Kimberly L. Rockwell
Associate / Chicago

P: 312-881-5185

krockwell@goldmanismail.com

Kimberly Rockwell's education and experience as a physician and scientist informs her approach to defending claims brought against medical device manufacturers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and health care providers.

As a graduate of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Stanford Law School and nearly ten years of experience practicing as a primary care physician, Kimberly has a specialized ability to harmonize scientific and clinical messaging with legal strategy across various aspects of scientifically and clinically complex matters. Kimberly's experience as an academic physician at Stanford University and the University of California, San Diego as well as her experience publishing book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of the American Medical Association, provides for her specialized expertise in leveraging the medical literature to the benefit of clients as part of the fact and expert discovery process. With Kimberly's unique skillset, clients turn to her to recruit, develop, and manage affirmative scientific experts; to develop effective cross and motions to exclude opposing scientific experts; to depose health care provider fact witnesses; and to develop the facts of scientifically or clinically complex cases. Kimberly also coordinates with other law firms to manage scientific and clinical fact and expert discovery in scientifically and clinically complex cases. Kimberly has experience successfully defending clients in a range of health care and life sciences matters including complex commercial disputes, investigations and litigation arising under the False Claims Act, health care fraud statutes, the Federal Drug and Cosmetic Act, the Anti-Kickback Statute, and national opioid litigation.

*Admitted in the State of Michigan. Not admitted in Illinois and currently practicing under the supervision of Illinois bar members.

    • Associate, Jones Day
    • Associate, Honigman, Miller, Schwartz, and Cohn LLP
    • Stanford Law School (J.D.)
      • Editor in Chief for the Stanford Journal of Law, Science, and Policy
      • Gerald Gunther Class Prizes in Civil Procedure and Tax
      • William A. Ingram Inn of the American Inns of Court
    • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (M.D.)
    • University of California in San Diego (B.S., chemistry/biochemistry)
      • Phi Beta Kappa
      • Howard Hughes Research Scholar
      • Undergraduate Research Scholar Award recipient
    • Fellow of the American College of Legal Medicine (2022-present)
    • Editorial Board for the Journal of Legal Medicine (2022-present)
    • Michigan State Medical Society, Board of Directors (2017-2018)
    • Editor-in-Chief for the Stanford Journal of Law, Science, and Policy (2013-2015)
    • San Diego Center for Patient Safety, Investigator (2012-2014)
    • Editorial Board for Bulletin of Health, Policy & Law (2012-2014)
    • California Academy of Family Physicians, San Diego Section, Board of Directors (2011-2012)
    • California Medical Association, various roles and activities (2007-2015)
    • San Diego County Medical Society, Board of Directors (2006-2012)
    • Manuscript Peer Review Referee for Various Peer Review Journals (2010-present), including: American Journal of Law and Medicine; Annals of Internal Medicine (recognized as an “Outstanding Reviewer”); Health Affairs; The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety; Hospital Practice; Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety (recognized as “Outstanding Reviewer”); and numerous others.
  • Rockwell KL, Gilroy AS. Incorporating Telemedicine as Part of COVID-19 Outbreak Response Systems. Am. J. Manag. Care, 2020 Mar; 26(4).

    Rockwell KL, Gilroy AS.  Legal and Regulatory Considerations for ICU-Telemedicine. In Koenig M., editor. Telemedicine in the ICU: A Practical Guide for Hospitals. New York: Springer, 2019.

    Rockwell KL, Gilroy AS.  Emergency Telemedicine: Achieving and Maintaining Compliance with the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act, Telemed J. E Health, 2018 Nov; 24(11): 934-7.

    Rockwell KL. Improving Direct-to-Consumer Medical Testing-Reply.  JAMA. 2017; 318(16): 1613-1614.

    Rockwell KL.  Direct-to-Consumer Medical Testing in the Era of Value-Based Care.  JAMA. 2017; 317(24): 2485-2486.

    Rockwell KL.  The Promise of Telemedicine: Current Landscape and Future Directions.  Michigan Bar Journal.  March 2017.

    Liang BA, Lovett K. Error Disclosure. In: Agrawal A., editor. Patient Safety: A Case-Based Comprehensive Guide. New York: Springer; 2014.

    Lovett K, Liang BA, Mackey TK. Evaluating the Evidence: Direct-to-Consumer Screening Tests Advertised Online. Journal of Medical Screening. 2012;19(3):141-153.

    Lovett K, Liang BA. Direct-to-Consumer Disease Screening with Finger Stick Testing: Online Patient Safety Risks. Clin Chem. 2012;58(7):1091-3.

    Liang BA, Mackey TK, Lovett K. eHealth Ethics: The Online Medical Marketplace and Emerging Ethical Issues. Ethics in Biology, Engineering, and Medicine- An International Journal. 2011;2(3):253-265.

    Lovett K, Liang BA. Direct-to-Consumer Cardiac Screening and Suspect Risk Evaluation. JAMA. 2011; 305(24):2567-8.

    Williams M, Lovett K, Naliboff B, Jones SH, Crowell MD, Jones MP . Predicting digestive symptoms in subjects not seeking care: a comparison of three measures of somatization. Am J Gastroenterol. 2004; 99:S273.

