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Rachel J. Suddarth

Professor of Law, Legal Practice

Curriculum Vitae

  • Profile

    Professor Rachel Suddarth teaches in the areas of legal writing and analysis and health law. Prior to joining the Richmond Law faculty, Professor Suddarth was a member of the Legal Writing Faculty at the William & Mary Law School in Williamsburg, Va., where she had previously served as an Adjunct Professor and Teaching Assistant in the Legal Skills Program. Before entering academia, Professor Suddarth practiced regulatory health care law at Hancock, Daniel, Johnson & Nagle, P.C., where she focused on Medicare and Medicaid compliance and reimbursement.

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    • Presentations

      Presenter, "The COVID Landscape: Where Do Health and Employment Law Issues Fall on the Map?," Law Over Lunch CLE, Carrico Center for Pro Bono and Public Service (December 2020)


      Presenter, "Racial Inequity in American Health Care," Virginia State Conference of the NAACP, NAACP (July 2020)


      Presentations Prior to 2019

    • Professional Experience

      Professor of Law, Legal Practice (2019 - present)
      University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, VA


      Associate Professor of Legal Writing (2016 - 2019)
      University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, VA


      Assistant Professor of Legal Writing (2013 - 2016)
      University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, VA


      Legal Writing Faculty (2012 - 2013)
      William & Mary School of Law, Williamsburg, VA


      Associate Attorney (2007 - 2011)
      Hancock, Daniel, Johnson & Nagle, PC, Richmond, VA


      Adjunct Professor, Legal Skills Program (2008 - 2010)
      William & Mary School of Law, Williamsburg, VA


      Law Clerk to Justice Elizabeth Lacy (2006 - 2007)
      Supreme Court of Virginia, Richmond, VA


      Intern, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (2006 - 2006)
      Virginia Office of the Attorney General, Richmond, VA


      Manager, Public Health Affairs (2002 - 2003)
      American Society for Clinical Pathology, Washington, DC

  • Publications
    Journal Articles

    The RAC Auditors Are Coming to Virginia! Are you Ready?, 7 Virginia Medical Law Report 5 (2010).

    National Laboratory Inventory Integral Part of Wild Poliovirus Eradication, 33 Laboratory Medicine 755 (2002).

    The UL6 Gene Product Forms the Portal for Entry of DNA into the Herpes Simplex Virus Capsid, 75 Journal of Virology 10923 (with William Newcomb) (2001).

    Magazines/Trade Publications

    Hospitals Take Note: CMS Issues New Interpretive Guidelines for Several Hospital Conditions of Participation, 10 HCCA Compliance Today (with Mary Malone) (May 2008).

    Just What the Doctor Ordered: Is It Time for Your Bank to Start Offering a Health Savings Account (HSA)?, American Bar Association (ABA) Bank Marketing 40 (with Mark Baran) (January 2006).

    Banks and Health Savings Accounts: An Exciting New Market, American Bar Association (ABA) Trusts & Investments 18 (with Mark Baran) (2005).

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