Professional Details

Laura Podolsky

Of Counsel

Laura is a health care lawyer who focuses on business and regulatory issues.  She advises health care providers on topics including business entity structure, licensing, reimbursement, HIPAA, and fraud and abuse, and has a particular interest in telehealth.  Laura is General Counsel to Science 37, a mobile technology and clinical trials organization developing patient-centric, telehealth-based clinical trial models.

Representative Matters

  • Advised various types of providers on matters involving telehealth and internet-based healthcare applications, including licensing, multi-state practice, reimbursement, patient privacy, and standard of practice issues
  • Advised national physician specialty organization in developing a HIPAA-compliant patient data registry providing outcomes measurement and quality improvement
  • Assisted a multi-site substance abuse recovery organization with state-level certification and licensure
  • Succeeded in getting an insurance company to drop reimbursement demands totaling nearly one million dollars against two Los Angeles primary care physicians
  • Assisted in representation of a surgeon facing Medi-Cal fraud charges and payment withhold. Payment withhold was overturned at the informal hearing stage.  Developed HIPAA compliance plans and staff training for health care providers and business associates
  • Assisted physician group and billing service in handling breaches of patient health information (HIPAA breach)
  • Advised neurofeedback providers, physicians providing anti-aging services, and other complementary and alternative healthcare providers on informed consent issues, regulatory analysis, marketing materials, patient privacy issues, and billing issues
  • Succeeded in getting insurance company to close investigation of orthopedic surgeon for issues related to provision of radiologic health services without necessary permits
  • Succeeded in getting California licensing board to drop investigation of life coaches for unlicensed practice of psychology
  • Assisted distributor of FDA-grandfathered medication in developing a business structure for web-based marketing and sale of the medication
  • Assisted both health care employers and employee physicians in negotiating employment contracts



Ms. Podolsky is not an employee of Theodora Oringher. As Of Counsel to the Firm, she is an independent attorney with a separate law practice that handles matters and clients having no affiliation with the firm, who also works on certain specific matters for the firm on a contract and case by case basis. Her work is not affiliated with TO unless the client has a current written engagement letter with our firm.