Satish V. Poondi is a shareholder in the Mass Tort/Class Action group at Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A. As a registered pharmacist, he brings a unique combination of knowledge and experience in law and science, which allows him to provide his clients with strategies that address both the legal and commercial aspects of each matter.

Mr. Poondi’s clients come from all sectors of the pharmacy industry, including: independent pharmacies, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, retail chains, wholesalers, hospitals, and compounding pharmacies. He represents healthcare professionals, as well as healthcare entities, before licensing boards, including: the New Jersey Board of Pharmacy, New Jersey Medicaid, Medicare, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Office for Civil Rights. He provides guidance on the regulatory requirements associated with the sale and purchase of pharmacies, as well as:

  • Licensing concerns
  • Medicaid/third party audits
  • Defense against Medicaid/Medicare fraud charges
  • HIPAA compliance
  • DEA regulatory compliance/hearings
  • Mail order pharmacies

Mr. Poondi is a guest lecturer at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University and an advisor to multiple pharmacy organizations. He understands the importance of educating lawyers and healthcare providers alike by regularly lecturing at continuing education seminars and programs sponsored by academic institutions, professional organizations, and retail chains on relevant, topical pharmaceutical legal issues.

In addition to his administrative law practice, Mr. Poondi also advocates for patients injured by defective products against large pharmaceutical companies. He represents clients with lung cancer and mesothelioma caused by their exposure to asbestos.

Mr. Poondi is a member of the firm’s Cyber State Legal Resource Group. In that capacity, he consults with pharmacies and other healthcare providers on a variety of issues relating to the transmission and receipt of patient records, including: developing policy manuals, drafting privacy notices and related documents, conducting employee training regarding HIPAA compliance and data sharing, regulatory filing requirements, and business associate agreements related to Medication Therapy Management.

Mr. Poondi is also an active member of the community.  He is the legal advisor for the Indian Business Association, and advisory board member for the New Leaders Council.  He previously served on the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Community Relations for the township of Edison.  In addition, Mr. Poondi is on the Executive Board of various Middlesex County based community associations. In 2018, he was honored by Senator Vin Gopal as “Attorney of the Year.” Mr. Poondi and other members of the South-Asian American community were honored for their leadership that has “reinvigorated local economies, provided fresh insight into complex problems and exemplified the service and passion of citizenship.”

 

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