CLEVELAND--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ulmer & Berne LLP is pleased to announce the addition of veteran health care attorney Anne Strassfeld as Counsel in its Cleveland office. Strassfeld brings more than two decades of experience providing legal counsel to health care clients as both outside and in-house counsel. She has served in executive leadership and senior counsel positions with large, integrated healthcare systems, including major private and public academic medical centers.
This marks a return to Ulmer for Strassfeld, who spent eight years with the firm (1994-2002), first as an associate and later as a partner. She most recently served as Associate Special Advisor to the Executive Vice President for Health Affairs at the University of Virginia. Prior to that she was the first General Counsel in the 133-year history of Kansas City, Mo.-based Saint Luke’s Health System. Strassfeld’s experience also includes stints as Associate General Counsel at Cleveland’s University Hospitals Health System, and as senior counsel at the Cleveland Clinic.
“Anne’s health care pedigree combines high-level client advocacy at several of the nation’s premier law firms with experience helping to run the legal departments of major health systems,” said Scott Kadish, Ulmer’s managing partner. “It’s a rare skill-set that we know will serve our clients exceptionally well. We are thrilled to welcome Anne back to the firm.”
Strassfeld focuses her practice on advising health care industry clients on a full range of issues, with emphasis on strategic responses to health care reform initiatives. Her experience includes strategic business transactions including acquisitions, mergers, affiliations and joint ventures, business planning, fraud and abuse laws and regulations, corporate compliance, complex contracts, hospital/physician relations, physician employment, medical staff and peer review matters, accreditation, managed care, corporate governance, tax-exempt organizations and a broad range of other matters of interest to health care clients. With a career evenly divided between law firm and in-house counsel practice, and volunteer service as Board Chair of a federally qualified health center, Strassfeld’s informed perspective on the challenges health care clients face enables her to provide counsel that incorporates a 360-degree view of the industry landscape.
Strassfeld earned her B.A. from Wesleyan University and her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.
Ulmer’s health care lawyers work as a team to ensure that their clients achieve their overarching business objectives while simultaneously complying with the vast and continuously changing federal and state health care regulations. The firm represents a wide-variety of health care clients, including hospitals, health systems, single and multi-specialty physician groups, emergency and hospitalist staffing companies, billing companies, preferred provider organizations, management services organizations, physician hospital organizations, clinics, nursing homes, pharmaceutical and durable medical equipment suppliers and other entities in the health care field.
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