Julie K. Lappas
  Attorney

BIOGRAPHY

Julie Lappas advises health care clients of all types on a variety of regulatory, compliance and reimbursement matters. She focuses her practice on counseling pharmacies, pharmacy benefit managers, hospitals and provider-owned health plans on a wide range of pharmacy and managed care issues.

Prior to joining Hall Render, Julie served as legal counsel to a large, national pharmacy benefit manager. She leverages this experience to assist pharmacies, PBMs, hospitals and other health care providers in preparing and negotiating complex pharmacy, PBM, payer and drug supplier agreements, advising on pharmacy and prescription drug discount card licensure and compliance requirements and providing practical counsel on fraud and abuse and HIPAA privacy matters. Julie works closely with clients to address regulatory and compliance issues related to participation in Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D, including requirements applicable to first tier, downstream and related entities. Julie has assisted providers and vertically integrated organizations with the development of provider-sponsored health plans and narrow networks. This work involves the preparation of necessary service and provider agreements and advising on issues related to network development, licensing and any willing provider laws.

Julie writes frequently on managed care, PBM and pharmacy matters and is an active member of the American Health Lawyers Association. She is a graduate of The George Washington University Law School and worked as a pharmaceutical sales representative for a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical manufacturer prior to beginning her legal career.

EDUCATION

Indiana University, B.A., with highest distinction, Phi Beta Kappa - 2003

The George Washington University Law School, J.D. – 2009

ADMITTED TO BAR

  • Indiana
  • District of Columbia

memberships

  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association

Experience

  • Pharmaceutical Sales Representative, Eli Lilly & Company – 2003-2006
  • Legal Counsel, Catalyst Health Solutions, Inc. – 2010-2011
  • Private Practice – 2011-2013