Stephanie M. Garfield

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Stephanie M. Garfield is Counsel to Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C. and a member of the firm’s Life Sciences Compliance and Regulatory Counseling Department. She is also a Director of Compliance Services with the firm’s subsidiary, Porzio Life Sciences, LLC (PorzioLS) and regularly advises life sciences and other clients on data privacy laws and regulations such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the General Data Protection Regulation and the California Consumer Privacy Act.

Stephanie counsels pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology companies on a variety of compliance-related issues, including federal and state fraud and abuse laws, FDA promotional regulations, transparency and aggregate spend, industry standards regarding interactions with healthcare professionals, and sampling requirements. As a Director of Compliance Services with PorzioLS, Stephanie also assists in the creation, development and implementation of the subsidiary’s products and services. 

Prior to joining Porzio, Stephanie was an Ethics and Compliance Officer at a fully integrated renal care organization, where she developed, implemented and maintained the compliance programs for the company's clinical research and pharmacy businesses. In this capacity, she advised on issues related to financial assistance programs, the Drug Supply Chain Security Act requirements for dispensers, human subject protection, informed consent, billing Medicare in drug and device trials, and HIPAA privacy.

Prior Relevant Experience
  • Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), Waltham, MA, Ethics & Compliance Officer, November 2012 - 2017; Manager, Compliance Operations, February 2012 - November 2012.
  • Hon. F. Dennis Saylor, IV, United States District Court, District of Massachusetts, Law Clerk, Worcester, MA, December 2011 - February 2012. 
  • Hon. Peter C. Dorsey, United States District Court, District of Connecticut, Law Clerk, New Haven, CT , Summer 2009.
  • Clifford Chance US LLP, Business Development Specialist, Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice, the Americas, New York, NY, 2006 - 2008. 
  • Morgan Lewis & Bockius, Business Development Coordinator, Litigation Practice, Washington, DC, 2005 - 2006.
  • Willamette Management Associates, Business Development/Marketing Associate, Arlington, VA, 2004 - 2005.
  • Corporate Executive Board, Marketing Associate, General Counsel Roundtable, Washington, DC, 2001 - 2003.
  • "Data Privacy and Cybersecurity: Essential Risk Areas to Address in a Cannabis Compliance Program," Cannabis Business Executive, May 2020.
Speaking Engagements
  • "Best Practices for Maintaining Data Privacy Domestically and Internationally," CBI's Compliance Congress for Specialty Products, Cambridge, MA, September 12- 13, 2019.
  • "Examine General Data Protection Regulation's Impact on Consent Management and Data Privacy," CBI's Inaugural U.S.-Based Congress on Global Transparency Reporting, Philadelphia, PA, May 22, 2018. 



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Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts


Boston College Law School, Newton, MA, J.D., 2011

  • Notes Editor, International & Comparative Law Review

Georgetown University, Washington, DC, B.A., Spanish, 2001

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