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Akerman Senterfitt Announces Expansion of Healthcare Practice

Key Additions Enhance State and Federal Healthcare Policy and Regulatory Team

MIAMI, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Akerman Senterfitt, one of the largest law firms in Florida and one of the top 100 firms in the U.S., announced today the expansion of its Healthcare practice with significant additions to its policy, regulatory and litigation team. Five healthcare professionals have joined the practice in the firm's Washington, D.C., Denver and Tallahassee offices. Akerman's Healthcare practice is the largest in Florida and has grown by over 20 percent since the beginning of the year.

"The rapid growth of Akerman's Healthcare practice is representative of our continued commitment to address the current needs of our clients while remaining well equipped to address any regulatory and structural changes to the healthcare industry in America," said Andrew Smulian, Chairman of Akerman.

Recent team additions include Shareholders Bill Crenshaw and Ralph Caccia, and Consultant Thomas Donnelly who have joined Akerman's Washington, DC office. Crenshaw brings significant healthcare litigation experience, having represented hospital associations in successful litigation overturning the "Cost Limit Rule" issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Experienced in healthcare fraud and abuse matters and a former Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, Caccia serves as Co-Chair of Akerman's White Collar Crime and Government Investigations practice. Donnelly brings substantial federal healthcare policy experience, having previously served as Assistant Secretary for Legislation at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and later as Special Assistant for Legislative Affairs at the White House.

Anne McGihon, former member of the Colorado General Assembly and Chair of the critical Health and Human Services Committee, has joined as Of Counsel with Akerman's Denver office. McGihon is also a Colorado Commissioner to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws and serves as a Division Chair. And in Tallahassee, Julie Gallagher joins the firm as Of Counsel. Gallagher, who served as former General Counsel for the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration, represents hospitals, physicians and other healthcare companies before regulatory bodies and in litigation matters. Gallagher previously negotiated a settlement in a class action suit against the State of Florida, which resulted in an approximate $400 million savings to the State.

"We have assembled a first-rate team of healthcare lawyers and government affairs professionals, significantly enhancing our state and federal policy and regulatory teams," said Kirk Davis, Chair of Akerman's Healthcare practice. "With the possibility of widespread reform of the healthcare system, we are extremely well positioned to meet the needs of our clients."

Akerman's healthcare lawyers and government affairs professionals specialize in the representation of hospitals, physicians, pharmacies and managed care providers in areas such as federal and state lobbying, healthcare regulations, licensure defense, litigation, fraud and abuse, corporate and business matters. With more than 35 professionals, and 4 lawyers Board Certified by The Florida Bar in health law, Akerman was recently ranked by Chambers USA as one of the leading healthcare law firms in Florida.

About Akerman Senterfitt

Akerman is ranked among the top 100 law firms in the U.S. by The National Law Journal NLJ 250 (2008) in number of lawyers and is one of the largest firms in Florida. With more than 500 lawyers and government affairs professionals, we serve clients from major business centers in Florida, New York, Washington, D.C., California, Virginia, Colorado, and Texas.

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