Marotta specializes in the regulation of health care delivery systems, with a specific emphasis on pharmacy, medicine, information technology and its regulation at the state and federal levels.

Marotta is senior vice president and chief regulatory counsel of WebMD Health Corporation. His responsibilities include, among other things, the regulatory aspects of WebMD’s business at the state and federal level. For more than 30 years, he has commented before numerous state agencies and legislatures, in virtually every state, and the United States Congress, to discuss the practice of medicine and pharmacy, and their regulation and related health care and information technology policy issues. Marotta has addressed a wide range of specific subjects, including the use of automation and technology in the practice of medicine and pharmacy, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”), patient privacy, confidentiality and security, and social networking.

Marotta presently serves as Chairperson Emeritus of the eHealth Initiative (“eHI”), a Washington, D.C., organization whose mission is to drive improvement in the quality, safety and efficiency of health care through information and information technology (

Prior to joining WebMD, he was the Senior Vice President – Regulatory Counsel of Merck-Medco Managed Care, L.L.C., a division of Merck & Co., Inc., now known as Express Scripts, an independent public company. In May 2000, Marotta was awarded Merck-Medco’s inaugural “Lifetime Achievement Award” for his distinguished service to the company and commitment to patient care.

Practice Areas


  • Illinois Institute of Technology (J.D., 1974)
  • University of Notre Dame (B.A., 1968)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, member
  • American Health Lawyers Association, member
  • Columbus Bar Association, member
  • National eHealth Initiative, chairman emeritus, past board member
  • Ohio State Bar Association, member

Special Honors

  • Martindale-Hubbell Rating of AV

Charitable + Civic Involvement

  • The Columbus Academy, board of trustees, former member (2000-06)
  • Ohio Northern University, board of trustees, member (2002-present)
  • The University of Notre Dame, College of Arts and Letters, advisory council, member (2002-present)

Career Highlights

In 1995, the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (“PCMA”) presented Mr. Marotta with the President’s Distinguished Service Award, citing “his guidance, direction, and personal efforts in establishing a successful and nationally recognized legislative program supporting managed care pharmacy.” He has served as chairman of the association and a member of its board of directors and executive committee. From 1989-2000, Mr. Marotta served as chairperson of the PCMA’s regulatory affairs committee.

In 2001, the PCMA awarded Mr. Marotta with the Latiolais Honor Medal, the highest honor in managed health care. The medal is presented annually to an individual “who has shown exemplary service to the managed health care arena, his or her own profession, and the American public.”

Mr. Marotta from time-to-time has taught clinical courses at the university level on pharmacy benefit management, practice before regulatory agencies, and the legislative process.

Mr. Marotta is active in many civic and charitable endeavors, particularly those that provide educational opportunities for deserving students at both the secondary school and college levels.

Mr. Marotta is a United States Army veteran.