Nathaniel T. Arden



  • Overview


    Nathaniel Arden is a member of Robinson+Cole’s Health Law Group and Intellectual Property and Technology Group. He counsels health systems, hospitals, physician groups, telehealth providers and other health care entities on a variety of health law and business issues, including regulatory compliance, managed care arrangements, clinical trials and health care information technology issues. Nathaniel also advises clients, both within and outside of the health care field, on software licensing, software-as-a-service agreements and other technology outsourcing, maintenance and service arrangements.


    Nathaniel advises health care providers on Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse laws, including advice regarding compliance with the Stark law and federal anti-kickback statute, as well as similar state laws. He counsels providers on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and similar state privacy laws, state provider and facility licensing laws, scope of practice issues, certificates of need, and other regulatory issues facing health care providers. As part of Nathaniel's practice, he also handles clinical trial agreements and related clinical research issues. He also assists clients with issues concerning accountable care organizations and bundled payment arrangements.

    Information Technology

    Nathaniel counsels health care providers as well as software companies on information technology issues. He advises clients on software license, software as a service (SaaS), cloud services, data license and similar information technology agreements, including agreements for electronic medical records systems, population health management tools and health information exchange software. He also advises clients on data use and ownership issues.


    Nathaniel advises health care providers on corporate transactions, particularly those between or among physician groups, hospitals and health systems. His work in this area includes due diligence, document drafting and reviews for compliance with applicable federal and state health care and corporate laws. 

    Community Involvement

    Nathaniel has been active in the community, including serving for two years as a member of the Board of Directors for the Connecticut Association for the Gifted, which supports and advocates for Connecticut’s gifted and talented children.

    He is a regular contributor to the firm’s health law newsletter, the Health Law Pulse, and blog, Health Law Diagnosis.

  • Experience
    • Experience


      • Provided advice and drafted documents for the merger of two large physician practices.

      • Assisted a physician hospital organization in negotiating and implementing an organization wide, cloud-based population health management system.

      • Represented hospitals in connection with acquisition of software for electronic health records, including fraud and abuse advice in connection with the donation of such software to physicians.

      • Assisted hospital in connection with the purchase and implementation of a telemedicine platform.

      • Assisted hospital in resolving potential billing compliance issues.

    • Professional Associations

      Professional Associations

      American Health Lawyers Association

      American Bar Association

      Connecticut Bar Association

      New York State Bar Association
    • Honors + Awards

      Honors + Awards

      Selected as a Rising Star to the Connecticut Super Lawyers list from 2019 to 2022.

      Selected by his peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in the area of Health Care Law since 2021.

    • Community Involvement

      Community Involvement

      Connecticut Association for the Gifted
      Member, Board of Directors (2015 - 2017)
    • Publications


      "Government fraud alert for physicians: Watch out for speaker programs," co-authored with Conor O. Duffy, published in Medical Economics (11/18/2020)

      "Health Information Technology Community Awaiting Much-Needed Proposed Rule," article featured in Robinson+Cole's IP+T Intelligence Newsletter (Q2 2018)

      "Third Circuit Delivers Resounding Victory for FTC in Pennsylvania Hospital Merger Case," co-authored with Conor O. Duffy (11/22/2016)

      "ACA, Health Care Overpayments and the 60-Day Rule," published in Law360, co-authored with Leslie J. Levinson and Conor O. Duffy (5/26/2015)

      "Recent Case Law Extends Stark Law to Medicaid," published in Becker's Hospital Review, co-authored with Leslie J. Levinson (12/2/2014)

    • Presentations


      "Payor-Provider Contracting and Dispute Resolution," co-presented with Melissa (Lisa) Thompson, webinar hosted by the Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association (MHA) (7/17/2023)
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      "No Surprises! Overview of New Surprise Billing Protections and What Hospitals Need to Know," co-presented with Conor O. Duffy, at the Healthcare Financial Management Association of Massachusetts and Rhode Island / New England Healthcare Internal Auditors “2022 In-Person Compliance & Internal Audit Conference” (11/30/2022)
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      "Telehealth Compliance Amidst COVID-19," co-presented with Conor O. Duffy, at the joint Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) MA-RI Chapter and New England Healthcare Internal Auditors (NEHIA) 2021 In-Person Compliance & Internal Audit Conference (12/3/2021)
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      "Contracts 101: Drafting and Negotiating Tips and Strategies," co-presented with Adam Anderson and Alaine C. Doolan, went over the basics in contract negotiation and other tips in Hartford, CT (4/24/2019)

    • News

      R+C in the News

      • November 20, 2020

        Conor Duffy and Nathaniel Arden Author Article on OIG Special Fraud Alert Published in Medical Economics

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      • May 17, 2019

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers and Staff Attend MMRF's "Laugh for Life" Fundraiser in NYC

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      • April 24, 2019

        Adam Anderson and Nathaniel Arden Facilitate "Contracts 101" workshop

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      • October 26, 2017

        Robinson+Cole Participates in CVG's CT Tech Tour

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      • June 15, 2015

        Health Law Lawyers Pen Article for Law360

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      • December 8, 2014

        Health Law Lawyers Pen Article for Becker's Hospital Review

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      R+C News Releases

      • August 17, 2023

        78 Robinson+Cole Lawyers Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2024

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      • October 11, 2022

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Recognized in 2022 Super Lawyers®

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      • August 18, 2022

        74 Robinson+Cole Lawyers Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2023

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      • December 8, 2021

        Robinson+Cole Elects New Partners and Counsel

      • October 14, 2021

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Recognized by Super Lawyers®

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      • August 19, 2021

        65 Robinson+Cole Lawyers Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022

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      • October 15, 2020

        47 Robinson+Cole Lawyers Recognized in Super Lawyers®

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      • August 20, 2020

        61 Robinson+Cole Lawyers Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021

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      • January 10, 2020

        Robinson+Cole Elects New Partner and Counsel

      • October 19, 2019

        52 Robinson+Cole Lawyers Recognized by Super Lawyers®

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    • Legal Updates/Newsletters

      Legal Updates/Newsletters

      "Health Law Diagnosis" co-authored with Conor O. Duffy and Erin C. Howard (7/21/2023)

      "Health Law Diagnosis" co-authored with Conor O. Duffy and Michael G. Lisitano (7/5/2023)

      "Health Law Diagnosis" co-authored with Erin C. Howard, Stephen W. Aronson, Michael G. Lisitano and Conor O. Duffy (6/14/2023)

      "IP+T Intelligence Newsletter" co-authored with Alaine C. Doolan, Jacqueline Pennino Scheib and Benjamin C. Jensen (Q2 2018)