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Four Powers Attorneys Named to Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2010 Edition

By June 14, 2010No Comments

Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville PC is pleased to announce that partners Mark Fitzgerald, Mary Susan Philp, Robert Saner and Joel Hamme were again selected for the 2010 edition of Chambers USA – America’s Leading Business Lawyers.  New this year, Mark Fitzgerald was selected to the top band of healthcare transactional lawyers nationwide.

Chambers’ rankings were compiled from over 5,000 independent interviews with top business leaders and legal advisors.  Chambers investigated the top firms and lawyers in over 20 areas of commercial law and applied a ranking of 1-6 based on “technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by the client.”  Of Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville, the Chambers editors state:


This firm focuses predominantly on healthcare matters and the majority of its attorneys focus on this area. The group’s core client base consists of hospitals, and because of the firm’s strength in the higher education sector, it is also a favorite of medical schools. The team receives particular praise for its strength in matters relating to Medicare and it devotes much time to counseling clients on reimbursement and fraud and abuse law.

Sources Say: “It has some very fine attorneys and a strong legislative practice.”


Mark Fitzgerald is a first-rate transactional lawyer and “a true talent.”  Quotes Chambers, “Fitzgerald is an ‘outstanding transactional lawyer and a gentleman.’  He is recommended for his skillful handling of antikickback matters.” He is also in demand for his expertise in antikickback law and fraud and abuse matters. Joel Hamme has years of experience advising nursing homes on regulatory matters, with a particular emphasis on reimbursement issues. A former president of the American Health Lawyers Association, he is a well-known name in the field. Mary Susan Philp is a “great technical lawyer who is skilled at dealing with the intricacies and nuances of the law.” Robert Saner is another respected member of the team who brings to the table years of experience and a great understanding of reimbursement matters.

Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville is a Washington, DC-based law firm that focuses on healthcare, education and the law of tax-exempt organizations.  For more information, contact managing partner Stan Freeman at 202.466.6550 or stan.freeman@ppsv.com.

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