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 2011 edition of Chambers USA – America’s Leading Business Lawyers. Additionally, Mark Fitzgerald remains in the top band of healthcare transactional lawyers nationwide. Quotes Chambers, “Washington, DC-based Mark Fitzgerald of Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville PC is a ‘knowledgeable and well-respected fraud and abuse and antikickback attorney.’ He is also experienced in healthcare transactional work.”
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:
THE FIRM This firm has a 25-strong group dedicated to healthcare law. It is well recognized for its Medicare reimbursement practice, but also houses strength in fraud and abuse, and transactional work. The team wins praise for its recent M&A work, particularly in relation to large company acquisitions and work relating to physician-hospital integration.
Sources say: “The firm has an excellent reputation and everyone we deal with is an expert in their field.”
KEY INDIVIDUALS Mark Fitzgerald is lauded for his fraud and abuse, and anti-kickback work. Clients say: “He is an excellent communicator, trustworthy, smart, and does a great job.” He is a popular choice in mandates relating to academic health systems, including compliance and work relating to investigation. Joel Hamme is a recognized force in the long-term care arena. He is best known for his practice in Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, provider licensure and certification, and litigation. Mary Susan Philp is a “very solid lawyer,” praised for her extensive knowledge in the area of Medicare. One client enthuses: “She is extremely thorough and has done a great job for our company.” Robert Saner is noted for his expertise in handling issues involving physician organizations and related issues. He is well regarded for fraud and abuse cases, Medicare reimbursement, and corporate compliance.