Recognized in:Health Care Law
Law School:Florida State University
Location:106 East College Avenue, 12th FloorTallahassee, FL 32301
- Florida State University, J.D., graduated 1993
- University of Miami , MBA, graduated 1986
- Hood College, BA, graduated 1979
- Florida, The Florida Bar
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
- U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
- American Health Lawyers Association - Member
- Florida Healthy Kids Corporation - Board Member
- The Florida Bar, Administrative Law Section - Member
- Transportation Disadvantaged Council - Commissioner
- Florida Association of Health Plans - Legal Counsel
- Florida Bar, Health Law Executive Council - Chair (2016-17)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for work in:
- Health Care Law
- Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rated
- Davis Productivity Awards 1999, 2002, 2003
- Governor's Letter of Commendation, Tobacco Litigation
- The Florida Bar, Meeting of the Board of Governors, Speaker, " Health Law Section Report," January 20, 2017
- Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), 6th Annual Healthcare CPE Forum, Speaker, "Legislative Update," January 19th, 2017
- Health Law Rx Blog, Editor & Contributor
- The Florida Bar, Health Law Section Newsletter, Author, "Notes From the Chair," Vol. XVII, No. 10, Fall 2016
- The Florida Bar, Health Law Section Newsletter, Co-Author, "Healthcare Providers, Listen Up: Accommodating Patients Who Are Deaf, Hard of Hearing or of Limited English Proficiency," Vol. XVII, No.9, May 2016
- The Florida Bar Health Law Section, Speaker, "2015 Legislative Update," June 25, 2015
- The Florida Bar Health Law Section, Speaker, "2013 Legislative Update," July 9, 2013
- House Health Care Appropriations Committee, Behavioral Health Services, February 2005
- The Florida Bar Elder Law Section, Speaker, "Medicaid Managed Care and Legislative Update," March 2010
- The Florida Bar Health Law Section, Speaker, "2012 Legislative Update," August 2012
- The Florida Bar Health Law Section, Speaker, "Medicaid Overview," April 2006
- House Future of Florida's Families Committee Meeting, Behavioral Health Services, February 2005
- Health Systems Development RFI Workshop, Disease Management, February 2005
- Florida Healthy Kids Corporation, Medicaid Reform, February 2005.
- Florida Substance Abuse and Mental Health Corporation, Implementation Update, February 2005
- Nassau County Community Alliance, Medicaid Modernization, December 2004
- American Legislative Exchange Council, Disease Management, December 2004
- Community Health Alliance, Medicaid Reform, November 2004
- The Governor Reuben Askew FSU Center for Government, Medicaid Primer, November 2004
- South Florida Community Health Alliance, Medicaid Modernization, November 2004
- Developmental Disabilities Workgroup, Medicaid Reform, October 2004
- Family Cafe for the Developmentally Disabled, Medicaid Forum, May 2004
- Medical Malpractice Summit, Medicaid, November 2002
- Florida College of Emergency Room Physicians, Medicaid Update, August 2003
- Representation of the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration in tobacco litigation.
- Representation of the State of Florida in complex computer services contract litigation.
- Representation of the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, Department of Health, Agency for Persons with Disabilities, Department of Children and Families, Department of Corrections, and the Department of Education in multi-agency litigation.
- Representation of national HMOs in payment disputes with the State and third party vendors.
- Representation to obtain Florida Certificate of Authority and associated licensing for managed care organization entering the Florida marketplace.
- Negotiation of change of ownership, licensure, and overpayment issues with the State for numerous clinics, managed care organizations, and providers.
- Defense of contract in $250 million health services bid dispute.
- Drafted and reviewed a significant number of contracts and agreements between private sector organizations and the State for healthcare services, disease management programs, provider networks, and structured settlements.
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Lawyer Case History
State of Florida v. The American Tobacco Company, et al.
in the State of Florida's litigation against the tobacco industry. Working with outside counsel, and
the Office of the Attorney General for Florida, this case ultimately was resolved by a multi-year,
billion dollar settlement that helped to set the stage for similar litigation in other states. Prior to
settlement, litigation efforts included depositions, discovery, and motion hearings
before the Special Master assigned to the case.
E.D.S. v. State of Florida, H.R.S.
in a multi-year, breach of contract case brought by Electronic Data Systems ("EDS"). At the heart of this dispute was a contract
for a centralized computing system that linked all social services programs of the State. This complex litigation was presided over
by special Master William Webster, and involved significant discovery, deposition, and trial work.
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA") v. Meadows
Court of Appeals. At issue were various aspects of the State's enactment of a preferred drug formulary that was
implemented as a cost saving measure for the State's Medicaid program.