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Leaders in Law Finalists – Attorney Awards: HEALTHCARE ATTORNEYS


LOWELL BROWN: Arent Fox LLP – Partner

Lowell Brown is a partner and national leader of Arent Fox’s Health Care Practice Group. He advises hospitals, medical staffs, health systems, long-term care facilities, medical groups, and other health care provider organizations in business, regulatory, and medico-legal matters, with an emphasis on laws relating to operational issues, including the design and implementation of compliance programs, practitioner credentialing, peer review, disciplinary hearings, Medicare certification, licensing and accreditation issues, and related policies and procedures.

Lowell is also a nationally recognized and widely published authority on EMTALA – the federal law prohibiting improper emergency patient transfers by hospitals (“patient-dumping”). In addition, he has extensive experience defending clients against actions by the CMS to terminate Medicare provider agreements.

CAROL K. LUCAS: Buchalter PC – Shareholder

Chair of Buchalter’s Health Care Practice Group and former Co-Chair of the Corporate Practice Group, Carol K. Lucas focuses her practice on healthcare law and general business law. She has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, securities, private placements, state and federal regulations, entity formation and corporate representation of both public and private companies in the healthcare industry.

Over the last several years, Lucas has represented numerous clients in connection with issues and disputes related to payment for healthcare services. She is also an expert on the establishment and representation of Federally Qualified Health Centers and related issues such as governance requirements, issues raised by hospital sponsorship of FQHCs, application issues, and the impact of health care reform on these entities.

DAVID WELCH: D|R Welch Attorneys at Law – Principal

David Welch is Founder and Managing Partner of D|R Welch Attorneys at Law, has transformed the controversial medical marijuana industry into a sophisticated business infrastructure for cultivators, shop owners, investors and city governments. He continually works to revolutionize the legal marijuana industry by advocating on behalf of his clients and forging a path for cities and businesses to flourish. His experience in handling complex commercial transactions, finance, intellectual property and the understanding of municipal law has made him one of the most highly sought and respected attorneys in Los Angeles.

Welch is a pioneer in the marijuana industry – battling contradicting federal and state laws and regulations; advising city officials on creating rules and regulations; and working with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and California’s Secretary of State’s office.

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