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Gerald C. Canaan, II


M  804.833.3137

O  804.806.4810


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Gerald C. (Jerry) Canaan, II is a Partner with the firm. As a veteran healthcare attorney with extensive experience, Jerry has a broad practice that includes representing health care providers with government investigations, administrative hearings and appeals, licensing hearings, medical staff issues, peer review investigations, privacy and cyber breaches, telemedicine issues, and regulatory compliance. He routinely represents clients before state and federal agencies including the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR), the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), and other state and federal agencies. Jerry has significant experience before the Virginia Board of Medicine, Board of Dentistry, Board of Long-Term Care Administrators, Board of Pharmacy, Board of Nursing, and other Boards under the Virginia Department of Health Professions.

Jerry also provides compliance and risk management advice to health care providers with a special emphasis on government investigations and inspections; breach assessment and notification; audits; reporting requirements under state and federal law; HIPAA; pain management regulations; provider disputes with insurance companies; and peer review/privileging/credentialing disputes. He has represented providers in almost every discrete medical and dental specialty as well as hospitals, pharmacies, large institutional clients and public corporations. Jerry is a frequent lecturer on healthcare topics at national, regional, and local conferences, has been recognized by Virginia’s Legal Elite and The Best Lawyers in America and holds the highest attorney rating (AV) by Martindale Hubbell.

Practice Areas

  • Long Term Care/Post Acute Care

  • Health Regulatory Boards

  • HIPAA / Privacy & Security

  • Medical Staff Issues

  • Physician Services

  • Risk Management

  • Telemedicine


  • Virginia

Academic Credentials

  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, B.A

  • University of Richmond School of Law, J.D.

Associations and Professional Memberships

  • American Health Lawyers Association

  • Rx Partnership, Board of Directors

  • Virginia Bar Association

  • Virginia State Bar

Career Highlights

  • AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell

  • “Legal Elite,” Virginia Business Magazine

  • Best Lawyers of America®