Team

Attorneys

Drew Barnholtz

DREW BARNHOLTZ
OF COUNSEL

Drew R. Barnholtz brings over 25 years of corporate, entrepreneurial and law firm experience, focused on regulatory and transactional matters in the life sciences, health care, technology, finance and manufacturing industries. His clients value his advice, knowing that it is informed by a career that is rich in the kinds of experience that yields keen insights, good judgement, and a bottom-line business orientation.

Randy Berholtz

RANDY BERHOLTZ
OF COUNSEL

Randy is a member of the California Bar and specializes in providing corporate, securities, mergers and acquisitions, public and private financing, venture capital, corporate governance, commercial, licensing, commercial agreements, employment and real estate advice to life science, healthcare, alternative health and exercise companies and venture capital, angel groups and private equity firms in San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles and Silicon Valley.

Elissa Brewster

ELISSA BREWSTER
OF COUNSEL

For the past 20 years, Elissa’s practice has primarily been focused on advising senior executives in the healthcare industry on risks and compliance with federal and state laws while simultaneously managing the day-to-day legal operations of their organizations. Elissa has worked with various companies and individuals to improve technology, revenue, and operations for healthcare organizations, where she focuses her time reviewing, drafting, and negotiating contracts and agreements.

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MICHAEL H. COHEN
FOUNDING ATTORNEY

Michael served as Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Adjunct faculty at Harvard School of Public Health.  He is Author of 6 leading books on Health and Wellness Law. Recognized for his contribution to international health law and policy. Michael is a thought leader in health care law, pioneering legal strategies and solutions for clients in traditional and emerging healthcare markets.

David Isaac

DAVID ISAAC
OF COUNSEL

David Isaac is a healthcare and pharmaceutical attorney and compliance professional with over 12 years of legal experience, the majority of which has been focused on regulatory and transactional matters. Through his various roles in diverse organizations such as boutique law firms, consulting firms, large health systems and medical groups, pharmacy organizations, and community health systems, David have gained…

Bethany R. Kennedy, Esq.

BETHANY KENNEDY
OF COUNSEL

Since 2010, Bethany has practiced administrative and constitutional law, primarily advising clients in the life science industry on regulatory compliance with FDA and FTC laws. Her experience includes, but is not limited to, reviewing labels and labeling of: conventional foods, medical foods, dietary supplements, over-the-counter (OTC) allopathic drugs, OTC homeopathic drugs, and cosmetics.

Fisher James Kinslow

FISHER JAMES KINSLOW
OF COUNSEL

Jim is a member of the California State Bar and has over 20 years legal experience primarily focused on providing legal advice and support to pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies located in California.

Tiffany

TIFFANY LITTLE-SAUNDERS
OF COUNSEL

Tiffany is a seasoned legal professional with over a decade of experience in various aspects of healthcare law, including both the life science and transactional legal sides. Her diverse background includes involvement in…

Albert Meyer

ALBERT MEYER
OF COUNSEL

Albert Meyer is an accomplished health care attorney and compliance officer with experience representing a wide range of healthcare businesses and professionals. Clients include physicians, practice management companies, health care entrepreneurs, multi-disciplinary practices, pharmacies, medical equipment and device companies, substance abuse rehabilitation facilities, ambulatory surgery centers and clinical laboratories.

Mark Paxton

MARK PAXTON
OF COUNSEL

Before entering back into private practice in 2023, Mark most recently served as the FDA sponsor representative for the Surgeon General of the Army, where he served as the final decision maker on all regulatory submissions to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In that capacity, Mark oversaw approximately 80 different military medical projects covering drugs, biologics and devices amounting to over 200 submissions per year.

Management

Dana Porcalla

DANA PORCALLA
HEAD OF OPERATIONS

Dana has well over 15 years of experience in Marketing and Business Development, and over 8 years in Operations, building and growing successful brands. Her data-driven approach and expertise in these fields, along with her background in Bachelor of Science in Nursing, landed her a role in the firm, where she started as the Operations, Sales Retention, and Marketing Coordinator. She eventually became the Head of Marketing and later the Head of Operations, where she creates marketing and operational strategies to build applicable systems for the further growth and development of the firm.

