Mara Sanders

Mara Sanders



Mara provides regulatory, enforcement, and transactional advice to clients in the health care and life sciences industries, including a diverse array of care providers, academic research institutions, pharmaceutical and medical device companies, digital health companies, and managed care organizations.

Mara regularly advises clients on matters of state and federal regulatory compliance, investigations, and enforcement, including with respect to health care fraud and abuse laws, such as the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute, clinical research compliance and ethics, and liability under the False Claims Act. Mara also advises clients on matters related to the Medicare and Medicaid programs, state and federal privacy & security laws, scope of practice and licensure, and federal grant funding.

Mara’s pro bono work includes representing asylum seekers and advising not-for-profit health care and public health organizations.

Education & Admissions

Columbia University School of Law (J.D., 2017),

  • James Kent Scholar
  • Editor in Chief, A Jailhouse Lawyer’s Manual
  • Staff Editor, Columbia Human Rights Law Review

University of Chicago (B.A., 2012),

  • General and Department Honors


  • New York
  • Minnesota

News & Resources


Healthcare Fraud: A World Beyond the Anti-Kickback Statute

Applying Allina to the World of Escobar: Avoiding 'Traps, Zaps, and Zingers' in Medicare False Claims Actions, 31 Health Matrix: Journal of Law and Medicine 155 (2021)

Sex, Drugs, and Advisory Committees: An Analysis of Pharmaceutical Industry Manipulation of FDA Vulnerability to Sociopolitical Influences on Matters of Women’s Health, 48 Columbia Human Rights Law Review 2 (2017).

Industries & Practices

  • Digital Health
  • Government Contracts Counseling & Litigation
  • Government Solutions & Investigations
  • Healthcare & Life Sciences
  • Healthcare Litigation
  • Higher Education & Academic Research Institutions
  • Nonprofit & Tax Exempt Organizations
Mara Sanders