Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville is pleased to announce that 10 Powers attorneys across three practice areas have been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019.

Education Law Attorneys in Best Lawyers

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 for five years.

Stan founded the firm’s Education practice in 1994. 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 nearly three decades of experience in higher education. She advises colleges, universities, and other postsecondary institutions on state and federal laws and accreditation standards applicable. She also defends clients against adverse actions initiated by government and accrediting agencies and counsels clients on mergers and acquisitions.

Healthcare Attorneys in Best Lawyers

Principals Mark Fitzgerald, Diane Millman and Barbara Straub Williams and Senior Counsel Joel Hamme and Jim Pyles were recognized in the Healthcare Law section.

Mark has been recognized since 2012, Diane has been recognized since 2003, and Joel has been recognized since 2007. Barbara and Jim are both recognized for the first time in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019 edition.

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.

Diane represents physicians, ambulatory care providers, and professional and trade associations on various Medicare and Medicaid payment, fraud and abuse, physician self-referral, and other issues arising under federal law. She counsels clients on state law regulations, including state self-referral, corporate practice of medicine, and similar issues.

Barbara has 30 years of experience in advising healthcare providers on a wide range of federal and state regulatory programs, with a focus on Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement issues, including Medicaid disproportionate share and waiver issues, and the federal 340B drug discount program.

Joel has spent his career providing advice and counsel to long-term care providers on 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.

Jim Pyles is a co-founder of the firm and has more than 40 years of experience in litigation, counseling, and lobbying in the field of health law and policy. He is nationally known for his expertise in health information technology and health information privacy, chronic care coordination, home health, hospice, and ambulatory care services.

Native American Law Attorneys in Best Lawyers

Principals Brian Gunn, Paul Moorehead and Kevin Wadzinski were recognized in the Native American Law section. Best Lawyers has recognized each attorney for five years.

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, healthcare and telemedicine, taxation, and Indian land, and more.

Kevin’s practice addresses a broad range of legal issues affecting Indian tribes and companies doing business with tribes. He counsels tribes and gaming companies on all aspects of Indian gaming, including drafting and negotiating agreements for casino development, financing, licensing, 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.

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