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Richard P. Church

Partner at K&L Gates
Morrisville, North Carolina
Richard Church is a Health care partner at K&L Gates, whose health care practice is ranked in the Top 20 nationally by Modern Healthcare. Richard was listed in Listed in Band 1 in Chambers USA 2014 and 2015 for health care, North Carolina. He has written numerous articles including: “340B Program Omnibus Guidance: Mega-Changes on the Horizon?”, American Health Lawyers Association Rap Sheet Article, November 2015; “340B Orphan Drug Interpretive Rule Struck Down by D.C. District Court: HHS and HRSA Lose In Second Round of Litigation Over 340B Orphan Drug Rules”, October 2015; “HRSA Issues 340B Program Omnibus Guidance”, September 2015; “Preparing for Successful Medicare Shared Savings Program Enrollment”, AHLA Connections Magazine, July 2015, and “340B Update: HRSA Proposes Penalties for Drug Manufacturers that Overcharge Covered Entities”, June 2015.
Recent presentations include: “340B Program Omnibus Guidance”, webinar presented to the North Carolina Society for Health Care Attorneys, October 2015; “340B Compliance in a Fast-Changing and Heightened Regulatory Environment”, webinar presented to Healthcare Financial Management Association, May 2015.
Recent representative work include representation of hospitals and health systems with respect to OPA audits and manufacturer enquiries; development of comments on HRSA’s 340B Program Omnibus Guidance for a leading academic medical center, contract pharmacy provider, and other safety net providers; execution of a complete review and overhaul of academic medical center’s 340B Program operations and policies; facilitation of the transfer of a 340B covered entity’s Ryan White grant to ensure a seamless transition in care for the entity’s patients and enrollment in the 340B Program; representation of a mail order contract pharmacy in operational and compliance matters, assisting on issues ranging from day-to-day compliance to strategic discussions on 340B policies and procedures.

About Me

What is the focus of your practice?
I focus my practice on health law regulatory issues and health care joint ventures, clinical integration and mergers and acquisitions.
What is your area of expertise?
I handle state and federal fraud and abuse compliance, including self-disclosures, 340B enrollment and compliance matters, Medicare and Medicaid enrollment and reimbursement issues, and health care operational matters including health care privacy issues. I also handles complex affiliations and transactions between health care providers, including legal compliance, change of ownership filings, and development of post-transaction reimbursement structures.



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Association Position
North Carolina Society of Health Care Attorneys Member
American Health Lawyers Association Member


School Degree Graduation Year
Duke University M.A. 1998
Duke University School of Law J.D. 1998
Duke University Ph.D. 2005
Calvin College B.A. 1993

Contact Information

K&L Gates

430 Davis Dr Ste 400
Morrisville, NC 27560