Nicole Burgmeier

Nicole Burgmeier



Nicole practices in the area of health law advising pharmacies, pharmacy benefit managers, hospitals, long-term care providers, medical practices, and private healthcare companies on a variety of regulatory, compliance, and corporate transactional matters. She regularly advises on issues related to: the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other privacy and security laws, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and state pharmacy laws, Verified-Accredited Wholesale Distributors (VAWD) accreditation, Joint Commission accreditation and medical staff bylaws, tax-exempt status, certificate of need appeals, corporate structures and formation, and state and federal licensure.  

Education & Admissions

University of Iowa College of Law (J.D., 2013), High Distinction; Order of the Coif; Iowa Law Review; Jessup Intramural Moot Court Competition

University of Wisconsin - Madison (B.B.A., Marketing and Economics, 2010), Certificate in Supply-Chain Management; Honors


  • Minnesota
  • Arizona
  • Iowa


  • Arizona Court of Appeals - Division One, Honorable Samuel A. Thumma, 2013-2014

News & Resources


Court Invalidates Final Rule Requiring Advertisements to List Drug Prices Finding that CMS Exceeded Its Statutory Authority
Federal Government’s Charges against 60 Medical Personnel for Illegal Prescribing and Distributing of Opioids Demonstrates Continued Focus on Compliance throughout Supply-Chain
President Trump Signs Federal “Gag Order” Pharmacy Bills
President Trump Gives Speech on Prescription Drug Prices and Releases Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Costs
Iowa Legislature Sends Bill Imposing Additional Requirements for Prescription Monitoring Program Reporting to Governor for Signature
FDA Chief and HHS Secretary Cite Prescription Drug Prices as Top Priorities for Agencies; President Trump Scheduled to Speak on Issue on May 11, 2018.
OIG Issues Favorable Advisory Opinion Addressing Gainsharing CMP Arrangement
OIG issues Advisory Opinion on a Retail Pharmacy’s Paid Membership Program Which Includes Federal Health Care Program Beneficiaries
Opioid Epidemic Declared a National Emergency; Proposed Law Calls for Mandatory E-Prescribing of Controlled Substances to Curb Drug Abuse
Medicare Proposes Continued Relief for Critical Access and Rural Hospitals Through 2-Year Moratorium on Direct Supervision Requirements
New Medicare Proposals that Reduce Payment to Hospitals for 340B Drugs in 2018
New York Times Obtains Copy of Draft Executive Order on Drug Prices; FDA Blogs that it is Working to Lift Barriers to Generic Drug Competition
Expected Executive Order to take on High Drug Prices; Senate Committee Hears Recommendations on Drug Supply Chain from Experts
OIG Announces Drug Pricing and Reimbursement Web Portfolio
OIG Releases 2017 Work Plan
Omnicare Inc. Settles Kickback Allegations for $28 Million
The Changing Landscape of the Fight Against Opioid and Heroin Addiction and the Availability of Naloxone
CMS Issues Proposed Rule Addressing Off-Campus Outpatient Departments
What Constitutes Deliberation, and who is an Agent under Iowa’s Open Meetings Law? Part 2
The Impact of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 on Off-Campus Hospital Outpatient Departments
OIG Releases 2016 Work Plan
Medical Liability Reform – Iowa’s Communication and Optimal Resolution (Candor) Bill Effective July 1, 2015
OIG Issues Practical Guidance for Health Care Governing Boards on Compliance Oversight

News & Press Mentions

Dorsey’s Des Moines Office Recognized for Health Care Law - Law Firm of the Year in Iowa
Dorsey Represents Underwriters in Tactile Medical IPO

Select Presentations

  • “HIPAA Basics for Lawyers” Co-Presenter, Iowa State Bar Association, May 8, 2019.
  • “Prescription Monitoring Program Changes” Co-Presenter, Heartland Foot and Ankle Conference, October 6, 2018.
  • “Responding to a Crisis: Collaborative Engagement Against the Opioid Epidemic” Moderator, Minnesota CLE Conference: 2018 Health Law Institute, June 14, 2018.
  • “What Has the Legal Response Been? Legal Developments in the Fight Against Opioid Abuse” Co-Presenter, Minnesota CLE Seminar: The Opioid Epidemic: Legal, Medical and Policy Perspectives from the Front Lines, February 16, 2018.
  • “Dangers of Personal Technology and Social Media in the Workplace” Co-Presenter, Iowa Hospital Association, November 16, 2017.
  • “Legal Update: A Review of Recent State, Federal Laws and Guidance that Apply to Providers of Long-Term Care” Co-Presenter, LeadingAge, Iowa Spring Conference & Exhibitor Showcase, May 5, 2016.

Industries & Practices

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Healthcare
  • Healthcare Transactions & Regulations
  • Non-Profit & Tax Exempt Organizations

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Program and Education Committee Member, American Society for Pharmacy Law
  • Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute Community Connect Graduate
  • Member, Iowa Society of Healthcare Attorneys
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association
  • Member, American Society for Pharmacy Law
  • Member, Iowa Pharmacy Association
  • Member, Polk County Bar Association
  • Member, Iowa State Bar Association
  • Member, State Bar of Arizona
  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Past Board Member, Polk County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project
  • Past Board Member, Governance Chair, Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute
Nicole Burgmeier