Marylana focuses her practice on transactional and regulatory matters affecting a wide range of clients in the health care industry, including health systems, hospitals, academic medical centers, and pharmaceutical and medical device companies. In particular, Marylana has experience advising clients on regulatory considerations related to clinical research and health data privacy, including, but not limited to, assisting clients in navigating the requirements under the Common Rule, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, state data protection and privacy laws, the General Data Protection Regulation, and Food and Drug Administration regulations. In addition, Marylana's practice includes counseling clients on matters related to individual and institutional conflicts of interest and has assisted clients in reviewing and updating their policies and procedures to appropriately identify and manage such conflicts.

While in law school, Marylana interned at the Office of the General Counsel at Partners HealthCare Systems, Inc., and the Massachusetts U.S. Attorney's Office as part of the Health Care Fraud Unit, and served as a judicial intern for Honorable Magistrate Judge Judith G. Dein of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Prior to entering law school, she was a research assistant at Boston University School of Medicine's Obesity and Diabetes Research Center, where she conducted NIH-funded research to determine how fuels generate signals to modulate insulin secretion from pancreatic cells. Her work is published and referenced in several scientific journals.

Marylana is fluent in Arabic and conversational in French.



  • Boston University School of Law  (J.D.)
  • American University of Beirut  (B.S.)

Public Service

  • Brigham and Women's Hospital Institutional Review Board, Community Member (2014-present)

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts


  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Boston Bar Association


  • Selected by peers for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers© under Health Care

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Firm Highlights


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2020 OHRP Exploratory Workshop

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2020 Estate Planning Update

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(February 19, 2020) – Verrill is honored to receive the 2020 Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) Firm Pro Bono Achievement Award, presented by VLP during the Maine State Bar Association Annual Business Meeting &...