ihon 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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