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Don’t miss Emerging Issues in Healthcare Law

Emerging Issues in Healthcare Law is coming to the Big Easy. The American Bar Association’s 18th annual conference is slated for New Orleans March 8-11. Husch Blackwell is a platinum sponsor of this event featuring the most emergent topics facing the healthcare bar. As the industry faces changes and continues to grow under healthcare reform … Continue Reading

Husch Blackwell attorneys celebrate Nobel Prize winner

For Husch Blackwell’s Northwestern University grad school alums, Laura Labeots (Ph.D. 1992) and Ed Gamson (Ph.D. 1970), it was a huge thrill to learn that one of their own, a fellow chemist from Northwestern, had won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry last week. Sir J. Fraser Stoddart, who specializes in Nanotechnology, will be awarded … Continue Reading

Husch Blackwell No. 7 among Modern Healthcare’s largest healthcare law firms; No. 5 on AHLA’s list

National healthcare publication Modern Healthcare yesterday announced Husch Blackwell LLP is the seventh-largest healthcare law firm in the U.S. according to its 2015 rankings, up from No. 12 last year. Utilizing differing measurement techniques, American Health Lawyers Association also ranked healthcare practices, placing Husch Blackwell as fifth-largest in the country in its 2015 list, released … Continue Reading

Husch Blackwell adds 2 healthcare attorneys in Denver

Husch Blackwell welcomes two attorneys to its Denver office: Senior Counsel Julie A. Sullivan and Associate Lawson S. Parker II. Sullivan and Parker both join the firm’s Healthcare, Life Sciences & Education industry team. Sullivan has served as both in-house and external counsel to members of the healthcare industry. She counsels clients on a variety of regulatory and … Continue Reading

Husch Blackwell Partner Brian Flood featured in Financier Worldwide forum on 'Managing Fraud and Bribery Risks in the Healthcare Sector'

Brian G. Flood of Husch Blackwell LLP‘s Austin office participated in a recent forum on “Managing Fraud and Bribery Risks in the Healthcare Sector.” The Q&A Forum forms part of a Special Report on Corporate Fraud & Corruption, which appears in the February 2015 issue of Financier Worldwide magazine. For the Q&A Forum, Financier Worldwide … Continue Reading

Husch Blackwell attorneys help develop long-term care handbook

Several Husch Blackwell attorneys contributed to the publication of the newest American Health Lawyers Association publication, “Post-Acute Care Handbook: Regulatory, Risk, and Compliance Issues.” The handbook extensively addresses the issues affecting the industry. Husch Blackwell attorney Emily Park served as a chapter editor, and Jim Miles and Barb Miltenberger served as editors.… Continue Reading

Husch Blackwell's Turner speaks at AHLA Fundamentals program

The American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) Fundamentals of Health Law conference, Nov. 12-14 in Chicago, featured Husch Blackwell Partner Cori Turner as a speaker and key member of the planning committee. The conference primarily focused on ensuring attendees gained an understanding of laws and regulations for the health law industry, including Stark and Anti-Kickback, False … Continue Reading

Husch Blackwell more than doubles its presence on Benchmark Litigation’s 2015 List; 8 healthcare attorneys recognized

Husch Blackwell received significant recognition as a top litigation firm in the 2015 edition of Benchmark Litigation’s annual nationwide rankings. The list includes 8 healthcare attorneys from the firm’s Illinois and Missouri offices. Husch Blackwell had 22 attorneys total named on the list. Husch Blackwell’s Litigation practice received the commendable “Recommended” ranking in Missouri and Nebraska, and the firm … Continue Reading

Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers and Rising Stars 2014 names 22 Husch Blackwell healthcare attorneys

Husch Blackwell is pleased to announce 22 of its Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceutical industry unit attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2014 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. The honorees include lawyers from the firm’s Jefferson City, Kansas City, St. Louis and Springfield, Mo., offices.… Continue Reading

Best Lawyers names Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals attorneys leaders in their field for 2015

Husch Blackwell was highly recognized as Best Lawyers, a well-respected peer review publication, released its new rankings for 2015. This year, 19 of our Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals industry group attorneys were selected as leaders in their respective fields. First published in 1983, Best Lawyers is based on a national survey involving more than 5.5 … Continue Reading

Celebrating Women’s Leadership

In 2012, several American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) members and leaders expressed interest in developing informal networking and professional development opportunities for women members and program attendees. After receiving feedback from informal in-person networking events held at the 2012 Annual Meeting and the 2012 Fraud and Compliance Forum, an AHLA Women’s Network took shape and in January 2014, … Continue Reading

Husch Blackwell No. 12 among Modern Healthcare’s largest healthcare law firms; No. 5 on AHLA’s list

Husch Blackwell’s Healthcare, Life Sciences and Pharmaceuticals team continues to grow and to receive national recognition. National healthcare publication Modern Healthcare announced Husch Blackwell is the 12th-largest healthcare law firm in the U.S. according to its 2014 rankings, up from No. 17 last year. Utilizing differing measurement techniques, American Health Lawyers Association also ranked healthcare … Continue Reading

