Nathan Kottkamp

Nationally recognized for data privacy/security and HIPAA experience

A partner in Waller's Healthcare Department, Nathan Kottkamp provides counsel on compliance with federal and state healthcare regulations and day-to-day operational issues. His experience includes hospitals and health systems, academic medical centers, behavioral healthcare services providers, specialty physician practices and post-acute and long-term care providers. Additionally, Nathan represents healthcare providers before professional and licensing boards, and he has successfully obtained certificates of public need for dozens of critical projects ranging from service expansions to the development of new hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers.


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Get To Know Nathan

Nathan lives in Richmond with his wife, daughter, son, and dog. Nathan rides and races a bike (road and mountain) every chance he gets. Additionally, Nathan loves travel, art, cooking and skiing (snow and water).


  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 2001
    • Order of the Coif
    • Certificate of Advanced Study in Health Law
    • Member, University of Pittsburgh Law Review
  • M.A., University of Pittsburgh, Bioethics, 2001
  • A.B., with high honors, College of William and Mary, 1996

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia


Virginia Business

  • Named to "Legal Elite," Health Law, 2009-2017, 2019

Cyber Law, Virginia, Legal 500 US

  • Selected for inclusion as a "Leading Lawyer," 2017-2018

Center for Practical Bioethics

  • "Vision to Action" honoree, 2017

JD Supra "Readers' Choice Awards"

  • Top Read Article, Pharmaceutical Industry, "OIG Lists Cybersecurity of Medical Devices and HIPAA Among Its Priorities for 2016," 2016

Mid-South Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters)

  • Rising Stars, Virginia - Healthcare, 2007-2013

Virginia Business

  • Named to "Legal Elite," Health Law, 2009-2017, 2019

Central Virginia Health Planning Agency

  • Recipient, Virginia A. Crockford Health Planning Award, 2009

Style Weekly

  • Richmond's "Top 40 Under 40" Young Catalysts, 2008

Nightingale's Healthcare News

  • Named to "Outstanding Young Health Care Lawyers," 2006

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Virginia Bar Association
    • Health Law Section
    • Board of Governors, Health Law Section, 2004-2011
    • Founder and Chair, Committee to Establish Virginia Advance Directives Day, 2005-2007
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association
  • Member, Advance Directives Task Force Committee, Supreme Court of Virginia Commission on Mental Health Law Reform, 2008-present

Community Involvement

  • Founder and Chair, National Healthcare Decisions Day, 2007-present
  • Board of Directors, Crater Community Hospice, Petersburg, Virginia, 2012-2015
  • Board of Directors: American Red Cross, Greater Richmond Chapter, 2004-2008

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