Nathan has dedicated his career to helping clients navigate the complex healthcare legal environment. This can involve listening and offering advice in a crisis, providing practical solutions to day-to-day operations issues, navigating regulatory requirements, representation before professional and licensing boards, contracting, and myriad other forms of assistance. Nathan has a particular depth of experience with HIPAA and other data privacy and security matters, both in counseling clients and in serving as the firm’s HIPAA Privacy Officer. Nathan’s healthcare clients are located across the country and include hospitals, medical practices, pharmacies, and senior care communities. Nathan has also assisted a variety of higher education clients with accreditation issues, program development, and student rights matters. Nathan is also dedicated to addressing public health issues, notably as the Founder and Chair of National Healthcare Decisions Day. Nathan is a McGuireWoods “lifer” and began working for the firm before he had finished his joint JD/MA in law and bioethics.
Nathan’s clients include health systems, hospitals, specialized medical practices, mental health services providers, pharmacies and universities.
Nathan is a frequent speaker on a range of healthcare topics including HIPAA, EMTALA, and advance directives.
Nathan holds the CIPP/US credential as a Certified Information Privacy Professional from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). Furthermore, Nathan serves as the HIPAA Privacy Officer for McGuireWoods LLP and coordinates HIPAA compliance on behalf of the firm.
Nathan is the Founder and Chair of National Healthcare Decisions Day (April 16), an annual event to inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning. See: www.nhdd.org
Outside of the office, Nathan is a competitive cyclist. He races both road and mountain bikes.
Provided outside general counsel to dozens of hospitals, assisting them on a variety of issues, including several life and death ethics crisis matters.
Effectively represented several healthcare professionals in responding to complaints before professional licensure boards.
Assisted educational institutions and healthcare providers to obtain and/or renew required accreditation and licensure status following investigations and complaints.
Assisted in obtaining certificates of public need for dozens of projects, ranging from imaging services, surgery centers, and service expansions to the establishment of brand new hospitals.
Led a nationwide pro bono effort as the founder and chair of the National Healthcare Decisions Day Initiative.
Member; Board of Governors, Health Care Section, 2004-2011; Founder and Chair, Committee to Establish Virginia Advance Directives Day, 2005-2007; Vice Chair, Admission and Orientation Committee, Young Lawyers Conference, 2002-2004, Virginia State Bar
Member, Health Law Section, Virginia Bar Association
Member, Advance Directives Task Force Committee, Supreme Court of Virginia Commission on Mental Health Law Reform, 2008-present
Member, Board of Directors, Honoring Choices Virginia, 2013-Present
Member, Advisory Board, Virginia POST Collaborative, 2011-Present
Member, Health Law Section, American Bar Association
Member, American Health Lawyers Association
Member, Central Virginia Health Executives Group
Member; Commissioner's Healthcare Workforce Award Review Committee, Virginia Department of Health, 2006-present
Founder and Chair, National Healthcare Decisions Day Initiative, 2007-present
Board of Directors, Crater Community Hospice, Petersburg, Virginia, August 2012-present
Member; Board of Directors; Chair, Leadership Development Council, 2004-2008; American Red Cross, Greater Richmond Chapter
Member, Board of Directors, 2003-2007, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Central Virginia Chapter
Albert Schweitzer Fellow for Life, 1999
Selected for inclusion as a "Leading Lawyer," Cyber Law, Virginia, Legal 500 US, 2017-2018
Recognized in "Readers Choice Awards", Top Read Article, Pharmaceutical Industry, “OIG Lists Cybersecurity of Medical Devices and HIPAA Among Its Priorities for 2016,” JD Supra, 2016
Named to "Virginia Rising Stars," Health Care, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2007-2013
Named to "Legal Elite," Health Law, Virginia Business, 2009-2017
Named to "Legal Elite for Young Lawyers (Under 40)," Health Care, Virginia Business, 2007, 2010
Recipient, Central Virginia Health Planning Agency's Virginia A. Crockford Health Planning Award, 2009
Selected for inclusion in Richmond’s “Top 40 Under 40--Young Catalysts,” Style Weekly, 2008
Named to "Outstanding Young Health Care Lawyers," Nightingale's Healthcare News, 2006