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Named the Healthcare Pricing and Reimbursement Firm of the Year by LMG Life Sciences (2013)

Ranked the second-largest U.S. healthcare law firm by Modern Healthcare (2012–2013)

Recognized as a top 10 law firm within the Life Sciences Regulatory Super League by The Practical Law Company (PLC) (2012)

Listed as Recommended in PLC's Life Sciences Multi-Jurisdictional Guide (2012)

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Noted in The US Legal 500 for Healthcare: Life Sciences (2014)

Listed, Legal Media Group's Life Sciences "Life Sciences Star" – Pricing and Reimbursement (2012–2014)

Council Member, Public Contract Law Section, American Bar Association (2001–2004)

Vice-Chair, Health Care Contracting Committee, Public Contract Law Section, American Bar Association

Co-chair, Coalition for Government Procurement, Healthcare Committee

Past Chair, Government Contracts Section, Federal Bar Association

Member, BNA Advisory Board for Pharmaceutical Law & Industry Report

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Donna Lee Yesner

Washington, D.C.
1111 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20004-2541
United States
Phone: +1.202.739.5887
Fax: +1.202.739.3001

Donna Lee Yesner is a partner in Morgan Lewis's FDA Practice. Ms. Yesner focuses her practice on public healthcare and government contracts, with an emphasis on pharmaceutical and medical device public sector business. 

Ms. Yesner has experience in the acquisition and reimbursement of federal healthcare supplies and services, particularly Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Defense, and Department of Health and Human Services; compliance with laws and regulations governing the Medicaid, Medicare, Tricare, and the 340B drug discount programs, debarment and public policy affecting these programs; and healthcare fraud. 

Ms. Yesner has experience in all aspects of federal procurement, and has particular experience in the areas of Federal Supply Schedule contracting, pharmaceutical research and development agreements, suspension and debarment and exclusion from federal programs. She regularly counsels companies regarding compliance with federal healthcare program requirements and the impact of these requirements on their business. In addition, Ms. Yesner has litigation and alternative dispute resolution experience before U.S. District Courts and Courts of Appeals, boards of contract appeals, and before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

Ms. Yesner is a vice-chair of the ABA Public Contracts Section Health Care Contracting Committee and co-chair of the Coalition for Government Procurement Health Care Committee. She has authored numerous articles on procurement, pricing, and reimbursement of medical supplies and lectures frequently on these topics.

Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Ms. Yesner was a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of an international law firm.

Ms. Yesner earned her J.D. from Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law in 1983 and her M.A. in art history from the University of Georgia in 1977. She earned her B.A. from the University of New Mexico in 1974.

Ms. Yesner is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia.


  • Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, 1983, J.D.
  • University of Georgia, 1977, M.A.
  • University of New Mexico, 1974, B.A.