Shira Epstien is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins. Ms. Epstien specializes in litigation, investigations and compliance matters in the healthcare industry. Ms. Epstien's practice focuses on counseling hospital, pharmaceutical, medical device, food and other related industry clients in matters concerning violations of the False Claims Act and regulatory issues involving the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Food and Drug Administration.
Ms. Epstien received her JD from Georgetown University Law Center and her Master of Public Policy degree from the Harvard Kennedy School, where she was awarded the Ellen S. Raphael award for excellence in academics and community service. During her Master’s program, Ms. Epstien interned with Senator Barbara Mikulski’s Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee staff. While in law school, Ms. Epstien worked as a law clerk for the Office of the Attorney General of Maryland in the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
In addition to her legal training at Georgetown, Ms. Epstien studied transnational law at the Center for Transnational Legal Studies in London.
Ms. Epstien co-authored the chapter, “Human Clinical Trials and Drug Approvals: Transnational Issues,” in Food and Drug Regulation in an Era of Globalized Markets, published September 2015.