She has made a name for herself in the Marketing Industry, with vast connections in the media. She has worked on and off-camera with international lifestyle productions, such as Red Panda PH. She began creating films at the age of 17 and was awarded an IMDb page after producing an independent film with Brian Patrick Lim of One Man Crew Productions. This film won Best in Screenplay at The Barcelona Film Festival. Her goal-oriented mindset attracted many business tycoons whom she had the chance to work hand-in-hand with. She provided consulting and managed executives, building concepts from scratch and growing them into some of the local and international brands we now know of. She prides herself on having an exceptional track record. To some, she might even be a familiar face, as she has appeared in various print media.

Sharon Riordan

SHARON RIORDAN
OPERATIONS MANAGER

Sharon has over 30 years of experience in Sales Management and Customer Service. Her background of expertise has been primarily in the Beauty and Esthetic industry. With a strong emphasis on the value of customer service, the client is always her #1 priority.

She is a problem solver and will bring her time and dedication to resolving any challenge brought to the table.

For fun she enjoys long bike rides and hiking with friends and family. If you can’t find her its a pretty safe bet, she’s at the beach!

Oki

OKI TJANDRAKUSUMA
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Oki’s career spans from the intricate workings of IT systems to the strategic orchestration of operational excellence. Beginning in System and Network Administration, he swiftly ascended into IT Management, fueled by his innate knack for problem-solving.

Seeking new challenges, Oki transitioned to work on family business, where he orchestrated a modernization drive, leveraging his tech expertise to streamline operations. Joining Cohen Healthcare Law Group as a freelance IT specialist, he quickly rose to IT Director position, catalyzing technological advancement and bolstering organizational efficiency.

As his journey unfolded, Oki’s role expanded into operational management, where his problem-solving passion blends his deep-rooted IT acumen with strategic foresight, to guide the firm along with respective shareholders towards unparalleled growth through innovative solutions.

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YOUSUF WAHEED
FINANCE MANAGER

Bringing a robust background in finance and accounting to the table, Yousuf Waheed hold esteemed qualifications as a member of both ACCA and CPA, reflecting his dedication to professional excellence. With a rich tapestry of 17 years’ experience in Accounting, Bookkeeping, and Finance, he navigated through various roles, including Manager Accounts and Finance, along with Deputy Manager of Internal Audit, across a spectrum of industries including Manufacturing, FMCG, and the Service Industry.

Presently, he serves as the Manager of Finance at Cohen Healthcare Law Group, leveraging his expertise to drive financial success and strategic growth initiatives.

Staff

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ALEX ARMBRUSTER
CUSTOMER CARE ASSOCIATE

Alex has been working in the customer service field for more than a decade while venturing into her most recent role as a Business Development Specialist. She dabbled into the start-up community that has provided her with experience on different roles from cross-functionality as well as working in fast paced environments. She has experience with operations, loan collections, business development, and administrative tasks such as authoring manuals and policies.

Her work ethic allows her to perform well and handle clients with utmost care while maintaining professionalism.

Heath Hayder

Heath Hayder
CUSTOMER CARE & MARKETING ASSOCIATE

Meet Heath: a member of our Care & Marketing team !

For the past 5 years, Heath has been immersed in the worlds of accounts management and digital marketing, where his passion for client empowerment truly shines. With a keen eye for detail and a knack for strategic thinking, Heath has aided countless businesses in safeguarding their online reputations.

His expertise spans platforms like Facebook, TripAdvisor, OpenTable, and Booking.com, ensuring that our clients maintain a stellar presence across the digital landscape. Heath has done training videos, webinars, and demos for multiple businesses in various industries involving Automotive, Hospitality, Healthcare & Transportation industries.

Christian Maniquis

CHRISTIAN MANIQUIS
SENIOR CUSTOMER CARE ASSOCIATE

Christian brings a wealth of expertise with over a decade of experience in the Aviation Industry, having embarked on his journey in 2011 at one of Asia’s largest airlines.

From this previous career, he developed his prowess in customer relations, where he adeptly engaged with individuals from diverse cultures, nationalities, and backgrounds, which became a testament to his exceptional interpersonal skills. Throughout his career, he consistently stood out as a top performer, achieving remarkable feats in generating ancillary revenue for the company.

Amybelle Nepomuceno

AMYBELLE NEPOMUCENO
CARE TEAM MEMBER

Amybelle Nepomuceno is an analytical, detail-oriented, hard-working professional with over 15 years of experience in end-to-end Logistics at one of the top manufacturing companies in the world. Amy specializes in working with clients from different industries and sectors – handling customer relations, sales and distribution, support services and inventory management. She has a passion for continuous improvement and she ensures to get the job done.

This wife and mom love cooking, playing the bass guitar and nature-tripping.

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