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Anna Baxstrom Rawlings

Co-chair, Digital Health Practice
Anna Rawlings focuses her practice on the health care industry, counseling a variety of clients on a broad range of health care regulatory, transactional, corporate governance, and compliance matters. Anna has extensive transactional experience, including advising health care organizations concerning affiliations and acquisitions, data sharing arrangements, software licensing, and professional services arrangements. Having served several years as in-house counsel at a top-ranked pediatric academic medical center, Anna brings practical business and operational experience to her practice. Anna also serves as co-chair of the firm’s Digital Health practice.

Representative Experience


Anna has represented a variety of health care providers in connection with complex corporate affiliations and related transactions. She has negotiated master agreements for procurement of hardware, software, and professional services and drafted and negotiated numerous template forms for health care organizations, including professional services, employment, reference laboratory services, and business associate agreements.

Regulatory counsel

Anna advises clients on privacy and security issues, anti-kickback laws, and other state and federal regulations.

Corporate and governance counsel

Anna counsels on general corporate governance matters and routinely prepares and reviews client bylaws, votes, and minutes. She has also advised clients on nonprofit board responsibilities, nonprofit corporate organization, and ongoing corporate filing requirements.

Corporate compliance

Anna has drafted a variety of compliance policies for health care organizations and provided counsel on development and implementation of required compliance measures. Anna served as Boston Children’s Hospital’s Interim Director of Compliance (September 2014 - April 2015).

Health information technology

Anna has negotiated licenses for numerous health care-related technologies. She regularly provides counsel on licensing of cloud-based technologies, including terms and conditions for remote-hosting of Protected Health Information and Personally Identifiable Information, as well as related cyber-liability and privacy and security issues. She also advises on development, use of, and contractual terms for clinician- and patient-facing web portals.


Anna counsels clients on federal and state regulations impacting telemedicine providers, negotiates related equipment and software agreements for telemedicine services, and prepares provider and patient terms of use.

Additional Qualifications

  • Associate General Counsel, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, 2010-2015
  • Associate, Ropes & Gray LLP, Boston, 2007-2010
  • Summer Associate, Ropes & Gray LLP, Boston, 2006
  • Legal Intern, Massachusetts Office of the Governor’s Legal Counsel, Boston, 2005

Professional & Community Activities

  • Advisory Board, Washington Medical Legal Partnership
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys
  • Institutional Review Board Community Member, Massachusetts General Hospital, 2010-2015
  • Medical Legal Partnership Boston and Dorchester House Multi-Service Center Partnership, Ropes & Gray Associate Co-Chair, 2008-2010
  • Boston Bar Association and Health Law Advocates Mentorship Program, 2012-2013