Stefanie Doebler

Stefanie A. Doebler

Special Counsel
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Covington & Burling LLP
One CityCenter
850 Tenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001-4956
Tel: +1 202 662 5271



  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 2004
    • cum laude
    • Michigan Law Review, Executive Note Editor
  • University of Michigan School of Public Health, M.P.H., 2004
  • Carnegie Mellon University, M.A., 1998
  • Northwestern University, B.A., 1997
    • with honors

Judicial Clerkship

  • Hon. Ronald Lee Gilman, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2004-2005

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Pennsylvania

Stefanie Doebler is special counsel in the firm's health care and food and drug practice groups.  Her practice focuses on health care compliance matters for pharmaceutical and medical device clients.  She provides advice related to advertising and promotion, fraud and abuse, state law compliance and reporting regulations, interactions with health care professionals, clinical trial conduct and results disclosure, supply chain management, Medicaid price reporting, and other aspects of federal and state regulation of pharmaceuticals, biologics, and medical devices.

Representative Matters

  • Advice to trade association regarding implementation of the federal Sunshine Act and related advocacy before the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
  • Assistance to a pharmaceutical company regarding compliance with a corporate integrity agreement, including developing and implementing a comprehensive compliance program.
  • Advice on kickback and related issues associated with product support programs for a specialty pharmaceutical product.
  • Evaluation of the promotional activities of a medical device company to identify high-risk initiatives.
  • Representation of major pharmaceutical company in criminal investigation under the FDCA.
  • Internal investigation for a pharmaceutical company regarding its publications policies and practices.

Honors and Rankings

  • Washington DC Super Lawyers, FDA "Rising Star" (2014-2015)
  • Klepper Prize for Volunteer Excellence, Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia (2014)

Pro Bono

  • Representation of a local non-profit organization in legislative and regulatory efforts to ensure that the regional affiliate of a national insurance company fulfills its charitable health care obligation to the National Capital Area. 
  • Assistance to dual-eligible individuals regarding their Medicare prescription drug benefits

Publications and Speeches

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