    Williams M, Lovett K, Naliboff BD, Sharp L, Jones MP . Measuring somatization in digestive disorders: measures of somatization, somatosensory amplification and visceral anxiety. Psychosomatic Medicine. 2005;67:A75.

    Li F, Gangal M, Jones JM, Deich J, Lovett K, Taylor SS, Johnson DA.  Consequences of cAMP and catalytic-subunit binding on the flexibility of the A-kinase regulatory subunit.  Biochemistry. 2000; 39(50):15626-32.

    • Women in the Law: Ones to Watch (2022, 2023)
    • Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch – Michigan (2022, 2023)
  • *Admitted in the State of Michigan. Not admitted in Illinois and currently practicing under the supervision of Illinois bar members.

    • State of Michigan
  • A Primer on Legal Issues in the Practice of Medicine. George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. August, 2022.

    Health Care Fraud Pointers and Pitfalls. Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Michigan. Department of Radiology. March, 2022.

    Dr. Kimberly Rockwell and Alexis Gilroy Discuss the Promise of Telemedicine for COVID-19 and Beyond. American Journal of Managed Care webinars. April 6, 2020.

    Telemedicine: Evidence, Barriers, Promises.  University of Illinois, Chicago, Adventist Christ Medical Center; Internal Medicine Grand Rounds.  November 2, 2017.

    Panel moderator for Telemedicine panel; conference entitled “The Power of Technology in the Physician Practice,” jointly hosted by the Oakland County Medical Society and the Oakland County Bar Association.  March 31, 2017.

    Options for Alternative Careers in Medicine.  Lecture Series for the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Royal Oak, MI.  February 26, 2015, December 16, 2016.

    Pursuing the M.D. and J.D. Dual Degree—Options For Your Career Path. Careers in Medicine Lecture Series, Stanford University, Stanford, CA. May 8, 2014.

    Expanding Nurse Practitioner Scope of Practice in Primary Care: The State of the Evidence and Potential Tradeoffs. MedPAC, Washington, D.C. April 10, 2014.

    Expanding Nurse Practitioner Scope of Practice in Primary Care: The State of the Evidence and Potential Tradeoffs. Stanford Law School, Stanford Center for the Law and Biosciences. Stanford, California. April 1, 2014.

    Opiate Prescribing for Chronic Pain in Primary Care. San Diego Kaiser Permanente Family Medicine Residency Program.  San Diego, California. July 3, 2013.

    The Direct-to-Consumer Medical Marketplace and Screening for Disease. Stanford Law School, Center for Law and Biosciences Seminar Series, Stanford, California, November 27, 2012.

    Care of the Chronic Non-Cancer Pain Patient in Primary Care. Kaiser Permanente, Family Medicine Residency Program Seminar Series, San Diego, California, July 6, 2012.

    Pursuing Medical Practice. University of California, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine Residency Program Seminar Series, San Diego, California, May 16, 2012.

    Care of the Chronic Non-Cancer Pain Patient in Primary Care. Southern California Permanente Medical Group, Internal Medicine Conference, San Diego, California, January 25, 2012.

    Care of the Chronic Non-Cancer Pain Patient in Primary Care. Southern California Permanente Medical Group, Family Medicine Conference, San Diego, California, January 11, 2012.

    Money, Money, Money: Cost Containment in US Healthcare. UCSD School of Medicine, MS2 Curriculum Lecture, La Jolla, CA, December 7, 2011.

    Healthcare System Reform: Status of the Current Debate. Grand Rounds Speaker, UCSD Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, La Jolla, CA, October 4, 2011.

    Implementing Fair and Just Culture in Medicine. Guest speaker, California Patient Safety Action Coalition, Sacramento, CA, September 9, 2011.

    Quality Care Opportunities: Refining Physician Performance Measurement in Ambulatory Care. University of California Irvine, Paul Merage School of Management, Irvine, California July 17, 2011.

    Pneumococcal Pneumonia Vaccine and Preventing Invasive Pneumococcal Disease. San Diego Academy of Family Physicians Annual Symposium. San Diego, CA, June 26, 2011.

    Getting to the Heart of the Matter; DTC Cardiac Testing and Suspect Risk Evaluation. California Western School of Law and University of California in San Diego, Health Law Seminar Series, La Jolla, CA, May 25, 2011.

    Medicare: What is it, Where Did it Come From, Where is it Headed? UCSD Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, Seminar Series, La Jolla, CA, May 18, 2011.

    Quality Care Opportunities: Refining Performance Measurement Using Quality Efficiency and Systems Measures in the Ambulatory Care Setting. California Western School of Law and University of California in San Diego, Health Law Seminar Series, La Jolla, CA, March 31, 2011.

    • Stanford Health Care: Attending physician at Stanford Express Care (2013-2015)
    • Stanford University School of Medicine: Clinical Instructor (2013-2015)
    • California Medical Association: Legal and Policy Intern (2009, 2014)
    • Southern California Permanente Medical Group: Attending physician in Family Medicine, Urgent Care, and Primary Care Chronic Pain (2009-2013)
    • University of California in San Diego, School of Medicine, Teaching Faculty (2009-2012)
    • Eisenhower Medical Center, Palm Desert, California: Attending physician in Family Medicine (2010)
    • University of California in San Diego, Internship and Residency in Family Medicine (2006-2009)