Nathan Kottkamp, MA, JD

  • Partner, Healthcare Department, Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP

Nathan Kottkamp graduated in 1996 from the College of William and Mary with an AB and a focus on interdisciplinary ethics. Graduating from the JD/MA joint program in 2001, he also received the Health Law Certificate. His MA thesis is entitled A Practical and Communitarian Critique of the Patients’ Bill of Rights.  

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.

Nathan has earned the CIPP/US designation as a Certified Information Privacy Professional from the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and clients rely on his insight and experience with HIPAA and other data privacy and security matters. He has been recognized as a “Leading Lawyer” for Cyber Law in Virginia by Legal 500 U.S. and as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers.

Nathan also dedicates his time and experience to public health issues. He is the founder and chair of National Healthcare Decisions Day, which educates and empowers both the public and healthcare providers about the importance of advance care planning. He is also a member of the Advance Directives Task Force Committee of the Supreme Court of Virginia Commission on Mental Health Law Reform.

Prior to joining Waller, Nathan practiced in the Richmond office of McGuireWoods from 2001 to 2019.

Representative Publications

Representative Publications

Pinkus RL, Smetanka S, and Kottkamp N. Susie’s Voice. In: Ford P and Dudzinski D, editors. Complex Ethics Consultations - Cases That Haunt Us. United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press 2008.

Kottkamp N. Advance directives day: a story of success, a call to action, and a how-to manual. Health Lawyer October 2006; 19(1): 21-24, 33.

Kottkamp N. The hazards of a speedy pay discount for Medicare co-payments and deductibles. Health Lawyer February 2000; 12(3): 25-28.

Kottkamp N. (book review). False Hopes: Why America's Quest for Perfect Health is a Recipe for Failure by Daniel Callahan. Journal of Medical Humanities Fall 2000; 21(3): 179-181.

Finding Clarity in a Gray Opinion: A Critique of Pennsylvania's Informed Consent Doctrine. University of Pittsburgh Law Review 1999; 61(1): 241-85.