Simone Otenaike is an associate in the firm’s Life Sciences group. Ms. Otenaike counsels private equity companies, hospitals and healthcare systems, digital health companies, mobile health companies, and biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies on how to navigate the maze of healthcare laws and address operational, regulatory, transactional, and compliance concerns. On the transactional side, Ms. Otenaike handles regulatory due diligence review and agreement drafting and negotiation for acquisitions and financings involving a wide variety of healthcare providers and FDA-regulated entities.

Ms. Otenaike is admitted to practice in Texas only; her application to the New York bar is pending. She is working under the supervision of the partners at Goodwin.
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Ms. Otenaike’s experience includes:

  • Advising pharmacy, wholesaler and third-party logistics provider clients on state licensing issues and compliance with state pharmacy practice laws.*
  • Counseling human and veterinary pharmaceutical, medical device and food manufacturers on issues related to registration, compliance and import/export customs issues.*
  • Counseling clients on post-closing compliance obligations, developing and implementing compliance programs, and managing compliance through multi-state growth.*
  • Counseling clients on pharmaceutical issues, including drug pricing and drafting pharmacy benefit management and participation agreements.*
  • Advising food and dietary supplement manufacturers on transactional and compliance matters, including registration, labeling, advertising, inspections and recalls.*
  • Advising private equity groups and alternative lenders in the healthcare industry on the regulatory risks of potential investments, and negotiating transactional documents to minimize high-risk regulatory concerns.*
  • Drafting documents related to the formation of hospital-physician business partnerships and healthcare joint ventures, hospital-physician recruitment agreements, physician employment agreements, business associate agreements, clinical affiliation agreements and technology service agreements.*
  • Advising hospital executives and medical staff on compliance with HIPAA/HITECH, Stark Law, anti-kickback and other applicable fraud and abuse laws.*
  • Advising healthcare payor and provider organizations with the investigation, response, legal obligations and risks that arise from data security incidents, including breach notification and regulatory response.*
  • Counseling clients on various transactional matters, including labor and employment, HIPAA, consumer data breach and privacy issues, and general operational concerns, and providing legal analysis and opinions on research.*

* Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.

Professional Experience
Prior to joining Goodwin, Ms. Otenaike was most recently an associate at Baker Hostetler in Houston.
Professional Activities
Ms. Otenaike is a board member for Ms. JD. She also serves on the board for Amref Health Africa: Young Professionals.






The University of Texas School of Law
B.A., Cognitive Science,
Rice University








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