Jay Christiansen has represented hospitals, physicians, HMOs and numerous health-related joint ventures for more than 25 years. Jay is a Past Chair of the American Bar Association’s Health Law Section, an association of over 9,000 health law attorneys. He is a frequent speaker nationally on Medicare fraud and abuse, the Stark law, and provider disclosure and repayment obligations.
Megan Hladilek concentrates her practice in employee benefits law. Megan advises employers and service providers on design and administration of retirement, welfare and executive employee benefit plans. She revises plan documents, policies and summary plan descriptions for legal compliance with the Internal Revenue Code, ERISA and other applicable laws.
Megan also assists clients with prohibited transactions and government filings with the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Labor. Megan provides practical counsel to employers on design and communication of domestic partner benefits. In mergers and acquisitions, Megan analyzes benefits issues for clients. Megan has experience assisting employers with international benefits.
Gina Kastel counsels health care providers, health plans, and medical device manufacturers on a wide range of regulatory matters, including data privacy and security, billing and reimbursement issues, compliance with fraud and abuse prevention laws, and licensure and accreditation.
Cynthia Lee concentrates her practice in employee benefits law, with a particular focus on welfare benefits issues. She counsels employers and third-party administrators on the design and implementation of welfare benefit plans, including cafeteria plans, transportation plans, disability plans, retiree medical plans, and consumer-driven health care plans such as health savings accounts (HSAs) and health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs). She advises clients on how to comply with state insurance laws, ERISA, COBRA, HIPAA and the Internal Revenue Code.
Steve Lokensgard has extensive experience with identifying and managing regulatory and financial risk. He assists health care clients with a variety of claims appeals and compliance matters, including preparation for and response to Medicare Recovery Audit Contractor audits. Steve also provides counsel on issues related to transactions, fraud and abuse enforcement, HIPAA privacy, billing and reimbursement, and general health law.
Mike MacLean represents employers and fiduciaries with respect to all aspects of employee benefits law, including pension and welfare plan design and administration; regulatory compliance; benefits issues in corporate transactions; litigation; and executive compensation. He also counsels and defends management in various employment law matters, including compliance with the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Maureen Maly’s practice focuses on employee benefits, with a particular expertise in welfare benefits issues, including HRAs, HSAs, the HIPAA privacy and security rules, cafeteria plan rules, wellness, COBRA, retiree medical, and other health plan issues. She regularly helps companies design cost-effective health and welfare programs, while minimizing legal risks and administrative complications. In addition, Maureen has extensive experience with pension and 401(k) plans, prototype plans, and individual retirement arrangements.
Nick Manetto designs, directs and implements successful public policy advocacy campaigns. With more than a decade in government affairs, public policy and strategic communications, he is an experienced strategist in the process from start to finish through design, implementation and management of high-stakes initiatives. Nick manages client teams and projects focused on health care delivery and payment models, biomedical research, drug development and public health.
Mike Nader concentrates his practice in all facets of employee benefits. In addition to the traditional aspects, he also works closely with employers to develop strategies to eliminate or minimize risk when denying or reducing benefits or responding to government inquiries. Mike spent several years as the Manager of Compensation and Benefits for a large corporation, which provided him with a greater understanding of the day-to-day issues (both internal and external) facing employers and service providers.
Gayle Skolnik represents employers, fiduciaries and service providers with respect to all aspects of employee benefit law, including plan design, implementation and administration; government compliance; benefits aspects of corporate transactions; training and ERISA litigation.
Norm Tabler focuses his legal practice in health care, where his experience and skill in both private and in-house practice have earned him a reputation of respect throughout the legal and health care industries. He has practiced, spoken and written widely on issues involving health law, public-private partnerships, risk management and insurance in the health care field.
Isaac Willett counsels clients on developing regulatory strategies, including compliance with health care privacy laws, Medicare and Medicaid, the Stark Act and the Anti-Kickback Statute. He also advises in the structure, negotiation and documentation of mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and other business transactions.