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*Affiliated with Coppersmith Brockelman PLC on designated matters; admitted in Michigan
Merrill supports Coppersmith Brockelman’s health care practice, including clinical research and other regulatory areas.
Merrill focuses her practice on contract negotiation, with an emphasis on clinical trial agreements and related data use, and data processing agreements. She also performs research and analysis of complex laws and regulations, including laws governing data privacy, genetic privacy, and human research protections. Representative clients include health systems, hospitals, physician groups, and laboratories throughout the U.S.
Throughout her career, Merrill has provided legal memoranda and counsel, trial and appellate briefs, and contract review across a range of subject matter areas. She has drafted statutory and regulatory language, court rules, and over 100 orders and opinions for Michigan appellate courts. In addition, Merrill has a background in legal ethics and Rules of Professional Conduct governing attorney advertising, having advised hundreds of law firms and professional writers on legal content creation for public audiences.
Before entering private practice, Merrill was a career judicial clerk with the State of Michigan Supreme Court.