Practices & Industries

Practices

Health Care

Bashford, Jonathon

Bashford, Jonathon

Attorney
Seattle
206.223.7127
bashfordj@lanepowell.com
Denton, Stephania Camp

Denton, Stephania Camp

Shareholder
Seattle/Portland
206.223.7016
dentons@lanepowell.com
Duffy, Barbara J.

Duffy, Barbara J.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7944
duffyb@lanepowell.com
Huber, Charles C.

Huber, Charles C.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7265
huberc@lanepowell.com
Marney, Carin A.

Marney, Carin A.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7273
marneyc@lanepowell.com
McBride, Ryan P.

McBride, Ryan P.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7962
mcbrider@lanepowell.com
Neeleman, John R.

Neeleman, John R.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7985
neelemanj@lanepowell.com
Payton, Gwendolyn C.

Payton, Gwendolyn C.

Shareholder
Seattle/Anchorage
206.223.7746
paytong@lanepowell.com
Reilly, D. Michael

Reilly, D. Michael

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7051
reillym@lanepowell.com
Smith, Vicki L.

Smith, Vicki L.

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2138
smithv@lanepowell.com
Stevason, John C.

Stevason, John C.

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2144
stevasonj@lanepowell.com
Swale, Sarah

Swale, Sarah

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7946
swales@lanepowell.com
Walder, Jessica N.

Walder, Jessica N.

Attorney
Seattle
206.223.6282
walderj@lanepowell.com
Winters, Steven B.

Winters, Steven B.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7740
winterss@lanepowell.com

The Pacific Northwest is one of the nation’s most challenging insurance environments for carriers, producers and business associations offering health care benefits. The increasing incidence of complex, ambiguous or inconsistent laws, regulations and unwritten regulatory standards has helped fuel greater legislative, regulatory and judicial scrutiny. Lane Powell represents several of the foremost national and regional health carriers, brokers, agents and associations in achieving effective legal solutions to health care laws and regulations.

Proven Experience on Health Care Issues

Lane Powell is recognized as a leading Pacific Northwest law firm in the health care industry, representing prominent clients such as Aetna, United Healthcare, PacifiCare, Premera Blue Cross, LifeWise, Dental Health Services, Wells Fargo Insurance Services, Willis of North America and the Association of Washington Business. The practice has been highly ranked in the U.S. News and Best Lawyers annual “Best Law Firms” survey.  The Firm’s highly skilled health care attorneys are dedicated to matters such as:

  • Regulatory Representation: Representing insurers, HMOs, networks, facilities, agents and brokers in regulatory matters involving administrative agencies.
  • Managed Care: Employing broad experience in the development of managed care organizations and integrated health care delivery systems. Firm attorneys prepare documentation required for health maintenance organizations, preferred provider organizations, third-party administrators and other managed-care entities.
  • Professional Affairs: Handling the business and professional aspects of contracting with physicians and other professionals. Lane Powell attorneys assist with medical staff bylaws and credentialing procedures, physician incentive compensation and recruitment, and professional service contracts.
  • Patient and Resident Issues: Providing advice regarding patient and resident issues such as admissions, advance directives, confidentiality, consent, medical records, reporting, research, termination of life support and transplants.

In addition to acting as general counsel for a number of providers, payors and other health care organizations, Lane Powell offers broad experience with stock and nonstock, taxable and nontaxable acquisitions, mergers, affiliations, liquidations and reorganizations. The Firm regularly handles the relationship between corporate structure and tax, exemption and charitable trust issues, plus provides representation in exempt and taxable debt and equity financings, partnerships and joint ventures.

Strong Record of Successful Litigation

Should litigation prove necessary, Lane Powell has one of the most experienced and successful litigation teams working in the health care industry.

  • Lane Powell represented a national health care carrier in the nation’s largest managed care multi-district litigation proceeding, MDL 1334.
  • In addition to laying the groundwork for national provider-based litigation, Lane Powell has a proven track record in antitrust challenges, class actions, fraud investigations and other make-or-break issues facing health care services contractors.
  • Lane Powell represents health care clients in disputed regulatory matters and administrative hearings.
  • Lane Powell successfully challenged the enforceability of a Technical Assistance Advisory that threatened rating practices of association health plans in Washington, on behalf of the Association of Washington Business and Associated Industries of the Inland Northwest, invalidating an insurance regulatory.
  • Our health care regulatory attorneys have obtained Holding Company Act approvals of several insurance company mergers.

A Long-Term Commitment to Health Care

Issues facing health care carriers are diverse and complex, requiring an array of expertise that is found on Lane Powell’s Health Care legal team, including strong litigation experience, effective regulatory negotiation skills, and clear understanding of transactional needs.

Lane Powell remains committed to serving carriers, producers and association plans in the health care industry, whether handling day-to-day contract matters, regulatory representation or litigation. The Firm’s long-term relationships with its health care clients reflect Lane Powell’s commitment to their sustainable success.

Health Care

Bashford, Jonathon

Bashford, Jonathon

Attorney
Seattle
206.223.7127
bashfordj@lanepowell.com
Denton, Stephania Camp

Denton, Stephania Camp

Shareholder
Seattle/Portland
206.223.7016
dentons@lanepowell.com
Duffy, Barbara J.

Duffy, Barbara J.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7944
duffyb@lanepowell.com
Huber, Charles C.

Huber, Charles C.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7265
huberc@lanepowell.com
Marney, Carin A.

Marney, Carin A.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7273
marneyc@lanepowell.com
McBride, Ryan P.

McBride, Ryan P.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7962
mcbrider@lanepowell.com
Neeleman, John R.

Neeleman, John R.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7985
neelemanj@lanepowell.com
Payton, Gwendolyn C.

Payton, Gwendolyn C.

Shareholder
Seattle/Anchorage
206.223.7746
paytong@lanepowell.com
Reilly, D. Michael

Reilly, D. Michael

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7051
reillym@lanepowell.com
Smith, Vicki L.

Smith, Vicki L.

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2138
smithv@lanepowell.com
Stevason, John C.

Stevason, John C.

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2144
stevasonj@lanepowell.com
Swale, Sarah

Swale, Sarah

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7946
swales@lanepowell.com
Walder, Jessica N.

Walder, Jessica N.

Attorney
Seattle
206.223.6282
walderj@lanepowell.com
Winters, Steven B.

Winters, Steven B.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7740
winterss@lanepowell.com

Health Care

Date
08.17.2016
06.10.2016
12.10.2015
11.04.2015
08.24.2015
08.17.2015
06.12.2015
10.24.2014
08.18.2014
01.07.2014
12.17.2013
10.16.2013
08.15.2013
07.25.2013
07.11.2013
08.28.2012
09.22.2011
07.20.2010
05.17.2010
03.09.2010

Health Care

Date
03.03.2016
07.24.2015
07.16.2015
03.04.2015
01.03.2014
07.25.2012
01.13.2010
10.22.2009
10.20.2009
08.14.2009
02.17.2009
04.06.2007
07.14.2006
05.30.2006
05.05.2006
12.07.2005
10.05.2005
09.01.2005
08.05.2005
03.14.2005
01.28.2005

Health Care

Date
05.19.2016
05.17.2016
04.17.2016
02.22.2016
09.15.2015
08.10.2015
12.04.2014
09.23.2014
09.10.2014
09.09.2014
02.20.2014
09.23.2013
04.22.2013
06.27.2011
06.16.2011
05.24.2011