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Deborah Farringer


Professor Farringer graduated summa cum laude from the University of San Diego with a B.A. in History and received her Juris Doctorate from Vanderbilt University School of Law where she was a member of the Order of the Coif. While in law school, Professor Farringer served as the Senior Notes Editor for the Vanderbilt Law Review. Immediately following law school, Professor Farringer completed a judicial clerkship for Judge H. Emory Widener, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit in Abingdon, Virginia.

Prior to joining Belmont University College of Law, Professor Farringer served as Senior Associate General Counsel in the Office of General Counsel at Vanderbilt University, where her practice focused primarily on transactional matters for Vanderbilt University Medical Center, including analysis of contracts for compliance with applicable healthcare laws such as the Stark law, Antikickback statute, civil monetary penalties law, and the false claims act, physician practice acquisitions, joint ventures, general corporate governance and corporate maintenance issues, hospital operations, and real estate leasing and purchasing issues. Prior to joining Vanderbilt University, Professor Farringer was an associate at Bass, Berry& Sims PLC where she practiced in the firm's Healthcare Industry group.

Professor Farringer is a member of the Tennessee Bar. At Belmont, Professor Farringer teaches Health Law, Business Associations, Health Care Fraud and Abuse, Health Care Business and Finance, and Biomedical Ethics.

Areas of expertise: Healthcare law, biomedical ethics, contracts 



Deborah Farringer, From Guns That Do Not Shoot to Foreign Staplers: Has the Supreme Court's Materiality Standard Under Escobar Provided Clarity for the Health Care Industry About Fraud Under the False Claims Act? 83 Brook. L. Rev. 1227 (2018). | SSRN

Deborah Farringer, The Computer Made Me Do It: Is There a Future for False Claims Act Liability Against Electronic Health Record Vendors? 18 Nev. L. J. (2018). | SSRN

Deborah Farringer, Cybersecurity Report Identifies Unique Challenges to Tackling Cybersecurity in Health Care, 11 J. Health & Life Sci. L. 117 (2017). | SSRN

Deborah Farringer, Send Us the Bitcoin or Patients Will Die: Addressing the Risks of Ransomware Attacks on Hospitals, 40 Seattle U. L. Rev. 937 (2017). | SSRN

Deborah Farringer & Ted Lotchin, Academic Medical Centers (Chapter 31), Representing Hospitals and Health Systems, American Health Lawyers Ass’n (2016).

Deborah Farringer, Everything Old is New Again: Will Narrow Networks Succeed Where HMOs Failed? 34 Quinnipiac L. Rev. 299 (2016). | SSRN

Deborah Farringer, Keeping Our Eyes on the Prize:  Examining Minnesota as a Means for Assuring Achievement of the “Triple Aim” under the ACA, 38 Hamline L. Rev. 177 (2015). | SSRN

Deborah R. Farringer & Thomas Bartrum, They’re Back!  The Rise of the Narrow Network in Health Care Exchanges and How it May Impact Academic Medical Centers, AHLA Connections (Jan. 2015).

Deborah R. Farringer & Cynthia Reisz, Co-author of Disease Management:  The Emergence and Evolution of an Industry, Health Law Handbook (2005 Edition).

The New Face of Creationism: The Establishment Clause and the Latest Efforts to Suppress Evolution in Public Schools, 54 Vand. L. Rev. 2555 (Nov. 2001) (published under Deborah A. Reule). | SSRN