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Barbara J. Duffy

Shareholder | Seattle | 206.223.7944 | duffyb@lanepowell.com

Areas of Practice

Barb Duffy focuses her trial practice on complex, commercial, health care and regulatory disputes. She is AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale-Hubbell®. Barb is the Director of the Lane Powell Litigation Department firm-wide. She chairs one of the Lane Powell Litigation practice groups, and is also Chair of the Lane Powell Senior Living and Long Term Care Client Team. In addition, Barb is Chair of the American Health Care Association’s Legal Committee.

Admitted to Practice

  • Washington
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Academics

  • University of Minnesota (J.D., cum laude, 1989; B.A. 1985)
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Phi Kappa Phi
    • Golden Key National Honor Society

Practice Groups and Specialty Team Memberships

  • Member, Lane Powell Board of Directors
  • Director, Litigation Department
  • Chair, Senior Living and Long Term Care Client Team
  • Chair, Litigation Practice Group
  • Class Action Defense
  • Health Care
  • Investigations and Regulatory Compliance
  • Life, Health, Disability and ERISA
  • Wage and Hour
  • Electronic Discovery Committee

Representative Matters/Clients

  • A.G., et al. v. Premera Blue Cross, et al., Case No. 11-2-30233-4 SEA (King County Superior Court, Seattle, Washington) (Washington Mental Health Parity Act and consumer protection)
  • J.P., et al. v. Premera Blue Cross, Case No. 12-2-33676-8 SEA (King County Superior Court, Seattle, Washington) (Washington Mental Health Parity Act and consumer protection)
  • R.H., et al. v. Premera Blue Cross, et al., Case No. 13-cv-00097RAJ (Federal District Court, Western District of Washington) (Washington Mental Health Parity Act and consumer protection)
  • WHCA vs. Dreyfus, 2009 WL 2432005 (W.D.Wash.) (Order granting motion for temporary restraining order enjoining Medicaid rate cuts by the state of Washington)
  • Steele vs. Extendicare, 607 F.Supp.2d 1226 (W.D. Wash. 2009) (Order dismissing class action claims under the Washington Consumer Protection Act in the context of long term care)
  • Bernstein vs. Extendicare, 607 F.Supp.2d 1027 (D. Minn 2009) (Order dismissing class action claims under Minnesota consumer protection act claims)
  • WHCA vs. Arnold-Williams, 601 F.Supp.2d 1224, Med & Med GD (CCH) P 302,740, (W.D. Wash. 2009) (Order invalidating legislation requiring assisted living providers to retain Medicaid residents after termination of their Medicaid contracts in violation of the Contracts Clause of the United States Constitution)
  • Olson, v. Alterra, 2008 WL 4379056 (W.D.Wash.) (Order enforcing Arbitration Agreement in context of assisted living)
  • Naylor et al. v. Sunwest Management Inc. et al. (Class action litigation under Oregon Unfair Trade Practices Act)
  • Residents Council et al. v. HHS (Lane Powell represented the American Health Care Association as Intervenor in class action challenge to regulation)
  • Seelhoff v. Welch (Plaintiff’s antitrust action trial to judgment)

Publications

  • “Seattle Plays Active Role in Reinvention of an Industry,” Puget Sound Business Journal, Quoted (September 14, 2011)
  • “Innovators Expand Senior Housing Even in a Downturn,” Puget Sound Business Journal, Quoted (September 9, 2011)
  • Feeding Assistants in Class Action, Co-author (2004)
  • National Trends in Admission Contract Arbitration Agreement Enforcement, Co-author (2004)
  • Skilled Nursing Facility Consolidated Billing: Services Furnished Under An Arrangement With an Outside Entity, Co-author (2004)

