Kate chairs the firm’s Healthcare Practice Group. She serves as general and special counsel to hospitals, specialty hospitals, long-term care facilities, home health and hospice organizations, physician practices, dental practices, and individual practitioners, including physicians, dentists, APRN’s, PA’s and mental health counselors. She advises her healthcare clients on corporate, contracting, licensure, regulatory, credentialing, employment and patient care issues. She also assists providers in responding to government investigations regarding healthcare fraud and abuse, drug diversion, OSHA violations, and other compliance issues. As a former medical malpractice defense lawyer, Kate also provides her clients with risk management advice and litigation oversight. She frequently lectures on healthcare issues, and has been listed for more than 20 consecutive years in “Best Lawyers in America” in the area of Healthcare.
Kate is also a member of the firm’s Government Relations Practice Group. She has had substantial experience in state and federal government, having served as Policy Director and Legal Counsel to Governor John Lynch, an elected Representative to the New Hampshire House of Representatives, and a Legislative Assistant in the United States Senate. Kate has been actively involved in drafting significant health care legislation, including the state’s Advance Directives laws.