The former acting general counsel of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has joined King & Spalding as counsel in the firm’s Washington office, the firm announced Wednesday.
Preeya Noronha will work in the firm’s Food and Drug Administration and life sciences practice, advising about Medicare and Medicaid regulatory issues, healthcare litigation and enforcement and fraud, abuse and reimbursement.
At HHS, Noronha provided legal advice to Secretary Michael Leavitt and oversaw more than 400 lawyers who provided legal advice to departments ranging from the National Institutes of Health to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Before joining the agency, Noronha was a trial attorney in the civil division of the U.S. Department of Justice.
“Preeya’s extensive experience at HHS on matters related to CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) and the FDA gives our practice additional depth and increases our capacity to help clients navigate the new complexities emerging in the health care industry arising from the Accountable Care Act,” Patrick Morrisey, co-chair of the firm’s FDA and life sciences practice, said in a written statement.