Barbara H. Ryland is a senior counsel in Crowell & Moring's Washington office. As a member of the Health Care Group, Ms. Ryland's experience lies in the areas of managed care business relationships and transactions; pharmacy benefit management; fraud and abuse compliance and investigations; confidentiality and privacy; and general business and regulatory issues in the health care industry. She has also represented clients in litigation matters involving contract disputes and antitrust issues.
Over the last several years, Ms. Ryland has represented health plans, pharmacy benefit managers, specialty pharmacies, health software vendors and other business organizations in the health care industry. She graduated from Duke University Law School in 1987, where she was an editor of Law & Contemporary Problems. She received her undergraduate degree in 1983 from the University of Virginia. Prior to her employment at Crowell & Moring, she clerked for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and was an associate in the tax and employee benefits practice at Miller & Chevalier Chrtd, and a principal at Michaels & Bonner, P.C.
Ms. Ryland is a member of the District of Columbia and Maryland bars. She has published articles and lectured on a variety of issues of concern to managed care organizations and healthcare providers including confidentiality of health care information, e-commerce issues in health care, antitrust and fraud and abuse. She is the co-author of A Guide to Health Care Financial Ventures and has recently edited an ABA treatise on health care joint ventures and antitrust law.