Committed to You: Healthcare, Life Sciences and Pharmaceuticals team mid-year update

With the mid-year mark upon us, we’ve taken a step back to assess activity in our group. We’re pleased to share several exciting developments in 2014 specifically related to our Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals industry team. Since Jan. 1, 2014, we have welcomed 11 new attorneys to our Healthcare, Life Sciences and Pharmaceuticals team.… Continue Reading

Six Healthcare Attorneys Join Husch Blackwell and Add to Denver and Phoenix Presence

Effective June 30, 2014, six attorneys and several staff members from Miles & Peters, P.C. will join Husch Blackwell LLP. Founded in 1980, Denver-based Miles & Peters focuses on health law matters and is especially well known for its work with post-acute providers, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and physician groups. With the addition of these … Continue Reading

Brian Bewley Chairs HCCA Midwest Regional Conference

Last week, our own Brian Bewley chaired the HCCA Midwest Regional Conference in Overland Park, Kansas.  The conference addressed current compliance issues such as the compliance officer’s evolving role, RAC audits and appeals, and HIPAA.  The conference had a great turnout – in fact, the most attendees in the conference’s history. Husch Blackwell’s Julianne Story … Continue Reading

Intellectual Property Attorney Diane J. Romza-Kutz Joins Our Chicago Office

We are proud to announce that Diane J. Romza-Kutz has joined our Chicago office where she will focus on assisting Life Sciences and Pharmaceutical industry clients with federal and state regulatory matters, licensing and Intellectual Property matters.  Diane brings substantial experience handling federal food and drug matters, Federal Trade Commission matters and U.S. Department of Agriculture regulatory matters as well … Continue Reading

Merger With Brown McCarroll Adds Depth to Healthcare Practice

Husch Blackwell and Texas-based law firm Brown McCarroll will combine ranks effective July 15. With this merger, our firm will have one of the largest healthcare law practices in the country with over 110 attorneys focused on the healthcare, life sciences and pharmaceutical industries. The merger will provide even greater depth to our healthcare practice with … Continue Reading

We are Proud to be an AHLA Top 10 Healthcare Law Firm

We are excited to announce that Husch Blackwell has been ranked in the Top Ten Firms for 2013 by the American Health Lawyers Association.  The firm is ranked 9th on the list, up from 14th place last year.  We are proud to be associated with AHLA and the expertise in healthcare law that its members exhibit. Husch Blackwell … Continue Reading

Beyond Branding: Join Us for a Webinar to Discuss IP Issues

Join three of our top IP attorneys for a discussion on intellectual property issues that impact healthcare companies.  For those of you who have followed our Branding 101 series, we are excited to move beyond branding and address other IP issues.   The webinar will include the following general intellectual property topics, with a particular focus on healthcare companies: … Continue Reading

Enforcement Risks for Home Health Agencies and Hospices: Husch Blackwell Attorneys Weigh In

Are you worried about audits and investigations at your post-acute care facility?  If not, you may need to be.  Husch Blackwell attorneys Brian Bewley and Barb Miltenberger weighed in on this issue in Report on Medicare Compliance.  The article discusses audits and investigations at post-acute care facilities and Bewley points out that home health and hospice are … Continue Reading

Husch Blackwell Welcomes Two Healthcare Associates

Husch Blackwell welcomed two healthcare associates in recent months.   Jarrod W. Pearson joined our Denver office as a Healthcare Associate with more than four years’ experience practicing healthcare law in Colorado.  Jarrod represents hospitals, medical centers, physicians, nurses and others in the industry as they grapple with an evolving compliance and regulatory environment.  To read … Continue Reading

Trying To Figure Out the New HIPAA Risk Assessments? Help is on the way!

If you have been struggling to figure out the risk assessment requirements of the Final HIPAA Omnibus Rule, then you are in luck.  Join us for a webinar!  Husch Blackwell attorneys Pete Enko and Peter Sloan along with Director of Information Management Consulting Deb Juhnke will present the Who, What, When, How and Why of … Continue Reading

Employers Must Complete Revised Form I-9 Starting in May

This post was prepared by Toni Blackwood and Tim Hilton, labor and employment attorneys at Husch Blackwell.  Following 12 months of public comment, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a revised Form I-9 on Friday, March 8, 2013. The form has a new look, contains more specific instructions and solicits additional information. Although the … Continue Reading

PC’s and Paper and Staff, Oh My!

This post was provided by Debbie Juhnke in Husch Blackwell’s Information Governance group. According to a recent KPMG report on data loss, the healthcare industry’s greatest exposures for data loss are hard copy loss/theft, PC theft, and social engineering, ranking first (in a tie), second, and third against other sectors respectively for percentage of data … Continue Reading