Torrey K. Young

Senior Counsel

Overview

Torrey K. Young is a member of the firm’s Health Care Industry Team and the Government Enforcement Defense & Investigation Practice. She provides health care regulatory compliance advice, investigation defense counseling, and strategic planning for financial arrangements for many types of entities, including health systems, laboratories, home health agencies, hospices, urgent care providers, telehealth companies, PBMs, life science companies, EMS providers/suppliers, and DMEPOS companies.

Torrey has significant experience defending clients in government enforcement actions, conducting internal investigations, responding to False Claims Act claims, providing fraud and abuse analyses, and advising on Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement issues. She also implements compliance programs and assesses their effectiveness, as well as counsels clients on clinical research, research misconduct, and grant fraud. She has appeared in publications such as Science, Compliance Today, JD Supra, Federal News Radio, and Bloomberg Law.

Representative Matters

  • Responded to whistleblower complaint regarding laboratory billing practices and advised in parallel civil and criminal investigations
  • Represented research institution in scientific misconduct investigation, led negotiations with U.S. Attorney’s Office, Office of Inspector General (OIG), and National Institutes of Health (NIH) 
  • Advised university in grants False Claims Act analysis relating to time and effort reporting
  • Negotiated settlements for parallel criminal and civil health care fraud proceedings
  • Performed analysis of all physician financial arrangements under Stark and Anti-Kickback Statute and counseled hospital client through self-disclosure process
  • Responded to researchers’ foreign affiliation inquiries for academic institution
  • Performed regulatory due diligence for PBM acquisition
  • Responded to Office of Civil Rights HIPAA investigation for hospital
  • Reviewed national health system's managed care contracts and advised on language negotiations
  • Defended national durable medical equipment company in oxygen contents billing case
  • Drafted policy position statement letters and comments to proposed rules on behalf of medical device company
  • Performed risk assessment and provided legal counsel regarding inpatient psychiatric hospital billing overpayments
  • Drafted professional service arrangements and employment agreements for health system
  • Counseled providers in general transactional and regulatory compliance matters, including employment negotiations, HIPAA compliance, and reporting requirements

Recognition

Torrey has been named to the Massachusetts Super Lawyers – Rising Stars® lists (2013 – 2019), which recognizes the top 2.5 percent of Massachusetts lawyers under 40. In 2019, she participated as one of the 10 representatives from Boston in Harvard Business School’s Young American Leaders Program. In 2018, Torrey was chosen to represent Foley as a member of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s class of Pathfinders, a program that trains attorneys in critical career development strategies, including leadership and building professional networks. In 2017, Torrey was awarded the Member of the Year award from Tomorrow’s Women Today, a Boston women’s leadership council.

Education and Admissions

  • Georgetown University Law Center, (J.D., 2011)
    • Assistant Editor, Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Office
  • Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, (M.P.H., 2011)
    • Recipient, certificate in bioethics and health policy
  • Emory University, (B.S., high honors, 2007)
    • Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology
  • Admitted to practice in Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals First Circuit

Community Involvement and Professional Memberships

Torrey is active in the community and committed to providing pro bono services. She serves on the board of Health Leads, a nonprofit organization devoted to breaking down systemic barriers to health. She also devotes time to the American Bar Association, where she serves as Vice Chair to the Health Law Section’s Distance Learning Committee. As an active member of Tomorrow’s Women Today, she hosts events devoted to a community of Boston’s promising female leaders. Torrey is also a graduate of the Massachusetts Women’s Bar Association’s Leadership Institute class of 2016.

Representative Publications and Presentations

  • “That ‘Hot’ Research Project May Land Your Lab In Hot Water,” HCCA Compliance Today (November 3, 2018)
  • “Viscosupplement Enforcement – Provider Pain Points,” Bloomberg Law (July 27, 2018)
  • “Anatomy of a Self-Disclosure: From Concern, to Disclosure, to Closure, and Everything In Between,” Association for Corporate Counsel Webcast (May 17, 2017)
  • “What is on the OIG Radar for its 2016 Work Plan,” Association for Corporate Counsel Webcast (March 1, 2016)
  • Contributing author, “OIG 2015 Work Plan, Part 1: Do fewer projects mean a sharper focus?” HCCA Compliance Today (January 2015)
  • "Medicaid Enforcement," Law360 (March 20, 2014)
  • "Changing Practice Environment: Considerations for Clinical Integration and Joining ACO," presentation to Massachusetts Medical Society (September 23, 2013)
  • Co-editor, "Clinical Research Practice Guide, 2nd Edition," American Health Lawyers Association (2013)
  • "Starting Out in Practice," presentation to Massachusetts General Hospital Anesthesia Fellows (November 13, 2012)
  • Co-author, "Legal Issues Concerning Identifiable Health Data Sharing Between State/Local Public Health Authorities and Tribal Epidemiology Centers in Select U.S. Jurisdictions," Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (January 23, 2012)
  • Co-author, "The Self-Referral Disclosure Protocol: The Newest Component to the Stark Equation," The Advisory Board Company (December 2, 2011)
  • Co-author, "Massachusetts Health and Hospital Law Manual," MCLE (2011)
  • Co-author, "Emergency Legal Preparedness for Hospitals and Health Care Personnel," Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness (June 2009)