Jessa Boubker



Jessa Boubker is a health care lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP and a member of the firm’s Health Care Practice Group. Jessa’s practice focuses on federal and state regulatory compliance, transactional, and business matters for health industry clients, including long-term care facilities, health systems, provider practice groups, academic research centers, and digital health companies. Jessa is a member of the American Telemedicine Association, serving on the ATA’s Decentralized Clinical Trials, Healthy Aging, and Digital Transformation special interest groups.

Prior to joining Foley, Jessa was the Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Law & Medicine, the country’s leading health law journal, where she was responsible for article submissions, selection, and editing, and oversaw the 2021 Annual Symposium: Legal Innovations in Response to Public Health Crises. She also developed and published a special issue of the journal: Diversity and Inclusion in the American Legal Profession: Discrimination and Bias Reported by Lawyers with Disabilities and Lawyers Who Identify as LGBTQ+.

During law school, Jessa also served as a judicial intern for Magistrate Judge Donald L. Cabell of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Jessa began her career as a summer associate at Foley, where she assisted on a broad range of regulatory and transactional matters.


Decentralized Clinical Trials SIG: Created to advance more patient-centered clinical trials and eliminate existing barriers to participating in research studies, including COVID-related limitations. Telehealth and remote patient monitoring (RPM) will play an important role in enabling equal access to clinical trials.

Healthy Aging SIG: The purpose of this SIG is to engage our membership in collaborating and engaging together to bring policy guidance, innovative technology, and ideas, as well as informative data for lasting change to make an impact on daily life for our aging population.

Digital Transformation SIG: The mission of the Digital Transformation SIG is to engage members on topics of emerging care models, business processes, data management, institutional governance, continuity of care, care transformation, and population health management.

Presentations and Publications

  • Author, When Medical Devices Have a Mind of their Own: The Challenges of Regulating Artificial Intelligence, 47 American Journal of Law and Medicine 427-454 (March 2022)
  • Author, Legislating the New Normal: COVID-19 Waivers and Permanent Changes to Long-Term Care, New England Administrator, pg. 13-14 (March 2022)
  • Guest Lecturer, “Hospital Finance,” Hospital Law Course, New England Law School (Feb. 15, 2022)
  • Speaker, “Increased Oversight in Nursing Homes & Changes to COVID-19 Survey Activities,” The New England Alliance Winter Conference & Annual Meeting (January 12-14, 2022)
  • Co-author, “FDA Addresses the Role of Digital Health Technology in Clinical Trials,” Health Care Law Today (January 11, 2022)
  • Co-author, “Medicare Telehealth and Substance Use Disorder Treatment: New CMS Reimbursement Requirements,” Health Care Law Today (January 10, 2022)
  • Co-author, “FDA Drafts Public Health Emergency Transition Plan: What Device Manufacturers Need to Know,” Health Care Law Today (January 6, 2022)
  • Co-author, "3D Printing Medical Devices at the Point of Care – FDA Invites Feedback", 23 J. HEALTH CARE COMPLIANCE 19-20, 29 (Nov.-Dec. 2021)
  • Co-Author, “3D Printing Medical Device at the Point of Care – FDA Invites Feedback,” Health Care Law Today (December 16, 2021)
  • Co-Author, “CMS Changes Course by Repealing the Medicare Coverage of Innovative Technology and Definition of Reasonable and Necessary Rule Due to Insufficient Beneficiary Protections,” Health Care Law Today (November 21, 2021)
  • Author, “Never Too Early to Save a Child’s Life: Eating Disorders Prevention in Schools Act of 2020,” DOME BLOG (Aug. 23, 2021)
  • Author, “Preface,” 47 AM. J.L. & MED. 7 (2021)
  • Co-author, “HHS Provider Relief Funds and the Strings and Risks Attached: What Compliance Officers Need to be Thinking About Now,” 22 J. HEALTH CARE COMPLIANCE 5-10 (2020)


  • Boston University School of Law (JD, 2021)
  • Boston University School of Public Health (MPH, 2021)
  • Smith College (BA, 2015)


  • Massachusetts