Health Care Practice Innovation Board

Matthew Arend
Dinsmore & Shohl

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Matt is a partner in the Health Care Practice Group and has significant experience in health care contracting, defending health care clients in medical negligence matters, federal False Claims Act qui tam defense and other litigation involving claims of health care program fraud and abuse. He focuses on handling business and fiduciary litigation matters at the trial court and appellate levels, with an emphasis on complex litigation and class action matters; the defense of health care providers and manufacturers; contract disputes; trade secret and non-compete agreements; and ERISA and other benefits matters. 

In addition to his litigation experience, Matt also focuses his practice on all aspects of federal and state privacy and data security issues, including HIPAA compliance, breach analyses, cybersecurity, and state data breach laws. He also routinely advises clients on compliance with federal and state anti-kickback laws, Stark law, Sunshine Act, Medicare Secondary Payer laws, pharmaceutical marketing rules and other regulatory matters. Additionally, his thorough knowledge of the health care arena enables him to effectively counsel clients through audits and investigations, administrative hearings and appeals, and enforcement actions, as well as providing training and strategic planning counseling to minimize risks related to non-compliance. 

Anthony H. Choe
Polsinelli

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Anthony H. Choe is Counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of Polsinelli and a member of the firm’s national Health Care Regulatory/Transactional Practice Group.  He counsels and represents national healthcare corporations, managed care organizations, providers, suppliers, telehealth companies, private equity sponsors, and other industry stakeholders on an array of complex regulatory, compliance and transactional matters involving U.S. health care laws. 

 

Jordan Cohen
Mintz Levin

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Jordan provides clients in the health care industry with advice and counsel relating to federal health care law and regulations, including the Stark Law, the Anti-Kickback Law, as well as state health care laws and regulations.

Jordan also counsels clients on compliance with HIPAA’s Privacy Rule and Security Rule, including new requirements under the HITECH Act and 2013 Omnibus Regulations. In this capacity, Jordan has assisted in drafting policies and procedures for HIPAA compliance, business associate agreements, and related documents to help his clients achieve regulatory compliance.

Jordan also has experience in health care transactional matters, including negotiating and drafting operating agreements, purchase agreements, shareholder bylaws, employment agreements, and other ancillary documents on behalf of clients such as ambulatory surgical centers, physician practices, hospitals, and joint ventures.

Prior to joining Mintz Levin, Jordan worked in the health law practice of a law firm in New Jersey. He has also conducted research for the Health Information Privacy Division of the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Jordan also served as a research assistant to Professor Frank Pasquale. Jordan served as Articles Editor of the Seton Hall Legislative Journal.

Bill Conaboy
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

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Bill Conaboy focuses his practice on a broad range of transactional and regulatory/compliance matters related to all aspects of the delivery healthcare. He regularly counsels clients on complex issues including state and federal regulation of healthcare providers, state and federal fraud and abuse matters and reimbursement issues, HIPAA compliance and professional licensing and credentialing issues.  Bill also handles public finance matters and mergers and acquisitions, both related and unrelated to health care and has lead multi-specialty teams of attorneys and consultants through complex and creative transactions.

Bill received his Doctor of Pharmacy from Wilkes University in 2008 and currently maintains an active license to practice pharmacy in Pennsylvania. While in law school, Bill worked as an inpatient pharmacist for the Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, N.J., and as a community pharmacist for a local pharmacy in Hoboken, N.J. He has also worked in the Nuclear Pharmacy industry. In addition to his focus on healthcare transactions and regulatory work, Bill also has significant experience working with municipalities on refinance matters and multifaceted public-private partnerships.

Brett Friedman
Ropes & Gray

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Ropes & Gray New York-based health care partner Brett Friedman advises a wide range of health care clients on complex transactional, enforcement and regulatory matters. He has represented both payer and provider clients transitioning to accountable care and value-based payment methodologies and has advised providers in high profile transactional and regulatory matters which have helped to ensure their ability to survive and thrive in the current, and rapidly evolving, health care reimbursement environment.

Brett also advises clients in the course of government investigations, audits, and self-disclosures concerning potential violations of Medicare and Medicaid regulatory authorities and health care fraud and abuse laws. In addition, Brett’s transactional experience includes advising private equity, for-profit and tax-exempt clients regarding health care due diligence, regulatory and reimbursement issues.