Speaking Engagements

  • “Long Term Care: The Mystery of Repayment,” Health Care Compliance Association’s 20th Annual Compliance Institute, Co-presenter (April 17, 2016)
  • “Reportable Events and the Role of Compliance Officer,” Health Care Compliance Association’s 19th Annual Compliance Institute, Co-presenter (April 20, 2015)
  • “Defending Against Plaintiffs’ Firms’ Latest Practices Under the False Claims Act,” American Conference Institute’s 5th Annual Preventing and Defending Long Term Litigation Forum, Co-presenter (January 30, 2015)
  • “How AHCA’s Legal Committee Serves State Affiliates” Affiliated State Health Care Association Executives of the American Health Care Association (December 4, 2014)
  • “Inside Counsel, Outside Counsel, General Counsel:  How Should a Compliance Officer Conduct an Investigation?” Health Care Compliance Association’s 2014 Compliance Institute, Long Term Care Track (March 31, 2014)
  • “Meet the Monitors,” American Health Lawyers Association’s Long Term Care and the Law Conference (February 20, 2014)
  • “What You Say Can Be Used Against You,” Health Care Compliance Association’s 17th Annual Compliance Institute, Co-presenter (April 22, 2013)
  • “Hot Topics in Long Term Care,” AHLA 2012 Annual Meeting and In-House Counsel Program (June 26, 2012)
  • “Resolving Government Self-Disclosures: What LTC Providers Should Consider,” Health Care Compliance Association’s 16th Annual Compliance Institute (April 29-May 2, 2012)
  • “Risks and Issues Involved with Aging in Place,” National Center for Assisted Living In-House General Counsel Roundtable (February 27, 2012)
  • “View From the Bench: The Judicial Perspective on Litigating a Long Term Care Case,” Second Annual Preventing and Defending Long Term Care Litigation Seminar (February 1, 2012)
  • “Hot Topics in Long Term Care,” American Health Lawyers Association’s Annual Meeting (June 27, 2011)
  • “Medicaid Rate Litigation Update,” American Health Lawyers Association’s Long Term Care and the Law Seminar (February 21, 2011)
  • “Smart Document Management in an Evolving World of Information and Legal Exposure” and “Understanding the Interactions Between Federal and State Integrity Recovery Programs in the Post-Acute Healthcare Setting,” Health Care Compliance Association’s 14th Annual Compliance Institute (April 18-21, 2010)
  • American Health Lawyers Association (Various topics in 2006-Present)
  • Washington Health Care Association (Frequent speaker at various member conventions on various topics affecting long term care)
  • Oregon Association of Medical Staff Services (Fair hearing process and procedure)

Awards and Honors

  • AV Preeminent® in Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™
  • Named Best Lawyers® Seattle Long Term Care and Seniors Housing Lawyer of the Year (2014)
  • Named as one of The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation, Health Care, Long Term Care and Seniors Housing (2010-2017)
  • Named as a “Washington Super Lawyer,” Super Lawyers® magazine, Business Litigation, Multiple years; “Top 50 Women Attorneys in Washington” (2008 and 2011)
  • Selected “Local Litigation Star” by Benchmark Litigation, Commercial Litigation (2011-2016); “Top 250 Women in Litigation” (2012-2016)

Professional and Community Activities

  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association
    • Program Committee for Long Term Care and the Law
    • Former Chair, Long Term Care, Senior Housing, In-Home Care, and Rehabilitation Practice Group
  • Chair, American Health Care Association Legal Committee
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, Trial Lawyer Honorary Society (2009)
  • Former President, Friends of Seattle Public Library Board
  • Member, Oregon Health Care Association

Barbara J. Duffy

Shareholder | Seattle | 206.223.7944 | duffyb@lanepowell.com

Date
08.17.2016
06.21.2016
06.10.2016
05.27.2016
04.07.2016
11.04.2015
10.27.2015
08.17.2015
06.19.2015
06.12.2015
10.20.2014
08.18.2014
06.17.2014
06.13.2014
01.07.2014
11.14.2013
09.06.2013
08.15.2013
06.21.2013
06.14.2013