Blair M. Cantfil is a counsel in the health care and life sciences practice. She represents a broad-based group of companies in the health care industry, assisting these clients in matters related to Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, fraud and abuse, compliance, internal and governmental investigations, and federal privacy laws.

Practice & Background

Ms. Cantfil provides legal and policy advice and advocacy on legislative and regulatory initiatives impacting federal health care programs. She has represented clients in connection with several of the major health care initiatives and the implementation of these initiatives by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and other state and federal agencies. She has particular experience in matters involving health care policy and regulation affecting cancer care, major academic medical centers, payment and delivery system reform, applications of the federal fraud and abuse laws to the hospital and pharmaceutical industries, and issues relating to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other state and federal privacy laws.

Ms. Cantfil counsels nonprofit organizations and trade associations, and has experience advocating client issues before all of the congressional committees of jurisdiction on health care issues, as well as before various federal agencies. Ms. Cantfil also provides advice related to clinical trials, including drafting cooperative research agreements and providing guidance on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP) requirements.

Ms. Cantfil received her J.D. cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center and her M.P.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Affairs at Princeton University. Prior to law school, Ms. Cantfil worked at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service, obtained a Honduran nursing degree during her Peace Corps service and consulted for the World Health Organization. During law school, Ms. Cantfil worked at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.