Elliot Golding
Squire Patton Boggs

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Elliot is a partner in Squire Patton Boggs’ Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Group, based in D.C.  Elliot provides advice to a wide range of clients, with a particular focus on companies that handle health information or work with health care organizations.  He leverages a deep understanding of the health care industry and relevant federal and state privacy and cybersecurity laws, regulations, and standards to help clients proactively manage risk. He not only counsels clients about current legal requirements, but also provides industry context and forward-looking advice that takes into account trends and best practices in developing areas, such as the Internet of Things. In particular, Elliot helps clients understand how personal information may be used and disclosed to support business needs so that companies can stay competitive and compliant in a rapidly evolving environment.  This includes developing and implementing information governance programs, drafting privacy and security policies, preparing and testing data breach response plans, and negotiating complex data agreements.  He has also managed dozens of breach response matters for companies through all aspects of investigation, notification, remediation and engagement with regulators and has defended clients in litigation by State Attorneys General under state security breach notification laws and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Elliot co-chairs the E-privacy Committee within the ABA Section of Science and Technology Law and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US).

Lauren Z. Groebe
Morgan Lewis

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Lauren Z. Groebe focuses her practice on regulatory and transactional matters affecting clients in the healthcare sector. She counsels hospitals, health systems, hospices, pharmacies, and private equity clients, among others, across a range of regulatory issues, including matters related to compliance with HIPAA, the 340B Program, the Sunshine Act, fraud and abuse laws, Medicare and Medicaid enrollment, and licensure requirements. Lauren also advises clients on the corporate and healthcare regulatory aspects of merger and acquisition transactions.


Jade M. Kelly
Arent Fox LLP

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Jade M. Kelly is a partner in the Arent Fox LLP’s Health Care and Privacy, Cybersecurity & Data Protection Groups and resides in the San Francisco office. She advises health systems, hospitals, long-term care facilities, start-ups and other organizations on business and regulatory matters.

Jade counsels clients regarding HIPAA, privacy and security, fraud and abuse, and other health care laws. She often helps start-ups with a broad range of legal issues impacting their businesses. She regularly negotiates business associate agreements, gives advice regarding the use and disclosure of health information, handles privacy breaches, and counsels clients regarding special protections for mental health, substance use disorder, and other sensitive information.

She also works on health care business arrangements and transactions and represents clients in the sale and acquisition of long term care and other health care facilities. She regularly handles mergers and acquisitions, sets-up health care entities, and works on hospital-physician alignment strategies. She also negotiates and drafts management services agreements, professional services agreements, medical director agreements, call coverage agreements, and other provider contracts.

Donielle McCutcheon
Sidley Austin LLP

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Donielle McCutcheon is an associate in the Chicago office’s Healthcare group. Her practice focuses on strategic and regulatory counseling for a wide variety of life sciences companies, including pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, clinical laboratories, and health insurers. This includes advising clients with respect to healthcare reform; fraud and abuse, including the federal Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law; federal and state transparency reporting, including the Sunshine Act and similar state laws; healthcare information privacy and security compliance and implementation; Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement and coverage; government price reporting for pharmaceutical products; healthcare compliance programs, including drafting policies and procedures, counseling on implementation issues, and conducting audits and internal reviews; issues related to the marketing and promotion of pharmaceuticals and medical devices; and managed care contracting. Donielle also regularly advises on healthcare issues arising in the context of mergers and acquisitions.

Adam Romney
Davis Wright Tremaine

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Adam Romney is a partner at Davis Wright Tremaine and works from the firm’s Seattle and Los Angeles offices.  He supports health care providers on a variety of issues.

Adam representative experience includes, but is not limited to, administering regulatory and reimbursement counsel for hospitals and health systems; counseling organizations that contract with health plans, self-insured plans, the Medicare Shared Savings Program, or state Medicaid programs to provide integrated services and accept risk-based payment; and working with companies who provide software and mobile solutions to allow other health care organizations to offer telemedicine services to patients in their markets
Adam has worked for the Office of the General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Office of Medicare Hearing and Appeals.  He also worked as a legislative staffer specializing in Medicare and Medicaid Issues.

