Amanda K. Coulter

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*Affiliated with Coppersmith Brockelman PLC on designated matters; admitted in Michigan

Amanda advises clients in the health care industry on clinical research matters. Amanda has extensive experience developing research compliance policies and processes, template forms, and template agreements. Amanda assists clients by reviewing and negotiating confidentiality agreements, data use agreements, business associate agreements, federal grants and subcontracts, and industry-sponsored clinical trial agreements.

Before her work at Coppersmith Brockelman, Amanda was Associate Director of the Sponsored Projects office at the University of Michigan. At the University of Michigan, Amanda trained and managed a team of contract negotiators and research administrators dedicated to clinical research contracts and grants. Amanda also developed, coordinated and administered training on research contracts, financial award management, grant administration, and compliance to physicians, clinical research coordinators, and research administrators. Amanda also worked for the University’s insurance company drafting and negotiating physician group agreements. Before joining the University of Michigan, Amanda was an associate attorney at Smith, Haughey, Rice & Roegge, PC, where she was part of the healthcare transactions team and the medical malpractice defense litigation team.

Representative Matters

  • Representing healthcare providers in negotiating contracts for clinical trials and clinical research activity.
  • Counseling healthcare providers regarding research policy and handbook development.
  • Counseling healthcare providers regarding clinical research compliance issues, including financial conflicts of interest, HIPAA, and Stark and Anti-Kickback compliance.

Publications & Speeches

  • Contributor, “Clinical Trial Agreements Evolving as Post Pandemic Era Gains Traction,” WCG CenterWatch (May 2021)

Activities & Memberships

  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association (2004 – 2006; 2016 – present)
  • Former member, National Council of University Research Administrators (2011 – 2016)
  • Former member, Michigan Society of Healthcare Risk Management (2004 – 2006)
  • Committee Member, Washtenaw Literacy’s Development Committee (2016 – present)
  • Board of Directors Member, Washtenaw Literacy (2017 – present)

Clerkship & Internships

  • Intern judicial law clerk for the Honorable Denise Page Hood, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan (2003)
  • Law clerk at the University of Michigan, Health Systems Legal Office (2003 – 2004)

Education & Admissions

  • J.D., Wayne State University School of Law, 2004
  • B.A., University of Michigan, 1999
  • Admitted in Michigan (2004)