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Greenberg Traurig Adds Fla. Health Care Agency Secretary

Greenberg Traurig has bolstered its health care capabilities with the hire of the former secretary of Florida's Agency for Healthcare Administration.

Liz Dudek, who retired Oct. 3, will now join Greenberg Traurig's Tallahassee office as director of health care affairs. Dudek will join the firm's state and national health and FDA business practice, as well as its government law and policy practice.

"Her extensive experience in the public sector will complement our existing practice as we continue to grow," Fred Baggett, managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig's Tallahassee office, said in a statement. "As a leader in the regulation of health care for many years her distinctive knowledge and expertise are unsurpassed."

Dudek's addition will bring the Tallahassee office up to 18 professionals based there full time, according to the firm's website. Dudek is not an attorney.

She said she had a few opportunities once she decided to leave the agency but knew of and respected the Greenberg Traurig attorneys and was excited for the platform the firm provided. Dudek said she expected to assist health care clients in interacting with AHCA and other agencies. While she may do some lobbying related work, Dudek said that would not be her primary focus.

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