Katie Schilling
Jones Day

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Katherine Miler Schilling is an associate in Jones Day's Health Care Group in Chicago. Katie focuses on representing clients in the health care industry in connection with regulatory and transactional matters. She advises on strategic health care transactions, such as hospital mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and membership substitutions. She also advises hospitals, health systems, laboratory service providers, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, and other health care providers on regulatory and compliance issues, including the Stark Law, the federal Anti-Kickback Statute, and HIPAA and state data privacy rules.

 

Danielle Sloane
Bass, Berry & Sims

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A member of Bass, Berry & Sims, Danielle Sloane helps national life science and healthcare clients navigate the complex maze of federal and state healthcare laws and regulations. With an analytical eye, Danielle helps her clients mitigate legal risk and achieve regulatory compliance consistent with their business goals. Working with clients ranging from hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers to medical device companies and laboratories, Danielle's practice involves compliance, regulatory and operational matters; fraud and abuse analysis; mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures; and government investigations. She is an active member of the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) and the American Bar Association, as well as frequent author and commenter on healthcare legal and compliance topics.

Allan A. Thoen
Pepper Hamilton LLP

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Allan A. Thoen is a partner in the Health Sciences Department of Pepper Hamilton LLP.  His practice is focused on representation of clients in the health care sector, including manufacturers of drugs and medical devices, group purchasing organizations, pharmacies, hospital systems, long term care facilities, health plans, data analytics firms and provider practices.  He has deep experience in the regulatory regimes implicated by business arrangements in the health care space, including the Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark Law, and similar state laws, FDA regulations, state licensing laws, and corporate practice of medicine rules.

Dale C. Van Demark
McDermott Will and Emery

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Dale C. Van Demark advises clients in the health industry on strategic transactions and the evolution of health care delivery models. He has extensive experience in health system affiliations and joint venture transactions. Dale also provides counseling on the development of technology in health care delivery, with a particular emphasis on telemedicine. Dale has been at the forefront of advising clients with respect to the globalization of the US health care industry. He advises US and non-US enterprises with respect to the formation of cross-border affiliations and international patient programs. In addition to writing regularly on matters related to his practice, Dale has spoken at numerous conferences around the world on the globalization of health care.

Judy Waltz
Foley & Lardner LLP

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Judy Waltz, a partner at Foley & Lardner LLP in San Francisco, provides ongoing compliance counseling and Medicare/Medicaid coverage and payment advice to clients that include clinical laboratories, hospices, pharmaceutical and device manufacturers, county health systems, hospitals, durable medical equipment suppliers, clinical laboratories, dialysis companies, skilled nursing facilities, ambulance companies, pharmacies, managed care providers, and a variety of other health care related entities. She has negotiated several false claims act settlements and corporate integrity agreements, and assisted clients with audits, payment suspensions, pre-pay reviews, proposed CMPs, self-disclosures, billing privileges revocations and other enrollment disputes, and other administrative enforcement actions. Prior to joining the firm in 1998, Judy served as assistant regional counsel for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in San Francisco, where she primarily handled CMS (then HCFA) Medicare issues. She has been and is currently recognized by Chambers as an outstanding healthcare attorney for California, and in 2007 was named by Nightingale’s Health Care News as an outstanding healthcare fraud and compliance attorney. In 2012 and 2017, she was recognized by the Legal 500 for her work in life sciences and in 2015 for health care services.

Krissa Webb
Drinker Biddle

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Krissa Webb assists health care systems, hospitals, and life sciences companies on transactional matters ranging from corporate alignments to implementation of advancements in health care IT.  Krissa also advises these clients on regulatory compliance matters, including in the areas of fraud and abuse and privacy and security risks.  She also has advised pharmaceutical and medical device companies on the implications of U.S. and international privacy regulations for strategic business initiatives and partnerships.


Emily H. Wein
Baker Donelson

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Emily H. Wein is a shareholder in the BakerOber health law practice of Baker Donelson. Ms. Wein advises health care clients on a wide spectrum of regulatory matters, including telemedicine, Medicare and Medicaid enrollment, HIPAA privacy issues, Stark and federal Anti-kickback Law compliance, and other fraud and abuse topics.

She also assists clients with transactional matters, such as acquisitions and changes of ownership of health care providers. She was previously associate counsel at a large interdisciplinary health system where she served as a primary source for guidance with respect to fraud and abuse, HIPAA and state privacy law, and Medicare and Medicaid participation issues, and assisted with numerous corporate transactions.