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Gary L. Kaplan

Adjunct Faculty

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Gary Kaplan is in private legal practice as a member of the Health Law Practice Group of Thorp Reed & Armstrong in Pittsburgh. He has more than 25 years experience as a business counselor and litigator for clients in health care and other industries. In addition to health care law, Gary has substantial experience in matters involving information technology, technology transfer, antitrust, and dispute resolution. He has, for example, negotiated complex outsourcing agreements and represented clients in disputes involving reimbursement for medical services, securities law, antitrust and trade regulation, and licensing, Before joining Thorp Reed, Gary practiced in law firms and government in Los Angeles, Washington D.C. and Pittsburgh, including as a Partner at Reed Smith LLP. He is included in Best Lawyers in America and Who’s Who in American Law.  Mr. Kaplan received his B.A. summa cum laude, with distinction in economics from YaleUniversity (1980) and his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School (1983).

Gary has written extensively and taught numerous professional programs and academic courses on health law, technology, antitrust, and dispute resolution. Before joining Heinz as adjunct faculty, he taught negotiations at The George Washington University Law School.

He is the author of two books, The Law of Health Information Technology(American Health Lawyers Association  2011) and The Executive Guide to Managing Disputes (Beard Books 2009). His publications and presentations include:
“New Governmental Focuses on Fraud & Abuse Enforcement,” American College of Healthcare Executives, June 2012.
“Managing Costs as Health Care Law Decision Looms,” The Legal Intelligencer, April 2012.
Moderator, America Health Lawyers Association, “Social Media Bootcamp Webinar Series, How to Use Social Media and Social Networking” January 2012.
“E-Discovery,” Annual Meeting of the American Health Lawyers Association (June 2011).
Author, The Law of Health Information Technology, American Health Lawyers Association, February 2011.
"Dealing with Medical Errors: Legal Strategies for Improving Performance and Reducing Costs," The Legal Intelligencer, January 25, 2011.
"Healthcare is Not Spinach," National Law Journal, Letter to the Editor, January 24, 2011.
Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Opinion/Perspectives, March 2012, March/April 2010, November 2009.
“Management of Technology Disputes: Why Projects Fail and How to Plan for Disputes,” Health Lawyers Weekly, American Health Lawyers Association, March 27, 2009.
Executive Guide to Managing Disputes: Using ADR to Save Time and Expense in Business, Healthcare, and the Workplace,” Beard Books, 2009.
“Arbitration Fairness Reconsidered and Proposals for Law Reform,” Dispute Resolution Section, Spring Meeting, American Bar Association, April 2009.
“Medical Records Privacy Issues,” The Second Annual Pharmaceutical Industry Regulatory & Compliance Summit (WashingtonD.C.), June 10, 2001.
“Privacy Compliance Symposium – State, National and International Requirements,”Pennsylvania Bar Quarterly, April 2001.
“HIPAA Security Regulations: Implications in Business Associate Agreements,” The Second National HIPAA Summit (WashingtonD.C.), March 2001.
“E-Commerce Legal Review: Antitrust and Anti-Kickback Rules,” ACI: Legal Forum on the Online Sale of Prescription Drugs, May 2000.
National Law Journal, Podium, September 2000.
“The Emerging Law of Information Technology – Acquisition, Implementation, Dispute Resolution,” Pennsylvania Bar Quarterly, April 4, 2000.
Contributing Author, “Proving Antitrust Damages: Legal and Economic Issues,” American Bar Association, 1996.?



B.A., Yale University, 1980 (Summa Cum Laude, Distinction in Economics)
J.D., University of Chicago Law School, 1983