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Shaina Vinayek

Phone: +1 202.688.3444
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Shaina Vinayek is an associate in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C. office and is a member of the firm’s Antitrust and Health Care groups. Shaina’s antitrust practice focuses on antitrust business counseling, merger control, and government antitrust investigations of both horizontal and vertical conduct. Her health care practice focuses on complex litigation in federal and arbitral forums and regulatory counseling on digital health initiatives.

Representative engagements include:

  • Defending a national health insurance company in a class action regarding alleged violations of mental health parity laws.
  • Representing an aerospace and defense products supplier in a proposed merger.
  • Representing a major pharmaceutical company in false advertising litigation.
  • Counseling retail clients regarding antitrust and advertising issues, including minimum advertised price policies.
  • Counseling a digital health client on out-of-state telemedicine practice and telehealth consultation exception requirements.

Shaina maintains an active pro bono practice, which has included handling a contested custody dispute on behalf of an indigent client in the District of Columbia; navigating the appeals processes on behalf of a disabled veteran to secure disability benefits; and advising a health policy NGO on the telehealth legal and regulatory landscape across multiple states.

Shaina received her J.D. from Georgetown University, where she was on the editorial board of the Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy. During law school, Shaina interned for Circuit Judge Kathleen M. O’Malley at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Shaina earned her B.S. in biology, focusing on neurobiology and physiology, from the University of Maryland, her M.S. in physiology and biophysics from Georgetown University, and her M.P.H in epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University.

Prior to law school, Shaina was a public health professional with practical experience in data management and analysis; creation and implementation of advocacy strategies; and community-based program development.


  • University of Maryland, College Park, B.S. (2009)
  • Georgetown University, M.S. (2010)
  • Columbia University, M.P.H. (2012)
  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. (2018)


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Member, South Asian Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association

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"Medicare Agency Announces More Telehealth and Virtual Care Service Expansions in Second Round of Federal Waivers and Rule Changes," Health Care Alert (May 14, 2020). Contacts: Stephanie D. Willis, Jodi G. Daniel, Shaina Vinayek
Client Alert / Newsletter
"DOJ Continues Expedited Approval of COVID-19 Related Competitor Collaborations," Antitrust Law Alert (April 24, 2020). Contacts: Ryan C. Tisch, Juan A. Arteaga, Alexis J. Gilman, Shaina Vinayek
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Congress Approves an Interim Stimulus Package Adding Over $480 Billion in Funding for Small Businesses, Health Care Providers, and Testing," Health Care Alert (April 23, 2020). Contacts: Amy Laderberg O'Sullivan, Jacinta Alves, Paul J. Pollock, Olivia Lynch, James G. Flood, W. Scott Douglas, Jerrica Mathis, Matthew Vicinanzo, Paul Mourning, Shaina Vinayek
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Eligible Providers Can Now Apply for Telehealth Related Funding Through FCC COVID-19 Telehealth Funding Program," Health Care Alert (April 15, 2020). Contacts: Jacinta Alves, Stephanie D. Willis, Jodi G. Daniel, Roma Sharma, Shaina Vinayek
Client Alert / Newsletter
"HHS Begins Delivery of Cares Act Provider Relief Funding – What Providers Should Consider," Health Care Alert (April 13, 2020). Contacts: David W. O'Brien, Brian Tully McLaughlin, Jacinta Alves, Troy A. Barsky, James G. Flood, Jerrica Mathis, Matthew Vicinanzo, Shaina Vinayek
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Summary of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Stimulus Legislation," Tax Alert (March 27, 2020). Contacts: Shaina Vinayek, James G. Flood, Robert Holleyman, Tim Shadyac, Jerrica Mathis, S. Starling Marshall, Laurel Pyke Malson, W. Scott Douglas, Jacinta Alves, Thomas P. Gies, David B. Robbins, Scott Lessne, Eric Homsi, David W. O'Brien, Matthew Vicinanzo, Joshua Boswell, Trey Flowers, Peter Gray, Lisa Kimmel, Ph.D.
Client Alert / Newsletter
"FTC to Study the Impact of COPAs," Crowell & Moring's Health Law Blog (October 29, 2019). Authors: Alexis J. Gilman and Shaina Vinayek.
"FDA Seeks Comment on Clinical Decision Support Software Guidance and Issues Policy Updates on its Oversight Authority Regarding Medical Software and Apps," Crowell & Moring's Health Law Blog (October 23, 2019). Authors: Jodi G. Daniel, Stephanie D. Willis and Shaina Vinayek.
"Payers, Providers, and Patients – Oh My!: FDA Digital Health Guidance," Podcast: Payers, Providers, and Patients – Oh My! (October 23, 2019). Contacts: Joe Records, Jodi G. Daniel, Payal Nanavati, Shaina Vinayek
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Beat by Beat: Data Governance Innovation for Healthcare Outcomes in the Asia-Pacific," Health Care Alert (September 26, 2019). Contacts: Jodi G. Daniel, Robert Holleyman, Patricia L. Wu, Clark Jennings, Shaina Vinayek
Client Alert / Newsletter

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