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Greenberg Traurig Launches Health Care Practice in Denver; Adds 8 Attorneys

DENVER – August 13, 2018 – Continuing its strategic growth in Denver, global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has added eight attorneys to its widely recognized Health Care & FDA Practice. Shareholders Jim Miles, Lawson Parker, and Julie A. Sullivan; Of Counsel Fred Miles; and Associates Charles S. Gass, Kyle R. Montour, Annie M. Tooley, and Loreli Wright joined from the Denver office of Husch Blackwell.

“This is significant for our office and firm,” Denver Managing Shareholder David G. Palmer and Denver Administrative Shareholder Michael R. McGinnis said in a joint statement. “These eight talented attorneys will play an essential role in our office as we continue to expand our work for clients on a wide range of matters, particularly in the growing health care sector. They will be truly valuable counselors to our clients both in Denver and nationwide.”

“As health care organizations, providers, and professionals work to navigate the rapidly changing US health care market, we look forward to expanding our Denver office’s capabilities in this area,” said Nancy E. Taylor, who co-chairs Greenberg Traurig’s Health Care & FDA Practice. “This group brings considerable experience advising clients on high-stakes health care matters. Bringing them on board reflects our Health Care & FDA Practice growth strategy as we assess the needs of clients and build a unified team with the depth and experience that will most benefit our clients.”

“Greenberg Traurig’s strong reputation in not only health care but also a full range of practices critical to our clients was an important factor in our decision to come here. We look forward to contributing to this very successful platform,” said Shareholders Miles, Parker, and Sullivan in a joint statement.

Jim Miles focuses his practice on representing health care organizations, professionals, and businesses. He has experience in private equity and commercial transactions, joint ventures, government relations, regulatory compliance, business planning, mergers and acquisitions, and start-ups. He also advocates on behalf of health care providers undergoing false claims investigations by the Office of Inspector General and State Medicaid Fraud Control Units. He has been ranked a top health care lawyer by The Best Lawyers in America, 5280 Magazine, The Ambulatory M&A Advisor, and Super Lawyers. Miles received his J.D. from the University of Denver College of Law, and his B.A. from Tulane University.

Lawson Parker concentrates his practice on mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions in the health care industry. He works with private equity funds, strategic buyers, hospitals, single and multi-specialty group practices and other health care professionals on their transactional and operational matters. Parker also advises clients on state and federal regulatory compliance issues, including transaction structuring considerations, corporate practice matters, anti-kickback and self-referral matters and other health care fraud and abuse issues. He earned his J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law and his B.A. from St. Lawrence University.

Julie A. Sullivan is a health care regulatory and compliance attorney concentrating her practice on state and federal health care fraud, waste and abuse guidance, as well as health privacy and security law. She represents health care providers and suppliers in complex regulatory and transactional matters, and routinely advises on issues such as corporate practice of medicine, fee splitting, licensure and certification, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, and medical staffing. Julie also structures mergers and acquisitions in the health care space to comply with the vast legal and regulatory requirements applicable to business deals in the industry, and leads regulatory diligence and diligence remediation efforts in connection with such transactions. Deeply involved in the Denver community, Sullivan served as pro bono coordinator at her former firm. She holds an M.P.H. from University of Illinois, a J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law, and a B.A. from University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Fred Miles is nationally recognized for his experience in health law with a concentration on the post-acute services health care sector. He has an active regulatory trial practice with an emphasis on Medicare/Medicaid program issues including licensing, fraud and abuse, certification and reimbursement. He has participated in a large of number of administrative trials related to licensing and reimbursement cases at the federal level, and has appeared regularly in state administrative forums throughout the Rocky Mountain Region. Miles earned his J.D. from the University of Denver College of Law and his B.A. from Doane College.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Denver Office: Greenberg Traurig's Denver team offers clients a business-minded perspective into legal issues as well as a strategic gateway for Denver businesses to operate in today’s global marketplace. The Denver team’s core practice areas include American Indian Law, appellate litigation, commercial litigation, compensation and benefits, corporate transactions, employment litigation, energy and natural resources, environmental compliance and litigation, federal regulatory and administrative law, financial services litigation, health care and FDA law, intellectual property and technology, land use and zoning, mergers and acquisitions, public finance, real estate, securities law, and tax.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Health Care & FDA Practice: Greenberg Traurig’s multidisciplinary Health Care & FDA Practice provides strategic counsel to a diverse group of companies and other organizations, helping them to respond proactively to the rapidly changing health care marketplace. The group combines dedicated experience in health care regulatory compliance and operational matters with the firm’s capabilities in corporate & securities, finance, tax, antitrust, ERISA, commercial and governmental litigation, restructuring, intellectual property and biotechnology, in order to provide a wide range of legal services. Click here for Greenberg Traurig's Healthcare and FDA Practice Overview Website.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP:
Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2017, and is among the Top 20 on the 2017 Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.