Ross C. D'Emanuele

Ross C. D'Emanuele

Minneapolis P +1 (612) 343-2161 F +1 (612) 340-2868 Palo Alto P +1 (650) 565-2265 F +1 (650) 857-1288
Minneapolis P +1 (612) 343-2161 F +1 (612) 340-2868 Palo Alto P +1 (650) 565-2265 F +1 (650) 857-1288



Ross works in the health care provider, payor, and drug and medical device segments of the health care industry. His areas of expertise include health care fraud and abuse, Stark and anti-kickback laws, HIPAA and other privacy and security laws, reimbursement rules and appeals, clinical trial agreements and regulation, FDA regulation, open payments and state "Sunshine Act" laws, accountable care organizations, value-based reimbursement, and telemedicine.

Education & Admissions

University of Virginia School of Law (J.D., 1996), Journal of Law and Politics

Syracuse University (B.A., Political Science, 1989), magna cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa


  • Minnesota
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota

Only admitted in Minnesota


Representative Work

  • Successfully appealed various Medicare post-payment contractor (e.g., RAC, ZPIC) overpayment determinations
  • Created a corporate and contracting structure for ExceleraRx Corp., a national network of health system-based specialty pharmacies
  • Represented hospital system in defending Department of Justice allegations of billing fraud, resulting in no claims or action taken
  • Represents providers in billing, anti-kickback, and Stark investigations and self-disclosure submissions
  • Developed and updated corporate compliance programs for numerous health care providers and medical device manufacturers
  • Represent wide variety of Covered Entities and Business Associates in OCR investigations arising from data breaches
  • Represented multi-specialty physician group in development and operation of a joint-venture hospital
  • Represented national chain pharmacy in renegotiation of drug wholesaler contract
  • Represent wide variety of Covered Entities and Business Associates in developing privacy and security compliance programs

News & Resources


CMS Proposes Significant Revisions to Stark Law
Dorsey Partner Ross D’Emanuele Remarks on High Court's Medicaid Rates Decision
Dorsey Represents Tekmira Pharmaceuticals on OnCore Biopharma Merger Agreement
Dorsey Partner Ross D'Emanuele Comments on How Health Care Rulings will Affect Insurance Programs
Vital Signs: Proposed Framework for Regulating Health IT Products Issued
Physician Payment Sunshine Reporting Dawns in 2013
Final HIPAA Rule Will Regulate Business Associates, Change HIPAA Breach Notification Obligations
Physician Payment Sunshine Act: Proposed Rule Leaves Big Questions Unanswered
Co-author of section of State by State Guide to Managed Care (Aspen Publishing)
Co-author of The Brave New World of Privacy for Health Plans and HMOs (published in HMOs and Health Plans)
Major Changes to HIPAA Security and Privacy Rules Enacted in Economic Stimulus Package, Health Lawyers News, Vol. 13, Number 6
RAC Audits: Are you Prepared?
The Economic Recovery Act: Now the Hard Work Begins
CMS Shifts Direction On Final Diagnostic Test Markup Rule
CMS Finalizes 2009 Physician Fee Schedule Rule
Dorsey Consulted for Perspective on EHRs
CMS Publishes New Stark Rules: Per Click Leases To Be Banned, “Stand in The Shoes” Modified
Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005
CMS Proposes Patient Safety Organization Regulations
How the New CMS Stark Rules Affect You

Events & Speaking Engagements

Dorsey 4D Symposium: Devices, Diagnostics, Drug & Digital Health
The Economic Recovery Act: Now the Hard Work Begins
BIO West 2005
Emerging Growth Company Conference

Industries & Practices

  • Cybersecurity, Privacy & Social Media
  • Dorsey Health Strategies
  • Health Care
  • Health Transactions & Regulations
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP-US)
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Courage Kenny Foundation, 2015-2018


  • Listed as a "Rising Star" by Minnesota Super Lawyers, 2002, 2004, 2006
Ross C. D'Emanuele