, Medicaid, the False Claims Act, and the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute. Brian focuses many aspects of his practice on pharmacy law, where he tackles complex legal issues faced by pharmacies, hospitals, and other health care providers. He also has notable experience with controlled substance regulations and is poised to assist clients navigate the opioid crisis. Because of his experience as a pharmacist, he understands many of the unique compliance issues and business objectives that are specific for the healthcare industry.

In law school, Brian was a fellow in the Jaharis Health Law Institute. He was the executive text editor for the DePaul Journal of Healthcare Law, the editor-in-chief of the E-Pulse healthcare newsletter, and he competed on DePaul’s Health Law Transactional Moot Court Team. Brian also earned a Health Law Certificate and the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Legal Writing.

My experience as a pharmacist allows me to see important issues from the client’s perspective and provide strategic business advice in a heavily regulated industry.


  • Represented pharmacists before the Board of Pharmacy in disciplinary matters.
  • Assisted healthcare providers and organizations with licensing issues.
  • Advised compounding pharmacies and outsourcing facilities with regulatory matters.
  • Counseled mail order pharmacies on state law considerations.
  • Provided guidance on controlled substance distribution and DEA compliance.