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The Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation and Johns Hopkins Medicine Legal Department

Mission Statement

The mission and purpose of The Johns Hopkins Health System Legal Department are to ensure that the Health System operates in accordance with applicable laws and regulations and to support the mission, vision and values of the Health System.  The Legal Department provides high quality legal and strategic advice in support of our clients’ goals and strategic priorities.  We serve our clients with an uncompromising commitment to service excellence and responsiveness.  

Contact Information

General Counsel, JHHS
G. Daniel Shealer Jr., Esquire: 410-955-6099

Attorney on Call
410-955-6070 - paging operator

General Counsel, JHM
Joanne E. Pollak, Esquire: 410-614-3323


Services Provided

Business Attorneys

Responsible for negotiation of business transactions and preparation of documents and agreements related to business, corporate, and real estate matters, including international transactions.

  • Samuel H. Clark Jr., Esquire: 410-614-1787
  • Paul Gillian, Esquire: 410-424-4955
  • Peter Mancino, Esquire: 410-502-3360
  • Ryan Mannion, Esquire: 410-614-4350
  • Vadim Schick, Esquire: 410-614-7015
  • Lisa Stevenson, Esquire: 410-502-9198

Labor and Employment Attorneys

Responsible for interpretation of and compliance with various employment laws and regulations and collective bargaining agreements and advice on design and content of employment related agreements and policies.

  • Barnett Brooks, Esquire: 410-502-0770
  • Laurice D. Royal, Esquire: 410-614-2228
  • Nakita Green, Esquire: 410-614-1499
  • Sarah Anderson, Esquire: 410-614-2082

Information Technology and Commercial Transactions Attorneys

Responsible for review, analysis and negotiation of all types of contracts, especially purchase and sale, information technology, independent contractor, affiliation, and service agreements.

  • Annette R. Fries, Esquire: 410-614-0756
  • Daryl Sure Caplan, Esquire: 410-614-1511
  • Jeremy Goldman, Esquire: 410-614-4435
  • Rachel Wilson, Esquire: 410-614-5499

Risk Management, Patient Care and Medical Staff Attorneys

Responsible for legal advice regarding patient care, medical staff, and ethics issues.

Margaret R. Garrett, Esquire
Risk Management/Patient Care
410-955-7949

Susan Longley, Esquire
Risk Management/Patient Care
410-955-7949

Karey McDonough, Esquire
Patient Care and Medical Staff
410-955-7949

Jeffrey Natterman, Esquire
Risk Management/Patient Care
410-955-7949

Barbara Hirsch, Esquire
Risk Management/Patient Care
410-955-7949

Adrienne Dixon, Esquire
Risk Management/Patient Care
410-955-7949

Stephanie Sher, Esquire
410-955-7949


Claims and Litigation Attorney

Responsible for advice on matters related to Johns Hopkins Medicine professional liability and general liability claims and risk management issues.

  • Serra Aygun: 443-287-4028
  • Stephanie Mackowiak, Esquire (Reimbursement matters): 410-955-8577
  • Deborah Parraz, Esquire: 410-614-7301

HIPAA Attorney

Responsible for advice on all aspects of regulations adopted under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, including privacy, security, and electronic transactions.

  • Donald L. Bradfield, Esquire: 410-614-6801
  • Pamela Rayne, Esquire: 410-614-0727

Research and Graduate Medical Education Compliance

In cooperation with The Johns Hopkins University General Counsel’s Office, several attorneys within the office provide advice with respect to research and graduate medical education compliance, including IRB matters and graduate medical education procedures. Those who regularly advise in these matters are:

  • Joanne E. Pollak, Esquire: 410-614-3323
  • Jennifer J. Kulynych, Esquire: 410-955-6514