Seattle, WA (PRWEB) March 27, 2014
Today, the law firm Garvey Schubert Barer announced that Attorney Emily Studebaker has returned to its Seattle Office. Ms. Studebaker returns from the law firm Davis Wright Tremaine.
Ms. Studebaker focuses exclusively on the practice of health law and advises ambulatory surgery centers and physician practices on regulatory compliance and transactional matters. In the area of regulatory compliance, Ms. Studebaker counsels physicians on fraud and abuse laws, including the Anti-Kickback Statute, the Stark Law, state anti-rebate and self-referral laws, and general healthcare compliance matters. She assists clients on licensure as well as accreditation and certification issues. She also assists clients to structure transactions to properly avoid or comply with certificate of need laws and represents clients in certificate of need review and related litigation.
Ms. Studebaker works with several medical specialty societies and currently serves as counsel to the Washington Ambulatory Surgery Center Association and the Washington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons. Ms. Studebaker also represents clients in acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures and drafts and negotiates operating agreements, asset-purchase agreements, and healthcare management agreements.
In 2009, Ms. Studebaker received the Clutch Player Award from the Washington Ambulatory Surgery Center Association for service to the ambulatory surgery industry in Washington State. She is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and the Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys. In addition, she has been requested to lecture frequently on topics of importance to ambulatory surgery centers. Ms. Studebaker has published numerous peer-reviewed articles on a wide range of emerging healthcare issues. She obtained her J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law, and as an undergraduate she attended Duke University, where she received a B.A., cum laude.
Since 2007, with the exception of her brief affiliation with Davis Wright Tremaine, Ms. Studebaker has been a healthcare attorney with Garvey Schubert Barer.
About Garvey Schubert Barer
Garvey Schubert Barer is a full-service law firm representing established market leaders and newly launched enterprises, nationally and internationally, with a special focus on healthcare. The firm’s healthcare clients include public, tax-exempt and for-profit healthcare organizations throughout the western United States, including hospitals (including rural and critical access hospitals), long-term care facilities, ambulatory surgery centers, physicians and physician organizations, imaging facilities, local and national clinical laboratory and pathology companies, genomic laboratories, dialysis companies, alternative healthcare providers, hospital associations, medical device manufacturers, third-party payers and integrated delivery systems. The firm’s healthcare litigation experiences includes Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement; response to government audits; professional liability defense; The full spectrum of federal, state and local tax controversies and appeals; abuse and neglect; HIPAA; contractual disputes; defense of qui tam and governmental investigative actions; immigration; labor and employment; and certificate of need. Based on its extensive experience and expertise over a wide spectrum of healthcare law, Garvey Schubert Barer is considered one of the top-tier law firms serving healthcare clients in the western United States. The firm has offices in Seattle, Portland, Anchorage, Washington, D.C., New York and Beijing. For more information, please see http://www.gsblaw.com.