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Daniel C. McClughen, Esq.

Daniel C. McClughen, Esq.


Licensed to practice in Virginia and District of Columbia.

Mr. McClughen provides research, analysis, and strategic insight to DCBA’s clients on matters of health care and business law and policy. He advises pain management specialists, addiction treatment programs, and recovery residences on transactional matters; marketing and lead generation; urine drug testing; controlled substance prescribing; and compliance with federal and state laws, including anti-kickback, patient brokering, physician self-referral, and patient privacy laws.

Mr. McClughen also advises local businesses on transactional matters, including contract review, drafting, and negotiation, and provides estate planning for individuals.

Mr. McClughen received his juris doctor from the George Mason University School of Law with a concentration in corporate law. During law school, he completed internships with the U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General and District of Columbia Public Schools Office of General Council. He also clerked with the Daniel Law Office in Elmhurst, Illinois, a general practice focused on land-use and zoning. Mr. McClughen received his bachelor of science in finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.



Daniel C. McClughen & Michael C. Barnes, Warm Handoffs: The Duty of and Legal Issues Surrounding Emergency Departments in Reducing the Risk of Subsequent Drug Overdoses, U. Mem. L. Rev. (forthcoming).

Daniel C. McClughen, et al., The Compounding Conundrum: How Insufficient Delineation of Regulatory Responsibility Has Created a Need for State and Federal Compounding Drug Law Reform, 72(3) Food & Drug L. J. (2017), available at https://www.fdli.org/2017/08/the-compounding-conundrum/

Daniel C. McClughen, et al., Now or Never: The Urgent Need for Action Against Unfair Coverage Denials for Quality Health Care, 48 Loy. U. Chicago L. J. 1041 (2017), available at https://www.luc.edu/media/lucedu/law/students/publications/llj/pdfs/vol48/issue-4/11_Worthy%20(1041-97)%20CROP.pdf

Daniel C. McClughen & Marsha Stanton, The CDC Guideline and its Impact on Delivering Patient-Centered Care, 18 Pain Mgmt. Nursing 5 (2017), available at https://www.painmanagementnursing.org/article/S1524-9042(17)30495-2/abstract