Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville is pleased to announce that eight Powers attorneys across three practice areas have been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018.
Principals Stan Freeman and Sherry Gray were recognized in the Education Law section of Best Lawyers. Stan has been recognized each year since the 2009 edition of Best Lawyers, and Sherry has been recognized each year since 2015.
Stan is the former president of the firm and founder of the firm’s education practice. He counsels postsecondary educational institutions from all sectors of higher education regarding strategic issues pertaining to participation in the federal student financial assistance programs, accreditation, licensure, and related regulatory concerns.
Sherry is a regulatory specialist with more than 24 years of experience in higher education. She advises colleges, universities, and other postsecondary institutions on all aspects of state and federal laws and accreditation standards applicable to institutions and their partners, helps defend clients against adverse actions initiated by government and accrediting agencies, and counsels clients on mergers and acquisitions.
Principals Mark Fitzgerald and Diane Millman and Senior Counsel Joel Hamme were recognized in the Healthcare Law section. Mark has been recognized since 2012, and Diane has been recognized since 2003. Joel has been recognized since 2007.
Mark represents integrated healthcare systems, particularly systems that include academic medical centers, on a broad array of healthcare regulatory and compliance matters, including compliance with the Stark and anti-kickback laws, Medicare billing and reimbursement, and self-disclosure matters. He also has extensive experience structuring healthcare transactions to minimize compliance risk and avoid reimbursement pitfalls.
Diane represents physicians, ambulatory care providers, and professional and trade associations before the Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services and other federal agencies as well as before Congress on various Medicare and Medicaid payment, fraud and abuse, physician self-referral, and other issues arising under federal law. She also counsels these clients with respect to state law regulation, including state self-referral, fee-splitting, corporate practice of medicine, and similar issues.
Joel has spent his career providing advice and counsel to long-term care providers on such matters as Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, provider licensure and certification, litigation, and issues for providers under the Affordable Care Act. He has represented national nursing and healthcare associations, as well as a variety of state associations in the long-term care arena.
Principals Brian Gunn, Paul Moorehead and Kevin Wadzinski were recognized in the Native American Law section. Brian has been recognized each year since 2015, and Paul and Kevin have been recognized every year since 2013.
Brian works on a wide variety of issues for tribal clients in the U.S. Congress and federal agencies. He specializes in matters related to the federal budget and appropriations, natural resources, federal lands and federal land transfers, taxation, energy development, and Indian health.
Paul’s practice is dedicated exclusively to federal Indian law and policy. He focuses on initiatives, policies and programs that affect Indian tribal governments and Native American people, including appropriations, commercial transactions, energy and natural resources development, trust reform, environmental protection, gaming, healthcare and telemedicine, housing and infrastructure development, tribal self-governance, taxation, and Indian land and water rights settlements.
Kevin’s practice addresses a broad range of legal issues affecting Indian tribes and companies doing business with tribes. He counsels tribal clients and gaming company clients on all aspects of Indian gaming, including drafting and negotiating agreements for casino development, financing, licensing, submissions to the NIGC, tribal gaming commission compliance, and other gaming regulatory matters.
Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville is a Washington, DC-based law firm that focuses on healthcare, education and Native American tribal law. For more information, please contact Powers at (202) 466-6550.